Boxelder bugs are familiar insects to most people. During the summer, they’re hard to notice, but during the fall they move into homes as they search a warm place to spend their winter. Indoors, they present a real problem. They can stain household items with their excrement and because of their large numbers, they can simply be a nuisance. Once they invade your home, the first bunch of nymphs arrives only 10 to 20 days later. This is why it’s important to prevent them from entering in the first place. Boxelder bugs are named for their primary host, the boxelder tree. READ MORE »
When you notice a swarm of ants in your kitchen, it’s easy to assume how you’re dealing with termites, especially if you live in the South. Maybe you’re not dealing with termites at all, but you have a well-established colony of flying ants. Either way, termites can do significant harm to your home structure, so it’s important to know some main differences between the two pests. There are easy ways to determine if your home is a hiding place for a termite colony or a flying ant colony. Termites Termites* may be secretly hiding in your home without any visible READ MORE »
Our world would be a much different place without bees and their enormous benefits, especially the pollination. But there are some times and places where we just don’t like to have them flying around. This is usually in our homes or yards. Some people are allergic to bee stings, so these small insects present a great threat to them. Many people are also scared of bees, so it’s good to know some tips on how to deal with bees. How to Avoid Getting Stung by a Bee Bees nest in protected areas, like attics, walls, roof awnings, and tree cavities. There are READ MORE »
Every year we hear about bed bugs at schools and in college dorms. This problem continues to haunt students and parents. Even if you’ve never heard about a bed bug infestation coming from school, don’t underestimate these blood-sucking pests. They can easily manage to find their way into your house. Here are things you need to know in order to avoid bed bugs at school. How do bed bugs travel home? It’s not that easy to tell how your child can bring bed bugs home. All in all, the increase in travel made these pests a master hitchhikers which means they could be READ MORE »
If you’re planning a nice summer barbecue, then you’re not the only one who’s planning a feast. Mosquitoes will also feel invited to your summer gathering. These pests are among the most dangerous pests in the world because they spread deadly diseases. Plus they’re just simply annoying. Mosquitoes do need human blood to develop fertile eggs, but you can avoid their bites if you protect yourself properly. These pests smell their dinner from a distance up to 50 meters, so you better protect yourself the best you can. Here is some advice on how to avoid mosquito bites during warm summer evenings.