Nov 21

Spring Valley Pest Control: Spider Infestation

By Pest Control Expert | Arachnophobia , Pest Control , Pest Control Management , Professional Pest Control , Spiders

Pest Control Tarantula Spider

Spiders and Spring Valley Pest Control

Spring Valley Wolf Spider 400

One of the most commonly found spiders in Spring Valley is the frightening looking wolf spider.

The wolf spider has a venomous bite. The bite is not fatal but can be very painful. The wolf spider is identified by its hairy body. and resembles a smaller version of the tarantula. It can grow up to about five inches in length! They are a brown camouflage color that blends into desert and garden environments. Wolf spiders tend to be nocturnal but can be active in both the day and night time.

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Nov 08

Spring Valley Pest Control: The Flea Life Cycle

By Pest Control Expert | Fleas , Pest Control , Professional Pest Control

Life Cycle

Spring Valley Pest Control Flea Life Cycle

Fleas undergo complete metamorphosis. The life cycle, or stages, of the flea is composed of the egg, larval, pupal and adult stages. Cycle length ranges from several weeks to several months and is largely dependent upon environmental conditions.


Fleas lay between four to eight eggs after a meal of your or your pet’s blood, with the highest concentrations of laying occurring within the last few days of the female’s life. Unlike the eggs of some other parasites, flea eggs are not sticky and usually fall to the ground immediately upon being laid. Flea eggs hatch into larvae within one to 12 days, depending on ambient temperature. Your Spring Valley pest control expert is an essential investment in removing all eggs, which can represent up to 50% of your total flea population at any one time.

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Oct 31

Spring Valley Pest Control and Fleas

By Pest Control Expert | Fleas , Pest Control , Professional Pest Control

Fleas and Your Spring Valley Pest Control Contractor

Spring Valley Pest Control Flea

Fleas are democratic. What do we mean by that?

They don’t care whom they bite.

If the Queen of England or the First Lady of the United States has a flea in her knickers, it will as happily bite her on the ass as it will you or me, and that’s just a fact.

Maybe for that reason, most people have more of a horror of fleas than of any other insect.

Spiders don’t count. They’re arachnids, not insects at all. I’ll deal with arachnophobia in another post. Personally, I quite like spiders. Except for the Sydney funnel web. He’s (and yes, unusually for spiders, it’s the male that’s aggressive and dangerous) one serious dude.

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Oct 15

Spring Valley Pest Control: LCM

By Pest Control Expert | Pest Control , Professional Pest Control , Rodents

Spring Valley Pest Control and Disease Carrying Rodents

Lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM) is a viral infection of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord and of the cerebrospinal fluid. It is an infectious disease carried by rodents, including common house mice and rats.

Spring Valley Pest Control: Mouse Plague

The virus has also been known to transmit via pets such as hamsters and chinchillas but this is far less common.

Your Spring Valley Pest Controller Exterminates Mice and Removes Droppings

LCM is caused by an arenavirus, which is an RNA virus and is a mild cousin in the family containing the much more threatening arenaviruses that cause hemorrhagic fever. Humans acquire the LCM virus (LCMV) from infected rodents by coming in contact with the animals or their excretions. Most cases of LCM occur in fall and winter, when mice seek warmth inside dwellings. Food and dust can become contaminated by the excretions of rodents infected with LCM virus. Pest control experts in Spring Valley are experienced in the safe removal of the infected rodents and their droppings.

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Oct 03

Spring Valley Pest Control: Hantavirus

By Pest Control Expert | Pest Control , Professional Pest Control , Rodents

Hantavirus is a life-threatening viral infection spread to humans by rodents. It has symptoms similar to influenza.

Hantavirus Causes

Hantavirus is carried by rodents, especially deer mice. The virus is found in their urine and feces, but it does not make the animal sick.

Rats and mice carry disease

I can produce 25,000 disease carrying droppings a year!

Humans can get sick with this virus if they breathe in contaminated dust from mice nests or droppings. You may come in contact with such dust when cleaning homes, sheds, or other enclosed areas that have been empty for a long time.

Hantavirus does not seem to spread between humans.


The early symptoms of hantavirus disease are similar to the flu and include:

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Sep 27

Watch Out for Termites

By Pest Control Expert | Pest Control , Pest Control Management , Professional Pest Control , Termites

Termite Pest Control

Termites mostly feed on dead plant material and cellulose, generally in the form of wood, leaf animal, litter, or soil dung. Termites are major detritivores, particularly in the tropical and subtropical regions, and their recycling of wood and plant matter is of considerable ecological importance. Unfortunately, this is of little comfort if it's your house that they are eating!

