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Envirosafe Termite & Pest Control has been flooded with yellow jacket calls this summer. We don’t know what to attribute this to, but we’ve had an excessive amount of calls this season with panicked customers reporting that their loved ones were hospitalized from stings and the subsequent anaphyalactic shock. Many others have called with concerns about their pets after seeing swarms of these small aggressive nuisances in and around their homes.  Yellow jacket populations grow progressively during the summer and fall and populations between Labor Day and the first hard frost can make outdoor picnics and other outdoor functions intolerable.  Please proceed with caution when dealing with yellow jackets. Most of our customers are hospitalized after only one sting and many die each year due to yellow jacket stings.

 

 

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Here we go again. This time it’s Edmund Stammers who disagrees with me. I welcome those disputing my blog posts but please be ready to back up your opinion with substantive facts. My creative pest control blog posts and dialogue are spawned from the industry’s most respected reference book. Pretty civil discussion, but again, I’m right, you’re wrong. Mr. Stammers asserted “any entomologist worth his/her salt” would disagree that humans can contract tapeworm from swallowing a flea. Not sure sure if there’s a more celebrated entomologist on planet earth than Dr. Nancy Hinkle, but I’m certain Mr. Stammers credentials don’t come close to matching those of Dr. Nancy Hinkle, Ph.D. and the author of the material I referenced. She’s arguably the most renowned entomologist in the World.  Here is the discussion generated by my blog post from two days ago about the same subject.

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Happy Holidays from Envirosafe Temite & Pest

Happy Holidays from Envirosafe Temite & Pest

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Fornication VS Formication. Which one you should be concerned with?

Hopefully neither of these terms affect your life. Formication should never be confused with fornication. One is the delusional belief that you have insects crawling all over (and under) your skin: the other is a Sin (I think??). If the two sensations are combined you should consult either a doctor, or maybe a priest, but NOT Envirosafe Termite & pest control  in Charlotte North Carolina. Either way, Jarrod Goforth nor myself will not be able to help you if you think either of these terms are problematic in your life.

I can’t count the number of times Envirosafe gets calls from a customer apparently suffering from Ekbom Syndrome. (Delusional parasitosis) (look it up). There is absolutely nothing Envirosafe Termite & Pest can do for you. Couple interesting facts concerning Formication is the fact that it’s derived from Formica, the Latin word for ant. Additionally, the only arthropods that infest humans are scabies mites and human lice. NO insect or mite can live in the Environment and switch to infesting the human body. Sadly, we encounter many clients each year who I can confirm with authority have delusional parasitosis.

We abate asbestos, remediate mold, mitigate radon, perform environmental pest control services and even have quite a collection of air scrubbers and ozone machines for mold spores and other airborne contaminants, but unfortunately, imaginary parasites are not part of our Environmental Services scope of work. Referring these clients to a medical doctor is not what they want to hear, but it’s the only option we have. -Rodney Allman CIE, Envirosafe Environmental Services www.charlotteasbestosandmoldremoval.com 704-392-2241

Many clients seek out pest control professionals for their delusional parasitis. We get our fair share here at Envirosafe Termite and Pest

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Today, I traveled up to a Lincolnton North Carolina Farm house to give a gentleman a price on Termite Protection for his home. After I performed an inspection, he took me out to his barn to show off a couple of old tractors. Immediately catching my eye on an old work bench was anachronistic blast from the past.

There it was, an unopened bottle of DDT. (See images below)  DDT  was Banned in the United States more than 30 years ago, and  it remains America’s best known toxic substance. Like some sort of rap star, it’s known just by its initials; it’s the Notorious B.I.G. of pesticides. And much like the Notorious B.I.G., it has been put to rest. Many scientist blame the thousands of deaths from malaria on the ban of DDT. Most industry leaders and media publications agree it’s common knowledge that the ban of DDT is the sole reason for the resurgence of a pest species which was almost extinct.

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Yes, Bed Bugs are back with a vengeance and epidemic in Belmont, Gastonia, and Charlotte, North Carolina due to the fact persistent pesticides like DDT have been banned forever.  We pride ourselves at Envirosafe Termite & Pest in offering organic pest control methods such as heat treatments, steam treatments, and Pest Control that is safe for you family, home, and pets. Business is booming here at Envirosafe Termite & Pest and we are thankful for the demise of DDT in more ways than one.

