How a Wasp Turns Cockroaches into Zombies

A special chemical blend injected into the brains of cockroaches makes them pawns in the jewel wasp’s control—and perfect live food for its offspring Adapted from Venomous: How Earth’s Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry, by Christie Wilcox, by arrangement with Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC (US), Bungeishunju Ltd. (Japan). Copyright © 2016 by Christie Wilcox. I… Continue reading How a Wasp Turns Cockroaches into Zombies

Pests in New and Vacant Homes and Buildings What You Need to Know

By Douglas Stern, Managing Partner, Stern Environmental Group The slowing U.S. economy coupled with stricter mortgage-lending criteria has dealt the real estate industry a one-two punch from which it is still struggling to recover. Houses and commercial buildings are sitting on the market longer before they sell. Many of these buildings, particularly new builds and… Continue reading Pests in New and Vacant Homes and Buildings What You Need to Know

Follow These 3 Spring Cleaning Tips to Battle Bugs, Germs and Mold in Your Home Read

Spring is ALMOST here and I wanted to share 3 great spring cleaning tips! However, there are areas of your home that have taken a beating while keeping you warm and safe through the course of the winter.  It’s time to give your home a little love as we approach the big thaw and protect… Continue reading Follow These 3 Spring Cleaning Tips to Battle Bugs, Germs and Mold in Your Home Read