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Will Robotic Insects Be The Cause Of Humanity’s Eventual Demise

Filed under: Horizon Pest Control — Tags: — New Jersey Pest Control @ 3:15 pm March 23, 2017

Will Robotic Insects Be The Cause Of Humanity’s Eventual Demise | Horizon Pest Control

We are living during times of rapid technological advancements. Much of these impressive feats of technology, which much of the public is unaware of, are being accomplished by the American military, in particular the US Air Force. Many people believe that humanity can be better served by technological advancements only when such advancements are intended to better the lives of people, or other living things. Naturally, since many new technologies, especially insect-like drone technologies, are being created under the auspices of the military, many concerned citizens don’t feel comfortable with such advancements being created under obscure circumstances.

Despite the fact that many of these new and advanced weapons are extremely tiny, they still have the power to create explosions equal to the devastation caused by hundreds of tons of TNT. These never before seen weapons, and hopefully never used, were almost exclusively modeled after insects, as well as insect flight patterns and behavior. The engineers relied on flying insects as models in developing flying drones that are capable of causing the same sort of damage as what was mentioned above. You have to wonder what insects would think of all this.

These tiny weapons are known as “Nano weapons,” and according to a world renowned physicist from America, Louis del Monte, these Nano weapons could become the cause of the next world war. In fact, del Monte goes even further with his predictions in his new book on the subject. According to del Monte’s analysis on the subject of Nano weapons, these weapons could render humans extinct by the end of the current century. From del Monte’s point of view, these new Nano weapons could turn out to be much more devastating than conventional nuclear weapons. However, this insect-like advanced technology will become even more advanced soon as several world superpowers are throwing vast amounts of funding at Nano weapon research and development, most of all the USA.

Do you believe that creating airborne technology modeled after insect physiology and flight is the most sensible approach towards engineering airborne vehicles and devices?

The War Between Stink Bugs And Wasps Is About To Begin | Horizon Pest Control

Filed under: Horizon Pest Control — Tags: — New Jersey Pest Control @ 3:46 pm March 14, 2017

The War Between Stink Bugs And Wasps Is About To Begin | Horizon Pest Control

Nobody likes stinkbugs because they are literally impossible to like. These bugs, as their name would suggest, emit foul odors that the human sense of smell cannot tolerate. Not only do stink bugs inspire disgust, but they also devour plant-life as they are one of the most well known and most devastating of all insect-pests. As a result of years of taking years of abuse from stink bugs, researches have developed a creative way to rid the stink bugs from their habitats, and lawmakers have approved of this experimental extermination technique in eight different US states, including New York.

One reason why the stinkbug is one of the most damaging of all insect-pests is because it prefers a variety of different types of crops to feed on. These bugs feed on plants by inserting its mouth into the tastiest parts of a particular plant and sucking out the juices. Once this occurs nobody seems willing to eat what was being grown. In one case from 2010, mid-Atlantic apple growers blamed stink bugs for causing an eighteen percent decline in usable cropland that ended up costing a whopping thirty seven million dollars in damages.

Researches have long been aware that a particular kind of wasp enjoys destroying stinkbugs by laying its eggs inside the eggs of a stinkbug. This wasp is most commonly known as the samurai wasp. These wasps are not much of a nuisance to humans since they do not sting humans, but stinkbugs have a very different relationship with the samurai wasp.

After years of being aware of this natural stinkbug killer scientists are finally being granted permission to infect stink bugs eggs with the eggs of the samurai wasps in order to spread them about their habitat. Several state have signed on, and it is probably only a matter of a few years before we will be laughing off the existence of stink bugs as distant memories.

Have you ever taken a whiff of the supposed foul smelling odor that is emitted by the stinkbug? If you have, does it smell comparable to anything common?

Holiday Pest Prevention Tips

Filed under: Horizon Pest Control,Pest Control — Tags: — New Jersey Pest Control @ 2:53 am December 20, 2016
  • Shake off trees and garlands. Carefully inspect them for pests or eggs that can hide in branches before bringing them indoors.
  • If copying a DIY natural decoration from Pinterest or other craft site, inspect all foliage outside the home before beginning projects.
  • Store firewood on raised structures located at least 20 feet away from the home. Inspect firewood for pests and brush it off before bringing it indoors.
  • After pulling decorations from storage, unpack them outdoors to check for pests like mice. Look inside boxes for droppings or gnaw marks. Examine string lights to ensure wiring is fully intact.
  • When storing décor after the holidays, use durable, sealed containers that pests can’t chew through instead of cardboard boxes or plastic bags.

How to Identify Stink Bugs

Filed under: Bed Bug,Bed Bug Extermination,Horizon Pest Control,Pest Control,Pest Management — admin @ 10:37 pm June 3, 2016

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While stink bugs are not typically dangerous to humans or pets, they can be a nuisance inside your home, especially during the fall and spring. Most stink bug infestations occur when it starts getting cold and when it begins to warm up, since the bugs are actively looking for ways into or out of your home at these times.

How to Identify a Stink Bug.

The most common characteristic that almost every variety of stink bug shares is the wide and flat design of its exoskeleton. To most people, it appears as though there is a hard shield on the back of a stink bug, with some specimens growing up to three-fourths of an inch long and wide. A putrid odor comes from the underside of the insect when it senses it is in danger, which can be another telling sign that you are dealing with a stink bug.

When and Where are Stink Bugs Usually Seen?stink bugs

Stink bugs do not tolerate cold weather very well and will try to get to a warmer, protected area before the weather turns too cold. This results in the bugs trying to get into your house around the middle of fall, when it starts getting fairly cold at night. The bugs tend to hibernate during the winter if they haven’t completely made it inside your house, but their hibernation mechanism does not kick in if they make it inside a living area. Once it warms up outside, they will usually try to exit your home, but may end up coming right into your living space instead.

They can usually be found in areas that do not see a lot of foot traffic, especially somewhere like an attic or behind drywall in on exterior walls. During the winter, you will probably see very few stink bugs, even if you do have an infestation, but during the spring you may see a lot of them coming out from any cracks in your drywall and ceiling, as well as from older HVAC vents that are not properly sealed.

What do Stink Bugs Eat?

Stink bugs generally stick to fruits and vegetables as they are an agricultural pest. In the summer, you might see them in your garden where they can do some damage by killing any growing vegetables. In your home, they typically do not eat anything as they are just trying to get outside in order to reproduce. As with most pests, if you see one or two of them in your house, you can bet that there are many times that number hiding just out of sight, requiring the services of an exterminator to get rid of them.

Why Choose TAP Insulation for Your Attic

Filed under: Pest Management,TAP Insulation — Megan Howard @ 7:26 pm November 25, 2014

Tap Insulation

 

Thermal Acoustical Pest (TAP) insulation is made for new homes, commercial buildings, and for attics that require new insulation. But, why should you choose TAP insulation? Well, it will mae surviving winter much more bearable. Natural gas and heating oil will always rise in price. Insulating your attic will allow you to save more money and be energy efficient.

T.A.P insulation is a new, innovative solution to insulating your attics. TAP is made from 87 percent recycled newspaper and all-natural boron compound. This new type of insulation is an all-natural, environmental, and permanent product that is safe and helps keep your home pest free. Since the material used for the insulation is a combination of all natural, low toxicity borates and recycled paper, it is more effective and even surpasses traditional types of insulation like fiberglass and foam insulation.

The thermal material has air-filled cells, or voids, and heat-reflective surfaces that slow down the transfer of temperature. The acoustical material also slows down the transmission of sound. Another advantage for this type of insulation is that it helps control and avoid infestations of pests such as cockroaches, termites, ants, booklice, crickets, centipedes, and so on, keeping your home more secure from such pests.

Benefits of TAP Insulation

It effectively eliminates pests. A great benefit to TAP is that it instantly eliminates pests that may be harboring in your attic. Ants, cockroaches, centipedes, termites, and more will not be able to survive, which will save your home thousands of dollars in maintenance and repairs. There is also no need to retreat the insulation as it lasts a lifetime.

Great for your savings

You will be able to save money and energy, especially when the summer comes, since the insulation will help keep your home cool. Even during winter, your home will be kept warmer with TAP. Your investment in this type of insulation can easily result in a return, as your heating and cooling bills are reduced.

Made as an acoustical barrier

TAP makes the perfect barrier for outside noises and indoor noise as well. With the use of this type of insulation, sounds from passing airplanes, helicopters, cars, and even lawnmowers can be reduced. Indoor sounds such as flushing toilets, loud music, and appliances can also be lessened.

To sum it up, TAP helps control pests, saves money and energy, absorbs sounds, is a perfect fit to any type of attic, environmentally friendly, provides fire resistance, made from all-natural ingredients, and is made to be a permanent insulation.

Horizon Pest Control is a certified T.A.P Pest Control Insulation installer. To learn more about our New Jersey services, visit Tap Insulation.

 

 

Stop Squirrels from Entering Your Home in New Jersey

Filed under: Pest Management,Rodent Control — Megan Howard @ 10:08 am October 1, 2014

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To gain access into your home, squirrels will use the trees that are touching your house, then gnaw the vinyl soffit to create their nesting site or create entry holes by gnawing into the wood. Once they gain entry into a house, they may be found in attic crawlspaces, in the chimney, on woodwork, or stuck inside the wall structure of your home.

Squirrels that have already gained entry into a home, and have already made nesting sites into the home structure may become too accustomed to their nesting site that they will not leave, even when the weather cools down. Squirrels are known as an all-year problem in New Jersey and can create extensive damage to a home structure.

For instance, the gray squirrel loves to stay in attics, and love to chew on wood, wires, ducts, pipes, and anything they can find in the attic. They run and create noises that can really be disturbing. The running part of these squirrels can still be tolerated somehow, but their ability to destroy in a short period of time can create bigger problems. The nesting material that they bring in plus the urine and feces they create can be potentially harmful to any homeowner.

The most effective way to get rid of squirrels in your property is to trap them. If you do not want to inhumanely dispose them, better set traps inside and outside potential nesting sites. It is also necessary to seal holes that they have chewed. It would be advantageous to seal possible entries with steel so that they cannot gain entry anymore. Also, tree branches that are touching the structure should be trimmed or cut. If all else fail, and squirrels are still in your home structure, call a pest control professional to do the exclusion for you.

If you see a squirrel or any nuisance animal in or around your property, call Horizon Pest Control. For more information about our services, go to New Jersey Animal Control.

Chikungunya Virus Hits New Jersey!

Filed under: Horizon Pest Control — Megan Howard @ 6:48 pm July 30, 2014

According to a report on ABC 7 Eyewitness News, 25 New Jersey Residents have tested positive for Chikungunya Virus after traveling to the Caribbean where they were bitten by infected mosquitoes.

New Jersey’s Mosquitoes

Filed under: Horizon Pest Control,Pest Management — Megan Howard @ 7:16 pm July 15, 2014

Outdoor Pest Solutions

Who likes to have mosquitoes around their home? Well, no one in their right mind would want mosquitoes living near them. It is even known that mosquitoes are one of the most deadliest animals in the world. Causing millions of deaths by malaria, Nile virus, and dengue fever, and thousands more affected by different viruses.

While the summer is a great time to enjoy being outdoors and just staying lazy indoors, it is important to have you and the kids protected from the threat of mosquitoes. Here are some ways to do it:

1. Always have an insect repellent ready. When going outdoors, make sure to apply an insect repellent on areas where mosquitoes might bite you. You should also apply this to your clothing. Bring this with you to re-apply if the needs arise.

2. Know the peak hours for mosquitoes. Mosquitoes normally come out and feed on our blood between the dusk and dawn. Better stay indoors early in the morning and in the evening to avoid getting bitten by them. If you will go outside during these hours, make certain to protect yourself with proper clothing and apply insect repellent.

3. Use mosquito netting. If you have infants, use mosquito netting for their carriers and use them when outdoors.

To protect your home, you should:

  1. Empty all standing water that includes old tires with stagnant water, water-holding containers that are not in used, etc.
  2. Maintain and properly chlorinate hot tubs and swimming pools.
  3. Get rid of water-holding plants, such as bromeliads.
  4. Clean clogged roof gutters
  5. Get rid of old tires and containers that can hold water but are not in used.
  6. Place screens on doors and windows.
  7. Check the air conditioning and sealed it with vents.
  8. Boats should be covered and drained completely.
  9. Apply or spray insecticides indoors or in mosquito larvae.
  10. Join mosquito control programs in your community.

Remember that mosquitoes prefer areas that have stale, stagnant and standing water. If your home or the surrounding areas of your home offer these places, mosquitoes will easily be attracted to it and will lay eggs on them. However, mosquitoes are known to travel long distances. So, even if your home does not have any stagnant water, they may still be able to come to your home. But, it is also known that the best defense against these pests is to always have your home cleaned. When your home does not have any clutter, and there is no stagnant water around, chances of these mosquitoes staying in your area will be lessened.

Make sure to defend your home against mosquitoes with Horizon Pest Control. We offer Outdoor Pest Solutions that will help your home eliminate possible harborages and allow your home to be free from these pests.

Summer is Here! And so are the bugs!

Filed under: Horizon Pest Control,Pest Management — Megan Howard @ 7:15 pm July 11, 2014

NJ Pest ControlIt is summertime! Time to have fun, play, swim, hike, and so much more. But, with bugs on the rise, you may be hindered from doing all the activities you want to do this time!

Most Common Summer Bugs

Mosquitoes

The female mosquitoes are considered to be the deadliest insect around because of how it can transmit diseases. These pests are responsible for transmitting and killing 2 to 3 million people every year. They are responsible for the spread of other diseases, such as dengue fever, yellow fever, and more. Mosquitoes are mostly active at sunset and sunrise. Areas that have standing water indoors and outdoors can become the natural habitat for these insects.

Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees can be a real nuisance when they invade homes and drill galleries in wood to make their nests. Although they do not consume the wood that they are nesting, but they can create cosmetic damage to a home or property. These bees are also known to inflict a painful sting, especially when they are disturbed or wrongfully handled.

Yellow Jackets

Yellow jackets are beneficial insects since they can destroy insects that attack plants. But, when these insects invade a home by creating nests, they become a nuisance. The summer provides them with a great opportunity to build nests within the walls of a house. Having yellow jackets near the premises of a home is also dangerous since they sting, especially when they sense danger. And, unlike the honey bee that can sting just once, the yellow jacket can sting as many times as they want to without dying.

Ticks

These creepy crawlies tend to become higher during the summer months. It is even estimated that about 300,000 people suffer from Lyme disease as a result of tick bites in the U.S. And, thousands develop tick-borne diseases that can totally ruin anyone’s summer.

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants are big large ants that are common outdoors. However, they can also be seen indoors during the summer. When they are seen indoors, it may not initially indicate that there is an infestation inside the house. They may just be coming from the outside and going in your home to gather food. However, these ants coming inside may indicate that their home is just near yours. When a carpenter ant starts to infest homes, they will stay in areas where excessive moisture is present. Areas that these ants may infest can be around windows, showers, leaky pipes and drains, roof vents and the likes. Once they find a suitable wood, they will create tunnels and continuously excavate on the wood until it becomes damaged. Carpenter ants can also bite when they are defending themselves. And, because they are large, their bite can be very painful.

Defending Your Home Against Them

While we cannot stop these bugs from entering the premises of our homes, we can still do something to protect our homes and protect ourselves from their threat of invasion. Here are some of them:

  • Always have an insect repellent to defend yourself against mosquitoes and ticks
  • Wear, trousers, long-sleeved shirts and protective shoes when going outdoors
  • Always check your pet for ticks
  • Make sure your home, especially the walls are checked for signs of wasp or bee nests
  • Be vigilant when hiking or camping, and even when at home and find signs of harborage of pests
  • Get rid of standing water
  • Always clean your home

You and your family are not safe when bugs are around. To control and stop these pests from ruining a great summer, let Horizon Pest Control stop them and help you. We provide services that will help you determine what bugs are creating nuisance and the solutions to control them. You and your family deserve a great vacation and if bugs are not present, your days will always be sunny! Call us today and ask about our NJ Pest Control services.

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Top 10 Most Popular Pests in New Jersey

Filed under: Horizon Pest Control,Pest Control,Pest Management — Megan Howard @ 9:54 pm May 27, 2014

New Jersey has amazing weather to help plants and vegetables grow. The same climate helps a slew of insects and pest to thrive. Here is a list that all residents should be aware of and how to protect themselves.

New Jersey Pest ControlBed Bugs

Bed bugs are seen as a growing problem for homes, hotels, dormitories, and all types of dwellings. Bed bugs can successfully breed in different environments and situations. These bugs can enter your home as stowaways when infected luggage, furniture and bedding has been moved into a new home, especially with second hand furniture. Bed bugs can survive for many months, even without a host to feed, and they can move from apartment to apartment through hollows in walls and holes.

