Archives for April 2013

All the Ants Are in Town

Imagine all of your aunts coming into town all at once. It could be quite a scene. Probably lots of coffee or perhaps margaritas might be called for and plenty of business would certainly be about, times all that by over a thousand and you have an ant infestation on your hands instead. It is a hardly comparable nuisance indeed and one that we can help you with at Johnson County Exterminating. Already we’ve gotten plenty of calls about ants in your area and have identified new infestations of ants ranging from Carpenter Ants to Pavement Ants with various species in between and spring has just sprung! Of course, we always offer a safe, economical program that is guaranteed to get rid of your ants and tailored to each client’s individual circumstances. Many of our clients have inquired about ways to help us help them and we recommend some general ant tips. These tips include: keeping trash cans clean and away from infested areas, leaving pet food down for only a certain amount of time and removing it, putting food away in sealed containers and free from countertops and tables, removing piles of papers or stacked bags as they provide nesting sites, and always trying to eliminate excess moisture such as leaks or damp crawlspaces. Our friendly exterminators are trained to look for any ways to help our clients on-site. Of course, do not use other insecticides or strong cleaners near areas that have been treated for ants. Together, we’ll send those ants a marchin’! As for the uncles… well, that’s a whole other blog!

Bedbugs in Greenwood: A Growing Concern

Bedbugs are best when we just don’t get them. Yet staying at a hotel on vacation, visiting the library, kids coming home from school, shopping at our favorite retailer, and more are ever so quickly becoming all too easy avenues for what can be our worst fears come true. So what do we know about bedbugs? They are the ultimate hitchhikers. They find a way on our bags and clothing and walk their way into our beds or favorite resting spots. They like to take a blood meal when things are quiet and settled down, quite finicky creatures. However, bedbugs are highly attracted to human scent and breath, a survival tactic since our blood is their bread and butter. They don’t jump like fleas but bedbugs do walk and climb and one can do so for up to a year without feeding, making them highly adaptable and a serious concern. So what can be done? Preventing bedbugs is a lifestyle. Making sure the family doesn’t just come home and throw purses and backpacks on beds and lie down in school and work clothes. Clothes aren’t just thrown around the room (even new clothes). Special consideration for things like laptops, etc. and borrowed library books, movie rentals, and any bags must be taken. Still, the numbers have shown that even the most carful are at risk as bedbugs are numerous and determined.
Twenty minutes dry in a dryer will kill a bedbug. Our exterminators take precautions against bedbugs such as gathering laundry together in one area and frequency of washings and extra drying and recommend the same for all of our clients, always. Hotels are a particular worry (so are airlines and so on). Our office manager, Marianne, has great tips, like keeping clothes in the bathroom and inspecting for tiny tick looking creatures in cracks in crevices. Don’t let the bedbugs bite back home again in Indiana! Bedbug occurrences have only increased in our country and counties. Johnson County Exterminating has an effective, affordable, and safe pest control program where we work one on one with our clients using top of the line techniques to rid any infestation. A bedbug problem can happen to anyone so let your local professionals help, because we’re all in this together. As always, call us for all of your pest concerns – we’re ready to believe you!

Don’t Buy Bug Zappers

Lots to get ready for in spring and garden products are flying off the shelves. Bug zappers are a product that Johnson County Exterminating does not recommend (not even as a gift for neighbors, which we sometimes joke about in Indiana). First of all, 90% of insects are considered beneficial or just doing no harm to humans. Most of these are flying and attracted to lights. So, most of the bugs you will be zapping don’t really harm you. There is one that can be harmful just because of the zapper and that is the June bug. In Indiana, these are slightly pesty because they buzz and can get big and bash into lights but the adult June bug doesn’t bite or suck blood, however, they do lay eggs that hatch grubs. Often, they’ll lay those eggs near a bug zapper and next year the surrounding lawn and grass roots will be subject to the grubs’ hardy appetites (something to horrify any neighbor). Still, surely it’s helping out the battle just a little by zapping all those bugs and generally one feels good that there’s plenty of bug carnage around – well, at Johnson County Exterminating we feel the same passion. So let us target your real pests, give you a good deal (and have truly grateful neighbors)!

What’s Bugging You in Greenwood?

April Showers and May flowers always bring bugs in Indiana! So this spring your local pest control experts are coming back in a big way! We are offering a new interactive website with lots of ways our customers or anyone curious can reach us also a new blog packed with pest advice and tips. Our company has seen over 20 springs in Greenwood, Franklin, and surrounding areas and know that the pests don’t take a spring break. Our friendly and reliable exterminators are ready to give you a pest control program that is easy, safe, and effective. Many of our customers are taking advantage of our Spring/Summer/Fall Powerspray Program that gets rid of many common pests like ants, centipedes, pill bugs, spiders and many outside invaders all for only $285.00 for the year. Remember, this covers you for the year, even against rodents, and all callbacks are free. You can always count on us to deliver inexpensive exterminating with no hassles! Please give us a call and get started today! Stay tuned for more specials, bug prevention techniques, and don’t let anything bug you this year!