The horsefly is the fastest insect reaching speeds of more than 90 miles per hour. There are more than 3,500 species of horseflies in the world. In many of those species the female must have a blood meal in order to obtain the necessary protein to develop her eggs, while the males only feed on nectar and pollen.
The strong aromas that often come from bakeries and other businesses in the food industry not only attract customers, those wonderful smells appeal to annoying flies as well. Regardless of their small size, flies are a big problem for the food service industry in Seattle, Portland and throughout Washington, Oregon and the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain regions.
Odorous House Ants invaded this homeowner's residence and Sprague's Grant Gummow was on hand to talk about how the ants are attracted to moisture and more.
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Whether it’s ants, termites, spiders, fleas, bed bugs or rodents, pest professionals help prevent pests from spreading disease, destroying homes and property and contaminating food. This April, Sprague Pest Solutions is proud to observe National Pest Management Month, which is formally recognized each year by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). The observance recognizes the pest management industry’s contribution to society in protecting food, health and property from the harm and destruction of pests and the safe use of pest management products.
“Working in an industry that is constantly evolving to combat different pests each year is a challenge,” says Carrie Thibodeaux, Sprague’s Client Experience Director. “National Pest Management Month provides an opportunity to recognize our pest professionals for the important work that they do to keep our communities healthy and safe.”
National Pest Management Month has been recognized for more than 30 years and goes beyond saluting an industry to increasing public awareness about the serious threats pests can pose and the invested dedication pest management professionals have in protecting against such threats.
“In honor of National Pest Management Month, Sprague Pest Solutions is reminding our clients to take time this month to pest-proof their homes and businesses,” says Jeff Weier, Technical Director. “Simple steps like sealing cracks around the outside of your home or business, trimming branches and shrubbery away from the structure and reducing areas of moisture indoors can go a long way to help prevent pest problems. Business managers and homeowners should contact a pest professional if a pest infestation is suspected.”
To learn more about pests and ways to pest-proof your home, visit www.spraguepest.com.
Sprague Pest Solutions is a family-owned business providing pest management and prevention services throughout the Northwest and Intermountain Regions of the country. Headquartered in Tacoma, WA, the company has been in business since 1926. For more information, visit Spraguepest.com.
The NPMA, a non-profit organization with more than 7,000 members, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry’s commitment to the protection of public health, food and property, reflected in the continuing education of the pest control professional and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses. For more information, visit Pestworld.org.