Are Bed Bugs more active during fall?

Bed bugs are a year-round problem, not just during the fall. Infestation can ramp up in fall, but that isn’t because they’ve moved in from the outdoors. If you have bed bugs, the chances are they’ve been reproducing, spreading and biting for months and you are just now noticing. While other pests hibernate or search […]

Fall Pest Control Tips

The lazy days of summer are just about over. Fall is upon us, and so will be fall pests if you don’t prepare the outside of your home properly. As the cooler weather begins to settle in, the pests we so often associate with the outdoors can quickly become indoor pests. Just as humans seek […]

Meet the House Mouse

Up close, these little fellas look sweet and innocent, but when underfoot, scurrying across the room, and popping out of pantries, the house mouse takes on a whole new image. Did you know that they don’t mean to scare you? They are just making themselves at home, in your home, because it is warm, dry, […]

How to get rid of cockroaches

The cockroach. Nothing says, “Yuck”, like the sight of a cockroach; dead or alive. Roches can be found in our homes, our favorite restaurants, our places of work, and even in our schools and libraries. No place is safe from a cockroach. They are equal opportunity inhabitants. If they have food, water and shelter, the […]

Why do Bed Bugs keep coming back?

We know how frustrating it can be to treat your home for bed bugs only to have them return. You think you’ve done everything right, but the bed bugs keep coming back. You washed the bed sheets, multiple times, and even used bleach, yet, there they are. You vacuumed, used a steam cleaner, ever covered […]

What do Carpenter Ants Eat?

Seems like there is an obvious answer to this question; carpenter ants each wood! In fact, they don’t each wood at all. The name ‘carpenter’ is used to describe a builder of things. The unfortunate outcome of this story is that in order to build they must first tear down. Carpenter ants don’t get their […]

Spider Spotlight: the Wolf Spider

Is it a wolf? Or is it a spider? The name “Wolf Spider” comes from the Greek word “Aukoc” meaning “wolf”. It is used to describe the spider’s hairy appearance, agile hunting capabilities, and excellent eyesight. The wolf spider can range from 1/2 inch to two inches long and, like a wolf, they chase and […]

How do I know if I have mice in my house?​

Mice are small and so are the signs of their presence in your home. The most obvious signs of a mouse problem are their droppings (feces that look like chocolate sprinkles). Mice don’t concern themselves with sanitary conditions, thus they defecate regularly and often. You’ll will most likely find droppings along the very walking path […]

How do bats get in my house?

Nothing disrupts a great family meal more than a bat in the house. As upset as you might be about it, the bat is probably more concerned than you. You don’t want it there and it certainly doesn’t want to be there either. Besides, lasagna is not a meal bats crave. Unless, of course, it […]

Mosquito Life Cycle

Like many pests, they have a life cycle that involves multiple stages of development. Each stage of that cycle may require a different strategy of pest control. Knowing the stages of a mosquito’s life cycle will help identify when to apply control, how to apply control, and in what form the pest control should be […]

How serious are ticks?

Ticks favor moist and humid environments, but, like many pests, they adapt to their surrounds and thrive. Ticks prefer to stay close to where they eat and receive shelter; the host. Hosts often include dogs, cats, rodents, birds, deer and even humans. Ticks typically live outdoors, in wooded or grassy areas, where they attach to […]