Pest

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...

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,...

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Clover Mites

Have you ever wondered what those little red bugs climbing up the side of your house in the spring are?  Those bugs are called clover mites.  Don’t let the word “mite” disturb you, they do not feed off of humans or pets.  Clover mites are plant feeders, and they infest more than 200 different plants. ...

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...

Mosquito Season

The grass is green, the flowers are blooming, and the pollen is everywhere…spring is here, and so are the mosquitoes!  Mosquitoes are an especially aggravating pest because their bites can leave you itching and scratching for days!  Not to mention the fact that Mosquitoes can carry and spread disease and sickness.  Learning about this pesky...

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