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How to Get Rid of Bats & Birds in Los Alamos, NM & Prevent Bird Poop & Bat Guano

Birds and bats can pose numerous challenges. Both can carry harmful diseases and can host other pests like fleas, lice, ticks and mites. Histoplasmosis is a respiratory disease caused by a fungus and is transmitted to humans by airborne fungus spores that grow on bird and bat droppings. Birds can also carry cryptococcus which is an infestation with yeast like fungus that can cause tumors in the lungs and can spread to the brain. They can also transmit psittacosis, another infectious disease that can result in death. Their droppings and nesting materials can also become unsightly and bird droppings can become a slipping hazard. Bats can also carry and transmit rabies. Even a bite or a scratch from a rabid bat can result in transmission of the virus. While it is extremely rare to be infected with rabies, it can happen. Symptoms develop anywhere from 3-12 weeks after exposure to an infected animal. If it gets to the central nervous… more »

How Common is Hantavirus in Deer Mice in Rio Rancho, NM? How to Prevent Rodents

Deer mice are fairly common throughout New Mexico. They have white feet and underbelly and are typically brown everywhere else. They scurry around on four feet that extend from their round-shaped body. These mice average 5-8 inches in length and are common across the U.S. Generally, deer mice emerge from their hiding places at dusk and dawn to feed on nuts, berries, seeds, insects and small fruit. Outdoors, deer mice will find shelter in hollow tree logs, piles of debris, and old fence posts. During the late fall, deer mice have a tendency to seek refuge from the harsh winter temperatures and infiltrate into houses, garages, sheds or rarely used vehicles to seek shelter. Once inside your home, they are more attracted to basements or attics and will build their nests stuffed furniture, storage boxes, drawers and wall voids. Do All Deer Mice Carry Hantavirus? Today, we at Bugman Pest Control of New Mexico bring up deer mice because of… more »

Why Are Africanized Killer Honey Bees More Aggressive & a Problem in Bernalillo, NM?

According to entomologists, Africanized honey bees otherwise known as killer bees will sting without provocation making them dangerous for homeowners who are unfortunate enough to come in contact with them. If you notice a lot of bee activity around your backyard adhere on the side of caution and contact your knowledgeable Bugman Inc. professional for proper identification and removal. You backyard may have become a home for Africanized honey bees and if you disturb them you run the risk of being attacked by possibly thousands of agitated stinging insects. When killer bees move into attack mode they are both aggressive and relentless and the summer months are when Africanized honey bees are most active. Where Did Africanized Honey Bees Come From? The Africanized honey bee is a hybrid of the Western honey bee originally produced by cross-breeding the African honey bee with various European honey bees in order to increase honey production. The Africanized honey bee was first introduced into… more »

How to Get Rid of Wasp Nests in Walls & Stop Wasps from Coming Back in Espanola, NM

Insects come in all shapes and sizes. Some are completely benign while others are extremely dangerous. Some like to exist in isolation while others prefer groups. Some have only a few variations on the species while others have hundreds of variations. Some insects are frequently found in or around homes and businesses while others stay away from humans. Today we will be taking a look at the wasp. The wasp is one of many insects that humans will most likely have interactions with at some point in their lives. Where Do Wasps Live? The scientific classification for the wasp is Hymenoptera Apocrita. Wasps made their first known appearance millions of years ago during the Jurassic period. Over the years tens of thousands of wasp species have been discovered. With the exception of the polar regions, wasps can be found in all parts of the world. Some wasps are social wasps and some wasps are solitary wasps. Wasps range in size… more »

Signs of Bed Bugs in Santa Fe, NM; Bites, Cast Skin Casings, Odor, Stains on Sheets & More

