Archive for November, 2014

Comment from a Linked in discussion

Posted on November 20th, 2014 by keith

Our professional industry has been under the scrutiny of the Federal government ever since Rachel Carson’s fairy tale, Silent Spring, was published even though the fiction was based on factually unsupported anti-pesticide propaganda. Ms. Carson was probably a good-intentioned person, and certainly was a great creative writer, however as a biologist, she fell short of […]

Scorpion Myths

Posted on November 20th, 2014 by keith

O.K., I’m getting a lot of comments from people that nothing can be done about scorpions… NOT TRUE! The situation is that if you don’t understand the animal you can’t do anything.  That means that a true experienced technician can make a difference. The issue is that if you expect to go to the hardware store and […]

About Roaches

Posted on November 20th, 2014 by keith

There are primarily 4 varieties of roaches that we are typically concerned about in the Las Vegas Valley and surrounding areas. There are some approximately 3500 varieties of roach, which includes termites! The roach that most people associate with filth is the German Roach. It is the most difficult to control and the most common […]


Posted on November 20th, 2014 by keith

It has been said that Ants have been around for about 100 million years! They have evolved a unique set of behavioral and physiological adaptations. They are able to discover food quickly and efficiently.  A lone ant begins with leaving the nest in search of food and keeps track of her compass bearing to home.  […]

Bed Bugs – they’re back!

Posted on November 5th, 2014 by keith

Many of us can remember being tucked in by our parents at night with the saying ‘good night and don’t let the bed bugs bite’.  Most of us never knew what a bed bug was or have ever been bitten. Bed bugs, for the most part, were eliminated from our homes and hotels by the […]

Africanized Bees

Posted on November 5th, 2014 by keith

Now that the weather is turning warm and we’re seeing more bees we’re receiving many inquiries about ‘KILLER BEES’.  WHAT A MISNOMER!!  The correct name is ‘AFRICANIZED BEES’. Their species originated in Africa where they colonized near the ground or in vacated animal burrows.  Over a vast period of time they evolved into a very […]


Posted on November 5th, 2014 by keith


Posted on November 5th, 2014 by keith


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