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“At Accent Services, we all talk about the good, the bad and the bugly.” In the insect world, people seem to love only butterflies, bees, ladybugs and dragonflies, as evidenced by bug-inspired clothing and jewelry. When you think about it, there are about a million described species of insects in the world, “more than five times the number of all animals combined,” according to emeritus professor Jerry Powell in his book, California Insects. “Estimates of the number remaining to be discovered and named vary from 1.5 to 5 million or more.” We invite you to check out our new article section of our website. We will be updating and educate you on what is currently taking place in our big insect ECO system.Read More
Aww…..the joy of servicing a German Cockroach infestation. It is truly amazing how in one home there is the lack thereof or the complete infestation of German Cockroaches. It in mind boggling as to the variety of people’s tolerances and threshold of living with them. When entering an apartment or home with a SEVERE infestation and the smell, that dank, musty, musky cockroach smell backs you up two or three steps, then you know you are going to have a battle. After all, cockroaches and been around a long time and people have been fighting cockroaches for centuries. Roaches are like people in that they need 3 things to survive. Food, water and shelter. Just like fire needs fuel, oxygen and heat. How does one put out a fire? By eliminating one of the three requirements. Most of the severe infestations we have treated came down to one issue and that is sanitation. Sanitation, sanitation, sanitation! Take out the trash, wash the dishes, mop the floors, clean up after cooking, put food in a bag, in the refrigerator, in a container with a lid. Don’t leave water standing. Fix leaks. Water is probably most important to a cockroach. Eliminating even…Read More