6 Most Common Fleas that Affect Dogs and Cats

Siphonaptera Species that Affect Dogs and Cats You are probably aware of the fact that fleas are the most common (and annoying) type of pest, responsible for the discomfort of our dogs and cats (and us). But did you know that there are over 2,000 species of fleas that exist around the world, and that… Continue reading 6 Most Common Fleas that Affect Dogs and Cats

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)

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

Keeping Kitchens Pest-Free

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