Insects

Bed Bugs

If you find an insect in your home that you suspect is a bed bug the first step is to have it correctly identified.  Please contact the West Virginia University Extension office about insect identification at:

WVU Extension Office
1 Court Square,  Suite 408, Market Street
Parkersburg,WV  26101

Phone: 304-424-1960

It is possible to get rid of bed bugs, and you don’t have to throw out all of your belongings to do it.

Tips on Control:

Bed Bug Control in Residences

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Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are not just a nuisance. They can carry diseases such as the Zika virus, Malaria, Yellow Fever, the West Nile virus, Dengue, and Chikungunya. It is important to protect yourself and your family.

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Ticks

It is not uncommon to find a tick on you or your pet after spending some time outside especially if you are in the woods or high grass during the warmer months. Be sure to check yourself and your pets after spending time in those areas. If you find one, don’t panic. However, it is important to remove them quickly as they can carry diseases such as Lyme disease, Babesiosis, Tickborne Relapsing Fever (TBRF), and many more.

Make sure to remove and dispose of the ticks properly. For instructions on how to do so, click here.

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