The AB-Con Bug Blog

The AB-Con Bug Blog

Make Holiday Treats with Love, Not Bugs

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Indian Meal MothMy wife and kids spend hours in the kitchen in December baking (and eating) holiday cookies and a “guest pastry chef” would definitely ruin their holiday cheer. You probably aren’t on the National Pest Management Association mailing list – so I thought this press release was worth sharing with you:

November 23, 2010 (Fairfax, VA) — From old family recipes to new experiments, holiday baking is a favorite tradition for many families. When breaking out pie plates and cookie cutters, it’s important to make sure no unwanted pastry chefs get into the mix. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) wants consumers to beware of “pantry pests” that can take the sweetness out of holiday baking if homeowners don’t guard against them.Read Full Article

Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite on Christmas Night!

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We have all been told numerous times over the years to launder new items before wearing or using them in the home. With the resurgence of bed bug activity NOW more than ever, it is time to heed that advice.

You’ve heard the headlines – Bed bugs found in retail outlets in New York City – some pretty well-known names – they show that Bed Bugs do NOT discriminate!Read Full Article

South Jersey Residents – Do you have Zero Tolerance for Occasional Invaders – Crickets?

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House CricketCricket (Acheta domesticus) populations are at their height at the end of the summer and early fall. Now that the nights are cooler, crickets begin to move indoors. They come inside looking for water, food, and warmth.

When crickets find their way inside homes, sheds, and buildings, they can damage clothing, carpeting and other fabrics including wool, cotton, silk, fur, and synthetics. They can eat through large areas of fabric and are especially attracted to clothes soiled with perspiration.Read Full Article

South Jersey Residents – Ever wondered what was involved in a Termite Treatment?

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AB-Con’s advanced termite control treatment will take a single day, or less, with very little upset to your daily routine. Methods vary with each house, depending on the type of foundation or basement, construction materials, number and type of porches, patios, chimneys, etc. By digging narrow trenches along walls and drilling through horizontal surfaces and into voids, materials can be applied where they will kill termites within your home and block the colonies re-entry.Read Full Article

South Jersey Residents – Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite

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Bed BugThat used to be the saying when I was a child and I had no idea what it meant then – but I did know that I didn’t want them biting me – I thought they were mythical creatures. But that was then, and now that I am a certified pest control professional with years of experience I can tell you this…

Bedbugs are real and have been around forever, but they disappeared 50 to 60 years ago with the widespread use of a pesticide called DDT.Read Full Article