Spider Control

This is the image many of us get when we think of spider control. Big, scary, man-eating, blood-sucking beasts that wait for you to let your guard down, so they can pounce! Right? Well, wrong. Spiders are an extremely beneficial arthropod, that help us get rid of many nuisance pests. If we didn’t have spiders hanging out, we would have a lot more “bugs” in our lives. Most spiders are absolutely harmless to people and cause us no grief. There are a few that can be dangerous, and you can read more about these on our Spiders Page. For those of you that can’t stand the thought of a single spider invading your space, here are a few tips: Clean Up Your Space. That’s right. …

Flea Control

With Labor Day behind us, we say goodbye to another Summer. Unfortunately, the fleas aren’t done for the season. Fleas typically start to become a problem in mid to late spring and peak over the summer. We are still in that peak flea season, and the number of calls we get every day can attest to that. Here are some tips for good flea control. What Do You Do?? Well, ultimately, we hope you will call us if things don’t work out on your own, but the point of this blog post is to make sure you have some tools to work with to prevent and eliminate the infestation. First, if you haven’t looked at our Flea page, go there first. This page has tons …

Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite

“Good night, sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite”. I remember hearing those words many times as my mom was putting me to bed. I never understood what it meant and would usually laugh as if she was referring to some funny cartoon characters. I don’t remember ever being afraid of those words, probably because bed bugs were never a reality for me or anyone that I knew. But bed bugs are alive and well in the U.S., and are now a common problem. 8 Facts About Bed Bugs Bed bugs get their name from the fact that they often hide in beds seeking refuge from the daylight, coming out when someone is resting on the bed for a period of time. Humans are …

Enjoy A Mosquito-Free Summer With Your Family

A Story That Doesn’t End Well  Warmer weather has finally arrived and we all look forward to getting outside for picnics, barbeques and other family-related events. It can all be fun and games . . .  until the bugs arrive. During the annual Easter Egg Roll, President Obama was reading a book to a group of children in the White House garden when they were suddenly attacked by a swarm of bees, disrupting the entire event. Your summer story probably won’t include a swarm of bees but there will probably be a chapter or two that will include mosquitoes. Tips For Minimizing Mosquito Activity Around Your Home Mosquitoes are a nuisance and generally associated with an uncomfortable bite, followed by swelling, itchy skin. While a …

Home And Lawn Ant Control Is No Game

Ants In The Pants As a kid, you might remember playing the game, Ants In The Pants. The game was developed from the metaphor that people who were agitated or nervous must have “ants in their pants”. Just like in the game, you might be feeling agitated or nervous about ants appearing inside and outside your home as the warmer months arrive. While these ants can be a nuisance, they can also be dangerous. Ants live in colonies complete with workers, soldiers, queens and kings. They are highly organized and can be found inside and outside of your home as they begin to forage for food to replace their depleted winter supply. Most ants don’t pose a threat as they work to build their kingdom, …