The National Pest Management Association estimates that termites cause $5 billion in property damage each year. That’s because they are, literally, insatiable – they eat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So structural damage can occur rapidly.
In Arkansas, the probability of termite infestation is considered moderate to heavy, which means the potential for property damage also is significant. A trusted expert in termite inspection and termite control in the state since 1976, The Bug Man wants property owners to know the importance of an effective prevention and control program.
While bed bug infestations were common in the U.S. through World War II, they were basically wiped out with pesticide use. Around the late 1990′s, they began to pop up again here and in other Western European countries. And in the latter part of the previous decade, continued outbreaks led to more widespread public concern.
Experts contribute the resurgence of bed bugs to increased immigration and travel from developing countries as well as federal restrictions on the use of certain pesticides. While they traditionally may have been viewed as a third-world problem, bed bugs definitely have gone global.
The cockroach: It’s probably one of the most despised — sometimes even feared — pests that can invade our homes and offices. And it’s no wonder, because not only does their mere appearance cause us to shudder, they pose very serious health risks to our families and pets.
Extensively trained professionals at The Bug Man Inc. have been fighting and winning the battle of cockroach control for decades. We’d like to first share with you a few tips to try and keep cockroaches out: