Published on September 24, 2013
It is reasonable to expect an uptick of stink bugs this fall. An infested home could easily have hundreds or even thousands of stink bugs hiding in the walls, which makes getting rid of stink bugs difficult.
Published on August 29, 2013
Connor’s Pest Protection is committed to the humane treatment and removal of wildlife, utilizing live traps and one-way doors to safely remove nuisance animals without harming them. If you have a wildlife problem in your home, we can relocate the creatures and employ exclusion techniques to keep them from coming back.
Published on August 14, 2013
After bees hibernate for the winter, it is no surprise that they are awake and extremely active during the summer months. For humans however, getting stung by a bee can ruin a beautiful summer day, or in the case of allergy, turn it into a medical emergency. About 2 million Americans have allergies to the venom of stinging insects, so a person’s first bee sting can often be extremely frightening due to the element of the unknown. For these reasons, it is important to take precautions whenever you are outside and in an area that is prone to bees.
Published on July 22, 2013
Everyone loves to hate mosquitoes. They seem to be everywhere this summer and leave behind bites that itch like crazy. Even worse, mosquitoes can transmit the West Nile Virus from birds to people.
While many people assume mosquitoes are attracted to the aroma of blood, in fact they are drawn to the carbon dioxide that we exhale. Therefore, the harder you breathe, the more attractive you are to mosquitoes. You are also more attractive to mosquitoes when you’ve been drinking alcohol. People with smelly feet and women who are pregnant are also at great risk of mosquito bites.
Published on June 4, 2013
Did you know that the all the termites on earth outweigh all the humans on Earth? In the big fight against termites, Connor’s is leading the way by using advanced technology to help find and destroy these home‐destroying pests.
Published on May 23, 2013
This spring is cicada season, where a swarm of these large, winged, red-eyed insects is descending on the mid-Atlantic region. Here at Connor’s we’re very familiar with cicadas… but since they only come to visit every 17 years, you may not be. So we sat down with one to ask a few questions.
Published on May 21, 2013
Every spring, unsuspecting homeowners discover that termites are destroying their homes. The damage caused by termites nationwide adds up to billions of dollars each year. In one case, a homeowner found termites in a book in their living room. The termites had eaten through the home’s foundation, wall, and bookshelf. The repair costs, including replacing parts of the foundation, added up to over $10,000.
Published on May 14, 2013
Starting this month, many counties and towns in our area are kicking off their seasonal mosquito eradication programs to reduce mosquito populations in public places, but it’s up to you to combat mosquitoes at home. Don’t let mosquitoes take over your yard this summer. Here are ten tips:
Published on May 3, 2013
Connor's Pest Protection has been awarded a 2013 Angie's List Super Service Award!
Published on April 30, 2013
In recognition of Bed Bug Awareness Week, Connor’s is teaming with the National Pest Management Association and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help educate people in our area about the scourge of bed bugs. Read on for interesting facts and tips.