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A New Jersey house fire is being blamed on a homeowner's battle against bedbugs.
A county spokeswoman says the homeowner in the southern New Jersey town of Woodbury was using a space heater, a hair dryer and a heat gun Tuesday to try to eradicate the pests in a second-floor bedroom. The combination sparked a fire.
The federal Environmental Protection Agency says very high, sustained heat can kill bedbugs, but raising the temperature with the thermostat or space heaters won't do the job. It says special equipment is needed.
Woodbury Fire Marshal Joseph Buono tells WPVI-TV in nearby Philadelphia that quick Internet remedies for killing bedbugs are a "catastrophe in the making." He says the afflicted should "call the professionals."
The homeowner was hospitalized with unspecified injuries. He wasn't identified.
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Last updated 2 days 6 hours ago
The southern United States is blessed with rich, fertile soil that enables residents of the region to enjoy beautiful green lawns and healthy gardens so long as they are showered with the necessary love and care. Climatic conditions are such that additional watering is typically only necessary a couple of times a season, and plants in the Atlanta area are rarely every deprived of sunlight. In fact, the greatest obstacles many homeowners in the region face when caring for their lawns are posed by the following lawn pests:
A caterpillar with a camouflage color scheme, this longstanding enemy of the perfect southern lawn has been especially problematic in recent years. The army worm hatching season is coming up soon, and you would be wise to keep an eye out for these guys during the month of June. Early on in the life cycle, pesticide treatments are highly effective. Wait too long, however, and you will have trouble getting rid of them.
If you would like to prevent beetles from taking over your lawn later this summer, then controlling for grubs now is essential. Grubs are white, and they tend to rest in a “C” or horseshoe shape. Their presence can be difficult to detect, as they burrow underground and eat at your lawn’s root system.
Like lawn grubs, mole crickets feed on lawn roots. Large populations of this bizarre-looking creature have the potential to dry out and damage large chunks of lawn. Even though mole crickets feed on the larvae of other lawn pests, the damage they pose to turf grass makes them no friend to your lawn.
If you want your lawn to thrive this season, it is important that interference from the aforementioned pests be kept to a minimum. With more than 20 years of experience targeting and eradicating pests from lawns and homes in the Atlanta area, Baco Exterminating is qualified to help you keep your pest problems at bay. To speak with a member of our experienced team about our turf care and pest management services, call (877) 440-6862.
Last updated 8 days ago
You mow and water your lawn on a regular basis, and you do so in accordance with the guidelines set forth by lawn care professionals for the type of grass you have in your backyard. Yet still, your lawn doesn’t seem nearly as healthy as it should. If you have yet to aerate your lawn this spring, this could be the reason.
Just a single core aeration treatment each year allows for the healthy flow of water, nutrients, and fertilizer throughout your lawn’s soil. Not only does this result in greener grass. It also spreads pesticides that have been applied to your soil, ensuring that they reach root-dwelling populations they are unable to reach in compacted soil.
In the Atlanta area—where the soil is clay-based and compacts easily, aeration is especially essential and should be carried out twice a year rather than once. Unless you have a lawn aerating machine and the knowledge required to use it, you should hire a professional to do your aerating for you. To speak with an Atlanta pest control professional whose services include lawn care treatments, call Baco Exterminating at (877) 440-6862.
Last updated 13 days ago
Termites are smart. You’re smarter.
Termites have survived since the days of the dinosaurs. The queen and king produce a steady stream of offspring. Workers find food sources and bring it back to the rest of the colony. Soldiers defend the colony. Reproductive’s create new colony members, and swarmers leave the colony to begin new ones. To keep things running smoothly, termites use specialized chemical signals. These chemical signals not only lead workers to good food sources but also warn if there is a threat. With bait termites prefer even more than wood, the BACO Sentricon® System is smart science and an ally in helping you destroy your enemy - TERMITES.
Sentricon is Smart Science.
