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Valentine’s Flowers Inspected for Pests

Posted on February 13, 2013

If you’re experiencing problems with pest control, take heart: you’re not alone.

The United States Customs and Border Protection Service processes over 800 million flower stems for pests every year. A shockingly high number of these stems harbors insects and pests from abroad, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, and other unwanted and disgusting stuff.

Millions of flowers for this year’s Valentine Day season will process through Houston, where the U.S. Customs and Border Protection service will pore over every shipment of flowers (or at least 2% of every shipment) on a “search and destroy the bugs” mission. The agents will look at the flowers for signs of bugs and shake them onto a white paper to find insects and other nastiness.
If you’re trying to find the best California pest elimination process, you may be somewhat awed by the scope of the government’s anti-Valentine’s Day flower purification project.

Will you need to be similarly thorough to rid your building or home of roaches, termites, ants, rodents, or other pests?
The answer obviously depends on the nature of your infestation problem. What have you already tried? What kind of business do you run? What structural and safety concerns do you face?

The pest control team here at Matrix Pest Elimination has the skills, resources, and  experience to identify the root cause of your pest problem and eliminate it promptly and permanently. Give our team a call at 1-800-596-0313 to get effective advice about what to do to get rid of your California pest problem for good.

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