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Yellow Jackets 101

By Jeff Vogelsang | Jul 12, 2018

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!

By Jeff Vogelsang | Jun 15, 2018

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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ALL THINGS LYMES DISEASE

By Jeff Vogelsang | May 11, 2018

  May is the annual Lyme Disease Awareness Month! This means that everyone has the opportunity to learn more about the harmful disease and what they can do to prevent ever catching it. Lyme Disease is a serious illness that can affect anyone and everyone you know. The more knowledgeable you are about it the…

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April is National Pest Management Month

By Jeff Vogelsang | Apr 13, 2018

  Spring is here and so are the bugs! Here are a few ways you can celebrate the best month of the year, pest management month. There are so many ways to get into the swing of the season, so share these tips with your friends, so that you can all celebrate together and prepare…

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Poison Facts: Seasonal Poisoning Hazards: Spring

By Jeff Vogelsang | Mar 21, 2018

Be prepared. Put the poison control number (1-800-222-1222, U.S. only) in, on or near your phone. Save webPOISONCONTROL® as a browser favorite (webPOISONCONTROL.org). Spring Forward! Change the batteries in your carbon monoxide alarms when you set your clocks forward. Keep appliances, furnaces, fireplaces and wood-burning stoves in good repair. Spring cleaning means dangerously strong chemicals may be within reach.…

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What are Clover Mites?

By Jeff Vogelsang | Feb 16, 2018

FACTS Scientific Name: Bryobia praetiosa Appearance What Do Clover Mites Look Like? They are 0.75 mm long reddish or greenish in color have a greatly elongated first pair of legs Featherlike plates or scales are sparsely arranged on the abdomen. Where Do I find Clover Mites in my home? They are usually found on windowsills when…

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January Pest of the Month

By Jeff Vogelsang | Jan 8, 2018

Brown Recluse Spiders Color Light to dark brown, with characteristic dark brown violin marking on back Legs 8 Shape Round Size ¼ – ½ inch long Antennae No Region Found in the south central Midwest from Ohio to Nebraska and south through Texas to Georgia Food Source They eat other small bugs. Web Their webs are irregular. …

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Pests: A Risk to Your Health

By Jeff Vogelsang | Dec 18, 2017

Many people are aware that pests can cause damage to their homes and belongings, but were you aware that pests can take great tolls on your health? From rodents to flying parasites, they all can damage your immune system and carry on viruses to anyone who enters your home. Removal and prevention are the ways…

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Controlling House Mice

By Jeff Vogelsang | Nov 26, 2017

The house mouse (Mus musculus) is one of the most troublesome and economically important rodents in the United States. House mice live and thrive in a variety of locations. They are found in and around homes and farms, as well as in open fields and agricultural fields. House mice consume and contaminate food for human…

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