Friday, August 24, 2012

Going Green

We are bombarded with the words "green" "environmentally friendly" "organic"
on tv,magazines and the internet. Going Green is a way to describe how
a person wants to run their business or their choice of lifestyle  It can be overwhelming
at first but choose one thing and after it is a habit add another thing. Not every aspect of
your life has be be "green" right away.
Visit my Bugs On The Run page for helpful hints on how to get started.  Don't
take on too much as one time or you might give up. Start with recycling your plastic
bottles. After a few weeks purchase a water filter for under your sink or pitcher and
ease into a greener way of life.
For more helpful hints visit
Bugs On The Run green tips page on Google +

Monday, May 7, 2012

Gnats/Drain Fly/Drain moth

Have you ever seen what looks like tiny moths flying around your tub or shower drain?   They are drain flies that are a non biting gnat. They are usually a temporary problem created from standing water. If there is a  shower or bath tub not being used in your home running the water once a week for a few seconds should help.  If the problem persists for a few weeks then there might be a breeding ground. Drain fly larvae need moisture and can live any where water sits and accumlates for a week or more. The base of a toilet, drain pans, toilet tanks and floor drains.It is important to find and eliminate the breeding ground.  Breeding grounds can develop outside too in drain gutters,air conditioning units and low wet areas. If you have difficulty recognizing and eliminating the source call a pest control professional. 

drain fly

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Bugs On The Run Pest Control page on Google + recently discussed ways to make yourfootprint smaller on the earth.  The first step was to use the recycling containers provided by your local county waste management company. Everytime you start to throw away a plastic or glass container stop RETHINK  REUSE your RECYCLE bin.
You are moving  towards a greener lifestyle.
So this week let's try to add another step towards a greener lifestyle.
Walk or ride your bike somewhere that you would normally drive too.
  The post office, fruit market or a friends house.  With gas prices  rising 
you not only help the environment but you will $ave another kind of green.
Thank you for changing your way of life. 
Cindy Reynolds
Bugs On the Run Pest Control

Monday, March 19, 2012

Pest Control/Pantry Pests are Pesty little critters

Pantry Pests are little insects that can infest dried foods and are difficult to detect. They can be transported from processing plants to warehouses, grocery stores and your home. It is important to
check the date and store food otems properly. If  the food you purchased  still has pests then return the item to the store for a refund. 
If you have food items stored away for hurricane season check the dates when hurricane season is approaching.
Kitchen cabinets that are used for food storage should be cleaned out every 3- 6 months.
Cleaning the inside of your cabinets where syrups, baking items and cereals are stored will help prevent ants, roaches and will give you the opportunity to check dates on your food items. 
The elderly sometimes overlook checking the dates and may not see they have pests in their food.  If you have a relative that has trouble seeing offer to check their cabinets also every 3- 6 months. 

Cindy Reynolds
Bugs On The Run Pest Control

Friday, March 16, 2012

Pest Control / Just a House Mouse!

Adult mice are about 3 1/2 inches long and their tail is close to the same length. They only weigh 1/2 - 1 oz. Mice can run along beams, pipes and wires and adapt to new places and foods easily.  They usually will not stray more than 12 ft - 30 ft from their nest.  A house mouse can climb well, are good swimmers and can jump 12 inches.  They can crawl through openings as small as a 1/4 inch wide.
If you decide to attempt to catch it yourself  please wear gloves when disposing of the critter. That "just a house mouse" is a rodent that carries diseases. You can refer to my blog " Rats & Mice "Oh My! for more information or rodent disease. 
Cindy Reynolds
Bugs On The Run LLC

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Pest Control for Jensen Beach, Stuart Fl Bugs On The Run

Pest Control in Jensen Beach & Stuart Fl is helpful due to the environment. Most homes encounter some sort of pest problem at some time.  A minor pest problem can become a bigger issue if pest managment is  not implemented.  In today's economy there are plenty of offers from companies for free estimates and coupons which is a great savings right from the start. Getting more than one estimate gives you the opportunity to hear a variety of plans and decide which one suits your needs. Soon you will be on your way to a pest free environment.

Cindy Reynolds
Owner & Certified Operator
Bugs On The Run

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Plaster bag worms .

Plaster bag worms
You can sometimes find plaster bagworms and their larvae sticking to the stucco on homes.
Plaster bagworms feed off soil, dust, spiders,hair, dead insects so simply vacuuming it off is sufficient to help eliminate this pests. Power spraying the exterior of your home will help eliminate their food source and keep your home fresh and clean.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Ants ... Do it yourself pest control?

So you see a trail of ants crawling up the side of your house. You run into the garage to grab the bug spray from the "do it yourself" store. WAIT!  It is important to know what type of ant you are dealing with first.  Your quick fix spray could create bigger problems. For example spraying a Big Headed ant or a Argentine ant could create sub colonies or budding.  Identifying  the type of ant, finding the source of the invasion and creating a plan to eradicate the infestation is best left to a pest control technician.    Even something as small as ants could become a huge  problem if not handled correctly.
Cindy Reynolds
Bugs On The Run LL
Owner & Certified Operator

Monday, February 20, 2012

Rats and Mice Oh My!

  Rats & mice enter Florida homes and warehouses searching for food. They contaminate
10 times as much food as they eat, with urine ,feces & hair spreading diseases and bacterial food poisoning.
  In Florida, Norway rats are common along canals and the coast.  They also can be found
where garbage is  not properly stored. They can survive on decayed food found in the trash. 
  Norway rats often dig under buildings, concrete slabs and in rubbish.  When they burrow they can create problems for the foundations of buildings, sewer lines and destroy landscape. Norway rats live about 1 year but reach maturity at 3-5 months.  They can have 8-12 young per litter and up to 7 litter in 1 year!
  Roof rats thrive in roof spaces, attics, palm trees and shrubs. If they get into your attic they could possibly create a fire by chewing on electrical wires.  Roof rats live up to 1 year and can have up to 6 litters in one year! 
  Skilled pest professionals will know rat behavior, recognize the signs of activity, sanitation and exclusion techniques.
A job best left to the professionals.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Rodent Control

Rats  are not only destructive to property but are associated with several human diseases.
Salmonellosis is a intestinal disorder that occurs from food being contaminated by rat urine or feces.
Murin Typhus, Leptospirosis, Listeriosis,and Trichinosis are other rat -transmitted diseases.
They can enter into a homes and building through holes as small as one inch. They may get in through broken windows, foundation vents,openings through walls for passage of electric, gas & water.
Once inside rats can chew through your electrical wires and build nests with the insulation. 
It takes special skills and knowledge to manage rodents to ensure successful rodent control.
Modifying the inside & outsideof the property, sealing and blocking holes and sanitation are just some
integrated pest management techniques used for successful rodent managments.