mosquitoes

Mosquitoes have not been as much of a problem this summer because of the weather, but things can still change. And this summer when our outdoor spaces are so very important, you do not want a mosquito problem.  So far, it has been dry this summer in most of our area, it is likely that…

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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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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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