By Douglas Stern, Managing Partner, Stern Environmental Group The slowing U.S. economy coupled with stricter mortgage-lending criteria has dealt the real estate industry a one-two punch from which it is still struggling to recover. Houses and commercial buildings are sitting on the market longer before they sell. Many of these buildings, particularly new builds and… Continue reading Pests in New and Vacant Homes and Buildings What You Need to Know
What and What Not to Be Afraid of “Oh my God, kill it! KILL IT!” Outbursts like these are common throughout much of the United States and, indeed, the world, when a spider’s cover is blown and it is forced to skitter this way and that along the wall or across the living room carpet… Continue reading How to Identify Venomous House Spiders
Kitchens have always been a gathering place in the home; however, there are some unwelcome visitors homeowners would rather not gather in the place where we store, cook and eat our food – pests! Cockroaches, rodents, fruit flies and pantry pests can all easily find their way into kitchens contaminating foods, spreading bacteria and ruining… Continue reading Keeping Kitchens Pest-Free
Keeping your 4th of July Pest-Free The Fourth of July is a quintessential summer holiday in the U.S., with summer in full swing, children out of school, and a day off work for most. While the holiday may start full of plans for outdoor fun, it can quickly turn into a swatting game with summertime… Continue reading Fourth of July Pests!
Spring is here and it is the perfect time to start planning for a vegetable garden. Gardening is not only a rewarding experience, but it can also help reduce stress. Imagine working outdoors in your garden on a sunny day and reaping the rewards of harvesting your own healthy produce. If you’ve considered starting your… Continue reading Preparing For Garden Pests This Spring and Summer
Using X-ray computed tomography scans, scientists have produced a 3D model of a spiderlike arachnid that lived some 305 million years ago. But it is missing one crucial feature shared by all modern-day spiders. By Story Hinckley, Staff March 30, 2016 Scientists have described a 305-million-year-old fossilized creature that looks exactly like a modern-day spider. But it is not… Continue reading Where do spiders come from? A tiny, prehistoric ‘almost spider’ offers clues.
Room by Room sponsored by Zoecon Here’s a quick rundown of the types of pests you’re likely to see in kitchen settings: Cockroaches Types: German (by far the most prevalent), American, Oriental What attracts them: Food debris, grease, moisture, clutter (especially cardboard), heat How they access the kitchen: Hitchhiking on deliveries or crawling through cracks,… Continue reading Common Kitchen Pests