With the change of seasons, cool weather is returning, and homeowners aren’t the only ones looking to keep warm indoors. In fact, many homeowners may start to notice they have unwanted houseguests – rodents – as they, too, seek shelter from the elements. To promote public vigilance against rodents and the hazards they pose, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has declared October 23-29 to be Rodent Awareness Week. The Bug Man, Inc. is joining NPMA in this important effort by educating homeowners on the threat of rodents and how they can lessen their chances of an infestation.
With another Arkansas summer winding down, it’s hard to believe that we’ll soon be complaining about the cold! This is also the time of year when your gas bills are so low that it’s almost a pleasure to pay them, but that too will change in a few months! Now’s a great time to find ways to keep your home comfortable when winter weather does its worst!
Consumer Reports recently came out with some guidelines for use of mosquito Repellents as well as information on what ingredients to look for to keep your family safe from possibly contracting a mosquito-borne illness. The most effective active ingredients, according to CR, are DEET, Picaridin, Lemon Eucalyptus, and 1R3535.
Mosquitoes have always been a nuisance and they’ve made it back into the news as a public health threat with the emergence of the Zika virus in the U.S., although mosquitoes have always been known to transmit other dangerous diseases as well. In fact, around the world, mosquitoes account for an estimated one to two million deaths annually, with insect control efforts a major undertaking in underdeveloped parts of the world.
At The Bug Man, Inc., we believe our first responsibility is to you, the customer. To meet that responsibility, we adhere to the standards of professional conduct in our industry set out by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA).