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General Information Regarding the Lives of Carpenter Bees Carpenter bees are a large family of bees with about 500 different subspecies, and about 31 sub genera. Their name comes from their tendency to excavate tunnels into wood for nesting purposes. They are most commonly noticed in late springtime or the beginning of summer. This is because they can be found hovering around the outside of homes. Usually these bees are searching for a suitable mate or looking for a good spot to build their next residence. The male carpenter bees lack a stinger, but make up for it with their aggressive...

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During the months of May, June or July, you may begin to hear bats or see bats around your property or in your home, garage and other buildings on your property. The truth of the matter is that bats are very plentiful in the state of New Jersey and therefore can indeed cause many problems for residents and homeowners. There are two species of bats in the New Jersey area which are the most common. They are the small brown bat and the large brown bat, which can have wing spans reaching as much as fourteen inches in width. They tend...

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Camelback crickets or cave crickets are also known as “sprickets” since they look like spiders. They feed on fungi found on damp basement walls. Where fungus is unavailable, they eat carpet, wood, cardboard and even each other. There is even an Australian species of cave crickets that eats one of its legs when it’s hungry. They are found in caves as their name implies, but some species live in damp areas such as under stones, beneath rotten logs, and damp leaves. The crickets are wingless and have a brown color. They can measure up to about 5cm in length. They have...
  Despite their unattractive appearance, silverfish are actually harmless to humans and pets. Yet, large infestations can cause significant damage as silverfish stain fabric, paper, books, and wallpaper. They are flat, wingless insects with shiny silver scales that give them a metallic appearance. As nocturnal insects, you are most likely to spot silverfish in the evening and they are commonly found in attics, basements, bathrooms, and crawl spaces. They like damp, cool locations, but they can be found anywhere in the house. Because of their flexibility, it can be very difficult to get rid of silverfish. Nevertheless, because they are generally...

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Fleas also known as cat fleas are tiny, irritating parasites that not only feed off your pet's blood, but your own blood as well. It is possible to find that fleas have laid their eggs almost anywhere and everywhere they please inside or outside, for instant, in your carpets, furniture and bedding as well as your front and back yards. Therefore, it is likely that an infestation of fleas and their eggs is very high. To determine if your animal has fleas, you should look for the tell-tale signs of fleas on your dog, for instance the excrement of fleas are...