DIY mosquito traps have been circulating the internet regularly in recent weeks. Facebook feeds and Pinterest boards have been blowing up with these homemade contraptions. The Killingsworth Krew began to question the validity of such a thing so naturally, we decided to test it out. Behold, the newest Killingsworth Pinterest Challenge: DIY Mosquito Trap...
t's that time of year again and mosquito swarms are out in full force! We've compiled a list of 10 interesting facts you may not know about these hungry bloodsuckers.
According to CBS News, Charlotte is the 30th worst U.S. city for bed bugs. But luckily for you, Killingsworth is located in Charlotte and it's our number one priority to protect you and your home from these creepy crawlies! In hopes of educating local Charlotteans, we've created a list of 10 common, non-residential environments where bed bugs may typically be found along with tips and tricks on how to avoid them.
It's that time of year again. Japanese Beetles are out in full force, but have no fear, Killingsworth is here! No one wants their beautiful lawn and garden destroyed by tiny insects, so we've brought 5 tips and tricks for dealing with these pesky arthropods.
Introducing the Killingsworth K-9 Krew...fighting bed bugs one day at a time!
A beautiful green lawn is basically the envy of every neighborhood. What you may not have known is that when you water your yard, you have to do it in the morning, for best results. Who knew right?! Not just that, but it should be watered BEFORE 6 a.m. If you’re a parent of toddlers like me, that’s a tall order. No matter though. If we have any hope to be the greener grass on the ‘other side of the fence’, then we’ve got to set our coffee pots, brush the sleep out of our eyes, and turn on our sprinklers before the first rooster crows!
Aphids are tiny, soft bodied insects that suck the sugar-rich fluids from plant hosts. In doing so they damage the plant, by causing stress to the plant in directly removing plant sap. In addition, they excrete a sugary substance, called honeydew, which can cause a fungus to grow on and harm the host plant. Some aphid species inject a toxin into plants, which distorts growth. A aphids attack parts of plants like leaves and shoots and reduce their ability to thrive and grow.And where there is sugar, there will be ants.Many ants eat the honeydew that the aphids secrete. They farm the aphids, as humans farm "cattle" protecting them from predators like lady bugs, even going so far as to destroy their eggs.When a host plant is depleted of nutrients, the ants will carry their aphids to new food sources. Some species of ants care for their aphids during winter. The ants carry the aphid eggs to their nest sites and tuck them away in the winter months.
TAP insulation stands for Thermal, Acoustical, and Pest Control insulation. The thermal barrier TAP provides you with means big savings in you heating & cooling bill every month. The money you will save after having TAP insulation installed will more than pay for itself in 2 years. All building structures have natural upward air movements so the air in your home goes right out of your roof, which is why it is important to have insulation in the attic. The energy star rating is R-48 for the Charlotte area which is higher than the current building code of R-38. Even if you have a new home you still need more insulation in the attic to achieve the maximum amount of savings you're looking to get out of the insulation. The acoustical part of TAP insulation can really come in handy if you live near a busy road or near an airport to help block out the outside noises in the area. Then the pest control comes with a borate that is mixed in the insulation which kills all types of insects.
Did you spill red wine on your carpet? Before you panic you might have the perfect solution based on supplies in your house. Here is our recipe for to remove red wine stains from your carpet.
Yellowjackets, wasps, hornets and bees are all called bees by the general public. Knowledge of the behavior of these pests is essential to their management; effective communication with frightened or, at best, fearful clients is an important skill technicians must develop. Nests of stinging pests are usually the target for control. Understanding nesting and the make-up of the colony is essential.