Skunks in Vacant House Worry Old Bridge Residents

A family of skunks has caused concern among residents in the Laurence Harbor area of Old Bridge, New Jersey after they moved into an abandoned house. Other than emitting a foul smell, the skunks also pose a threat to the safety of pets and residents in the neighborhood.

Ashley Mulcahy, who is living next door to the skunk-infested house, said that she has seen a large number of skunks going in and out of the house, and her nine-year-old American Eskimo dog was sprayed and bitten by one of them. Neighbors are worried that the skunks may spread rabies, and efforts have been made to contact the owner of the house, but she has not responded to the calls.

Director of Middlesex County Public Health Department, David A. Papi, advised residents to avoid contact with skunks or other wild animals and report immediately to their local health departments if they are bitten by wild animals.

If you need professional help to get rid of skunks, you can call pest control experts in NY, NYC, and NJ.

NJ, NYC Queen Bees Painted for a Good Reason

NJ and NYC residents and people living all over the place will be interested to learn that keeping managed bee hives in a town is a good strategy for controlling the assertive Africanized bees. A qualified bee keeper knows when his hives have been taken over by the aggressive Africanized bees.

The bee keepers in NJ, NYC and elsewhere actually mark the queen bees with paint so they will realize when the queen bee has been tossed out of the colony. When the Africanized bees take over the hive, the colony of bees typically becomes mean. The bee keeper typically removes the new queen from the colony and replaces her with a new, nice queen which is usually wrapped in a candy enclosure. The bees eat the enclosure in order to greet her. The procedure usually entices the other bees to give the new, nice queen their loyalty. So, stay away from Africanized honey bees.

If you have NJ, NYC, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx or Manhattan bees ask a NJ, NYC pest control expert to take care of the critters.

New Jersey Fights Growing Mosquito Problem

The population of mosquitoes in New Jersey is increasing at a rapid rate this year because of the wet and cool weather conditions. Mosquitoes are dangerous pests that can cause a wide range of health problems, including the West Nile virus disease. To ensure that the residents in the state are protected from the risks of mosquito-transmitted diseases, the New Jersey Office of Mosquito Control Coordination is making extra efforts to combat the growing mosquito problem.

Mosquito fighters are sent to various parts of New Jersey, including wetlands, swamps, and river plains, to destroy mosquito larvae and exterminate adult mosquitoes. Hundreds of acres of land in Essex and Morris counties have been sprayed with mosquito pesticides from the air as well as on the ground. However, such measures are not sufficient to prevent the occurrences of mosquito-transmitted diseases.

The superintendent of the Division of Mosquito Control in Essex County, Louis Lynch, said that residents have to join efforts with the state to fight the mosquito problem. Residents can help out by getting rid of any standing water in their yards and cleaning their gutters regularly.

Man Killed by a Mass of Bees

Bees attacked and killed a man in Tivoli Texas. A person being killed by bee stings is a rare occurrence. However, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention records approximately 100 case each year. It typically takes about 1,200 stings to threaten the life of an adult, however people who are hypersensitive can die by only one or two stings.

Bees attack while protecting their hive. When bees are in search of food or swarming they typically don’t sting people. The man was attacked while mowing a lawn. Bees are able to feel vibrations from lawn mowers and believe a lawn mower is a threat to them according to Roy Parker, an entomologist. When a bee does sting a person it puts out pheromones that stimulates other bees to attack. Experts suggest that running away is the best strategy for people being attacked by bees.

If you are dealing with NJ, NYC, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx or Manhattan bees ask a NJ, NYC pest control expert to take care of them.

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