With the school year coming to a close, you and your family might be planning some fun family vacations. However, this is the time of year where bed bugs become a major problem and can easily be picked up in hotel rooms, resorts, or even by visiting family or friends. Bed bugs are hitchhikers and will crawl into bags, purses, and on other linens, such as clothing. They are also very hard to detect and often most people don’t even know they are there until their home becomes infested. Bugman Pest Control of New Mexico will share some basic signs that your home is infested with bed bugs and how you can help control them. How to Tell if You Have Bed Bugs on Your Mattress & in Your Home Bed Bug Bites – Bed bug bites are somewhat easy to determine. Bed bugs will bite humans while they are sleeping and feed on their blood. When bed bugs bite… more »

Grass Fertilizer & Yard Insect Control in Albuquerque, NM; Signs of Lawn Grubs & More

Lawns and desert landscapes can be negatively impacted by some different weeds and invasive insects. These same problems can prove to be a challenge to control if left unchecked even for a short time frame. Attempting to remove the unwanted weeds around your prize cactus and in between the heavy rocks can be especially problematic. Some trees and insects can quickly infest and take over an entire garden or lawn, depriving it of the nutrients it needs and ultimately destroying it. With our Lawn Fertilization and Yard Insect Control services offered throughout all four seasons of the year, we can keep your lawn looking amazing. We at Bugman Pest Control would like further expound on the lawn fertilization and yard insect control services. Grass Fertilizer An important role of healthy grass in addition to proper watering, mowing, and pre-emergent, is adequate fertilizing. It is a common misconception that your turf needs fertilizing once a year, but really, a healthy, well… more »

Early Termite Signs & How to Treat & Get Rid of Eastern Subterranean Termites in Taos, NM

The most common termite species found in New Mexico is the Eastern subterranean termite. An Eastern subterranean termite colony can consume five grams of wood each day. They will eat cellulose material like structural wood, wood fixtures, paper, books and cotton. They are most destructive to Douglas fir and other wood used in construction. They will destroy the inner sections of the wood, eating mainly the spring wood and leaving the harder summer wood behind. This will leave wood extremely weak and can destroy billions in property every year. Termites can greatly devalue a home with the damage they cause. Eastern Subterranean Termite Family Caste Subterranean termite colonies are slow to grow and can take years before signs of damage are seen. When a colony reaches maturity, it can number 20,000 to 5 million workers, with an average of about 300,000. The queen of the colony will add 5,000 to 10,000 eggs each year it is active. Colonies are typically… more »

Types of Ants in White Rock, NM; Fire, Argentine, Acrobat, Odorous House Ant Pests & More

Ants are the most common pest in households and are the pests that get more calls to professional pest control than any other pest. Ants are very successful social insects with colonies that can be small to large and the warm climate and desert landscape climate in New Mexico is ideal for them. Types of Ants in New Mexico Odorous House Ants– These ants are probably the most common infesting ants. They are small ants that have dark brown bodies that can look black. They get their name from the rotten coconut smell they release when they are crushed. They can be very hard to deal with as they will nest inside walls. Fire ants– Fire ants are red and can sting. They live in soil mounds around your home and like areas that are open and sunny. They can get as big as a quarter of an inch and their painful bite is the reason they have the reputation… more »

How to Get Rid of Deer Mice in Your Los Alamos, NM House; Identification, Habitat & More

The deer mouse, Latin name Peromyscus maniculatus, is a relatively small rodent which can be found in many areas throughout the United States. These tiny rodents are known for their agility and speed along with their ability to jump. The deer mouse is considered a particularly dangerous species as it is known to carry several deadly diseases including Hantavirus and Lyme disease. Both of these diseases can infect individuals directly or indirectly through contact with saliva, urine and feces. According to the knowledgeable experts at Bugman Inc., the deer mouse is the main carrier of Sin Nombre virus, a Hantavirus strain found in New Mexico. While the deer mouse prefers agricultural areas, they can also be found in residential and commercial areas. Deer Mouse Identification The deer mouse is fairly small compared to other species of mice at barely four inches long. It can be easily identified with its two-toned colored body and large eyes, soft gray fur on the… more »

