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Will The EPA Pass The “Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite Act?”

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

As most of us know, bed bugs are a real threat. They inhabit hotel rooms, bed rooms, dorm rooms and anywhere else you may sleep. The Environmental Protection Agency knows this. Controlling Bed Bugs is a long process and can get pricey. Another factor to take into consideration is the pesticides that are used to control bed bugs. Some of the most effective pesticides are not permitted to be used as they could potentially pose a threat to some people.

The United States notices an increase when there is an increase in international travel. Travelers sleep in cheap hotels and bed bugs hop in their luggage. When the Americas come back to their home, they now have infected their bed room, which can also infect their entire house. Bed bugs feed off human blood, and can transmit a number of diseases.

The Environmental Protection Agency realizes that there is a problem here in the United States with bed bugs. A congressmen fro North Carilona has plans to inrtroduce the act. This act will help Americans deal with bed bugs in many ways.

First, they would offer financial help to families that cannot afford to eliminate their bed bugs problems. Also, they would allow the EPA to release certain pesticides for “emercency use.” This would assist pest control companies in controling bed busg when there is a natiowide boost of bed bug infestations.

The Associated Press first wrote about this bill.

We here at Intelligent Pest Solutions will keep you updated on any developments about this bill that will be introduced to congress.

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Visitor Email

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Here at Intelligent Pest Solutions we like to keep visitors informed. We are going to start posting questions that people ask us.

Today Maria asked…”Bed Bugs…how do we elliminate them for good?

We Responded:

“Hello Maria,

Bed Bugs are very hard to eliminate. In nearly all cases a pest management company must treat for them. Even with a pest control company, several treatments are necessary. We have wrote several posts regarding bed bugs at our website.
If you would be kind enough to let me know what city you live in I can provide you with a reputable pest company. Most likely these companies offer a free inspection to make sure you do, in fact have bed bugs, and they would explain how that would go upon treating them.
If you have any further questions please email us and dont forget to let us know what city you live in so we can find you a pest control company to solve your Bed Bug problem.
Thanks for contacting us,
Brian H.”
Thanks Maria for your question. If you have any please shoot us a email!

Spring Cleaning Is a Good Idea for a Pest-Free Home

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

The National Pest Management Association released a story regarding spring cleaning.

Now that spring is here, it recommended a good cleaning for your home. After months of keeping windows and doors shut, getting more air into your home is a must.You must also make sure that you are not giving pests reasons to invade your home.

Pest World released several tips that you can do on a weekend for keeping a pest-free home during there warm months.

  • Seal up cracks and small openings along the foundation of the house.
  • Eliminate sources of moisture or standing water.
  • Keep tree branches and other plants cut back from the house.
  • Keep kitchens clean by wiping counters and emptying the garbage frequently.
  • Keep all food containers sealed.
  • Avoid leaving pet’s food dishes out for long periods of time.
  • Keep trash containers clean and sealed, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Screen windows and doors.

If you wish to read the entire article that was published please visit their website. If you have any pest related please dont hesitate to email us, we love hearing from our visitors.

Killer Bees Hospitalize Four

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

A man operating a backhoe, disturbed a gigantic been hive today, sending himself and three others to the emergency room. This took place outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, Two women, a man and a five year old child were among the citizens stung. These people were stung upwards of over 50 times. These bees. are African Bees, which can be deadly. All the people are stable and will be released soon.

Fox News covered the story.

We Are Now On Facebook

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Intelligent Pest Solutions is now on the most popular social networking website, Facebook. We have placed a logo in the lower right column to show all our visitors that we are on it. Please add us as a “Fan” if you have a Facebook.

