How Fast Can Roaches Multiply?

Alabama Roaches

In 2013, researchers looking into this question made a stunning discovery. These bugs reproduce parthenogenically. Females do not need males to fertilize their eggs. And, females lay up to two hundred eggs during their two-year lifespans. In the Japanese cockroach study, fifteen virgin roaches became 1,000 roaches in only three years. We don’t know how…

How Do Dogs Get Fleas?

Fleas Huntsville AL

Usually, the best way to eliminate a problem is to strike at the root. But pets get fleas from so many different places that this approach usually does not work very well. To keep your dog from getting fleas, you’d have to quarantine it in a doghouse. That’s a very poor solution for your pet…

Seven Random Fact About Mosquitoes In Alab

Mosquito Facts

In the old days, pest control companies frequently sprayed first and asked questions later. Many times, they did not ask questions at all. Instead, they used powerful Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT)-based chemicals which poisoned every living organism it touched. That included not only pests, but also pets and people. Fortunately, the EPA has banned such chemicals. So,…

Five (Mostly) All-Natural Ways to Get Rid of Mosquitoes

A serious mosquito infestation is a serious matter. These flying pests carry a number of diseases, and they are among the most annoying flying insects in nature. At A Plus Pest Control, we use strong chemicals which are safe around pets and people. Additionally, our technicians arrive on time, do their work quickly, and then…

How to Find a Wasp Nest

If there are wasps buzzing about your house, they must be coming from somewhere nearby. Although they are much larger than flies, bees, or beetles, these insects are still relatively small, and they cannot fly more than a few hundred feet at a time. Wasps are normally not aggressive. But when they sting, their venom…

Seven Natural Ways to Keep Ants Out of Your Kitchen

Ants are more than just annoying. They are also potentially harmful to pets and people. To mark their routes, scout ants leave a trail of bacteria for other ants to follow. Moreover, the smallest bit of sugar or drop of soda could attract an entire colony of ants. Once the find a food source, or…

Top Five Signs of Commercial Pest Infestations

If pests of any kind invade your business, you need to take care of the problem quickly and discretely. By the time you actually see the rodents or bugs, they are usually firmly entrenched inside. Since these infestations are much harder to deal with, keep a sharp eye out for the early warning signs listed…

Protect Your Home from Mosquitoes

Spring and Mosquitoes

Early spring is an excellent time to enjoy the outdoors from the comfort of your patio or porch. Unfortunately, many flying pests think the same thing. Mosquitoes are especially active at dusk, when is the exact time that most families want to be outside. Mosquitoes are more than a nuisance. In many cases, they are…

Different Types of Mosquitoes in Huntsville, AL

Mosquito Alabama

From the Artic to the tropics, there are over 3,000 mosquito species in the world. Over 150 of these species are in Mexico and the United States, which means any one of them could be in your backyard. Mosquitoes commonly carry a number of serious illnesses, such as West Nile Virus and Zika. In many…

Seven Insect Facts You Probably Do Not Know

Pest Facts

Like it or not, we share this world with insects. Many people consider these critters to be annoying at best and dangerous at worst. In many cases, that’s true. But there are also some interesting facts you may not know. If you just do not like insects give us a call today and we will…