The Complete Guide to Managing Your Summer Pest Problem

Found this great article and wanted to share! https://lifehacker.com/the-complete-guide-to-managing-your-summer-pest-problem-1183885737 Adam Dachis Summer brings fun, sun, and—unfortunately—lots of annoying bugs. If you’ve got the pests that come with the season, you don’t have to go through great lengths to rid your home of them. A few DIY methods and inexpensive tools can do the trick. Back… Continue reading The Complete Guide to Managing Your Summer Pest Problem

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

Christmas Tree Pests and Weeds

Pine and fir trees, grown purposely for use as Christmas trees, are vulnerable to a wide variety of pests, weeds and diseases. Many of the conifer species cultivated face infestations and death from such pests as the balsam woolly adelgid and other adelgids. Aphids are another common insect pest. Christmas trees are also vulnerable to fungal pathogens and their resultant illnesses such as root rot, and, in the U.S. state of California, sudden oak death. Douglas-fir trees… Continue reading Christmas Tree Pests and Weeds

Why the Difference Between Rats and Mice Matters

Besides the fact that rats and mice look different, there are quite a few other differences between them. Your rodent control efforts will be most successful when you understand each of these pests fully. Knowing things like their behavior, food preferences, and habitats will help aid your control efforts. What works to control mice will not necessarily work to control… Continue reading Why the Difference Between Rats and Mice Matters

Bedbugs: Facts, Bites and Infestation

By Megan Gannon Bedbugs lurk in cracks and crevices and they’ve been living on human blood for centuries. Though they aren’t known to transmit disease or pose any serious medical risk, the stubborn parasites can leave itchy and unsightly bites. However, bedbugs don’t always leave marks. The best way to tell if you have a… Continue reading Bedbugs: Facts, Bites and Infestation

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