Saturday, April 30, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What are the dangers to pest control chemicals.

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Types of Insects and Pests

Insect and pest control chemicals are typically used to control a variety of insects and other pests. The insects that are often targeted by these chemicals are ants, mosquitoes, fleas, spiders, flies and stinging insects like bees, wasps and hornets. Pest control chemicals can also be used to target rodents like mice and rats.

Types of Insect and Pest Control Chemicals

There are three common types of insect and pest control chemicals in use today. The common trait of all three chemicals is that they are designed to target the nervous system of various animals. Pest control chemicals are the result of nerve agents used during World War II, and their effects are similar in pests as what one would expect in a human when exposed to a nerve agent. Other pest control chemicals will cause internal hemorrhaging, cardiac arrest or kidney failure in rodents and insects.

Dangers to Pets

Flea drops would be considered a form of pesticide designed to kill fleas on dogs, cats and other small pets. Some animals will havInstructions
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Types of Insects and Pests

Insect and pest control chemicals are typically used to control a variety of insects and other pests. The insects that are often targeted by these chemicals are ants, mosquitoes, fleas, spiders, flies and stinging insects like bees, wasps and hornets. Pest control chemicals can also be used to target rodents like mice and rats.

Types of Insect and Pest Control Chemicals

There are three common types of insect and pest control chemicals in use today. The common trait of all three chemicals is that they are designed to target the nervous system of various animals. Pest control chemicals are the result of nerve agents used during World War II, and their effects are similar in pests as what one would expect in a human when exposed to a nerve agent. Other pest control chemicals will cause internal hemorrhaging, cardiac arrest or kidney failure in rodents and insects.

Dangers to Pets

Flea drops would be considered a form of pesticide designed to kill fleas on dogs, cats and other small pets. Some animals will have side effects or outright allergies to flea drops. The effects are usually excessive drooling, restlessness or otherwise unusual behavior. Since all flea medicine is different, any unusual behavior following application should be closely monitored.

Dangers to Humans

Since pesticides are toxic to rodents and other mammals, it is possible that humans could suffer the same effects if a large enough quantity is ingested or absorbed. Numerous diseases have been linked to insect and pest control chemicals including Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's and a variety of cancers.

Keys to Safety

The most important part of keeping your family and your pets safe while using insect and pest control chemicals is by following the instructions for use printed on the product label. Keeping pets and children far away from the chemicals while in use will limit their exposure. If you are pregnant or ill, you should not use insect or pest control chemicals. Lastly, never use more of a chemical than necessary to avoid polluting your house, yard or the environment.

e side effects or outright allergies to flea drops. The effects are usually excessive drooling, restlessness or otherwise unusual behavior.

Dangers to Humans

Since pesticides are toxic to rodents and other mammals, it is possible that humans could suffer the same effects if a large enough quantity is ingested or absorbed. Numerous diseases have been linked to insect and pest control chemicals including Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's and a variety of cancers.

Keys to Safety

The most important part of keeping your family and your pets safe while using insect and pest control chemicals is by following the instructions for use printed on the product label. Keeping pets and children far away from the chemicals while in use will limit their exposure. If you are pregnant or ill, you should not use insect or pest control chemicals. Lastly, never use more of a chemical than necessary to avoid polluting your house, yard or the environment.

Temites are smarter then you think.

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Here you have a video of  Termites entering a structure from a big mud tube. Soldiers and worker termites are seen in video. Soldier termites have a tear size head and golden brown. Workers are pure white and don't have mandibles.
Worker Termites are cleaning and gathering food through out the day. Soldiers protect and remove dead termites from the colony.
I recorded this and thought it was cool hope you enjoy. Calvin T CA-46167 PT

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Odorus House ant.

Odorous House Ant


The odorous house ant is about 1/8" and dark brown in color. This ant is so named because when crushed, the workers give off a rotten coconut odor. These ants normally nest outdoors under items on the ground, within landscape mulch, beneath loose bark on trees, under ground cover, in potted plants and other suitable voids. They are often found invading and nesting in homes. Odorous house ants may develop huge colonies containing thousands of workers and numerous queens making this species very difficult to control.
 
Common called piss ant or black ant. Call Green Rain 817-429-7246
Carpenter Ant
This is among the largest of the ant family, measuring 1/4" to 1/2". Its color is usually dark black. It has a large head with strong mandibles (jaws) used for chewing. Carpenter ants may be seen infesting homes or buildings at any time of the year searching for food. Although they chew their way through wood they do not eat wood. Instead, they feed on a wide range of insects, plant materials and, occasionally, on household foodstuffs. They are of great concern to homeowners because of their ability to tunnel into wood to build their colonies. An infestation can cause serious structural damage if left unchecked.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Attack of the bed bugs

videoThis is a video of Elle the Bed Bug sniffing dog. Heck I didnt beleive it but she proved me wrong she has found more bed bugs then I can see by inspection.


Termite swarmers and tubes. This unique tube came up the wall throught the attic.

Termites (Sub)



I found this tunnel on the side of a house and took a picture. Worker termites comming out of a tube.


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Termites in a bait station. They do work