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Happy Holidays from Envirosafe Temite & Pest
Happy Holidays from Envirosafe Temite & Pest
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The time of year has come for us to breakout the Christmas Decor. Those of us who live in Belmont, North Carolina  are reminded of this by Belmont’s fine annual tradition of a Christmas parade right through the middle of what was once a thriving textile town nestled betweenst two rivers. Many of us men are summonsed to the attic by our wives to dig out boxes and boxes of Christmas decorations. With Thanksgiving gone, it’s time to get into the holiday spirit and make our homes festive with our Christmas Trees and decor! As a healthy holiday reminder, let me remind everyone to remember those stored boxes in the attic could have provide harborage and a home to miscellaneous pests during the past few months. Be aware that when you unpack the Christmas tree ornaments, you could likewise be unleashing infestations.

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While there is an unlimited number of pests that may have found harborage in your decoration boxes, or may hitchhike in on a fresh cut tree, there are several likely suspects everyone should be made aware of and lookout for.

Spiders – Most spiders are not going to cause harm but they do leave unsightly webs and tend to cause quite a scare if they suddenly appear in your box of decorations. Spiders will bite if they feel threatened and some species such as the black widow can leave venomous bites that require medical attention. Spiders could be hiding in your boxes of decorations or within the branches of your Christmas tree.

Silverfish – Mostly a nuisance pest, silverfish can infest your decorations and other personal belongings in large numbers. They seek out moist places, which makes your basement, attic or wherever you store your decorations a great place for silverfish to thrive. Thought they do not bite, they are hard to get rid of.

Mice – A more serious threat to your holiday season is an infestation of mice. These rodents have a constant need to gnaw and can easily damage your decorations and other personal belongings. Their droppings and urine will also contaminate surfaces and can spread bacteria and other harmful pathogens to you and your family. If they happen to gnaw on electrical equipment like your holiday lights, there is also a risk of a fire starting.

In order to prevent unpacking a pest infestation right in the middle of your home, it is best to bring your decorations outside where you can sort through the boxes and inspect for any pests or their damages. Toss out broken or damaged decor and if you happen to find evidence of mice or any other nuisance pest issues, then give us a call at Envirosafe Termite & Pest . Our pest control technicians  are ready to get rid of Christmas pest issues so that you can enjoy your Christmas as it is meant to be – with NO pests.

Envirosafe Termite & Pest along with HomeSpectors provides service in Belmont North Carolina,  Charlotte, North Carolina, , Gastonia, North Carolina, Rock Hill, South Carolina, Lake Wylie, South Carolina Pest Control, Cramerton, North Carolina, Mount Holly NC Pest Control, as well as pest control throughout Gaston, Mecklenburg, and York County as well as most of North Carolina and South Carolina. Contact us today to find out how we can help you enjoy a pest free home this holiday season and throughout the year!

Identify a spider: How to tell if a spider is venomous and the risks.

 

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Incredibly, just five years ago, calls into our office about Bed Bugs, Kudzu Bugs, Asian Needle Ants and Marmorated Stink Bugs were nonexistent. Fast forward to 2012. The year of the Bug in Belmont, North Carolina. Our Catawba Street office has seen Marmorated Stink Bugs fly inside on sunny days as have we seen the Kudzu Bugs. Asian Needle Ants, which are described by many entomologist as Fire Ants on Steroids have made nests under the pavement on the south side of our office and while we haven’t yet been invaded by Bed Bugs in the office, they are epidemic now and we’ve treated countless numbers of homes in Belmont and Gaston County and treat several houses a week in Charlotte from the hundreds of customers who find us online at www.gastoniapestcontrol.com or   www.charlottebedbugcontrol.us   or   www.pestcontrolcharlotte.net

Below, I posted a picture of the Marmorated Stink Bug that flew in our office and also a video of a kudzu bug which likewise ventured into our Catawba Street office. We have treated several homes for both of these pests and get calls often from panicked homeowners. Both are major agricultural pests but are only an annoying occasional invader in our homes. Neither bite, but I suppose the goats The City of Belmont hired to destroy the Kudzu patch nearby to our office did not get the job done. What will be the next invasive species of pests to invade Belmont North Carolina? We will be ready, providing the safest, most environmentally friendly solutions that are safe for your family, your home, and your pets.

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