Where do Insects Hide in Your Home?

Let’s be honest, if you were a bug and you had the choice of the outside, with harsh weather, unreliable food sources, and predators, or the warmth of a home, with an abundance of food and few risks, you’re going to settle down inside; it’s simply the best survival option. While this is great for bugs, it isn’t so great for homeowners having to deal with infestations. With this in mind, we’re looking at the six most common spots that bugs love to inhabit, which will help you prevent a full-blown infestation in your home. 

How are Some Bugs Able to Survive the Winter?

Many of us breathe a sigh of relief once summer turns into fall, looking forward to seasons without being plagued by pests. But did you know that many species of insects survive the cold months, ready to emerge once the weather becomes warmer? In this article we’ll look at which insects can survive the winter.

5 Signs You Have a Rodent Infestation

Rodents may be cute when kept as pets, but when they’re an unwelcome visitor to your home or business they become a challenging problem which can cause untrold damage and destruction. They are able to breed at an alarming rate, and often elusive and tricky to catch. Typically only noticeable by their droppings and the damage they leave behind, a rodent infestation is best dealt with as soon as the first signs are noticed, if not prevented altogether. 

Wasp Identification and Control

Let’s be honest: being stung by a bee or wasp is the worst! But now imagine you are severely allergic to these common insects; suddenly being stung can be a life or death event. Either way, we should all be thinking of ways we can reduce the risk of being stung, without hurting the local vespiform population of course. Two of the best ways you can do this is firstly by being clued up on the different types of bees, wasps, and hornets, and secondly, to learn how to rid them from your home or property.  Wasps and HornetsVespid wasps READ MORE »

Carpenter Ant Infestations

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 »

Silverfish 101

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 »

Battling Summer Ants

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.

Big Black Ants...Carpenter Ants

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. 

The Importance of the Honeybee

The need for honeybee protection is more serious than ever. Many organizations are dedicated to preserving these endangered creatures by any means necessary. Some extermination companies have even deemed it unethical to eliminate honeybees from the home. Now, several pest control specialists use safer methods to relocate honeybees from one location to another.

Pet-Pestering Mosquitoes

Most of us consider our pets to be like family members. We love them, care for them, and go through specific measures to keep them happy and healthy. We provide food, water, medicine, playtime, and love to ensure their every comfort. However, many pet owners do not think about mosquito prevention and the troubles a mosquito bite can cause for a pet. When our beloved pet is bitten by a mosquito, they feel the similar sting that humans do. Their urge to scratch the itch is just as strong as ours, only cats and dogs don’t know that this action READ MORE »

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