There are times when insects get blamed for skin irritations, bites, itches or unusual feelings experienced on the skin. In many cases after careful examination, an insect may be found that is the dirty culprit [...]
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As Fall is upon us and we settle into cooler temperatures, it is important to consider possible pains and dangers of overlooking typical fall insect issues. This article is just a reminder to keep your [...]
Before the reader gets excited, I should explain. The dirtiest four-letter word is actually the most important word in pest control. The word is "prep". While being important for the pest control operator, many homeowners [...]
Cicada killers are wasps that use mimicry to protect themselves from humans and other would-be predators. The yellow and black markings resemble yellow jacket wasps that are social wasps with a reputation of being fierce [...]
Nothing introduces late summer and fall like the chirping of crickets. Did you know that the male cricket rubs his wings together (called "stridulation") to make that chirping sound. The wings of most cricket species [...]
Can you believe it that the average Americans consumes one to two pounds of insects and insect parts per year? According to the Terro Chemical Company, The average coffee drinker could take in as many [...]
The House Mouse is the most common mouse pest in Indiana. Did you know that a female House Mouse produces 5 to 7 young per litter and can give birth 8 to 10 liter per [...]
Most people do not expect to see ants in below freezing temperatures, but many folks seemed to be plagued with ant invasions during the winter months, Why? The answer is really simple. Ants do not [...]
Carpenter Bees emerge in the Spring and closely resemble bumble bees with a couple of major differences. Male carpenter bees do not possess the ability to sting because they don't have a stinger. Females do [...]
The Spring is a great time to get out and get with nature by planning flowers and putting a new layer of mulch around the home and garden and basically sprucing up the homestead. Did [...]