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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...

Keep Bugs Out of an Apartment

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...

How to Check a Hotel Room for Bed Bugs

How to Check a Hotel Room for Bed Bugs

No matter the time of year, traveling is always attractive. The idea of getting away from it all is always appealing. But there’s something you can get when you travel that is not so appealing, and of course, it’s bed bugs. No one likes bugs, but these little...

We Hate Winter Pests!

We Hate Winter Pests!

When the temperature drops, we expect that all the creepy crawly critters that live around our houses will just die or hibernate.  The critters have other ideas, of course.  Some of them want to come into our houses to stay cozy.  Others thrive in...

Brown Recluse is the New Black

Brown Recluse is the New Black

Brown is the new black, arachnologically speaking. While the Black Widow spider get the limelight and superhero monikers, the Brown Recluse quietly possesses venom more potent than a rattlesnake. It possesses a necrotic venom that can cause cells to rupture and die,...