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Black Widows: Myths and Facts

Spider season is upon us with the start of the fall as most spiders head out in search of a mate. With an average lifespan of about one year, many spiders must mate and lay their eggs before they pass away and the prime mating season is fall. One spider to be on the lookout…

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Beware of the Brown Recluse

Description The first step in any battle is getting to know your enemy. In this case, that enemy is a spider known as the brown recluse. These creatures are aptly named as they often live in solitude, lurking around in dark corners and hiding spots. Like many spiders, they prefer not to be found and…

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Tick Tips and Tricks

Tick Bite Avoidance While ticks can be found around the country at all times of the year, they are most commonly active during the warmer months. This means that you will need to be extra cautious from April to September.To avoid these pests, you first need to know where ticks can be found. Ticks are…

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Avoid Memorial Day Mishaps

Everyone loves Memorial Day! Fun in the sun, good food, and lots of outdoor activities are all anyone has planned. However, no one wants that fun to be interrupted by flying pests. This year you can plan ahead and prevent these flies from ruining your picnic or backyard hangout. There is no reason that you…

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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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What are Clover Mites?

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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Controlling House Mice

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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Common spiders in and around homes

Spiders are as familiar and well known to most people as they are disliked. The unpopular reputation of spiders is undeserved. Myths about spiders and the negative consequences of biting by a very, very small number of species overshadow the ecological benefits spiders provide. All spiders are beneficial predators that feed on insects, spiders, and…

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Sowbugs, millipedes, and centipedes in the home

Sowbugs, millipedes, and centipedes are not actually insects, but are arthropods related to insects. They are not harmful to food, clothes, furniture, or other items within homes, although just their presence can be disturbing. Their preferred habitat is moist, decaying leaf litter or other organic material found around building foundations. When they are found outdoors,…

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5 Pest Control Myths Dispelled

Mice can only be baited with cheese. This is the age-old stereotype that we all grew up with and yet it is not the most effective! Mice are typically much more attracted to foods that are higher in sugar content. These food options include things like candy, chocolate or even a dollop of maple syrup.…

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