Tag: bug

Landscapers and Retailers to Promote Insect-Reduction Products and Services

"More peo­ple are becom­ing ill with dis­eases car­ried by ticks and mos­qui­toes, bit­ing pests that arrive with warmer weath­er, says Con­sumer Reports. The annu­al num­ber of these infec­tions, such as Lyme dis­ease and West Nile virus, report­ed to the Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion more than tripled between 2004 and 2016 in the U.S. But before you spray your yard with pes­ti­cides, opt for effec­tive yet less dras­tic meth­ods."

Pest Control Ads to Portray Bugs as Disgusting Rather than Scary

To deter­mine how the human brain reacts to see­ing insects and oth­er pests, pest con­trol leader Orkin part­nered with the Geor­gia Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy (Geor­gia Tech) on a sci­en­tif­ic research study. Geor­gia Tech researchers dis­cov­ered that pests seen in a home elicit­ed the neu­ro­log­i­cal reac­tion of "strong dis­gust," an emo­tion asso­ci­at­ed with avoid­ing con­t­a­m­i­na­tion and dis­ease.