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Chiggers – Curse of the Playground and Yard

Have you ever had an itch that just could not be satisfied by scratching? If you have, perhaps you have been a victim of Chiggers also known as “red bugs”. We all have heard of [...]

Chiggers – Curse of the Playground and Yard2024-07-15T13:42:59+00:00

The Roach that is not considered a Pest.

Normally when one’s thoughts turn to cockroaches, our minds concentrate on filth and potential pathogens and disease. Today’s article includes a species of cockroach that is the exception to filth and disease in the world [...]

The Roach that is not considered a Pest.2024-07-15T13:24:56+00:00

German Yellow Jacket

In preparing for summertime and outdoor activities, it is wise to consider and prepare for those insects that can put a damper on outdoor fun. The German yellow jacket is one of the most serious [...]

German Yellow Jacket2024-07-08T13:33:33+00:00

Stored Product Insect Pests

It’s hard to say just how many pounds of adult insect, eggs, larvae and pupae the average American has eaten in a lifetime, but it is safe to say it has been more than we [...]

Stored Product Insect Pests2024-07-01T13:13:19+00:00

Attack of the Flea

Did you know that fleas can transmit tapeworm and bacterial infections? Even without knowing this fact, we all know that a flea infestation in the home is a real pain. Especially if you or your [...]

Attack of the Flea2024-06-24T14:03:37+00:00

Tiny Black Bugs That Jump

Lush lawns and landscaping are certainly beautiful to look at and the pride of many homeowners, but they tend to be an invitation to Springtails. To begin with, a Springtail is a very small insect [...]

Tiny Black Bugs That Jump2024-06-17T14:25:32+00:00

Beetles, Flies and Stinky Flowers

Nature has many surprises for us. One is the use of different species to attain a greater goal that will help mankind. Along with this greater goal there may be parts of the process that [...]

Beetles, Flies and Stinky Flowers2024-06-03T18:42:04+00:00

Its Tick Season

Did you know that certain female ticks can produce thousands of eggs after their last blood meal?  Believe it or not, it’s true!  Ticks are arthropods who survive by feeding on the blood of animals, [...]

Its Tick Season2024-05-28T20:36:05+00:00

Spring Brings out the Most Devastating Insects

Warmer temperatures are back in Indiana and with them comes many insects that may not be a health hazard to human beings but may have an economic impact. One such insect is the Japanese Beetle. [...]

Spring Brings out the Most Devastating Insects2024-05-21T01:29:59+00:00

Our Friend the European Honeybee

Honeybees are very likely the most valuable insect known to man. It is the only insect that can claim the title of being the world’s most prolific pollinator and provider of a valuable human food [...]

Our Friend the European Honeybee2024-05-14T13:39:06+00:00
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