Recent research seems to indicate that bad weather cuts down on insect reproduction, at least for the short-term. As Smithsonian Magazine and other media outlets reported, when researchers studying insect behavior simulated changes in air pressure (which often signify stormy weather approaching), the bugs showed a significant decrease in mating and breeding activity.
This perhaps may be one silver lining of living in an area that tends to be plagued by bad weather. However, unless you plan to imitate the researchers and continuously create fake bad weather conditions, you can’t rely on this phenomenon of insect behavior to keep the pests from multiplying or invading your property.
However, a good alternative is using an insecticide with an insect growth regulator. This prevents insects from maturing and reproducing, effectively halting their breeding process. And you don’t have to endure nasty storms to achieve the same effect!
Ladybugs tend to seek shelter indoors when the weather starts to get colder. This means that many homeowners in the northeast and other cooler regions may have suddenly started noticing an invasion of ladybugs right about now.
The insects that often plague homes around this time of year are often a species that is actually known as an Asian lady beetle—but to homeowners, the name is irrelevant. The important thing is that these bugs are suddenly overtaking your home. They can arrive in large numbers, and aren’t just annoying—they can also have an odor, and have been known to bite (generally only slightly painful, although some people have a sensitivity to these bites).
If your house has become the “winter retreat” for a colony of ladybugs, you probably won’t be happy to hear that these pests plan to be your guests all winter. Fortunately, ePest has a large variety of products by major brands such as MaxForce that are effective at fighting ladybugs as well as numerous other pests that may invade your home during fall and winter.
If you are like many people, you probably find yourself fighting an assortment of different pests in your home or business. This configuration may change throughout the year, but it’s likely that you are dealing with at least a handful of different pest issues simultaneously at any given time.
That’s why the ideal—meaning, the most convenient and cost-effective—solution for you is one product that can deal with a whole host of different types of pests. You don’t want to have to worry about buying and applying a big array of separate products.
Fortunately, Masterline insect control product can make your life much easier. This product—which comes in a concentrated liquid form—is effective against more than 75 pests, including ants, fleas and cockroaches. It’s odorless and can be used both indoors and outdoors, including in kitchens and restaurants.
Have a big area to cover? Consider using the Masterline Backpack Sprayer, which allows you to treat a large space quickly and easily.
If you’re dealing with a pest infestation, it can often seem as if this problem has consumed your life. That’s especially true if you have to spend a lot of time and energy setting up and using pest-fighting products.
Fortunately, there is another option. Clean Air Purge III can help you get your life back, so you aren’t spending way too much of your valuable time dealing with insecticide products.
Clean Air Purge III kills and repels several types of insects, including flies, mosquitoes and gnats. It’s an automatic, low-maintenance solution: you put the canister in the TimeMist automatic dispenser, and it works on its own, whether you are around or not. As a bonus, it doesn’t leave any lingering insecticide odor.
Check out Clean Air Purge III and related products available at ePest.
Many people mistakenly believe they only need to be alert for flea infestations during the very hottest times of the year. In reality, though, there really isn’t a short, limited “flea season.”
Fleas tend to thrive in warm, humid weather—but they can still be relatively active even when weather conditions aren’t quite ideal (from a flea’s perspective). As this chart from The Weather Channel shows, many areas of the country have conditions that are “flea-friendly” from at least May through December—and for many parts of the nation, this period stretches to most of the year, if not all year round. Plus, since many household pets are kept inside during colder weather, fleas can still thrive even when the temperature outside gets chilly.
Since fleas are such prolific multipliers, letting your guard down even just briefly can result in a rapid infestation that can catch you unprepared. That’s why you need to take precautions for flea control all year round. Fortunately, it’s easier than you think. ePest has a wide variety of flea control products that don’t require a ton of work on your part.
