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Friday Pest Control Links Round-Up: Summer Flying Pests

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How To Un-Invite Stinging Insects From Your Next BBQ What can you do to make your BBQ a little less interesting to all bees and wasps in the area? Here are some helpful tips… Read More Beware of the Stings This Summer The summer season is a time to enjoy the sunshine and the great outdoors, but it’s also the time when stinging insects can make an appearance at picnics, cookouts and pool parties. Be on the lookout for yellowjackets, wasps, and bald-faced hornets… Read More Mosquito Misting Systems: Do Green Systems Work? The best way to stem the growth of mosquito populations is for each homeowner to be proactive… Read More

Valentines Day Mating Rituals… Of Bugs

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With Valentines Day just around the corner, many of us will be buying flowers, chocolates, and romantic cards in hopes of wooing our mates. Did you know that many of our insect friends also have rituals of their own in hopes of luring in a mate this Valentine’s Day? In honor of Valentines Day, here are a few unique, bizarre, and downright cool mating rituals of five different bugs or arachnids: “Peacocking” Peacock Spiders  Okay before you jump all over me, I know spiders aren’t bugs; they’re arachnids. Despite this classification, Peacock Spiders perform one of the most elaborate and downright cool mating rituals I have ever seem in the… Read More

5 Strange Parenting Habits From The Original Modern Family

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Think your parents did weird? Well they are nothing compared to these guys! These creepy crawlies have some really strange ideas of how to take care of their babies. Here are five shocking habits insects perform on a regular basis to keep their kids safe and healthy: 1. Setting up the nursery The dung beetle starts off our list with their strange habit: setting up the baby’s room. Dung beetles will roll up balls of dung and use them for nursery. Talk about one smelly room! These insects get all of their nutrients from dung. When two beetles are ready to mate they will create a ball of dung, bury… Read More

Bug Christmas Gift Ideas

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Christmas will soon be here, and if you have a bug lover in your life, it can be a little challenging to be creative with gift ideas. However, you can rest assured that there are plenty of bug gifts to choose from that will keep your little bug-lover satisfied. Below is a list of five bug ideas you can give to your own little bug this holiday season. The Very Hungry Caterpillar   This children’s classic by Eric Carle has been a staple in children’s book collections for decades. Your little one will love the adorable illustrations, as well as the timeless story about the caterpillar that was so hungry… Read More

10 Ways To Control Allergen Causing Dust Mites

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You cough! You sneeze! Your eyes water so much it’s difficult to even see! I’m talking of course about allergies, and one of the leading causes of allergies in the United States happens to be a microscopic bug called a House Dust Mite. While some people experience seasonal allergies caused by high pollen in the air, many people experience year round allergies that are frequently caused by these dust mites. In fact, some 35 million people suffer from dust mite allergies. Read More About The Worst Allergy Cities In The Country What can you do about dust mites? Even the most zealous housekeeper cannot completely eliminate dust mite populations, but… Read More

Pest Control: Your Friday Links Round-Up

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Pest Control: Your Friday Links Round-Up Fall Wasp Wars Every autumn, homeowners wage war against wasps and hornets. These flying pests grow excessively aggressive as their preferences move from proteins to sweets. Learn more about these wasp wars. How to Get Rid of Bugs in Acorns and Pine Cones Many of us use pine cones for holiday decorations every year, but unknowingly bring pests into our homes by doing so. Here’s a step by step guide to getting rid of these unwanted bugs so you may continue using acorns and pine cones for decor. More… Plants Enlist Aid From Birds For Pest Control When trees or plants are under attack… Read More

Pest Control Links Round Up: Halloween Edition

Pest Control Links Round Up: Halloween Edition Scary Pest Facts – Happy Halloween! In honor of Halloween, we wanted to share a few creepy facts about pests that can be pretty scary! More… Creepy Halloween Movies – Tarantula Clark Pest Control gives a few insights on the 1955 classic movie, Tarantula! More… Have A Safe, Happy & Pest Free Halloween Take a minute and enjoy a Halloween roach video. More… The Scariest Spiders in the World Nothing gets people on-edge quite like spiders. A popular rumor states that no matter where you are you are usually about eight feet from a spider. More… Vampires In Your Bed Bedbugs are like… Read More

Halloween Roach Bits: Tricky Roaches Are No Treat

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This Halloween, as you’re carving your jack-o-lanterns, watching your scary movies and handing out bowls of trick-or-treat candy to all of those superheroes, princesses, ghosts and goblins that come ringing your doorbell; be on the look-out for Halloween intruders! Watch the horror unfold as one of these Halloween intruders is caught red handed: Halloween Roach Bits: Tricky Roaches Are No Treat     Cockroaches are notorious consumers of anything sweet or starchy; and all of your Halloween favorites fall into this category. Your Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, your fun size Snickers bars, and your miniature Hershey’s bars are all vulnerable. This Halloween, don’t share your trick-or-treat candy with cockroaches! Get… Read More

Halloween Ants: 3 Ants Inspired By The Things Of Our Nightmares

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What do Halloween spooks like vampires, ghosts, and zombies have to do with the picnic ruining, biting, stinging, and all around pesky ant? More than you might think! Here are three different species of ant that are inspired by the things of our nightmares: Dracula Ants Horrifying ants that suck blood… Say it isn’t so! Dracula ants (Adetomyrma venatrix) are named after the very famous fictitious vampire count Dracula; because of the grisly way in which these ants feast on the blood of their young. Well, technically it’s not the blood of their young that Dracula ants are drinking, but rather the hemolymph or ant blood equivalent. This practice is… Read More

Friday Links Round-Up: Weekly Pest Control Links

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Halloween Party Food: Edible Insects Edible insects make great and creepy Halloween party food. Here are a few that might wet your appetite. More… Mole Crickets in Trinity, FL Mole crickets are becoming an increasing problem in some states; damaging lawns. They tunnel through the surface layer of the soil which damages the grass roots. Eventually the grass is uprooted and dries out. There are solutions to dealing with Mole crickets. Don’t Forget About Fall Termite Treatments Many homeowners don’t realize that October can actually be one of the worst months for termites. Wondering why? The simple truth is that termites are attracted to moisture, and that’s typically plentiful during… Read More