Plague Cases in New Mexico in 2017? How to Get Rid of Rats in Your Rio Rancho, NM House & Yard

While most people think of medieval times when they hear about the plague, this horrible illness continues to be a problem today all over the United States. Just this summer, a man and woman were both diagnosed with the plague likely contracted by infected rodents including rats and mice. These plague victims account for two of the three cases found in New Mexico this year alone. Bugman Inc. is here to talk about the plague and its link to rodents including rats. The Plague or “Black Death” & Its Connection to Rats You may have seen scenes of the plague from long ago when doctors would be masked to protect themselves from “Black Death.” This illness was widespread from the fleas that reside on infected rats and then bit humans transmitting the disease. Although the plague isn’t referred to as “Black Death” anymore, it is still very serious and shouldn’t be taken lightly. The bubonic and septicemic plague are spread… more »

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  • “We had Steve from Bugman Pest Control come out to treat our home today. He went way above and beyond what was expected and was very thorough! He was extremely polite and professional. Based on this experience, I would definitely recommend Bugman Pest Control to anyone. Their prices are great and their service is exceptional!”

    - Erin P.

  • “They are very thorough, even swept out the eves of my 2 story home. All of the techs are professional, polite and provided a clear explanation as to what was done.”

    - Angel B.

  • “Thanks to Dan for retreat service last week. We have had a persistent scorpion problem and Chris took the time to listen to our situation and come up with a solid plan to address the issue. . . Bugman has been excellent at responding to our needs, gladly performing additional treatments as needed.”

    - Kelly

  • “Chris L. was our technician yesterday and he did a great job. He sprayed extra for scorpions. He also remembered me from months past and made sure our bug problem was solved. Overall I have been pleased with the service.”

    - Wendi O.

  • “We are very happy with this company and their technicians especially with Chris L. who came back after my phone call to bring some glue traps. They are very professional and a great team!”

    - Yudi B.

  • “We have been very pleased with the pest control that we have gotten from Bugman. The tech that came by today, Sam H., was very polite and made a point of letting me know what he had done and the products that were used. He was also on time. This is important, because it allows me to get the dog out of the house and the yard for a walk. Keep up the good work!”

    - Karen H.

  • “Bugman Pest Control has been doing a great job servicing my home for the last 8 months. Today I was home when the technician, Sam H., arrived. Sam was very courteous and professional while still being personable. After completing the service he reviewed which chemicals were used and reminded me I could always call for a re-treatment if needed (I haven't needed one yet)”

    - John L.

  • “Bugman was professional and informative. They came on time and worked hard to get rid of our pests. Thanks Dan. The office staff is really friendly too and our salesman was extra great.”

    - Christy M.

  • “Chris L. with Bugman Pest Control was extremely informative and highly professional. He was very interested in the concerns and issues we were having and was very diligent in his approach to correct the issues. Thank you Steve for being so pleasant to work with.”

    - Katie B.

  • “Love my pest guys! Very professional and willing to go the extra mile...Chris L. sprayed today a little extra in the garage...Thank You! Thank You!”

    - Becky W.

  • “Mike O. has been to my house to exterminate.... I love this company. They are always polite when you call and always professional. Mike is so considerate of our baby and 3 dogs! I feel so comfortable and safe with their services being there is an infant and dogs in the house. Best of all, NO MORE SCORPIONS AND ANTS! Thanks!!”

    - Jenny B.

  • “The people at Bugman Pest Control are wonderful. Mike O. from the Tempe office has been my technician and was very knowledgeable and sincere. I have told a dozen people about them and would recommend them to everyone. Every person I have dealt with from the billing department to the sales reps to the actual technicians has provided excellent customer service.”

    - Ralph N.

  • “This company did a great, thorough job inside and out, and also did treatment for scorpions at no extra charge. Tony did a great, professional job! I am very impressed with Bugman!”

    - Allen N.


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