Everybody knows that your hair can have lice (hopefully yours doesn’t), but did you know your books can have lice too? Are you starting to feel the need to scratch your head? We understand!
Booklice, also known as barklice or barkflies, are tiny insects that eat mold in old books and on papers and maps. Evidently, they are very studious bugs!
They also like to hang around on floors, bookshelves, windowsills and walls looking for dead bug carcasses, cereal bits, or wallpaper glue. They’re hungry bugs, too! Book lice can be found on trees as well, feeding on algae and lichen.
A book louse is hard to spot because it is usually less than 3 millimeters long. These minuscule insects have chewing mandibles, a swollen forehead, and large compound eyes! Some species can even spin silk from glands in their mouth. Wow!
They also have interesting, um, mating rituals. The female rubs a knob on her body against a piece of paper or along another flat surface to attract the attention of a male. So if you should ever hear faint creaking or light tapping noises coming from your bookshelves, you’re not hearing things—it might just be alive with loving lice!
Oh, the things you learn while reading our blog…you’re welcome!
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Summer is here and people are outside more than ever hiking, swimming, picnicking, and biking. All this activity is great, but you might pick up an unexpected visitor along the way this season: ticks!
Yuck! Nobody wants these little bloodsuckers on them, right? Right! So, what do you do if you end up with one of them on you? Panic? No! Remove the tick promptly and properly!
In order to ensure the proper removal of a tick, there are a few critical steps to follow. We believe www.artofmanliness.com captured this perfectly in the following illustrated guide…
Following these simple steps can go a long way in helping you safely remove the tick from your body. Remember, ticks can be infected with many different pathogens that can cause harm. Lyme disease is one of the most commonly transmitted diseases, affecting about 20,000 people each year. Although the majority of Lyme disease infections occur in New England, Florida is not free from tick problems! Ticks can find their way into your home, either on you or your beloved pet.
If you suspect Fido has brought some ticks inside your home or any other kind of unwanted bug, contact us today. We are here to help you live bug-free safely and naturally, when possible.
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