Terminator Pest Control

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dog and puppy

When we think of our pets, we often associate ticks and fleas, but there are other insects that can harm them. Yes, ticks and fleas are a big cause for concern and not something I want my dogs to have nor carry into my home. However, we should also be thinking about the harm other insects could do to them. We used to have a little Shih Tzu named Boomer, and he was stung by a scorpion. I seriously thought it killed him because he fell straight over and became paralyzed for a short time. Of course, we rushed him to the vet where he administered a large dose of an antihistamine. Fortunately, he was fine after a day or so, but it sure was scary. I have also known of dogs dying from brown recluse bites, so we really must be vigilant in keeping our pets safe from insect and spider bites.

Read more: Keeping Pets Safe From Insect & Spider Bites

spider web

There are approximately 40 different species of spiders in Arkansas. The good news is that the vast majority of them are not venomous and according to the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Research & Extension, fatalities are rare. However, there are two spiders that you should avoid: the brown recluse and the black widow.

Read more: Don't Become a Victim to a Spider Bite This Summer

historic building

Historic buildings have a character that most modern buildings can’t replicate. From the detailed craftsmanship to the architecture, their charm and cultural significance are uncanny. Unfortunately, because of their age, they can have more pest problems than modern buildings. There are a couple of reasons for this. One is that modern buildings have more advanced pest control measures used from the beginning of construction, as the foundation is required to be pre-treated for termites whereas historic properties were most likely regulated under outdated code and pest control techniques. The other reason is that the longer a building has existed the more time pests have to burrow into its infrastructure. Other pest issues specific to older buildings are:

Read more: Historic Buildings Can Have More Pest Problems

ant head close-up

National Geographic recently published a gallery of ant portraits photographed by Eduard Florin Nigra. He has produced a series of ant “headshots” that is quoted as “[opening] a door to a completely new world.” The ant portraits are incredible and really do give us a unique insight into these fascinating creatures. The ants were photographed along with many other species for Nigra’s recently published book Ants: Workers of the World. He said his goal in producing the book is to highlight the fascinating microscopic universe that exists around us but one of which is usually impossible to see. Take a look for yourself for this incredible photography and to read more about his study. 

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home

The warmer weather brings us outside to take care of all those outdoor tasks we weren’t able to do during the cold winter months. This is the perfect time of year to take care of them, especially in this part of the country because it isn’t too hot yet and it’s not too cold. One of the first items on the to-do list is the landscaping. I love planting new flowers and sprucing up the flowerbeds brightening up the exterior of my home. However, did you know that using mulch too close to your home’s foundation could attract termites? Check out these things around your home that could be inviting termites to come on over:

Read more: Could You Be Attracting Termites to Your Home?

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