Posted on 2/8/2011
by Lauren Bullington
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we wanted to take the time to share a list of pests that we should all learn to love – many of which provide surprising benefits … and might even have you singing their praises! Check out our list of top five bugs to love:
1. Ladybugs: Our favorite polka dot pest is a great bug to love, especially if you’re a garden enthusiast. These pests protect plants from aphids – tiny pests that extract moisture from plants. If you are looking for an environmentally friendly way of protecting your garden, consider adding some ladybugs.
2. Fireflies: No summer night is complete without catching a few lightening bugs. This summer pest is ofte...Read More »
Posted on 1/31/2011
by Shay Runion, VP Professional Development
Hopefully you read part one of our Wildlife Series which dealt with pesky rodents like mice, rats and roof rats. We also wanted to make sure you are aware of other fall intruders such as raccoons, squirrels, chipmunks and bats. Similar to rodents, these creatures are seeking food and shelter from the cold months ahead.
Squirrels and raccoons are similar to rodents in that they build their nests in crawl spaces and attics and will cause damage to a structure to get inside and once inside the home, they can be destructive as well. Raccoon hands are very adept, so it is important to keep trashcans properly sealed. If you notice a raccoon in or around the home, it’s important to call a...Read More »
Posted on 1/18/2011
by Shay Runion
With 2010 widely considered to be the “year of the bed bug,” many of our customers have been asking what pests will be big this year. Here’s our list (ranked in order) of pest predictions for 2011 that are guaranteed to make a major impact on homeowners nationwide:
Ants: Many homeowners may be surprised to learn that ants are at the top of our list for pests to be aware of this year. In fact, ant infestations are the number one reason why many homeowners call a pest professional. One of the biggest problems with treating ant infestations is that there are literally hundreds of different species, each requiring its own, unique method of treatment. New ant species a...Read More »
Posted on 11/30/2010
by Cindy Mannes
The holidays have officially arrived! As you open your homes for parties and out-of-town houseguests, we would like to remind you of simple things you can do to keep pests from spoiling your holiday fun.
Many do not realize that brown recluse spiders can easily be brought into the home, hitching a ride on freshly cut Christmas trees, door wreaths and firewood.
Additionally, as the days become increasingly colder and longer, pests such as house mice will seek food and shelter in basements and attics. Oftentimes, these pests have already made their way inside, nesting in packed away holiday decorations.
To prevent rodents and spiders from crashing your holiday party, we recommend the fol...Read More »