Posts by Jeff Vogelsang

Mosquito Season Is Back

With April well underway, we are in the beginning of mosquito season here in the Midwest. The winter weather has left and with the sunshine comes the flying pests we all have come to know and detest. Here are a few facts about mosquitoes you may not be aware of to help you prepare for…

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Start Your Spring off Right

There are many pests that rear their heads during the springtime. They come rain or shine into your home and invade your lawns. Today, we will highlight three of the major menaces that pose a threat to your home and your health. So, make sure to watch out for these pests this spring as you…

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Winter Weather Pest To Beware Of

Many of us think that once the cold sets in our jobs as pest control managers within our homes are done. We think that the snow and cold wind scares all of the mice and bugs away until a warmer day comes along. This could not be farther from the truth. Here are a few…

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The Top 5 Need to Knows of Silverfish

1. There is a reason they are hard to catch! It is not their silver color that gives the illusion of their speed. Silverfish are very agile andare known to outrun even the speedy centipede. They are completely wingless, which means theyrely on their legs alone to help them escape from predators. They also lack…

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Are House Centipedes Dangerous?

  The immediate answer is no. Centipedes do not pose any threat to humans so long as you do not initiate direct contact with them. There are, however, a few good reasons to rid them from your home that are not due to their venomous bite. Keep reading for more information on centipedes and their…

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Christmas Decorating This Early?

  Getting in the holiday spirit a little early this year? You are in good company as businesses and stores begin stocking the shelves with holiday decorations galore beginning earlier each year. From large light displays of reindeer and snowmen to classic strings of multi-colored lights, there are endless combinations for exterior home decorations. Maybe…

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Avoid the Sting of Wasps This Autumn

Wasps are known to be pretty aggressive flying predators this time of year.  It is crucial that we learn how to avoid them. While we may think wasps are only out to get us, the truth is that wasps are the natural predators of other insects like flies and caterpillars or even spiders. This means…

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What You Need to Know About Crickets

They are the noisy neighbors you never signed up for! Those hopping pests that may enter your home or tear through your garden are known as crickets! Crickets are often mistaken for the infamous grasshopper. There are a few distinguishing features to differentiate between the two.  However, this guide will help you learn the ins…

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Yellow Jackets 101

What really are Yellow Jackets? Contrary to popular belief, Yellow Jackets are not bees! They may have a color resemblance to the pollinating insects, but they are actually a type of wasp. Many people tend to confuse the two and this can give bees quite the bad reputation.  Yellow jackets have a much more hostile…

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This is Not a Lady Bug!

How you can Identify Japanese Beetles These are pests that you certainly do not want to misidentify or under-estimate. They have a very distinct look with their green-blue heads and bright copper backs. Their bodies are typically between 1 to 2 inches in length and they have tanned wings. Their lives begin in your lawn…

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