These pests feed on their hosts while they are asleep by injecting a small amount of their saliva into the victim’s skin. The more these bed bugs feed on their host over a period of weeks, and the more the host becomes aware of the bites, the more the host will develop mild to intense allergic reaction.

Termites

Also known as silent destroyer, these termites can secretly hide and flourish in your property without the signs of danger. Since termites consume cellulose-based plant materials, regardless of the construction type of your home can provide food that may lead to termite infestation.

Termites are social insect and can form large nest or colonies that consist of very different looking castes. The largest member of the colony is the queen. Her role is to lay eggs with the king by her side. Their colony also consists of soldiers that have large heads with powerful jaws that squirts liquid. The largest group in the colony are the workers. Their job is to tend to the queen, continuously build the nest, and gather food.

Ants

Ants are beneficial insect since they help in eliminating real pests such as fleas and bed bugs. Problem occurs when they start crowding your kitchen. Ants are easily attracted by the food, water and shelter your home provides. Ants also are social insect and are likely to live in underground colonies, made up of workers and a queen. In some cases, these ants can create colonies inside a home, which can cause destruction of the wood structure.

New Jersey Pest ControlStink bugs

Stink bugs affect a huge variety of plants and attacks on fruits such as apples, figs, citrus fruits and more. They are an agricultural pest since they create losses in some orchards by damaging the produce like corn, beans and peppers.

Cockroach

Some species of cockroaches invade human dwellings and are known as pests while others are still beneficial to the environment since they work in recycling decaying organic materials. When cockroaches invade a home, they can pose a threat to the people who are dwelling in it. This pest can be vectors of many diseases since they are usually found near garbage or in the kitchen and bathroom.

Cockroaches prefer to live where they can easily find food, warmth and moisture, which is why they are typically become established in homes, food service establishments, and other structures in New Jersey. Once these roaches become established in a warmth and moisture area, they will continuously breed and produce several thousand of offspring if they are not immediately controlled.

Ticks                                          

Ticks are often found near wooded and highly vegetated areas and commonly feed on the blood of mammals, birds and reptiles. Most homeowners worried about their pets since they can easily get contracted with ticks. There are four stages in a tick’s life cycle that starts from egg, larval, nymphal and adult. They need to consume blood during all these stages. Pathogens that cause diseases in the animals they infect, can be given through the stages of the life cycle of the tick. Signs of a tick infestation can include seeing the ticks themselves, or having medical symptoms from diseases or fluids transmitted by ticks.

New Jersey Pest ControlRodents

Rodents can damage properties, contaminate food and transfer diseases to people and animals. The rodent family is diverse, which includes mice, rats, squirrels, gophers, voles, gerbils, beavers, and the likes. Their biology and habits can make them challenging to control, thus creating a more challenging problem to a home.

Rodents are known as rapid breeders, and some species can even breed all year-round. Their body is capable of squeezing through spaces that seems to be much smaller for them. Rats and mice in particular can bring destruction both in agricultural activities and for home dwellers. Their feces and urine can contaminate surfaces as they come into contact.

Fruit Fly

Fruit flies in New Jersey attacks a wide range of fruits and fruiting vegetables. Fruit flies can be a great nuisance for home gardeners and homeowners, if they are left uncontrolled. Their population tends to build during the summer and will they become plentiful during harvest time. Fruit flies that are found indoors can be found all year round.

Stinging Insects

Stinging insects such as yellow jackets, wasps, and hornets are also found in New Jersey. After they have created the largest nest possible all summer, they will have difficulty in finding food as their population grows. These stinging insects will go constantly outside their nest to find food. During this time, their colony will become hostile, which makes controlling them difficult and dangerous.

Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are a known nuisance not just in New Jersey, but all over the world. They can bring diseases, and are also known to cause death to their victims. For mosquitoes to breed, they need stagnant water, slow moving water, on moist soil, or leaf litter where water is collected to lay their eggs. It is necessary to control these repelling mosquitoes to enjoy life indoors and outdoors.

Don’t let pests invade your space! For affordable and high-quality New Jersey Pest Control, trust Horizon Pest Control. Call us today for your FREE inspection.

 

 

 

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