Mar 21st, 2016 4:26pm
The month of April is when termites swarm. This ONLY happens in the month of April. This activity typically happens when the temperature is over 80 degrees and usually AFTER a rain when the humidity is up. Curiously, this is usually the SECOND day AFTER a rainy, humid day. All of these factors must fall into perfect alignment in order to trigger the swarm.
What is a swarm ? A termite swarm is when the termite colony gets large enough that the colony must split. The "swarmers" are winged alates (Uh lat tees) and often are mistaken for "flying ants." The swarm ONLY happens when the colony has been active for at least 4 years.
Often people will come home in the afternoon and find the window sill full of "flying ants". Uh...NO. These are termite swarmers. The colony has been INSIDE your home for at least 4 years at this point...eating on your home. Once the above weather triggers are met, the winged reproductives emerge through the tiniest cracks and come out. They go toward the light, which is your window ,and are stopped there. This is where you find them in the afternoons. They're weak flyers and the wings come off rather easily. It is said that out of all the hundreds of swarmers, at least one male and one female will make it outdoors, somehow, someway, to start a new colony. This is the new King and Queen. And the cycle starts all over again.....
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Nov 23rd, 2015 11:25am
With the cold weather finally here, we are now getting calls about sounds in attics. These are usually raccoons, squirrels or mice.
If the sounds are heard only at night, it's usually raccoons.
If in the day only or early morning, it's usually a gray squirrel.
If at night or day, and just a scratching type sound or scurrying, it could be mice.
Bewteen Christmas and March, we will get reports of sounds "like cats fighting" in the attic. This is typically the sounds of raccoons mating. The young are born between mid-March and mid-June.
To the person, they will say "I don't know how they can be getting in, there's no place on my house big enough for something as big as a raccoon to get in."
A 'coon doesn't need a hole the size of a beach ball to get in. A gap as small as 4"x4" is big enough and a 2 inches by 2 inches is enough for a squirrel. The photo shows me putting my hand into a gap above a gutter on a home on Nov. 22, 2015.
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Nov 23rd, 2015 8:17am
HI and welcome to our new blog ! I'll be adding information from time to time that customers might find useful about our pest and wildlife services.
What some people may not understand is that I SERVICE CINCINNATI OHIO for insect control, termites, bed bugs etc. as well as for WILDLIFE CONTROL in CINCINNATI, OHIO.
We're just around I-275 near Lawrenceburg and hopping on the Cross County/Reagan Highway makes it SO QUICK to service the CINCINNATI METRO AREA for WILDLIFE CONTROL.
So...remember.. a call to BeastMaster Pest Services can often mean SAME DAY service if you call first thing in the morning.
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