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A study by University of North Dakota researchers shows that the mosquito species Aedes vexans, which is native to North America, can transmit Zika virus.I contracted Zika in late July 2016 in the Commonwealth of Dominica (small island in the Caribbean).  At the time I was in Dominica I took pictures of the mosquito I was being bit by (see below). I sent the pics off to confirm but never got an ID. The reason I did was that the entire time I was in the country I never saw a Aedes -  ae...
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Zika Virus & Mosquitos 4 Things You Need To Know By: Jackie L. Thornton Associate Certified Entomologist The Zika Virus is a rare mosquito-borne disease that has made its way to the United States. Because of the disturbing images of what this pathogen can do to newborn infants, it has certainly piqued our interest. I have compiled a list of 4 things that may help understand a little more about this disease. The perspective of this article comes from a 35...
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Are fruit flies bugging you right now? We get calls and comments about this annoying pest, especially in warmer months. Fruit flies are a pest that go after certain food materials for two functions;  to eat and to lay eggs. A big fact you need to know is an egg can reach adulthood in 7 days, so you need to monitor whatever fruits and veggies are in the pantry closely. Control is best achieved by removing the “breeding” source, beyond that you need to eliminate the adults. That is ...
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Bats at 70′ vertical.   Yes, bats are on the move and in full swing! We recently did a bat exclusion at the Brazoria County courthouse.
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What’s Bugging You? Is it Pantry Pest? Posted on March 9, 2013by alvinpest Stored Product Pest What could be lurking in your kitchen?                 As a group, all the pests that get into our “foodstuffs” are known as Stored Product Pest. These are insects that, for the most part, are hitchhikers into our kitchens. Just to put into simple terms, these insects more than likely came from your local grocer or market infested...
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What’s Bugging You? How about those little flies? Posted on March 3, 2013by alvinpest Small flies and gnats can be really annoying once the get established within your home! Most of the flies that we encounter are what are referred to as “filth flies” because of where they live. The most common fly inside the home by far is the Fruit Fly. Fruit flies, unlike the name do not always get into fruit, as the name would suggest. Fruit flies need 3 things; food, water, & temperatur...
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