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Monday, January 28, 2013
Ms. Barrett - Thanks for writing. Without looking at the bug, it's impossible to say what it might have been. If it was imbedded in your skin, it certainly sounds like it may have been a tick. I am not sure from your post when you found the bug but if it was recently, please watch for signs of tick-borne illness. Many present with symptoms that mirror the flu. If you feel ill, please consult with a medical professional and reference the exposure to what might have been a tick.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
I discovered a bug on my back. It looked something like a tick but was rather flat and light gray. It was imbedded on my skin. What could it be? I live in the Northeast.
Thursday, September 06, 2012
I am so lucky I bumped into your site. Great work!
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Thank you for writing. The answer to your question depends on the type of product or treatment your pest professional used, the quantities used, and other factors including the size of your infestation, etc. I'd recommend that you contact your pest professional and ask for his recommendation based on these factors. For more information on cockroaches, please visit our cockroach pest guide page:
Monday, June 11, 2012
How soon after an exterminator has sprayed cabinets for roaches can you wipe down the shelves and restore food items,dishes, etc.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Thank you for writing. I am so sorry to learn that you have bed bugs. Unfortunately this pest is becoming troubling for many people as 1 in 5 Americans has now experienced bed bugs directly or indirectly (through a friend or family member having them). It is vitally important that you have the bed bug population controlled as soon as possible because their numbers will continue to grow without treatment and will very likely infest your neighbors if they haven't already. (Or perhaps they came from a neighboring unit.)
I would urge you to talk with your landlord as the property management company may be able to assist and in fact, may be required to do so depending on how pervasive the bed bug problem is within your complex and the law in your state. Good luck to you.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
I have bed bugs. I live in an apartment. I am totally disabled; on social security. They want to charge me $340.00. I cannot do this. Pleas help !!!
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