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What Do Termites Look Like?

What Do Termites Look Like?

Termites. What do they look like? Avid nature documentary lovers may have seen African termite mounds, giant structures taller than any of us, but those termites aren’t here, and we certainly don’t see any car-sized mounds. In this article, we will tell you exactly...

When to Call an Exterminator for Mice

When to Call an Exterminator for Mice

Mice. Some people love them, but most folks want to live without them. These furry four-legged furniture munchers can cause numerous problems and headaches. Cables? Chewed on. Furniture? Burrowed into. Furniture crannies? Sess pools of mice dung and more. With winter...

The Signs of a Cockroach Infestation

The Signs of a Cockroach Infestation

Nobody likes the sight of cockroaches. From shady restaurants to schools, cockroaches can get just about anywhere they can fit their beady heads through. Being nocturnal, they’re hard to spot during the day, and by the time you do catch them the infestation has...

Springtails: A Complete Guide

Springtails: A Complete Guide

Winter is a time to kick back and relax. The snow is falling, your home is cozy, and you know you don’t have to worry about warm weather pests till next spring. Right? Wrong! Certain groups of insects can survive in the bitter cold like a certain insect known as the...

What is a Spotted Lanternfly?

What is a Spotted Lanternfly?

The Lycorma delicatula, more commonly known as the spotted lanternfly, is an invasive species that was first discovered in the United States in Pennsylvania in 2014. An invasive species is a species that has been artificially introduced into an environment that it is...

Are Mosquitoes Attracted to Light?

Are Mosquitoes Attracted to Light?

When summer comes around, the bugs come out to bite. Most threatening to summer fun, of course, are the ubiquitous mosquitos: swarm-y, swampy, and prone to bite, mosquitos can immediately run a party. More than a minor inconvenience, mosquitos can carry diseases and...

De-Cluttering to Keep Pests Away

De-Cluttering to Keep Pests Away

Getting rid of clutter isn’t always easy, especially when you don’t have much space, storage options or a compact version of the things you really need. Lately, there has been a generalized passion for the inspiring minimalist trend when it comes to home decor and...

When is termite season?

When is termite season?

Termites are insects that feed on wood and can destroy homes. In a natural setting, they are considered decomposers as they feed on organic material and break down the trees found in wooded forests.  They are an integral part of the ecosystem; however, their tendency...

Do Horseflies Bite Humans?

Do Horseflies Bite Humans?

Yes. Horseflies do in fact bite humans. Horseflies are small insects that have wings and the ability to fly. Entomology is the study of insects, including horseflies. They are in the Tabanidae family. They are larger than the common housefly and peskier as they can...