Wasps, Hornets and Yellow Jackets

How do you eliminate wasps, hornets, yellow jackets? In researching this blog we found some interesting folk remedies. As pest control professionals in the area northwest of Pittsburgh, we hope you choose us to eliminate these wasps, hornets, yellow jackets from your home or business. If you do remove them yourself – please don’t dose them…

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Ants

Got Ants? Here in western Pennsylvania, we encounter two types of ants most of the time. We generally find carpenter ants and pavement ants. Pavement ants are commonly called sugar ants. Both types are black in color. Carpenter ants are 1/4-5/8 inch. Pavement ants are small 1/16-1/8 inch.  Ants are a social creature that lives in colonies and treatment…

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healthcare pest control

For healthcare pest control at Boo’s Bug Stoppers, we provide an integrated pest management approach tailored to your specific needs. Pest control companies have been responsible for treating Flu, MRSA, bacteria, and virus outbreaks in schools, hospitals, and businesses.  At Boo’s we treat nursing homes as part of our regular pest control and disinfecting services. Health…

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sanitize and disinfect

Who should sanitize and disinfect? All homeowners, business owners, and community facility managers should be aware of the need for the best practices for sanitizing and disinfecting the properties under their control. The expert’s recommendations on how to help stop the spread of COVID-19 are still evolving. We recommend that you keep abreast of the…

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spider control

Spider Control – what can you do to control spiders from becoming a problem in your home? Many of us have a fear of spiders because they are creepy. We have all heard of the black widow spider or the tarantula, two of the three spiders that can be harmful to humans. In the US,…

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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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