Bedbugs are small, oval, brownish insects that live on the blood of animals or humans. Adult bedbugs have flat bodies about the size of an apple seed. After feeding, however, their bodies swell and are a reddish color. Bedbugs do not fly, but they can move quickly over floors, walls, and ceilings. Female bedbugs may… Continue reading Bedbugs

Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Fall is a good time to take care of big home repair projects before shorter days (and in many areas, ice and snow) make outdoor work too difficult. And if you do live in an area with cold winters, take some time this fall to boost energy efficiency throughout your home, and prevent damage from… Continue reading Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

A Halloween Pest to Cause a Fright

Black widow spiders Have you ever wondered why spiders are associated with Halloween? Folklore says that if you see a spider on Halloween, it means the spirit of a loved one is watching over you. It could also be due to their huge dislike of us humans and their creepy factor, or maybe it’s because of their… Continue reading A Halloween Pest to Cause a Fright

Hornets & Wasps

Hornets & Wasps Hornets and wasps are both stinging insects of the Vespidae order, distant cousins of the ant. Like bees, hornets and wasps tend to set up their nests in trees under eaves, behind siding and in other unwanted locations around the home. Hornets and wasps are generally much more aggressive than bees, however,… Continue reading Hornets & Wasps

Top pests in hotel and commercial kitchens

Pests are a public health and business risk. They can cause damage to buildings, fittings, furnishings and food products, transmit disease, cause unsightly marks and smells. They affect customers in several ways, including causing illnesses, irritating bites, bad feeling, which can be expressed in many social media platforms and review sites, and loss of custom.… Continue reading Top pests in hotel and commercial kitchens

5 Common Spring Pests (And How to Avoid Them)

By Susan Grant Legacki Spring, while objectively beautiful, isn’t limited to blooming flowers and green grass. It is also when the great outdoors’ most annoying—and sometimes dangerous—pests can wreak havoc on your adventures. Learn how to avoid these five nasty, irritating and persistent springtime pests while enjoying the trails. Ticks Ticks are a serious concern… Continue reading 5 Common Spring Pests (And How to Avoid Them)


By Rachel Murray When people think of rodents, mice are what usually comes to mind. However, more than 2,000 species of rodents exist. The easiest way to identify the types of rodents is by the suborders, such as Sciumorpha (squirrel-like), Myomorpha (rat-like), Hystricomorpha (porcupine-like) and Castorimorpha. These four types of rodents are classified according to… Continue reading LIST OF THE TYPES OF RODENTS