Zika Virus Now in the United States

Zika has been in the news a lot lately, especially with the Olympics in Rio beginning this month. Our March blog had information about the virus and by now, most everyone has heard about the mosquito-transmitted disease. Unfortunately, it continues to spread and now has made its way into the United States. Virus on the […]

Pest Control – Clover Mites & Carpet Beetles

While clover mites and carpet beetles are among the most commonly found pests their behaviors are often poorly understood by both homeowners and pest management companies.  Understanding these pest’s biology and behaviors is critical to effective management. Clover Mites Clover mites aren’t insects at all, they are more like ticks and spiders.  Clover mites have […]

Pest Control – Crickets & Earwigs

Crickets and Earwigs are among the most commonly found pests.  Large populations of crickets and earwigs attracts pests that prey on them, most commonly, spiders.  Controlling their population not only reduces the amount of insects that are present in and around your home but also reduces the spider population.  Treatment to address these pests varies […]

Carpenter Ant Facts

Here are some helpful facts about carpenter ants:  Size: Up to 13 mm (One of the largest Ants in the US) Color: Black but some have reddish or yellowish coloration Wings: Yes Diet: Sweets and meats or other insects. Habitat: Reside in both living and dead trees, stumps and rotting wood. Prefer to live in wood […]

Slugs and Snails

Slugs and snails are garden pests that feed mostly on decaying plant matter but they also have a tendency to feed on other living plant tissues as well. They can create a real disaster in your garden areas during spring and summer by leaving holes in your precious flowers, shrubs and tree leaves. The good news is that there are […]

Common Types of Ants Found Around The Home

Below, we will take a look at some of the most common ants and their profiles to help you distinguish what type of ant pest you might be dealing with. ARGENTINE Color:  Dark to Light Brown Size: 2.2-2.8 mm Nest:  In moist soil, next to or under buildings or sidewalks.   FIRE ANTS Color: Reddish […]

How to Deal With Aphids Around The Home

 What are aphids? Sap-sucking insects Soft-bodied insects  Known as “plant lice” Pear-shaped insects Less than 1/8” in size Feed in large groups Light green in color, most commonly Reproduce quickly Have two short tubes that protrude for the hind ends of their body   What kind of damages do aphids cause? They will feed on […]

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