If you live in one of these bedbug infested Midwestern cities, I’m sorry. If you’re doing any traveling to one of these cities in the future, please take some bedbug precautions… Read More
Where Do Cluster Flies Come From?
Crazy fact… Cluster Fly larvae develop inside earthworms living in the ground outside of homes. The larvae develop into cocoons before hatching into adult flies… Read More
Bed Bugs Still Appear During Winter Months
Contrary to popular belief, bed bugs are not seasonal pests– they do not adapt to the cold very well, so they will be more likely to seek shelter indoors… Read More
Bed Bug FAQ
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to bedbugs, including: “How do I know I have Bed Bugs?” and “Why are they so hard to eradicate?” Read More
4 Bugs That Should Be In A Band
Check out these four tiny musical artists that could be in your backyard… Read More
Pest Of The Week: The Emerald Ash Borer
One of the most destructive insect pests in the United States, in terms of tree and forest destruction, is the Emerald Ash Borer. These invasive insects have been known to wipe out forests of green ash, black ash, white ash, and blue ash trees. These ash trees are killed when and Emerald Ash Borer lays its eggs in the crevices of the tree’s bark. After the eggs hatch, the larvae will begin chewing threw the inside of the tree. This behavior leaves tunnels in the tree which cuts off the flow of nutrients and water the ash trees need for survival. They eventually die.
Emerald Ash Borers are bullet shaped and their metallic green color make them almost unmistakable; especially when you find them in or around one of your ash trees. These invasive insects are a serious pest control problem in 14 states and parts of Canada.
Every year, the Emerald Ash Borer is responsible for $3.5 Billion in damage, and destroying 100 Million Ash trees.