Rat Prevention Tips for the Home

This article primarily deals with my specialty, which is rats in buildings, and inside houses – in the attic, walls, crawlspace, etc. But I do address general outdoor rat prevention tips as well. I should warn you up front that it’s not a quick and easy task. There is no quick-n-easy rat repellent product or… Continue reading Rat Prevention Tips for the Home

Bugs: Five pests to watch for this winter in your home and yard

Five pests to watch this winter:  Termites Believing termites to be strictly hot-weather pests, many homeowners let their guards down during winter months. However, classes of termites are known to swarm during fall months and reproduce in homes until February. Subterranean termites are the most destructive and widespread termite in the United States.  They are… Continue reading Bugs: Five pests to watch for this winter in your home and yard

A Buggy Thanksgiving: Insects Come to the Table

Mealworms, wax worms and crickets may not be obvious choices for Turkey Day, but at a special event this week, bug aficionados can taste new, insect-y twists on Thanksgiving staples such as pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce. The Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium in New Orleans is cooking up insect-filled Thanksgiving treats at their cafe,… Continue reading A Buggy Thanksgiving: Insects Come to the Table

Another Reason to Be Spooked on Halloween

Great Article! http://www.pestworld.org/news-hub/pest-articles/another-reason-to-be-spooked-this-halloween-pests/ “They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re all together ooky.” They’re…spiders, bats and bed bugs? During Halloween, forget the typical haunted house! For most homeowners, just the thought of a spider building a web in the kitchen, a bat flying around in the attic, or bed bugs nesting between the sheets… Continue reading Another Reason to Be Spooked on Halloween

Creepy, Crawly Pests Can be a Nightmare for Homeowners

The National Pest Management Association recommends tips to keep your home from turning into a haunted house this Halloween It’s no wonder that haunted houses are decorated with fake rats, rubber bats, plastic spiders and stringy spider webs. After all, having these pests in your home can be a true nightmare – and unlike the… Continue reading Creepy, Crawly Pests Can be a Nightmare for Homeowners

Planting Fall Vegetables

Make room for your fresh crop of fall vegetables by ripping out any varieties that are no longer performing well (such as tomatoes that have succumbed to disease or peas that have burned out from the heat) or you have already harvested (potatoes, onions, or sweet corn, for example). Pull any weeds so they don’t… Continue reading Planting Fall Vegetables