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)

LIST OF THE TYPES OF RODENTS

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

Bugs and the Real Christmas Tree

Purchasing a real Christmas tree may be a big decision for many people, but fears of introducing unwanted and potentially harmful pests into the home via the tree are unwarranted. Every Christmas tree can harbor insects, mites, or spiders. Some of these may remain on the tree into winter and could become active after being… Continue reading Bugs and the Real Christmas Tree

Vegetable Garden Pest Control

Even in the best-managed vegetable gardens–ones with soil rich in compost, and a diversity of plants to encourage natural predators–certain pests will occasionally get out of hand. There is a nugget of truth in the old maxim that insects are most likely to gang up on plants that are already unhealthy because of a soil… Continue reading Vegetable Garden Pest Control

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)