Are those seeds in my cereal?

Sunday, December 1st, 2019 // Posted in Beetles
Are those seeds in my cereal?

No, they are not! Did you know that you can buy food at the supermarket that is already infested with insects? As a general category, they are called “pantry pests”. They include insects such as Indian Meal Moths, Cigarette Beetles, Confused Flour Beetles and Saw-toothed Grain Beetles – just to name a few. 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 […]

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. […]

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