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Nestlé Sent Inspectors to Peanut Corporation of America’s Factories

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

The popular food manufacturing company, Nestlé was deciding weather or not to buy products from the recently shutdown Peanut Corp. of America was a good decision. The Peanut Corp. of America was recently forced to declare bankruptcy because of the Salmonella outbreak. Nestlé came out and said that while choosing distributors for ingredients for their food products, they send inspectors out. The inspectors found rodent feces and live beetles on two separate occasions. This choice by Nestlé saved them millions of dollars. Companies such as Kellogg’s who do not use inspectors, be rely on third party FDA inspectors lost upwards of 70 million dollars from recalled peanut products. Kellogg’s CEO wasn’t happy when he heard the news. PCA was given certificates of honor for the factories condition.

While Peanut Corp. of America is being investigated, it showed that they knew the days they were going to be investigated. The factory could be cleaned for these times. This was truly one of the most unethical food distributing companies in the industry.

The Washington Post originally posted on this issue.

Florida Department of Agriculture Warns of Termite Activity

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

The Florida Department of Agriculture released a press released regarding termite swarming. They tell us that they have started to receive calls of “small insects flying around.” Termites are one of the most destructive pests to inhibit a home or structure. The termites will chew away at wood, leaving saw dust left over. Over time, termites can completely destroy anything made of wood. When you see small insects flying around this shows the termites swarming. Termites swarm when they are looking for a new colony.

A home is a large investment. Before you purchase a new home, make sure there has been an inspection done by a licensed pest control company. Also, it is recommended you install a preventative system in your home to notify you when termites are present.

There are two major types of termites, Subterranean Termites and Drywood Termites. Subterranean termites have colonies under the ground, then work themselves up into the structure. They need the ground to stay alive and also dig in a “tunnel” type pattern. They are also commonly found in large numbers. Drywood termites behave a bit differently. Drywood termites usually swarm in smaller numbers, and appear to have more of a wing-like body. Their colonies are found directly inside the wood.

Here are some tips the Department of Agriculture provided us with to help you protect your home from termites.

  • Remove wood piles and other cellulose sources from under and next to their homes
  • Have an annual inspection of their homes by a licensed professional pest control company.
  • Direct water sources, such as air conditioner drip lines and roof downspouts, away from the structure foundation.
  • When purchasing homes, carefully check the termite protection history of the home.
  • Obtain a termite protection contract and renew it annually.

You can read the full press release at their website.

Funny Pest Control Prank

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Funmansion.com came up with a great pest control prank. This shows how much people are scared of pests. Watch the prank below, let us know what you think.

FDA Inspects Peanut Factory

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

This has been a very popular topic in the food and health world. We have wrote about this before when The Peanut Corp of America was first shut down, and when an additional factory was closed in Texas.

Inspectors for the Food and Drug Administration got to work this moring investigating their Texas plant. So for in their findings they have found one mouse, leaking roofs, rodent droppings, bird nests and peanut paste buildups on machines. This is just the very begenning of the inspections that the FDA will be doing.

There is talk of congress working on passing a bill that would give the FDA more power in regards to inspections and public health.

The FDA has announced that they would like everyone to be aware of what is in there kitchen cabinets and what they are eating. The FDA believes that there are still many peanut products out there that have been recalled that people have ignored.

New York City Bed Bug Infestation, Up 34%

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

The largest city in America has always been fighting one of the hardest pest control battles to win, Bed Bugs. New York City has about 8.2 million residents. NYC has always been known as one of the most infested Bed Bug cities in the country. Since “311,” the cities telephone information line was implemented, it assists many residents in help regarding almost anything. The city has reported that since 2008, Bed Bugs calls have increased nearly 34%.

Not all exterminators know how to spot and treat bedbugs, and critics say the city doesn’t do enough to stop infected mattresses from being reused. Some victims may be too embarrassed to seek help, and some small landlords may not be able to afford a competent exterminator, advocates say.

-NY Daily News

If you live in New York City and think you have Bed Bugs, please use our zip code search on the top left of our webpage. Sometimes Bed Bug inspections are free and if you want to find more information on Bed Bugs please proceded to our Bed Bug page.

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