Why does my head itch?

Sunday, September 1st, 2019 // Posted in Biting Insects, Fall, Lice
Why does my head itch?

It’s back to school time and you know what that means…head lice! Every year we get calls from exasperated parents who want us to come out and “spray” for head lice. Unfortunately, that won’t do any good.  Here is a run-down on the ‘who, what, where and why’ of these little invaders. These pests are […]

What should you do when your vacation rental is buggy??

Sunday, March 24th, 2019 // Posted in Ants, Biting Insects, Cockroaches, Spiders
What should you do when your vacation rental is buggy??

Christopher Elliott is a consumer advocate and travel expert. He travels around the globe with his 3 school-age children researching stories for his columns. Recently he posted an open letter to his children apologizing for some to the AWFUL places they have stayed with Airbnb, Vacation Rentals by Owner and other online short-term hotel alternatives. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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