They’re Back!! – Digger Bees
The Digger Bee has returned and is terrorizing gardeners and homeowners throughout our service area. Have you seen mounds appearing in your lawn or garden?
Is there a tiny bee that moves very quickly frequenting that mysterious mound? If you answered yes, the Digger Bee has found you!
This bee is a solitary bee, meaning, there is no Queen, and there is no colony. Instead, each mound is an indication of an individual nest. BUT, don’t let the fact that the digger bee is “solitary” fool you! Once a digger bee finds a suitable terrain (if you have them, they thought that your terrain was suitable) they may visit you to the tune of hundreds, if not thousands!
Give us call today to eradicate your issue before the Diggers lay claim to your lawn and garden!
April is “National Pest Management Month” – Pest Controllers offer tips
Disseminated by The Caruba Organization
April is National Pest Management Month and with the advent of spring, Leonard Douglen, the Executive Director of the New Jersey Pest Management Association, reminds homeowners that pest-proofing one’s home protects against “threats to health and, importantly, damage to one’s greatest investment.”
“Nationwide, termites will do $5 billion dollars of damage to homes and other structures this year,” says Douglen. “Here in New Jersey, as many as three out of every five homes are likely to have active termite colonies and all are subject to a termite infestation because the warm weather triggers the huge numbers of winged termites that will establish new colonies.”
Stink Bug Traps in Gardens may Increase Damage to Tomatoes
March 25, 2014
by Entomology Today
The invasive brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) is an important pest of fruits and vegetables. To counter them, some home gardeners use pheromone-baited traps that are designed to attract, trap, and kill them. However, new research from entomologists at the University of Maryland suggests that the traps may actually increase stink bug damage to tomatoes.
Viking Pest Control President presented with National Young Entrepreneur Award
Viking Pest Control President Ryan Bradbury was presented with the National Young Entrepreneur Award at NPMA’s (National Pest Management Association) PestWorld, this year in Phoenix, AZ.
Bradbury was recognized with the second annual Young Entrepreneur Award.