Lyme disease caused by ticks from Deer

What is Lyme Disease? Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the United States. Lyme disease is transmitted to humans through a tick bite. The initial symptoms of Lyme disease are fever, fatigue, chills, headache, muscle and joint pain, and a rash. The rash is called a Bull’s eye rash due to its…

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Carpenter ants damage

Carpenter ants are a larger species of ant that is a wood loving pest. They get their name from their nest building, where they will excavate the wood and form smooth tunnels inside of the wood. They do not actually eat wood.  However, these pests tunnel and chew through wood to create nests which causes damage the…

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Aprehend for Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are a nocturnal insect that feeds on human blood. They have in rare situations been know to feed on blood of pets if a human host cannot be found. Bed bugs have become resistant to many chemicals over the years. There is a new treatment that was invented a couple of years ago…

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powder post beetles

Powder post beetles are a wood destroying insect. Last week we discussed carpenter bees and the week before swarming termites. The bane of any homeowner’s existence is the wood-destroying insect. But, especially in the Western Pennsylvanian countryside area, there are more wood-destroying insects than just termites and carpenter bees.

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Carpenter bees - female bee boring a hole to lay eggs

It is springtime here in western Pennsylvania, and that means carpenter bees are out and about. This is the time of the year that homeowners and local Pittsburgh business owners notice large black bees hovering and flying outside of their home and business.  One business that we sometimes go to visit even has a sign…

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termite swarmers

Termite swarmers – sounds like the stuff science fiction is made from, but termite swarms are common and are needed for the survival of termites.  And we have had enough of science fiction come to be real here in western Pennsylvania. We have talked about the effects of termites on your home before in a…

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Bats in an attic - When bats raise their pups in the wild, we don’t have much to worry about, but when it is done in commercial & residential spaces, histoplasmosis can occur.

Bats can get a bad reputation; however, they are crucial to our environment. They are a beneficial part of the ecosystem, as their diet consists of insects. Bats can eat 4500 insects in one night. As humans continue to destroy their habitats, they are seeking new spaces to seek refuge. Now that winter is officially…

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Empty restaurant - Without prevention, fruit flies can damage your restaurant's reputation. Here are some steps you can follow to help get rid of annoying fruit flies!

The last thing a restaurant owner/manager wants to see is a customer waving fruit flies while they dine. Even worse, they definitely don’t want to see are flies on in drinks or food. This can, and usually does, lead to negative online reviews and other reputation damages. Even if you regularly clean your restaurant from…

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COVID-19: Compliance Measures We Are Taking At Boo’s we take our customers’ wellbeing and the safety and health of our employees and the community very seriously.  We will continue to monitor and respond to the COVID-19 impact on our community. Pennsylvania Guidelines for COVID-19 According to written guidelines set forth by Gov. Thomas Wolf, we…

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Hopsital ward - Now more than ever, proper hospital pest control is crucial for health care spaces to prevent other spreadable diseases and other health code violations.

Hospitals already have enough to worry about and focus on, a bug or other pest infestation is the last thing a hospital staff needs. As a means of safety, hospital patients and staff need a sterile environment, free from any kind of pest. Now more than ever, pest control is crucial for hospitals and other…

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