When bed bugs first reappeared in the U.S. people started panicking. Any stray bug found in a bedroom provoked fear of a bed bug attack. Frightened home owners started sending captured or smashed insects to college entomology departments asking if they had bed bugs.
What’s Bugging You?
Because most insects are small and quick, one bug can look much like another to the untrained eye. Noted Harvard entomologist Dr. Richard Pollack has said that fewer than half of the “bed bug” specimens sent to his laboratory over the years have turned out to be bed bugs. Most of these mystery bugs were identified as common household pests, although Pollack says he has received the odd piece of lint from panicked home owners.
With more than a million different insect species in the world, it is not surprising that correct insect identification requires a professional’s education and knowledge. When insects invade your home or business, accurate insect identification is the critical first step to successful extermination.
Why Is Insect ID Important?
Before you can attack the problem, you have to know what the problem is. As an aid to New Jersey home and business owners Allison Pest Control offers free pest inspections within our Monmouth County and Ocean County, New Jersey service areas.
Just call us or sign up online and we’ll arrange to send one of our professional pest technicians to your home or business to conduct a comprehensive pest inspection and provide expert identification of any pest problems you may have. After determining exactly what pest is bothering you, our experienced exterminators will discuss effective pest control and extermination options.
When bugs bite, call Allison Pest Control.