Pest Control Tips . . . Delivered with a Smile!
Happy holidays to you and yours! As this year draws to a close, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for being my very valued client!
Rock of Ages
In the 1930s a meteorite fell from the night sky onto a Michigan farm. The farmer and his son found the crater it made when it crashed to earth and dug it up while it was still warm. For 50 years the farmer used the meteorite as a doorstop. When he sold the property, he told the buyer, David Mazurek, the story of the meteorite’s arrival. “It made a heck of a noise when it hit!”
For 30 more years it continued as a doorstop. Then Mazurek read about people finding and selling small meteorites. He wondered about his, so took it to Dr. Mona Sirbescu at Central Michigan University. She said “It’s the most valuable specimen I have ever held in my life, monetarily and scientifically.” The meteorite turned out to have a rare composition (lots of nickel) and is the 6th largest meteor to ever have landed in Michigan. After 80 years as just a doorstop, it was valued at $100,000.
The sight of a cockroach in a home inspires dread like few other insects. The bug is associated with filth. But that is not necessarily true of your home. Despite your diligent cleanliness and best efforts, roaches may have been transported from an infested place to your home (either a live pest or eggs) in a corrugated box, a lunch pail, backpack, or paper sack. They may have invaded your home from a nest outside.
Because cockroaches live and feed in areas that contain dangerous bacteria (dumpsters, drains and bathrooms) they can contaminate food preparation areas with disease-causing germs. You don’t have to live with them. The preventative measures you can do yourself revolve around depriving them of food, water and shelter. However, what makes it especially hard to eradicate a cockroach infestation is their extreme resilience. They can live a week without a head, flatten their bodies to fit through narrow openings, hold their breath for 40 minutes, withstand temperatures down to freezing and go without food for 3 months.
If the population becomes established, it is can be difficult to eradicate them without expert help. Especially the German roach! (That one is more work (and an additional service) to exterminate. It all starts with a thorough inspection of your property inside and out to spot attractants and find nests. Then regular pest control service will keep this species in check. Cockroach treatment is included in our quarterly pest control maintenance program. If you are not already receiving this service, call for details and prices!
Random Fact File
Reindeer Like Rudolph
Reindeer hold the record as the most widely nomadic of all mammals – up to 3,000 miles a year. They are fast too – 48 mph on land and 6 mph in water.
And reindeer have evolved a unique way for the herd to stay in contact, especially during snowstorms or fog. They have tendon in their feet that makes a clicking sound as they walk. A herd of migrating reindeer sounds like a group of Spanish castanet musicians!
An A+ Idea
In 1965, a Yale University management professor wrote this response to a student’s paper proposing reliable, overnight-delivery service, “The concept is interesting and well formed, but in order to earn better than a ‘C,’ the idea must be feasible.” The student, Fred Smith, founded Federal Express 8 years later.
Quote of the Month
“It’s hard to lead a cavalry charge, If you think you look funny on a horse.”
~Adlai E. Stevenson II
More Dumb Criminals
A young (dumb) thief robbed a man of his wallet and cell phone in a public restroom. He picked the wrong place and the wrong man. The Harrisburg Holiday Inn was hosting a police convention. Several signs boldly announced, “Welcome Police Officers”! The victim he selected was an ex-cop who called out to the other 300 other cops nearby. After the rapid arrest the victim said, “He’s probably the dumbest criminal in Pennsylvania.”
“We are very happy with the services done by Safe Pro Pest Control. Their team is very knowledgeable and professional. Rates are reasonable. Glad we found them. Definitely Recommend!. First part above was right after they came by for estimate and out to spray, so following up 10 days after excavation to confirm that their services are awesome. Their pest control is on point. We are now seeing excellent results in the time frame as promised. Thumbs up 100%!”
~ Carmen Nic
On a Personal Note
“My wife, Katie, and I helped Habitat for Humanity demolishing an old 1929 home to rehab for a veteran. It was a great experience and it felt good to give back to a veteran.
To all my clients who served in the armed forces and their families, we at Safe Pro Pest Control appreciate your service!”
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