Why Do Boxelder Bugs Appear in the Fall?

Posted by Steve Thompson on Oct 11, 2018 4:03:00 PM

Summer is ending, and so are your pest problems, right? Wrong! You’ve probably noticed a multitude of little black bugs around your home. You may not know these little guys by name, but with the commencement of fall, you can look forward to the migration of the boxelder bug.

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Topics: pest control, flying insects

Buying a House? 3 Reasons Why Your Termite Inspection Matters

Posted by Steve Thompson on Sep 25, 2018 3:34:00 PM

 

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Topics: termites, pest control

How to Keep Stink Bugs Out of Your Home

Posted by Steve Thompson on Sep 13, 2018 8:06:00 AM

April showers bring May flowers, and May flowers bring stink bugs. Okay, that might not be scientifically correct, but you get the picture. Stink bugs are as prevalent as the summer crops they feed upon. You’ve probably noticed these nasty little guys in your yard, but as fall draws near and the temperature drops, they’ll be heading indoors. Here’s how to keep stink bugs out of your home.

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Topics: pest control

3 Pest Control Tips for Pet Owners

Posted by Steve Thompson on Sep 7, 2018 3:56:00 PM

Creating balance between a pet-friendly home and a pest-free environment can be tricky. Often, methods of pest control can be harmful to pets if you fail to take the correct precautions. If you’re a pet owner, here are three tips to follow to keep your home free from pests and safe for Sparky.

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Topics: pest control

The Importance of Pet-Friendly Pest Control

Posted by Steve Thompson on Aug 29, 2018 5:20:00 PM

For pet owners, pest control can be a real concern. Not only can pests be a nuisance to your human family members, but they also pose a threat to your furry friends. Pet-friendly pest control is extremely important in order to maintain the health of your household. Check out these ways to keep your family (human, canine, and feline alike) healthy and happy.

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Topics: pest control

3 Things to Know About Ticks to Protect Yourself and Your Family

Posted by Steve Thompson on Aug 5, 2018 4:51:00 PM

Summer is perfect for swimming, hiking, and camping. Unfortunately, it’s also perfect for ticks. Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself and your family from ticks this summer.

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Topics: pest control

Get Rid of Earwigs with These Tips

Posted by Dena Augello on Jun 28, 2018 6:27:00 PM

Contrary to their namesake, earwigs aren’t inclined to crawl into your ear, but let’s face it—they’re gross! While they may not be a threat to your physical health, earwigs can damage plants in your yard and are generally unwelcome visitors in the home. Get rid of earwigs with these simple tips.

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Topics: pest control

Identify, Prevent, and Control Lyctid Beetles This Summer

Posted by Dena Augello on Jun 20, 2018 7:19:00 PM

You’ve probably heard of carpenter ants and termites, but what about the lyctid beetle? Commonly referred to as the powderpost or wood-boring beetle, lyctid beetles are wood-loving bugs that get their name from the way they can turn wood into powder. I wish we were kidding, but yes, that's right. Given enough time, powderpost beetle larvae can actually break wood down to dust. Read on to learn how to identify, prevent, and control lyctid beetles this summer.

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Topics: pest control, floor cleaning

What to Do If a Bee Stings You

Posted by Steve Thompson on Jun 7, 2018 3:03:00 PM

It’s almost summer, which means it’s almost bee season. Avoiding a sting is priority number one, but if you happen to be stung by a bee, here’s what to do.

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Topics: bees, flying insects, pest control

How to Protect Yourself and Your Family from Mosquito Bites

Posted by Steve Thompson on May 21, 2018 4:19:00 PM

Warm weather is coming—and so are the bugs. While you may not be a big fan of the various types of creepy crawlies, few pose the kind of health threats that mosquitoes do. Mosquitoes carry and transfer a variety of detrimental diseases and viruses. As mosquito season draws near, protect yourself and your family from these pests and their irritating bites by following these tips.

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Topics: mosquitoes, pest control