Pest Control Tips for Texas residents . . . Delivered with a Smile!
Happy New Year! A new calendar. A fresh start. I hope the new year brings you wonderful opportunities and joy to you and yours!
In the 1930s a Cincinnati soap company created a doughy detergent mixture that removed soot on walls caused by coal-burning stoves (by rolling a ball of the mixture over sooty spots.) After World War II stoves changed so sales of the product plummeted. The widow of the inventor had a lot of product but little money. Her son joined the company to salvage it. Later he received a phone call from his sister-in-law who ran a nursery school. She told him the clay kids used to sculpt Christmas ornaments was too stiff for small hands and it stained. She had purchased his wall cleaner at a store and it was ideal. It was softer, didn’t stain and was non-toxic. The local school district tried it too and it was a hit. So, he removed detergent from the formula, added an almond scent and thus Play-Doh was born. And since 1955, over two billion cans of Play-Doh have delighted children the world over.
Pest Patrol Silverfish: Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Denton County, Dallas County and surrounding areas
Silverfish are a small, wingless insect about a half to an inch long. Their name comes from their silvery color and movements that resemble a fish. They are considered the earliest and most primitive insects (millions of years before dinosaurs!)
This bug does not bite humans and is not known to carry diseases but there are other problems with having them in your home. Unlike most other insects, silverfish “molt” (shed their skin) throughout their adult lives. That leaves behind scales that look like a silvery dust which can trigger an allergic reaction in some people. And they are very destructive to property. They will eat book bindings, carpet, clothing, glue, plaster, wall paper, sugar, cereals, cotton, linen, silk and human dandruff or hair. Even important documents and treasured photos! And they are resilient: if water is available, silverfish can live for a year or more without eating. They prefer moist areas like bathtubs, showers and under sinks but can also be found feeding on your books, papers, clothes, and pantry items.
Silverfish have amazing longevity for an insect – adult lives. Their egg clusters can be hard to spot and even harder to reach. Add to that their nocturnal habits, flat bodies that slip into small crevices and speedy retreat. An infestation of this pest is especially difficult to eradicate without professional help. However, regular pest control service will keep this species in check. If you are not on our quarterly maintenance program, call Safe Pro for details and prices.
Random Fact File
Happy Anniversary in 2019
- 1899 Modern bicycle frame 1909 Instant coffee
- 1919 Pop up toaster 1929 Car radio
- 1939 Helicopter
- 1949 Cake mix
- 1959 Ski-doo snowmobile
- 1969 ARPA net (precursor to the internet)
- 1979 Sony Walkman
- 1989 First GPS satellite launched
Bet You Didn't Know
Parts of the Antarctic continent have seen no rain for two million years. Technically, it’s a desert.
Quote of the Month
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi
A Satisfying Slumber
The iconic 1965 Rolling Stones’ song “Satisfaction” came to Keith Richards in his sleep. When asked about the origin of the song he said, “I go to bed as usual with my guitar, and I wake up the next morning and I see that the tape [in his cassette tape recorder] is run to the very end. And I think, well I didn’t do anything. Maybe I hit a button when I was asleep. So I put it back to the beginning and pushed play, and there, in some sort of ghostly version [was the song “Satisfaction”]. It was a whole verse of it. After that, there’s 40 minutes of me snoring.”
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On a Personal Note
The Safe Pro Pest Control holiday party.
Food and fun for the entire staff at Strikes Bowling!
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