Welcome to our Industry Related Links page. Here you will find helpful and educational links of our vendors, and subject-matter experts on Green Pest Management and related topics. Please feel free to visit any of the links below to learn more about Green life, Green culture, and the latest news in pest control.
Synopsis: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Centers for Disease Control, Florida's surgeon general and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recently issued public warnings urging people not to tackle bedbug problems on their own.
Synopsis: Recent reports that bedbugs have infiltrated office buildings, movie theaters and stores in New York did not come as a surprise to Wes Tyler, general manager of the Chancellor Hotel on Union Square in San Francisco.
Synopsis: Bedbugs, infesting U.S. households on a scale unseen in more than a half-century, have become largely resistant to common pesticides. As a result, some homeowners and exterminators are turning to more hazardous chemicals that can harm the central nervous system, irritate the skin and eyes or even cause cancer.
Synopsis: Warmer weather means termite time. (see if you can capture a Herald Tribune logo symbolplease)
Synopsis: When warm temperatures arrive, everyone wants to get out from behind the walls -- including the termites.
Synopsis: Welcome to the Termite Help page of the Bureau of Entomology and Pest Control. On this page, you will find information and links to other sites with information regarding termites, control of termites, and your rights as a termite protection customer.
Synopsis: New research suggests that women who spritz insecticides to eliminate cockroaches, mosquitoes, ants and other bugs are at higher than normal risk of developing autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.
Synopsis: In a possible affront to its fierce meat-eating relatives, one jumping spider prefers to dine vegetarian, munching on specialized leaf-tips of acacia shrubs, finds a new study.The eight-legged vegetarian, called Bagheera kiplingi, lives in Central America, and is now considered a rarity among the world's 40,000 or so spider species, most of which are strictly predators, feeding on insects and other animals.
Synopsis: The Caribbean Crazy Ant has recently burst onto the scene here in southwest Florida and is leaving us in awe as to the sheer numbers with which it invades properties. Click on link above for more.
Synopsis: Rosemary, along with thyme and other spices, appear to be potent insect-fighters and could offer a new form of organic pest control. Insects appear less likely to develop a resistance to these spices than conventional chemicals. Click the link above for more.
Synopsis: Many insects provide humans with unheralded services such as pollination, sustenance, and pest control, but some of them gross us out - or worse. Take dung beetles such as the one shown in this image, for example. As their name implies, the insects process feces for their livelihoods. The service helps reduce fertilizer costs on grazed agricultural lands and cuts down on the number of flies and parasites the piles of manure would otherwise attract. But a life of dung? Ick.
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The Clean Fifteen: Part Two
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The Clean Fifteen: Part One
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Organic Pest Control
Green is where it is at in today's world, and Good News is a Green leader in the pest control industry. We were the first to use minimum risk, pesticide-exempt labeled products to obtain guaranteed results. Working with EPA registered products, we have been able to further our world class rating as the "best of the best" when it comes to managing pest problems naturally.
Termites do more damage every year than floods, fires, and storms combined, and Florida is the #1 state in the country for termite problems because of our perfect tropical environment. Good News is the leader in using natural, organic, and essential oil alternatives to control both dry wood and subterranean termite pests. We even offer a 1 Million Dollar Damage Repair Warranty for homes that qualify.
Rodents have been around longer than we have and also multiply much quicker. Every time builders remove natural landscape and put homes in its place, rodents are some of the first invaders to take up new residence. Add lush palms and fruit trees and you have the perfect environment for a furry family. Good News has been recognized by industry experts as one of the top 10 companies in Florida in eradication of these unwelcome guests.
Commercial pest control is an extremely specialized service. That's why Good News opened a separate division to expertly deal with the unique issues related to businesses, restaurants, institutions, health care facilities, hospitality and multi-resident dwellings in 2005. Our highly trained inspectors and technicians are uniquely qualified to handle virtually any pest problem on demand. We even have green alternatives for commercial solutions.