The coming of summer invites the return of warm weather, cookouts, and waterfront fun. The new season can also remind you of bugs that had been in hiding since winter. If you have found yourself wary of searching the garage for BBQ tongs in fear of earwigs, then you might be interested in some tips on how to avoid them. Earwigs enter your home because it has things that are valuable to them – shelter, food and climate. Knowing what makes them tick, and taking prompt action, can help you avoid letting these pests control your summer.
When you see ants in your home, you might not be too worried about identifying the species. You just want them out. However, ignoring this information could put your property at risk. Depending on the type, the ants you see may be harmless or they could be ruining the foundations of your home. Carpenter ants famously pose a threat to wooden structures, but share many similarities with the common, harmful black ants. Differentiating the two could save your property from extensive damage.
Because they look so similar, waterbugs and cockroaches are often misidentified. The most common waterbug to infest homes in the giant waterbug, which can also be called an alligator tick, electric-light bug, or toe biter. The two species of cockroaches which are commonly mistaken for waterbugs are the American roach, as it is reddish-brown, and the black oriental roach, due to its shiny shell.
If you think ants are only around in the summer months to plague your perfectly planned picnic, think again! Ants are more than happy to infest your home in the springtime, well before the heat of summer begins. This means that you need to start being vigilant about ant prevention earlier in the year than you might expect. Because of this we’ve put together a useful guide to help you to make sure that spring doesn’t become the season that ants start to settle in your home.
When we think of pests, undoubtedly one of the first things we think of is fleas. Any pet owner knows how essential it is to keep on top of defleaing their cat or dog. This is because fleas and other crawling insects are well known to spread like wildfire and infest a home quickly. They’re also well-known to be a pain to get rid of because of their ability to multiply quickly and travel between surfaces, meaning that by the time you’ve sterilized one area, the fleas have already moved on to the next.
Carpenter ants are very useful creatures, responsible for looking after ecosystems by chewing through wood which produces saw dust which then becomes fertilizer for plants. However, while this is great in the great outdoors, when this starts to happen inside your home it constitutes far more of an issue. Let’s take a closer look at the damage a carpenter ant infestation can do to your home. What are Carpenter Ants?Carpenter ants are one of the largest ant species, ranging in size from ¼ to ½ an inch in length, and are dark in color. The worker ants are wingless, but READ MORE »
We’ve all heard of silverfish as pests we need to keep our homes, residential properties and businesses free of, but what exactly are they? What locations are likely to be infested by them? How do you get rid of them? In this article we’ll be aiming to answer these questions and more. Silverfish Aren’t Fish!When hearing the name alone it can be understandable why some might think these pests are fish, but in fact they are insects. They got their confusing name for several reasons, the first being their appearance. They are silvery-blue in color and have a scale-like exterior, READ MORE »
It’s no secret that ants are hardworking bugs. They build state-of-the-art homes, carry food ten times their weight and work tirelessly to accomplish their goals for the day. While most of us are planning to relax by the pool or take some time off, the ants are preparing for a colder climate. They’ll stop at nothing to gather those last little crumbs or key pieces for their construction project.
Many people are familiar with two kinds of ants; black or red ones. These two distinctions have shaped the way kids and adults view these hardworking critters. However, there’s an entire world of variety within the ant community. Understanding these vital differences is key to preventing infestation within your home or place of business.
For many bug phobics the coming of winter is a blessed escape and relief from the creepy crawlies of summer…or is it? Oftentimes winter is actually when many pests will turn to the warmth and comfort of your home to escape the cold weather, and while it pains me to tell you, spiders are no exception to this rule.