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Termites are a Homeowner’s Worst Enemy

25 Jan, 2016 / by admin

Termites are a Homeowner’s Worst Enemy

Termites are present and active during all four seasons and considered a homeowner’s worst enemy. They enjoy making their home in wood and are often referred to a the “silent destroyer” since they aren’t immediately noticed by the damage they cause. Termites are very small in size, measuring approximately 1 cm in length but don’t ...

Pests Seek Refuge From The Cold Weather

11 Jan, 2016 / by admin

Pests Seek Refuge From The Cold Weather

We aren’t the only ones looking for warmth inside our house with the cold weather here. Cockroaches are also looking for protection during the winter and can find it inside your home. Many believe that they are attracted to messy and dirty households, but that is not necessarily true. Now that winter is settling in ...

Storing Your Holiday Decorations Safely

29 Dec, 2015 / by admin

Storing Your Holiday Decorations Safely

Now that the holiday season is coming to an end it’s time to pack away all your decorations. This can be especially tricky to keep mice and insects out of your favorite family ornaments and even harder to keep spiders out of an artificial tree. The most effective way to store ornaments is to inspect ...

How Many Legs Does A Centipede Have?

14 Dec, 2015 / by admin

How Many Legs Does A Centipede Have?

  Everyone has had the experience of screaming at the unpleasant sight of the bug with 100 legs running past you. That bug is call a centipede and its name may be misleading. Centipede means 100 legs but an actual centipede may have anywhere from 15 to 177 pairs of legs! These long flat creatures ...

Ticks are Active in the Winter

07 Dec, 2015 / by admin

Ticks are Active in the Winter

Being outdoors and enjoying nature is a wonderful thing, but some not so wonderful creatures can hitchhike back inside.   Ticks can jump onto our clothing or one of our furry friends while going inside after playing. Ticks are very hard to spot, an adult tick may be 1 cm long after full of blood ...

Are cockroaches using your pipes and plumbing as a personal highway?

16 Nov, 2015 / by admin

Are cockroaches using your pipes and plumbing as a personal highway?

We all recognize the light brown pest that scrambles when we flip the lights on. That’s right, it’s the cockroach. Adult cockroaches are easily distinguished by their light brown or tan color with two black stripes. Nymphs are darker and almost black still carrying the black stripes that start behind their head.  This pest can be ...

Was that a Silverfish?

12 Nov, 2015 / by admin

Was that a Silverfish?

Have you ever been in your house and seen a silver bug moving swiftly across your floor?   That was a silverfish! Silverfish can survive in all climates but thrive in dark and damp places such as your bathroom, basement, attic, or even your kitchen. Their predators are spiders and centipedes. Silverfish feed on sugar and glucose ...