Archive for December, 2017

Why Continue Pest Control During the Winter?

You may think that you can forgo pest control during the winter months because when it’s cold, pest sightings die down and it seems as if they are completely gone. Unfortunately, the lack of their sightings is merely a decoy. You may not see them, but those creepy crawlers are still around. Winter is when eggs are produced and lay in waiting to be hatched during the warmer months. Staying on top of your pest control during the winter can make your Spring less pest infested.

5 Reasons to Continue Pest Control During the Winter

Why Continue Pest Control During the Winter?

Although it is cold outside and you don’t see many pests, your house is warm and the perfect place for pests to hole-up and getting ready for Spring. Here are 5 reasons why you should continue pest control during the winter:

●        Pests living inside your home, more specifically, the walls of your home, are not affected by the cold weather outside and can still wreak havoc on your home.

●        Attics provide shelter to insects such as spiders and wasps

●        If any entry-points into your home are not properly sealed off during the winter, rodents can find their way into your home.

●        Pest control during the winter will treat any current pest problems you have. If you have a pest problem, or a history of pest problems, you want to continue your pest control inspections even during the winter.

●        Prevent future pest problems with winter pest control inspections. Get your home ready for warmer months and reduce your pest problems when Spring blooms.

Who to Call

When you’re protecting your home from these pesky invaders, you want to hire a company you know will have your back. Here at Maine Bed Bugs and Pest Control, we are a family owned and operated company and we treat your home as if it was our own. We don’t want pests invading our home and we don’t want them invading yours. When you call us, you know that we will deliver effective, safe treatments to dispel any pests in your home. You can count on us to protect your home, all you have to do is call: (207) 650-8654!

How to Spot Bed Bugs on Planes – And What to Do About Them

When you talk about bed bugs, you mostly hear the stories about infestations in their namesake, the bed, and it’s mostly about hotel beds. Sometimes you’ll hear stories about how bed bugs infested suitcases, clothes, and sometimes they appear outside the bedroom in couches and chairs in living rooms. But do you ever hear about bed bugs on airplanes? Bed bug sightings on airplanes are rare, but can happen, so here’s how to spot bed bugs on planes and what to do about them:

How to Spot Bed Bugs on Planes – And What to Do About Them

Before Sitting Down

Just like you do when you get into your hotel room and check the bed, check your plane seat before sitting down. If your seat has bed bugs, you will be able to see them. Most airplane seats are dark in color, usually blue, which makes spotting the white of bed bugs that much easier than a white bed sheet in a hotel. Since bed bugs are shaped like and have a similar color to seeds and since people bring food onto airplanes, you may think you’ve come across a seed that was missed during the plane cleaning. However, you will quickly notice that the seed will begin to move and crawl about. If you see any signs of seed-like, white items on your seat, ask to be seated somewhere else if possible because that seat has bed bugs.

What to Do

Sometimes you can’t move seats because your flight is full and you have to sit in the bed bug seat. To protect yourself from bed bugs and potentially bringing them home with you, here’s how you can stay vigilant:

●        Bring your own plastic seat cover when you travel

●        Pack your own travel pillow and blanket instead of using the ones provided by the airline

●        Look for white, moving ovals indicating live bed bugs or reddish stains from crushed bed bugs from previous passengers

●        If you do see signs of bed bugs, inform a flight attendant immediately

●        Know that your report will cause the plane to be taken out of commission to be fumigated and deep cleaned to remove the bed bugs. Feel good because your report saved someone else from a bed bug infestation

To learn more about bed bugs and signs of their habitation, please call Maine Bed Bugs and Pest Control today at (207) 650-8654.