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Bees, Wasps & Hornets: What's the Difference?

Bees, wasps & hornets: they’re three types of airborne stinging insects that you don’t ever want to see angrily buzzing toward you. But have you ever wondered what the difference is between the 3? It can be difficult to tell which is which, especially in the moment! But it’s important that you are able to identify at least a few differences so that you know what exactly… Continue

Prehistoric Pests: Spiders

Spiders: for some people, the sight of one strikes fear into their hearts. For others, they seem to be no more than a nuisance, and perhaps even a welcome one--considering their diet of flies, mosquitoes, and roaches. Some are quite dangerous, and even poisonous, while others hardly pose any kind of threat at all. But where do these odd arachnids come from, and how long have they been creeping… Continue

The Good Side of Bad Pests: Squirrels

There’s no doubt about it: squirrels are one of the most annoying critters in the country. They get into your trash, break into your attic, steal food, and gnaw on just about anything they can get their hands on. And they’re dang bold about everything that they do. Still, as we understand it, even the most annoying, seemingly pointless animals and insects have some kind of role to… Continue

Why Some Pests Come Out After Rainfall

There’s nothing like a good rainfall to clear the air a bit. Well, unless you’re talking about pests; you’ve surely stepped outside after a rainstorm only to notice a swarm of mosquitoes or crews of ants wandering about at a much higher density than they had before. But why? Not every insect is suddenly super-active after rainfall: butterflies and bees actually take shelter… Continue

Habitats in Homes: Termites

Termites: they can pose a major risk to the structural integrity of your home, and can be hard to identify until it’s too late. One of their most nefarious behaviors is that they can chomp away at the cellulose material in your home without ever being seen or heard; this is due to their tendency to nest inside of structures, making them almost completely undetectable while they cause home… Continue

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