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Pest Control: Myth vs. Fact

Ask any homeowner about pests, and they will likely offer you some facts, and some myths. This can make it hard to know what is true and what should be disregarded.  For example, it is entirely untrue that stinging insects need to be physically provoked before they...

Eco-Friendly Pesticides

A growing number of people are against the idea of using chemical-based pesticides in order to treat bug infestations in their homes, and with good reason too. Those chemical sprays can be almost as harmful to you, your children, and your pets, as they are to the...

Common Insects: Spiders, Ants and Roaches

With the exception of rats, the above three creatures are probably the least welcome in our homes. This is due to their propensity to instill greater fear, loathing and disgust than any other common household pests. While these reactions are probably a bit...

Should You Choose the Small Guy, or the Big Company?

You finally have a relaxing weekend at home, so of course that means tackling a house project. The garage hasn't been cleaned up in many months, so how about some spring cleaning? You notice a few pieces of wood in the corner that look a bit dusty. No problem - just...

Bed Bugs: How Can I Solve this Myself?

Bed bugs are a nasty, almost microscopic insect that can cause all kinds of discomfort during the night. While many people prefer to reach for the phone to call a pest control man, it’s perfectly possible to eliminate them by yourself. Eliminating bed bugs yourself...

The Inevitability of Termites, and How To Treat Them

Homeowners dread the thought of ever discovering termites in their home, and with good reason, too – left unchecked, they can render a home uninhabitable thanks to their insatiable appetite for all things wooden. It’s actually our own fault that termites attack our...

Cicadas and Their Life Cycle

Cicadas are mysterious insects that are probably best known for the clicking and buzzing noises they make when mating season comes around. These noises can quickly become an overpowering hum that can be heard from several miles away when amplified by multitudes of...

The Dangers of Ignoring Pest Problems

No matter where we live, we all have to deal with pests at some point. It can be tempting to put off addressing the issue by telling ourselves it's only one mouse, or only one roach, or that these things just happen. We stay busy with so many other responsibilities...

What are Mud Tubes?

You’re an excited homeowner ready to do some upgrades to your basement. During your inspection, you notice several brown vines stretch up the walls to the wooden support beams. The support beams of the basement crumble at your touch revealing hundreds of pencil-size...

Unwelcome House-Guests and How To Remove Them

It’s spring cleaning, time to rid the cabinets of expired food and unused cake mix. You start to notice there are some holes in the boxes and thin brown pellets lining the back of your cupboard. The scent of urine wafts into the air and the sound of tiny scurrying...

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