Spring Termite Swarmers

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 // Posted in Spring, Termites
Spring Termite Swarmers

It’s Wedding Season For Termites! Yes, love is in the air and the invitations are starting to roll in. You might be surprised to know that it’s wedding season for termites, too. Stay with me on this. When the termite nest gets too big to support all of the “family”, springtime is when the young […]

The calendar says spring…

Friday, April 6th, 2018 // Posted in Spiders
The calendar says spring…

Us and the Spiders Can you feel it? Walk into any Home Depot or Lowes and you’ll see people sitting on the patio furniture and looking at the bedding plants. Yes, we still have some night time temps in the 30s, but it won’t be long before the days warm up and we get outside […]

Good advice – you will probably ignore!

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 // Posted in DIY Pest Control, Hornets, Spring

Why do we humans procrastinate and not do what we know will be good for us in the long run? I don’t actually have an answer to that, but I do have some advice – that you will probably ignore. Every spring we see cluster flies, lady bugs, wasps and yellow jackets, box elder bugs…all […]

Yellow Jackets – look out!!

Sunday, September 10th, 2017 // Posted in Wasps
Yellow Jackets – look out!!

There are very few “sure things” in life but this is pretty close: sometime between now and October 15th you’ll see a story on the news about someone being stung by a swarm of yellow jackets. It happens every year. When the end of summer rolls around these wasps nests are big and mature. Something […]

The Truth About “GREEN” Pest Control

Monday, August 14th, 2017 // Posted in Green

Not a week goes by without someone asking if “green” pest control is an option. Well, it depends what you mean by that. Since the 1970s the industry has been pushing Integrated Pest Management – IPM – to reduce pesticide exposure to humans, animals and the environment. By altering conditions conducive to infestations, pest populations […]

My dog has ticks!

Thursday, July 6th, 2017 // Posted in Biting Insects
My dog has ticks!

It’s summer and the TICKS are out!! They hang out in tall grass and along trails – just waiting for you, your pet or some other animal to wander by. Wearing long pants with the hem tucked in your socks (yes, I know!) and a long-sleeved shirt will go a long way to protect you. […]

No fleas for 10 years, why do we have them now

Friday, June 16th, 2017 // Posted in Biting Insects
No fleas for 10 years, why do we have them now

Remember years ago when every summer was a battle with fleas? If you’ve been a pet owner in the past you know that you had the pest guy come out and spray everywhere and then come back again two weeks later to re-do the entire job. And you had to take your pet to the […]

How to protect your family during tick season

Sunday, May 21st, 2017 // Posted in Biting Insects

As temperatures rise and kids and pets across the U.S. return to playing outdoors, they’re more likely than ever to come in contact with ticks — and in some cases, experts warn, the dangers could be fatal. Last week in Oregon, Amanda Lewis posted a video on Facebook showing her 4-year-old daughter Evelyn struggling to […]

Are you prepared for the spring invaders?

Thursday, May 4th, 2017 // Posted in Spring
Are you prepared for the spring invaders?

Can you feel it? People are getting excited about spring! They are working in the yard, putting down grass seed and fertilizer and weed eliminator. They’re at the garden store selecting new plants and trees. The weather is warmer and you can actually open the windows  – who doesn’t love that?! But as tempting as […]

Are Bees Endangered?

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 // Posted in Bees, Stinging Insects
Are Bees Endangered?

I read an article recently that said 7 different species of bees are now on the endangered species list. It went on to say that crops are endangered too because there won’t be any bees to pollinate the plants and we are all going to starve!!!! Let’s just calm down. I like bees, BTW. They […]

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