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ABC MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

NOVEMBER 2014

Welcome to our Monthly Newsletter!

We hope you will enjoy this month's articles. The topic is Insect Pests (specifically Textile Insects such as Moths)--what they are and what can be done to eliminate or avoid them.

We are also including an informative article about Bedbugs. Although they do not eat our textiles, these pests are a major source of allergies in the home environment.

If there is a topic you would like us to cover in one of our upcoming newsletters, please call us at 607-272-1566 or contact us by clicking here. 

Don't forget to scroll down to the bottom for your special coupon savings!


In This Issue

Textile Insect Pests

All About Moths

Bedbugs


TEXTILE INSECT PESTS in the HOME ENVIRONMENT

It is important to remember that textile insects such as carpet beetles and clothes moths can digest protein fibers such as wool, silk, and specialty hair fibers, but they will also find and feed on protein substances on synthetic fibers.

This means carpet, rugs, draperies and upholstery made from nylon, acrylic, polyester, acetate and other synthetics can harbor these insects if they contain food or beverage stains, blood, urine, perspiration or other sources of nutritional protein.

There are many insect pests that can invade our home environments and wreak havoc on our textile furnishings and/or our health as well.  


Each of these pests may require special treatments to rid them from your home environment and some may require a call to a licensed pest control operator, but there is a way to help prevent an infestation and inhibit the growth of most insects...

Find out how by clicking here.


ALL ABOUT MOTHS  


MYTH:

I only need to worry about moths if my furnishings are wool.

NOT TRUE!

In past years, textile-eating moths were common, due to the large amount of wool fibers in clothing and home furnishings. The popularity and widespread use of synthetic fibers has led to the incorrect assumption that damage from these insects is a thing of the past. 

As mentioned in the article above, moths can eat nutritional protein on any fiber. Another interesting fact about these textile-eating moths is that unlike other varieties, they are not attracted to bright lights and tend to seek darker areas or dim light. This makes it very difficult to detect them in dark closets and drawers. It is most likely that you will notice fabric damage or larvae before you see the moths themselves.


Find out what you need to do to prevent, eliminate, and or protect your home furnishings from these insect pests by clicking here.


Bedbugs are Back - Why?

Why are bedbugs back in the USA and in such large numbers? They seem to be on a march across all 50 states, infesting hotels, offices, apartment houses, hostels, shelters, movie theaters and retail stores or anywhere large numbers of people come and go.

What has happened?  

These creatures have been a very irritating part of everyday life for most of human history. But in urban America, unlike many developing countries, they had virtually vanished due to the use of DDT and other pesticides.

Now these pesticides are banned and their resiliency to our remaining usable pesticides has left us almost without defense. 

Find out what bedbugs look like, what they do, and what you should do if you think you have a bedbug infestation in your home by clicking here.


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THANK YOU!!  WE LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING TO SERVE YOUR TEXTILE CLEANING AND REPAIR NEEDS!



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