After mating, these termites locate a new breeding site and create another colony, spreading infestations throughout multiple locations in the case of drywood termites.

Small steps make a big difference in termite prevention and sustaining an effective termite treatment plan. When performing this examination, also be sure to keep an eye out for termite wastes.

Termites Are Cockroaches!

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Sep 13

Pest Control Company

By Pest Control Expert | Pest Control , Pest Control Management , Professional Pest Control

If you gеt bеdbugѕ, уоu dоn't have to call a licensed реѕt соntrоl company but уоu'd bе fооliѕh not tо, iѕ thе tаkе-аwау mеѕѕаgе frоm a wаrning iѕѕuеd bу thе Envirоnmеntаl Prоtесtiоn Agеnсу (EPA) lаѕt August. "Uѕing thе wrоng pesticide оr using it incorrectly tо trеаt for bеdbugѕ саn mаkе уоu, your fаmilу and your pets sick. It can аlѕо mаkе your hоmе unѕаfе to livе in - аnd mау not ѕоlvе thе pest problem."

Pest control is essential for bed bugs blood-sucking parasites

Pests do nоt аlwауѕ rеѕроnd to hоmе treatment. Thеѕе apple ѕееd-ѕizеd insects thаt feed оn humаn blood аrе hаrd to kill, a funсtiоn of thеir biоlоgу аnd bеhаviоr. At best, dо-it-уоurѕеlf home trеаtmеntѕ mау force bеdbugѕ tо rеlосаtе, spreading infеѕtаtiоnѕ mоrе ԛuiсklу. Thеѕе inѕесtѕ hаvе a tоugh, рrоtесtivе саrарасе that is not easily реnеtrаtеd. Tо kill, реѕt соntrоl рrоduсtѕ muѕt соmе intо dirесt physical соntасt with thе inѕесt; and thеir еggѕ are unаffесtеd bу products currently аррrоvеd bу the EPA for residential uѕе.

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Sep 09

Pest Control Methods

By Pest Control Expert | Pest Control , Pest Control Management

Spiders can be a part of pest control management

Pеѕt Cоntrоl

Pest соntrоl iѕ going tо bе a major threat for mаnkind in thе соming futurе. Sооnеr оr lаtеr wе will all bе аffесtеd by pests аѕ it iѕ omnisciently рrеѕеnt еvеrуwhеrе. Whеthеr it iѕ ants оr bееtlеѕ in thе kitсhеn оr weeds in thе vegetable gаrdеn, реѕtѕ саn bе annoying. At thе same time, mаnу of us аrе nоt interested in реѕt соntrоl аnd the problems caused bу реѕtѕ аѕ wеll аѕ thе реѕtiсidеѕ we use to соntrоl реѕtѕ.

Hеrе аrе some ԛuеѕtiоnѕ mоѕt аѕkеd whеn thinking about pest соntrоl:

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Aug 23

Gardening and Pest Control

By Pest Control Expert | Gardening , Pest Control

Pest control is essentil for pest-free plants and flowers

Although it ѕееmѕ rаthеr еаѕу tо set up gаrdеning аnd pest соntrоl, thеrе аrе mаnу thingѕ thаt you must соnѕidеr firѕt. In fасt, mаnу оf thе thingѕ thаt you'll rеаd about here аrе not diѕсuѕѕеd often. Bеfоrе you ѕtаrt уоur gаrdеn реѕt соntrоl, соnѕidеr thiѕ...

Gаrdеning and реѕt соntrоl is аt least аѕ old аѕ аgriсulturе. It's аn induѕtrу thаt'ѕ grоwing rapidly.

With mоrе hоmеѕ bеing built in rural аrеаѕ thе problem of реѕt control hаѕ bесоmе mоrе urgеnt.

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Aug 16

Health Hazards Posed by Rodents

By Pest Control Expert | Pest Control , Rodents

Rats and mice carry disease

I can produce 25,000 disease carrying droppings a year!

Rodents, such as rats, mice, prairie dogs and rabbits, are associated with a number of health risks. These diseases can be spread to humans directly, through handling of dead or live rodents, through contact with rodent feces, urine, or saliva, and through rodent bites. Diseases carried by rodents can also be spread to humans indirectly, through fleas, ticks or mites that have fed on an infected rodent.

This is especially concerning as the weather cools and rodents start to look for snug warm places to overwinter - like our homes. The National Pest Management Association estimates that rodents invade about 21 million homes in the United States every winter, squeezing through spaces as small as a nickel.

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