Wolf Spiders

Wolf spiders:  they are big, they are hairy, and they look scary…but they are primarily nuisance pests.  Unlike many spiders, Wolf spiders do not build snare webs, they instead build retreats.  They typically can be found under stones, timbers, and under decks.  They may come indoors in search of prey, and if so, they tend...

7 Ways Pests Are Taking the Sweat Equity Out of Your House

For most of us, we’ve put a lot of time and effort into making our house a home.  In the article that follows are 7 easy-to-do tips on protecting your home. ?www.pestworld.org/news-hub/guest-columnists/7-ways-pests-are-taking-the-sweat-equity-out-of-your-house/

Lightning Bug or Fire Fly

Lightning Bugs have awed us for years.  Anyone growing up in the South can remember chasing those flashing bugs throughout the yard.  In this article, you’ll learn some neat facts about these critters – some very surprising. www.pestworld.org/news-hub/pest-articles/the-science-behind-fireflies/

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Small Flies

Are there small flies hovering around in your house?  Don’t feel bad..  A teaspoon of moisture is all you need for an infestation. Some of the most common small flies you will encounter are: Fruit Flies Phorid Flies Drain/Moth Flies Fungus Gnats The following are steps you can take in lowering the population: Keep garbage cans and drains clean...

American Dog Tick

The American Dog Tick prefers dogs (shocker) as their host, but they will gladly feed on larger animals, including humans.  This tick goes through an egg, larva, nymph, and adult stage during its lifetime.  Although they can be foundyear-roundd, adult dog ticks are usually found between April and May.  Dog ticks do not transmit Lyme...

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Varied Carpet Beetle

The varied carpet beetle can be a serious household pest. In its larvae form, it feeds on natural fibers including clothing, furniture, and carpets.  As you can imagine, it damages what it eats.  The varied carpet beetle has an unusually long life cycle for an insect, spanning from 1-3 years.  Infestations can be prevented by...

Ladybugs

Ladybugs are pretty cute as far as insects go, and they are actually beneficial to have around.  They are sometimes referred to as “natural pest control”; they feed on garden pests like aphids and spider mites.  Humans and ladybugs generally have a good working relationship.  They don’t bother us, we don’t bother them.  Come autumn,...

Earwigs

Most of us can recognize an earwig when we see one, their pincers are the giveaway.  Earwigs are reddish-brown in color, and are slightly over ½ inch long.  Although they are somewhat creepy in appearance, earwigs are primarily just nuisance pests.  Earwigs, both the young and the adults, require moisture to live.  They are usually...

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Black Widow Spiders

Black widows are one of the most feared spiders in North America, because their venom is toxic.  Black widows are very distinctive in appearance; they are generally black and have a red hourglass-shaped marking on the underside of their abdomen.  Black widows generally nest in low areas, including garages, crawl spaces, and around the base...

Roaches

Roaches…as much as we all hate them, they are part of our world, especially down here in the hot and humid south.  There are many different kinds of roaches, but today we will just go over some general information. Many species of cockroaches live for a year or longer!  A female roach can produce up...

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