Category Archives: miscellaneous

Clean Sheets, Hot Blooded Meals, and 5-Star Sleeping Accommodations

Welcome To Our Home When opening up your home to travelers for lodging, not all guests are polite. One of the most common unwanted guest is the Ctenocephalides felis, or better known as the cat flea. With measurements about one-eighth … Continue reading

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Little Tick Big Problem

May is National Lyme Disease Awareness Month As the temperature rises, ticks are creating problems for pet owners and their pets. Tick diseases like Ehrlichia, Lyme’s and Rocky Mountain spotted fever are serious health concerns. The potential damage to internal … Continue reading

Hobo Spiders

Coming to a City Near You Arriving from Europe, the Hobo spider was first discovered in the Pacific Northwest United States in the 1930’s. With the help of railways and hitching rides with humans along major highways, the Hobo spider … Continue reading

Thorn Bug

Master of Disguise – Thorn Bug An elongated ornate shaped horn, pronotum (slightly curved spine), appears on their backs. This horn is used as a deterrent for predators. It also acts as camouflage allowing the thorn bug to appear as … Continue reading

Fish Out Of Water?

You guessed it. They get their name for their likeness to fish. Drawn to moist areas, silver metallic color like scales of a fish, and side to side movements that replicate a fish’s tail through the water. These wingless nocturnal … Continue reading

Time Sure Does Fly

There are two basic categories of cicadas, named accordingly, annual cicadas and periodical cicadas. The annual Cicadas are present from July to September and, depending on the species, periodical cicadas emerge in early summer after 13 to 17 years as … Continue reading

Do You Think Ticks Care About Social Distancing?

Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock. It is that time of year. It is beautiful outside. Plenty of time to do some gardening. Or spend time with family and pets in the yard. Ticks thrive in high-humidity areas, with non-managed landscape, overgrown brush and … Continue reading

Virus, Health, Family, Neighbors, and Our Communities

What is more important than the health of our families, our neighbors, and our communities? With these current restraints regarding social distancing and stay at home orders to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 Virus, one silver lining that has … Continue reading

Pest Control – Keep Your Family Safe

Pests and the Diseases They Carry Pest Control plays an important role in the fight to stop the transmission and eliminate the spread of numerous viruses and diseases. Not to mention keeping your family and pets safe and healthy. Insects … Continue reading

Termite Swarmers versus Flying Ants

After an unusually warm winter, bugs and insects are becoming more active sooner than expected, including termite swarmers. It’s important to be able to identify and determine the difference between winged termites and winged ants, especially during the spring. Winged … Continue reading