Seems like groceries are more expensive than ever these days. According to USA Today, the cost of feeding a family of four a healthy diet costs between $146 and $289 a week on average. That’s not chump change—and you want to make sure you get the most out of every dollar you spend. Unfortunately, since most people don’t enjoy the prospect of eating food that has been snacked on by ants, an ant infestation can be very costly in terms of discarded food that is otherwise perfectly fine.
Financial issues aside, nobody likes the thought of wasting good food. And constantly trying to ward off invading armies of ants is no fun, either. That’s why you need effective ant control to ensure these pests stay far away from your home—and especially your kitchen and other grocery storage and preparation areas.
Don’t worry, we can help with this. At ePest, we have many different ant control products, from baits to insecticide sprays. For a very small cost, you can avoid throwing away hard-earned dollars in the form of wasted groceries.
Termites can cause significant property damage—which can be very costly to repair (and generally isn’t covered by homeowners insurance). If you are buying a property, it’s important that you get a termite inspection performed before the closing. And in fact most banks or lenders will require this as part of the loan approval process. While this may seem like a hassle, it’s definitely a worthwhile investment that can save you a lot of money and aggravation later.
Of course, if you are on the other side of the situation, a termite inspection can be cause for great anxiety. Would-be buyers can (and often do) back out of a pending purchase if the termite inspection reveals a problem.
Even if you aren’t buying or selling your property, you still have to live in—and pay for—it, so you want to make sure it is safe and free of pests that could cause serious problems. A termite inspection is a great way to put your mind at ease and ensure that you don’t have to worry about termite damage.
If the worst case scenario happens, and the inspection reveals a termite problem, you want to act quickly to minimize the damage. Fortunately, ePest offers many products that are effective at killing termites and solving this dreaded problem.
Rats and mice are annoying enough on their own (and can also present some serious health risks). But to make things worse, they often also carry fleas that can cause a whole host of separate problems for both human and animal members of your household.
Rather than trying to use two sets of products to handle this problem, you have a more convenient and efficient option. Kaput Combo Bait Pellets are great for killing mice and rats, as well as the fleas that can travel on them. The pellets contain a combination of materials that are very effective at killing fleas and rodents, yet are among the safest options for household use.
The bait comes in convenient pre-filled packs, which you can easily place wherever you need them.
Check out Kaput Combo Bait Pellets here.
Let’s face it, drains aren’t exactly pleasant places. This is especially true in restaurants, hospitals and other commercial locations, but even your average home can have quite a lot of “gunk” in their drains. This organic material is the remnants of food and other substances that have been poured down the drain.
This material—and the odors it produces—may not be very appealing to us humans, but it’s nearly irresistible to fruit flies and other annoying pests. That’s why drains are such a common breeding spot for insects.
To make your drains less of an insect hangout, you need to eliminate all of this organic material. But simply rinsing the drain with hot water, or even cleaners and detergents, generally isn’t very effective. Instead, you should try DrainGel. This highly concentrated gel clings to the sides of drains and pipes, so it can break down the organic materials contained there. (It also works well in other non-drain areas, such as cracks and crevices.)
Not only will DrainGel make your drains less appealing to pests, but it can also prevent the unpleasant odors these materials can cause.
Learn more about DrainGel here.
You probably know that termites can cause property damage. But you may not realize how extensive—and costly—that damage can be to property owners.
According to AllState, termites are responsible for more than $30 billion (yes, billion) in property damage every year, with the average repair bill for repairing this damage costing a homeowner around $3,000.
While that’s bad enough, the destruction caused by termites can have even more serious costs that go beyond the financial. They can actually weaken a property’s structural integrity to the point that it creates a dangerous situation—one the property owners may not even realize exists.
Needless to say, you want to do everything in your power to avoid having to deal with the expense, stress and inconvenience a termite infestation can cause. That’s why preventative measures are critical—and if you already have a termite problem, you must take immediate action to address it before it gets worse.
Fortunately, ePest has a variety of different termite control options available that can solve your termite worries quickly.