If you've recently noticed what appear to be bumblebees burrowing into your wooden patio furniture or the overhang of your roof, you likely have an infestation of carpenter bees. These bees are similar to bumblebees in appearance, but are solitary creatures that feast on chewed wood and can be quite destructive. However, killing carpenter bees can also cause ecological problems. Are there any ways to humanely eradicate these bees from your property and prevent their return?
20 August 2015
The mosquito is a pesky pest, indeed. This blood-sucking insect is common to almost every part of the world with warmer climates, and some with less than ideal conditions as well. They prefer humidity and moisture and will jump at any chance to suck the blood out of mammals to sustain their own well-being. In addition to being annoying, mosquitoes can pose a genuine threat to your health. Due to the fact they sustain themselves on blood and hop from host to host, there is a chance they can pass on a disease to you.
12 August 2015
There are many types of invasive ants that now make their home in the United States. Some of them, like fire ants, are household names, while others, like ghost ants, don't get as much attention. Here are six things homeowners need to know about ghost ants. Where do ghost ants come from? Ghost ants are originally from a tropical climate; they are thought to come from either Africa or Asia, though the exact origin isn't known.
3 August 2015
If you see tiny ants in your kitchen, you may wonder how and why they got into your home. There are two types of ants that frequent kitchens and other areas with food: sugar ants and grease ants. If you know their sizes, colors and eating habits, you can take steps to get rid of them. Here's how you identify and eradicate the ants in your kitchen. Identify the Ants Sugar ants range in color from orange to brown and have large, black heads.
31 July 2015
From ants to termites and house flies, there are a number of insects that can find their way into any home, and for the most part, they are all easy to get rid of. However, there is one pest that is so insidious that it can strike fear into the heart of landlords and tenants alike: bed bugs. Finding bed bugs in an apartment complex is a huge issue because these clever pests can spread quickly, and getting rid of them is very difficult.
30 July 2015