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In one of his most celebrated poems, T.S. Eliot opens with the line “April is the cruelest month.” Wisconsinites would have difficulty faulting this statement. Winter’s cold, numbing feeling still lingers beyond the Spring Solstice, while trees commence blooming and greet allergy sufferers with the first of many sneezing attacks.
As you pack your bags and jet-off to a warm location for spring break vacation, Zika Virus and bed bugs may be greeting you upon your arrival. Zika Virus, transmitted by mosquitoes, is prevalent in popular spring break destinations and is an ongoing threat that travelers should be aware of. In addition to Zika Virus, bed bugs are also a pest to be aware of while traveling as they can be found in hotels across the globe and can easily hitch a ride back home if you are not careful. To avoid these risk pests, read the tips below so you can relax on your spring break trip.
With the winter weather in full force, the time has come for Wisconsinites to seek warmer weather. Yet humans are not the only ones traveling – bed bugs are on the move too. Whether you choose to stay at a hostel, Airbnb or a five-star hotel, bed bugs could become your newest travel buddy. According to the National Pest Management Association, bed bugs were ranked number one among the Top 10 Pests of the Year in 2015. This means that in 2015, bed bugs were the pest that encountered the most queries from the public, including an interest in general information, photos and facts.
Lice are a pest commonly found in school and daycare settings. It is estimated that one in four children will get lice during their childhood. Although lice are a health and hygiene issue, Wil-Kil Pest Control, a regional pest management company located in Menomonee Falls, has offered tips to educate parents on how to identify, prevent and remove lice.
As we countdown to Christmas, Wil-Kil Pest Control has taken a familiar carol, and tweaked it to remind homeowners how to keep unwanted pests from crashing holiday parties this season. As the days continue to get shorter and the nights chillier, we will most likely migrate indoors and gather with family and friends around a warm fireplace or holiday table. Keep in mind, our pest friends like to stay warm, just as much as we do. In the midst of the wonderful chaos that is the holiday season, keep these 12 Pest Tips of Christmas on hand to keep these unwanted pests from ruining your holiday cheer.