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8 / 8 / 2018

Bed Bugs Feeding Habits

Watch This Bed Bug Eat.

Have you ever seen a bed bug feeding up close and personal?  I had fun this week filming these bugs feeding on my hand. As you can see from the short video above – you are a bed bug’s primary food source. Bed bugs feed three to twelve minutes one to three times a week. Though they prefer human blood, bed bugs are known to feed off your pets as well, (dogs, cats, mice, and hamsters).

Their development contains five nymph stages and when supplied with a food source, they can grow to adulthood in as quickly as one to two months. Bed bugs can live from six months to a year and a half, going without feeding for as long as six months to an entire year! They’re good at hiding and when not feeding, they will remain in cracks and crevices in your home.

How do they get into your home? They’re often brought into a home or property through used furniture, luggage or bags, or even on a unsuspecting visitor. Intrigued by these cryptic pests? Keep an eye out for upcoming blogs with more information on bed bug bites, biology, and the best ways to keep them out of your home!

6 / 11 / 2018

Electronic Rodent Monitoring

 

Welcome to the future of pest management.

We are scientists and are constantly researching the newest innovations in pest management. One of these new innovations is Electronic Rodent Monitoring. With Electronic Rodent Monitoring we can now receive immediate notifications through text and email when a rodent is captured at one of our accounts. This new technology allows us to:

  • Respond more quickly when rodents are present
  • Monitor difficult to reach areas
  • Get a greater understanding through trends and reports
  • Allow us to spend more time inspecting and less time checking traps so you get more value
  • Let 3rd party auditors know that you are proactive and ahead of the curve preventing pests

We are excited to bring this new technology to Utah. Thorn is the first company to introduce this new innovation. If you are interested in learning more give us a call 800-626-1156 or email us at info@thornservices.com.

6 / 11 / 2018

Utah Pest Management Association

 

We are thrilled at the formation of the Utah Pest Management Association. The UPMA is the only organization dedicated exclusively to the growth and development of Utah’s pest management industry. Utah has needed an organization like this for a long time.

The UPMA will support Utah’s pest management professionals through:

  • Training
  • Education
  • Professional Development
  • Public Policy Advocacy
  • Market Growth

Thorn is proud to be part of this new organization. We invite all pest management companies in Utah to join us in supporting this great industry. We are blessed to be in this great industry. 

If you would like to learn more you can visit UtahPest.org

6 / 6 / 2018

We wrote the book on commercial pest control.

Pest infestation is a scary situation, to say the least. But there is help-professionals who know how to handle and prevent stubborn pests and keep them away. In HERE TO HELP, Kevin Thorn provides you with the knowledge and resources you need to:

  • Confidently choose the best pest control provider
  • Prevent a pest control crisis… saving you money
  • Achieve peace of mind knowing you are a responsible business manager or owner
  • Protect your business by avoiding complaints, negative exposure, and embarrassment

Kevin has helped thousands of clients solve their difficult pest issues, and he wrote HERE TO HELP to do just that, help. Kevin wants to help as many people as possible and a book is another way for him to do that. Reach out to us if you want a copy of HERE TO HELP or you can purchase a copy here:

https://www.amazon.com/Here-Help-Management-Commercial-Properties/dp/1599327287/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1528822200&sr=8-2&keywords=here+to+help+kevin+thorn

Be pest free, wherever you are.