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Spiders are a familiar sight outside and around the home. These predators are beneficial, feeding on insects and assisting in lowering the pest populations in and outside houses, yards, gardens, and larger crops. Although some people find spiders frightening, they usually will not try to bit unless they are prodded, held, or accidentally trapped. Most spiders cannot puncture human skin with their fangs, and although there are hundreds of species of spiders found in the U.S., only the black widow and brown recluse have bites that are dangerous. Some of the common spiders found inside the home include cobweb spiders, which...
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We have all heard the distinctive buzz click sound in our houses and know that a stink bug has come to room with us and is buzzing around our computer monitor or lights, looking for light and warmth. Luckily, they do not lay eggs or reproduce inside; they wait to mate until they can do it outside when it’s warmer. Nor do they eat household food or sting or bite. In fact, they are really the perfect house guest. So why are we usually so eager for them to leave? Well, they received their descriptive name for a reason- they emit...
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WHAT ARE FLEAS? Fleas are pesky little ankle biters - literally. They are small but they pack a mean punch when they bite into your flesh or into your pets flesh particularly. They live and feed off of blood, using their mouth to pierce into skin. Fleas are wingless creatures, and there are several different species of fleas, but the most common are the cat flea, dog fleas and human fleas, as well as some more not named. The most common fleas that infest our homes and animals are the cat flea and the dog flea. The human flea is rare,...
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As winter approaches, the colder weather prompts us to find warmth, but we are not the only ones who are looking to stay warm and dry. Rodents, such as mice and rats, are looking for warm and comfy places to nestle out of the cold, and if they can get into your house to do it, they will! You are probably wondering how to stop them from taking up residence. Just like you would do with other pests, two main principals stop them: eradication and cleanliness. The best way is one that will keep health risk for humans and the environment...
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When we hear the word cockroach, we can just about feel our skin crawling and we feel the need to clean and disinfect every surface of our homes. Bugs of any kind are generally disgusting when it comes to our everyday lives, but cockroaches make the top of that list, especially when it comes to restaurants and commercial kitchens. Many restaurants will experience a bug problem at least once, but knowing what to look for, the types of roaches that primarily invade and how to get rid of them will aid in keeping them at bay and your kitchen will be...
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