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 […]

Spring is Here!

Saturday, April 1st, 2017 // Posted in Spring
Spring is Here!

Finally, spring is just about here! And you know that means ants. This is the time of year when they start to wake up. A lot of people have asked me where ants go in the winter – and while there are plenty of good guesses, we finally have an answer. Just like we thought, […]

Cockroaches

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 // Posted in Cockroaches
Cockroaches

I don’t know anyone who likes cockroaches. They are prehistoric and creepy looking. That’s good enough for me but there is more to dislike. German cockroaches (the kind that live indoors in your kitchen) are the number one cause of asthma in children. In order to grow, most insects including roaches have to molt in […]

New Year Checklist

Sunday, January 1st, 2017 // Posted in Winter
New Year Checklist

Happy New Year! Now that the hustle and bustle are over for the next 11 months it’s time for the cleanup. Here are a few tips to consider as you put your house back together: Over the holidays did you bring in any live plants like a Christmas tree or wreaths or Poinsettias? As beautiful […]

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