Sentricon defeats termites at their own game. They feed readily on it but never detect the threat — not even while the patented active ingredient is taking away their ability to eat, survive or breed. They never catch on. The result is death to the queen and her entire colony. Yet, Sentricon is not harmful to humans & pets. Sentricon takes the fight to the colony better than liquid insecticides by killing the colony and the queen. There can be up to 5 termite colonies per acre in Georgia. The Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System is the only termite product to be awarded the Presidential Green Chemistry Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
BACO Exterminating Services Technical Service Personnel are Certified Sentricon Specialist who has been qualified to use Sentricon to eliminate and prevent termite attack. Your Neighborhood BACO Pest Control Specialist is also licensed and trained annually by the State of Georgia. He or she will install and maintain a ring of Sentricon termite stations around your home. Your Certified Sentricon Specialist will protect your home from termites. You gain the peace of mind that comes from the No. 1 brand in termite protection.
BACO’s 4 Annual Home Inspections:
Identify signs of active termite attack, such as mud tubes, discarded insect wings and/or live termites
Recommend eliminating wood debris, newspapers and excess moisture in crawl spaces and basements that can foster infestations
Identify plumbing leaks for repair
Identify structural leaks for repair
Provide a written report to our customers
BACOs $1,000,000.00 Termite Protection Warranty
BACOs NO deductable termite repair guarantee
DYI Home Termite Protection:
Install shrubs, mulch and other landscaping at least 2 feet from the foundation
Minimize or eliminate wood mulch
Keep wooden fences, planter boxes and other wood items at least 2 feet from the foundation
Stack firewood and scrap lumber well away from your home
Make sure there is at least a 6-inch gap between the ground and the bottom of stucco or other siding
Make sure wood steps, lattice work and door frames are not in contact with soil
Place sprinkler heads more than 2 feet from the foundation and make sure they don’t wet the walls
Divert air-conditioner condensation; sump discharge and other water away from the foundation of your home
Slope soil away from the house so surface water drains easily
Clean gutters and downspouts and keep splash blocks in place
And if you are remodeling:
Use treated lumber to discourage termites
Make sure wood scraps or forms are not buried in backfill
Install Sentricon stations around the new construction
For further termite management information give BACO a call at 887.905.BACO or visit our web site at www.BacoExterminating.com
Last updated 15 days ago
Maintaining a beautiful lawn in the Atlanta area generally takes some effort on the part of the homeowner, but the region’s rich soil makes this effort well worth it for those who are serious about their lawn or garden. Homeowners who are too busy to tend to their lawns on their own but still wish to enjoy a healthy, green yard all summer long can look to the expertise of a lawn care professional. Baco Exterminating offers professional lawn care in addition to its pest control services.
During the spring and early summer, Mother Nature regularly provides almost all of the water a lawn could need. Later on in the season, however, you may find that you need to water your lawn yourself so it gets that inch or so of water it needs each week. If you don’t already have a smart sprinkler system, a Baco Exterminating lawn care professional can offer you watering advice and services.
Different types of grass have different ideal heights, and mowing in accordance with the recommendations of a lawn care professional can help keep your lawn healthy. If you are too busy to mow your lawn once a week, we can help you with that.
Soil aeration is necessary for the relief of soil compaction. In addition to facilitating the spread of nutrients to build a healthy root system, core aeration can impede the growth of certain lawn pest populations.
Are there areas of your lawn that receive either too little or too much direct sunlight? At Baco Exterminating, our lawn care professionals are well-versed in sun and shade exposure issues, and they can help your grass thrive in spite of these concerns.
From lawn grubs and army worms to deer and armadillo, there is no shortage of animals eager to feed on your turf and its roots. Keep these pests in check with Baco Exterminating’s lawn pest control services.
Are you an Atlanta area homeowner who is interested in keeping your lawn looking great with the help of Baco Exterminating’s Lawn Care Service Program? To find out more about the benefits of our lawn pest control and other lawn care services, call (877) 440-6862.