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What Diseases do Fleas Carry?

What Diseases do Fleas Carry?

Almost any pet owner has dealt with fleas at some point. Whether that be a neighborhood dog giving your fido fleas, or getting them from your shelter cat, fleas seem almost inevitable. Fleas are versatile as they are numerous, and can spread like wildfire. Whether you...

How Do Cockroaches Get In?

How Do Cockroaches Get In?

There is no pest as common and aggravating as cockroaches. These gross bugs will visit even the cleanest house. It is most efficient to take preventative action against cockroaches, as then the bugs cannot enter and reproduce in your home. There are some obvious...

Are Daddy Longlegs Poisonous?

Are Daddy Longlegs Poisonous?

If you live in a more rural area, or you’ve ever gone camping, you’ve probably run into this strange-looking creature – the Daddy Longlegs. They often hang out in large groups in corners. Many people think they are venomous, and try to kill them on sight. But are they...

What food attracts ants?

What food attracts ants?

We’ve all done it: left out a bowl of food, forgotten a cup open to the elements overnight, or left a spill on the counter for your future morning self to deal with. And what do we too often find in the morning capitalizing on our decisions? A trail of ants hard at...

Muskrat Extermination for Homeowners

Muskrat Extermination for Homeowners

What are muskrats? Muskrats look a lot like beavers or otters, so that might be a helpful hint as to what muskrats are! They are rodents that are less than one foot long, weighing a couple of pounds. They are about four times bigger than the average house rat. They...

What food attracts ants?

Keep Bugs Out of an Apartment

When your apartment is swarmed with flies, ants, silverfish, or roaches, it’s easy to feel like an insect infestation is an overwhelming sourceless and unsolvable problem. There are simple, concrete steps you can take to make your apartment feel clean and safe once...

Preventing Stink Bug Infestations

Preventing Stink Bug Infestations

As their name implies, stink bugs are insects known for their unpleasant odor. Their brown color and shield-shaped abdomen make stink bugs easy to identify. They are about the size of a dime. Stink bugs are an invasive species in the United States. They are...

Winter Insects and What to Do About Them

Winter Insects and What to Do About Them

Many people start to let their guard down as winter sets in, believing that freezing temperature means an end to their pest worries. With snow outside or chills in the air, we may think of winter as a time of rest and retreat inside for warmth and coziness. Insects...