How to Remove a Bumble Bee Nest

Attempting to remove a bumble bee nest by yourself can be a tricky and dangerous business. Here are some tips and information about bees that might help you! Identifying a Bumble Bee Nest First of all, there are tens of thousands of different species of bees and while most of them live quiet lives, some do not. If you notice a bee’s nest, in order to remove it properly you first need to identify the species. Bees’ nests usually differ depending on the type of bees. The nests differ in material, location, and size. Bumble bees are large, very hairy, black READ MORE »

How to Get Rid of Bugs in an Office Building

When it comes to the presence of bugs in office buildings, there is a zero tolerance policy. Pest-related incidents can lead to potential fines from federal inspection agencies. Bug infestations can also pose serious risks to safety, health, and general morale of people working in the office building in question. To make sure you work in a safe, bug-free environment, some tips on how to get rid of bugs in an office building can be extremely helpful. Bug Prevention in an Office Building Bugs in office buildings often go undetected for long periods of time, by which time they can cause READ MORE »

Which Pests are Poisonous?

Poisonous pests are found virtually everywhere. If not handled with care, some species can seriously damage a human’s health. Extreme caution is advised when dealing with poisonous pests as serious injuries, or in severe cases, even death could occur from contact with them. The removal of dangerous pests is not a job for just anyone, since it requires skill and training to do it properly. You should always call a professional to deal with poisonous pests. Fleas If you are a pet owner, it is likely you have encountered fleas one time or another. These little animals spread fast and can easily READ MORE »

Spring Pest Control: What to Watch Out For

Warmer weather and an increase in humidity represent a hospitable environment for numerous pests. The presence of these pests can bring problems into your household, so it is good to know the main characteristics of those pests, as well as the best ways to do a proper spring pest control. Mosquitoes Mosquitoes are well known for their itchy bites. Aside from the fact that they are annoying, they can also carry a variety of parasites and illnesses that affect humans and animals. These small insects survive the cold by overwintering in the egg stage, and in the springtime they hatch and READ MORE »

How to Deal with an Ant Problem

Many species of ants are harmless to humans, and are actually beneficial to the environment – killing other pests like bedbugs and fleas. But ants’ strong desire for food can be problematic for businesses and homeowners. As the warmer months continue, fruit and vegetables ripen faster, picnics become more prevalent, and outdoor parties are a weekend luxury: all things that can attract ants – fast. While a pest control professional can very well aid in removing an ant problem from you home or business, the first step is prevention. Ants are tiny, making it very easy for them to enter homes READ MORE »

Waterbugs vs Cockroaches: How to tell the Differen ...

Cockroaches and waterbugs are two entirely different types of insects, but they are often mistaken based on their appearance. The most common species of waterbug is the giant waterbug, also known as toe biter, electric-light bug, or alligator tick.There are two species of cockroaches are often mistaken for waterbugs: the reddish-brown American roach and the shiny black oriental roach. For effective cockroach and waterbug control, there are a few things you need to know. Appearance Most species of waterbugs are relatively large and at least 3.8 cm long, unlike common house cockroaches which are always smaller than waterbugs and about half an READ MORE »

All About Wasps, Yellow Jackets & Hornets

The Vespidae family includes nearly 5,000 species of wasps. They have spread all over the world, except for the polar regions. With powerful and painful stings, these insects are usually not welcome near households. They like to build their nests in many of the same places people usually spend their time, and there is a good chance you’ll encounter them at some point, so it’s important to know the difference between the most common species. Paper Wasps and Yellow Jackets Paper wasps are similar in appearance to yellow jackets, but different when it comes to behavior. Both species are black and READ MORE »

Best Mosquito Control Options

Mosquitoes are blood-sucking killers that have taken many lives throughout the human history, and it is crucial for homeowners to do a proper mosquito control during spring and summer times. They are generally considered annoying, but they can also spread deadly diseases, which makes mosquito control a must-do during warm weather when they leave their habitats in search of food. There are some special precautions you can take to protect yourself and your family. Reduce Breeding Areas Mosquitoes lay eggs in stagnant water, so your first step in reducing the population is to eliminate their larval habitats in and around your READ MORE »

What are Clover Mites?

Clover mites usually appear during the spring and fall, and extreme numbers of these tiny insects can be seen during the late spring as well. Generally, they enter houses close to thick vegetation and can invade houses in very large numbers, so it is important to do a proper preventative clover mite control to keep them from entering. How to Identify a Clover Mite Clover mite adults are tiny, oval shaped arachnids. They are less than a millimeter in diameter, about the size of a poppy seed. They have eight legs, and the pair of legs pointing forward is slightly longer READ MORE »

How to Prevent Ants in the Kitchen

There are over 12,000 species of ants worldwide and only a small handful of them is enough to totally invade your kitchen. Ants found indoors are usually the Argentine ant, the Pharaoh ant, and the Pavement ant, and if you are really unlucky you might have the Carpenter ant, well-known for destroying the wood that holds up your home. Ants can be found in any room in your house, but the kitchen is their favorite habitat. Even if you have never seen an ant around, it is important to keep your kitchen clean at all times to prevent them from READ MORE »

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