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Bed Bugs

This is a common myth or misconception in regard to pest control. Bed bugs inhabit many types of dwellings regardless if they are dirty or clean. However, clutter is a bed bugs friend, because it gives them many places to hide!
Bed bugs are not particular where they set up shop. They will make their home wherever they can find food, water, and shelter Therefore, it is important that you have an experienced pest control professional assess your situation. We will make a visit to your home or business and provide an in-depth inspection of your property. Then we will discuss a treatment plan, including preparation and cost for treatment. We provide a free inspection and estimate!
The good news is that without a blood meal, bed bugs cannot lay eggs, and newly hatched nymphs will die very quickly without a blood meal. However, it varies on how long a bed bug will survive without food. Older nymphs are more likely to survive a few days or a few months, and adults can survive 20 days or a year depending on conditions. When a blood meal is not available, temperature is a very important part of how long a bed bug can survive. A bed bug is more likely to survive longer without feeding at 50 degrees than they are 80 degrees.
No, bed bugs can take shelter in a variety of places including beds, headboards, dressers, couches, nightstands, curtains, tables, electronics, personal belongings, outlets, baseboards, and more. They seek out dark tight spaces and are the ultimate hitchhiker. However, they prefer to hide in spaces close to their host and locate their host by the carbon dioxide they exhale while breathing. So, the bed is definitely a preferred hang out.
Bed bugs are oval in shape, wingless, and are often a rusty red color. Adult bodies are flat and range from 1/4 inch to 3/8 inch in size.
Yes, bed bugs prefer human blood. However, when human blood is not available, they will bite other warm-blooded animals such as: dogs, cats, birds, and rodents.
Bed bugs are known to carry diseases; however, bed bugs are not known to transmit diseases to humans at this time. Unlike the mosquito.
Adult female bed bugs lay about one to five eggs per day, which can number in hundreds over their lifetime.

Fleas

On average a flea can live as little as one to two weeks or as long as two to three months, it depends of the environmental conditions of the flea. However, an un-emerged adult flea from the pupae stage can remain dormant for up to a year.
Yes, fleas can jump almost 100 times their body height!
Fleas prefer to live on their host, and target domestic warm-blooded animals such as dogs and cats. However, they can be found on other wildlife as well. Unless removed or killed fleas will live on their chosen host their entire life. Yet, fleas can infest other locations such as a home, because the eggs laid on a host easily fall off into pet bedding, couches, carpets and other areas. This is where they stay until they are ready to find a suitable host.
Yes, fleas are important carriers of parasites or disease organisms. The organisms or parasites that a flea may be carrying depend on the species of flea. Two commonly encountered flea species are the cat and/or dog flea. Both species are carriers of an endoparasite typically known as dog tapeworm, Dipylidium caninum (Linnaeus).
Our pest control professionals recommend that you take the below steps to prevent fleas in your home:
  • If you have pets, make sure you keep them treated with a flea and tick treatment.
  • Routine cleaning, maintenance and reduction of clutter in a home reduces the chances of an infestation.
Yes, fleas can bite. Fleas are prone to feed on animals and household pets. However, they are known to bite humans as well. Flea bites will show up on your skin as red bumps and will be itchy.

Termites

Accordion Sample DescriptionThere are about 2,000 species of termites found worldwide. However, only about 45 of those species are found in the United States, these species fall into three main groups: drywood, dampwood, and subterranean termites. In Arkansas the only species of termite that is currently found is the eastern subterranean termite.
Generally, in Heber Springs, Batesville, and the surrounding areas termites swarm in the spring. Triggered by a combination of warm temperatures and rain. Although colonies typically only swarm once per season, they can swarm multiple times depending on environmental conditions. These additional swarms can happen in the summer or fall. However, they typically do not match the intensity of the first swarm.
Swarmers are the caste of termite that homeowners see the most and can look a lot like an ant. A swarming reproductive termite is dark in color, often black. Their identifying features are a thick waist, two pair of wings of equal length. And their antennae are straight not elbowed.
Unfortunately, no. Termites cause about $5 billion dollars in damage to structures each year and is often not covered by homeowner’s insurance policies.
Termites eat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Termites are detritvores, meaning they prefer to feed on dead plants and/or trees. However, while they prefer decaying wood to sound wood, no type of wood is completely immune. Termites working in wood facilitate decay by increasing the moisture content, thus damage is usually associated with decaying wood. Termites gain their nutrients from cellulose, an organic fiber in wood and plant matter. Wood is not the only building material that contains cellulose. Therefore, in addition to wood, termites will also eat paper, plastic, and drywall.
Each structure is different and may require different treatment methods. Typically, termite treatments can be done in a day. However, depending on the property size it could take longer.
Yes, our pest control company provides termite treatments and annual contracts, which help protect your biggest investment from the damage that termites can cause. Our renewable annual contracts give you peace of mind that your homeowner’s insurance may not give year after year!
Yes, our pest control company provides termite treatments and annual contracts to commercial structures, helping to protect your investments, customers, and employees! We provide commercial termite services to North Central Arkansas including Conway, Greenbrier, Clinton, Fairfield Bay, Greers Ferry, Batesville, Cave City, Newport, Searcy and many more.
We provide liquid soil treatments. Soil treatments provide a chemical barrier around a structure, which aim to deny termites access to the structure. These treatments can be applied during construction or post construction. However, during construction, which we call a “pre-treat” is the most economical method. If you would like more information, please see our termite services page.