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Creepy, Crawly Chiggers

Chiggers are actually a type of mite and are related to spiders and ticks. They need a high level of humidity to live and are found in moist areas as a result. Forests, grassy areas, parks and gardens around the world can serve as homes to these arachnids. Unless they are grouped together, you probably won’t be able to see these tiny red bugs. Chiggers measure less than 1/150th of an inch. Where do they bite? A chigger’s feeding structure is actually rather delicate. For that reason, they prefer areas on the body where the skin is fairly thin, such as the ankles, the crotch and groin areas, behind the knees and in the armpits. Typically the chiggers first come in contact with humans at spots where people may touch plant life, for instance pants cuffs or shirt sleeves. The insects then will move around until they find a spot where...
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Impact Lawn Invaders

Lawn Invaders When you think of pests, your thoughts probably first run to those bugs that irritate you by biting and stinging or the ones that try to overrun your home. But beyond bees or cockroaches, there are a host of bugs whose sole goal is to invade your lawn and turn that peaceful green oasis into a dry, brown battlefield. You can fight back if you know what you are up against. Read on to learn which insects are after your yard. Chinch Bugs Chinch bugs are very common in Florida. A telltale sign is areas of dry, brown grass near concrete that receive full sun and don’t get much in the way of water. Chinch bugs cause the grass to dry out because they literally suck the moisture out of the grass. To be certain that chinch bugs are your problem, look for small, black, winged insects amongst...
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Get to Know Impact Pest Elimination Paul Prieto

Who: Paul Prieto Where: Impact Sarasota How It Began: Paul Prieto loves being outdoors. It was partly his desire to not be confined inside that lead him to his job at Impact Pest Elimination in the first place. The thing that has kept him satisfied with his work is the consistent challenges that present themselves, particularly when it comes to the task of dealing with rodents. Best Part of the Job: While most people might find it odd, Paul actually finds the challenge of ridding a home of rodents, particularly rats, extremely satisfying. If anything he respects the cunning and intelligence of the creatures, although that doesn’t stop him from wanting to best them and keep his customers happy. Most Interesting Experience on the Job: After five years with Impact Pest Elimination, Paul definitely has many stories he can share about dealing with pests in Sarasota. When asked, he said,...
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