Schendel Pest Control would like to advise you on the recent acceleration in bed bug activity and sightings in our general area.
Bed bugs are a very mobile insect, meaning they travel well. Most of the general use pesticides today do not work because they have shown a built up resistance to most of these. Specialized chemicals and heat are the only things that seems to work across the United States.
Some ways the bed bugs travel are listed below:
- When traveling from hotel and motels, they can be brought home in luggage and bags.
- When a child is coming home for the summer after being away at college they can bring them into the home in furniture, bedding and clothing.
- A family member moving from an apartment complex or housing that may store furniture in your house.
- Used and yard sale furniture needs to be inspected thoroughly
- Just plain family and friends that stop by for a visit who may have been traveling
These are just a few ways today that they can be moved from one location to another. Schendel Pest Control is implementing specialized chemicals and dust along with heat to help combat bed bugs. Schendel Pest Control handles bed bug mattress and box spring encasements, monitors and other tools. We also have a trailer with 430 cubic foot of space to heat people’s possessions before they are allowed to enter structures.
If you have any questions please call us at 1-800-371-3241 or 785-336-3241.
Mosquito Ticks & Fleas
Schendel Pest Control is offering a new 3X a year exterior mosquito program. Mosquitos are making big news today with Avian Bird Flu, West Nile Virus and recently in the news, Zika Virus. The CDC has put Kansas and Nebraska in their danger zones for the Zika Virus. Pricing will depend on the size of area to be treated and amount of shrubbery, trees and foliage. Ticks, fleas and chiggers can be added to the service.
The treatment will be great for helping to control mosquitoes through the months when they are active. The service would be ideal for backyard parties, weddings, gatherings or just plain summertime enjoyment outdoors for people and pets.
Since inception of this program, results we had were far better than expected. We were able to reduce mosquitoes in the areas treated tremendously for up to 60 days!
Rats & Mice
Rodents today cause major problems in residential, commercial and Agricultural structures. This includes farm and grain facilities, health, public facilities and many more areas.
Mice, rats, voles- Infesting and damaging property, spreading disease and cause severe paranoia in many people. Let us help you! Schendel Pest Control provides a preventive rodent control program as a stand-alone or added to an existing service. Schendel Pest Control will help develop a program to fit your needs.
The Norway, or brown, rat lives both as a commensal in close association with man and in the feral state, chiefly where vegetation is tall and rank and affords adequate protection.
As a commensal this rat lives principally in basements, on the ground floor, or in burrows under sidewalks or outbuildings. They appear to be most common about feed stores, chicken houses, and garbage dumps. Although more at home on the ground, these rats are adept at climbing and have been observed traveling along telephone wires from one building to another. In places they become exceedingly numerous and destructive.
These rats are prolific breeders. The gestation period varies from 21 to 23 days and the number of young from two to 14, averaging seven or eight. At birth they are blind, naked, and helpless. They grow rapidly; their eyes open in 14-17 days and they are weaned when 3 or 4 weeks old. There is no delimited breeding season, but there is a tendency for a slow-up in reproduction during fall and winter. The life span is reported to be 2-3 years.
House mice thrive under a variety of conditions: they are found in and around homes and commercial structures as well as in open fields and agricultural lands. House mice consume and contaminate food meant for humans, pets, livestock, or other animals. In addition, they often cause considerable damage to structures and property. They can transmit pathogens that cause diseases such as salmonellosis, a form of food poisoning.
The Field Mouse is a small rodent, found in long rolling plains or alternately old houses and any place in between. Low on the food chain, these beasts reproduce at an alarming rate. They aren’t especially vicious and rely on their size, speed, and own ingenuity to survive.