November…already?

Monday, November 5th, 2018 // Posted in Ants, Fall, MIce, Spiders

They say the years go by faster the longer you live. I must be older than I think because this year has flown by!! The holidays are right around the corner and pretty soon we will be saying goodbye to 2018. But before we do, let’s look ahead to what might be “bugging” us in […]

Something new to worry about?

Monday, September 3rd, 2018 // Posted in Fall, Spring
Something new to worry about?

I’ve noticed several stories in the news recently about Kissing Bugs. They sound pretty cute but can cause big problems. This insect bites your face when you’re sleeping – and somebody thought, “I know, let’s call it a kissing bug”! It makes you wonder about their sleeping arrangements. Kissing bugs have been found in the […]

Beware of the Occasional Invader!

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 // Posted in Ants, Bees, Beetles, Biting Insects, Fall, Flies, MIce, Spiders, Stinging Insects, Wasps
Beware of the Occasional Invader!

I know, that sounds like an episode of Monk. But in pest control vernacular, occasional invader refers to pests that show up once in a while; usually because of environmental conditions or other disturbances. Think of earwigs, lady bugs, crickets, boxelder bugs…things that are a little unusual but not unheard of. These pests would rather […]

Summertime and the stingin’ is easy

Sunday, July 1st, 2018 // Posted in Bees, Hornets, Stinging Insects, Summer, Wasps
Summertime and the stingin’ is easy

Remember last January when we were all complaining how cold it was? Happens every year! But now that the “feel like” temps are hovering around 100 degrees there is more to worry about than just heat stroke – although that’s pretty important, too. Getting outside to exercise, mow the lawn, take the kids to the […]

What are those holes in my expensive wood floors?

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 // Posted in Beetles, Termites
What are those holes in my expensive wood floors?

Last month we discussed termites. But they aren’t the only things that could be eating your home: Powder Post Beetles for example. There are two types: one eats mainly hardwoods and one likes pine and other softwoods. You moved into your new house and it has every feature you ever wanted, including beautiful wood floors. […]

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 […]

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