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Pest Control OKC Team Shares About Fall Webworms

Pest Control OKC: When Webworms Take Over

For many people, webworms are something they have seen plenty of times before. Fall webworms typically would spin their nests from April to September in Oklahoma, but the crazy weather could be a reason people would still see evidence of web worms in October. Today, our pest control OKC team shares a bit more about fall webworms.

It the past horticulture experts have stated that due to milder winters and very wet springs the webworm population has been able to grow. These conditions are much like what Oklahoma’s own weather patterns have been like in the last year. Thus, it is no shock to our pest control OKC team and should be no surprise to you that the eye sore of these sticky nests are appearing.

What our pest control OKC team can tell you for certain is that the nests for webworms is actually a barrier of protection for them. The nests keep the worms from being eaten by wasps, birds, or other predators. The worms attach to trees for food, but the damage to the trees isn’t a big problem. The mess they make is more of a concern to most homeowners.

When the fall webworms hatch, in a butterfly-like fashion these webworms will become moths. For the fall this may not be an issue, but come next May the female, adult moths can lay 400 to 500 eggs! Within only 7 days of eggs being laid, larvae begin to spin their web and the process starts all over.

If you would like to know more about insecticide for treating the areas where webworms reside, please feel free to contact our pest control OKC team. We will be able to guide you to the perfect solution.

For all of your fall pest control needs, The Bug Guy can be reached at 405-973-5522.

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OKC Pest Control Reviews A Story About Ticks And Lyme Disease

OKC Pest Control Sharing A True Tale About A Tick Bite

Normally, when you think about the presence of ticks in your yard it’s already well into the summer, but as you already know our temperatures in Oklahoma have been warmer than normal this spring. This is why our OKC Pest Control team thought it would be important to inform our readers about ticks making their way out sooner than they usually do.

A lot of people don’t ever think that a tick bite will really do anything to them, but the warning of Lyme disease couldn’t be more real. Last summer there was a story shared online by several sources about an Oklahoma woman named Alyssa Layman who is now battling Lyme disease due to a tick bite. One interview of the story was published by News Channel 4, but our OKC pest control team wanted to share it here as a reminder that caution is needed with warmer days ahead.

The Alyssa Layman Story:

Alyssa Layman’s life was changed one June summer day in 2012 when she decided to go fishing in Arkansas. She was bitten by a tick (most likely to be spread via the blacklegged tick, or deer tick)* and she didn’t think anything more about it at that time. By the month of September she was in enough pain that she had to go to the emergency room. She stated she “had mood swings, started running a fever, had extreme pain.”

The interview with News Channel 4 was published in June of 2016 and it was explained how Layman, 4 years after her bite, still has to rely on her family members to help her do almost everything. She receives help from her mother to wash her hair, do the dishes, and help her cook, because she simply cannot do these things on her own. Her sister takes her to her doctor appointments and Layman also receives help from a service dog.

Layman hoped that by sharing her story about her battle with Lyme disease due to a tick bite that others would take caution. She also stated that “if you get a rash of any kind around a bug bite, definitely go in, get tested.”

Our Comments:

At the end of the original article, there was a comment about how Lyme disease is usually not a problem in Oklahoma, but officials say it is becoming more prevalent. Other resources suspect that a lot of people traveling to other parts of the country may be bringing back infected ticks to Oklahoma.

We wouldn’t want anyone to take any chances! Our OKC pest control team would be happy to help eliminate ticks from your yard to keep you, your family members, and even your pets safe.

To get in touch with our OKC pest control company, give The Bug Guy a call at 405-973-5522.

*Resource: https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/transmission/