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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 »

How to Prevent & Get Rid of Pantry Bugs & Beetles in Kitchen Cupboards in Bernalillo, NM

When we say pantry pests, we aren’t referring to the little thieves that have broken into your home like the rodents, roaches, and ants, but rather the insects that are often infesting the very food we buy. Most of these pests are incredibly tiny, and it takes a lot of them moving around before they are noticed. Bugman, Inc would like to take the opportunity to share some information concerning pantry pests such as the weevils, moths, beetles. Where Do Pantry Bug, Beetle & Moth Pests Come from? Cereals, flour, herbs, chocolates, dried fruits, rice, and other such products can easily bought with the pantry pests already present in the very packaging they arrived in. As they contaminate and devour the food as they mature, you are often unaware of their activities. The less common pantry pest, bust still worth mentioning are the cigarette and drugstore beetles, but their habits include the infesting the plant matter products like spices and… more »

Bed Bug Myths in Espanola, NM; Bed Bugs Can Live a Year Without Feeding on a Host & More

Bed bugs have been around for centuries. Nearly obliterated following WWII, they are becoming an epidemic with the ease of world traveling. With the rise in their population in the last decade, many people have formulated myths concerning these little blood-lusted criminals and we at Bugman Pest Control of New Mexico have decided to set the record straight on a handful of the most common myths floating around. Myth #1 Bed Bugs Can Live a Year Without Feeding on a Host Despite the ongoing debate among scientists concerning this myth, studies suggest that bed bugs that live in consistent normal room temperature environments can survive a short time without a blood meal. The bed bug’s metabolism will slow down in chillier climates and being cold-blooded, their odds at surviving a year without a blood meal increases. Myth #2 Bed Bugs Spread from Person to Person After Hiding on our Bodies Unlike ticks, fleas, or lice, bedbugs do not hide within… more »

Signs of Termite Pests & How to Get Rid of Subterranean & Drywood Termites in Santa Fe, NM

Every year, billions of dollars of damages are caused by a tiny pest that everyone has heard of and is instantly recoiled by their very name; termites. Everyone knows that having a termite infestation is one of the most devastating things that can happen to homeowners. They are so tiny that unless you know what the red flags are, you may not realize there is an infestation until the damage is great. When it comes to termites, they are classified into groups such as subterranean termites, drywood termites, or dampwood termites. Throughout New Mexico, subterranean are the most common offenders, followed by drywood termites. Today, we at Bugman Pest Control of New Mexico would like to shine the light on subterranean and drywood termites. Subterranean Termites Subterranean termites are found in the soil, and infiltrate structures that connect to the soil they trench through. From there, they consume and tunnel their way through the wood and cellulose materials used to… more »

How to Get Rid of Bumblebees & Sweat, Cuckoo, Longhorn, Honey & Carpenter Bees in Alburquerque, NM

Everyone knows the beneficial gain of bees. Responsible for pollinating plants and in some cases producing honey, bees have their advantages. On the other hand, they also have drawbacks. When a bee feels their hive is in danger, they assault the perceived threat with a stinger featuring large barbs that deliver a painful, single sting; as the bee will die soon after. But not only can their sting be painful, it is common for people to suffer allergic reactions ranging from mild to severe and if it is severe and multiple bees attack, the consequences can be fatal. Today, we at Bugman Pest Control of New Mexico would like to shine light on bees and their removal. Types of Bees Found in New Mexico Throughout New Mexico, several species of bees are known to be in the area; Bumblebee, Sweat Bee, Cuckoo Bee, Honey Bee, Longhorn Bee, and Carpenter Bee. Each of these bee types and the species belonging in… more »

What Types of Cockroaches are Common in Rio Rancho, NM? German, American, Oriental, Turkestan & Other Roaches

People throughout the world are no stranger to cockroaches. With so many species found throughout the U.S. alone, it’s no wonder that cockroaches are found in almost area. Cockroaches, no matter the species, are all capable of making grown men gasp and jump to extreme heights when they cross paths due to their grotesque looks. But cockroaches can induce allergies and easily transmit germs, bacteria, and diseases just by crawling across a surface where food is prepared. Common Cockroach Types Found in New Mexico Despite the long list of species found in the world, there a few species that seem more common in New Mexico, and today, we at Bugman Pest Control of New Mexico would like to briefly go over them. Common species of roaches found in New Mexico include the German cockroach, American cockroach, Oriental cockroach, Turkestan cockroach and Brown-Banded cockroach. – American Cockroaches. American Cockroaches are one of the largest species of roaches in the country, growing… more »

How to Get Rid of Roof Rats in Your Bernalillo, NM Home or Business; Rodent Prevention & Control Tips

Rats are no stranger to man. Some actually seem fond of the rodents and keep them as pets, where others are rightfully repulsed by their presence. Rats are common throughout the United States and with several species of rats, you never know what you really have lurking in your home or business unless you been trained or taught. With that in mind, we at Bugman Pest Control of New Mexico would like to shine some light on Roof Rats and some tips on what you can do to minimize any infestations. Roof Rat Prevention Tips Before we briefly educate you on roof rats, we would like to list some advice on what you can do to help keep the roof rats out of your business or home. – Bushes and trees need to be well maintained by keeping them pruned and trimmed away from the house. – Weather strip or replace the caulk around the windows and doors as needed…. more »

Lawn Fertilization & Insect Control to Feed Your Grass, Treat Weeds & Manage Pests in Espanola, NM

For most homeowners, having a beautiful yard for your children or grandchildren to play in is at the top of our list. Some even strive to have a lush garden where they like to spend their time relaxing and enjoying the fresh air. We all want to keep our yard free of weeds and harmful pests but sometimes we need a little (or a lot of) extra help to achieve our dreams of the prefect yard. Bugman Pest Control of New Mexico knows routine lawn fertilization and yard insect control is the way toward the achieving prefect back yard. Benefits of a Lawn Fertilizer Schedule There is more to lawn care then just having a good sprinkler system and throwing weed and feed down occasionally. Each lawn holds its own special needs and requires different nutrients and amounts. Proper lawn fertilization requires you to know what portion of nitrogen your yard consumes. Each type of grass consumes different amounts of… more »

Signs, Prevention & Treatment of Bed Bug Infestations in Santa Fe, NM

Bed bugs seem to be an ever growing problem in areas all over the United States. They started to reappear steadily around 1990 after almost ceasing to exist in the states after World War II. Experts chalk this rise in population up to the the banning of the most effective pesticides and also the ease of travel. It used to be much more difficult to travel than it is now. With traveling being so accessible, bringing home insects and even diseases from other parts of the country and world becomes more common. The pests that are the most skilled hitch hikers are bed bugs. Bugman Pest Control, Inc would like to help you identify and avoid a bed bug infestation. How to Identify Bed Bugs; Tell-tale Signs Bed bugs are a small insect, only measuring about ¼ inch long. They are a flat oval shape and a rusty brown in color. They feed primarily on human blood and after they… more »

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  • “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.”

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  • “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!”

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  • “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)”

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