The eyes are small; the ears short and nearly hidden by the fur surrounding them. Characters useful in distinguishing this species from other Adirondack voles include fur color and texture, and tail length. The back and sides are auburn or chestnut; the throat, belly and feet are gray to buffy gray. The tail is about 25 mm (1.0 in) in length, slightly longer than the hind foot. Bog lemmings have shorter tails and shaggy fur; the other voles have longer tails.
A diminutive harvest mouse like R. montanus, but upperparts deep brown or gray, heavily mixed with black, especially on the mid-dorsal area; ears blackish all over rather than dark at the base and light at the tip; tail about as long as head and body, the dark dorsal and light ventral stripes about equal in width. Continue reading »
“Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a systematic strategy for managing pests which considers prevention, avoidance, monitoring and suppression. Where chemical pesticides are necessary, a preference is given to materials and methods which maximize public safety and reduce environmental risk”.IPM requires participation of the hotel management and staff—not just the pest control contractors.
The parties collaborate in eliminating the food, water and shelter needed by pests to survive. Continue reading »
Picking up furniture that you find on the street is a big NO NO!! It’s on the street for a reason. Sometimes cheap things turn out to be a lot more expensive. Also avoid buying used furniture on Craigslist.From New Jersey to South Hampton bed bugs are everywhere, take my word for it. A popular myth is that people get bed bugs because they are dirty. Nowadays that cannot be further from the truth. I have walked into homes that were immaculate, so clean you could eat off of their floors and they still had a bed bug infestation. Continue reading »