1 06, 2017

Family Is Crossing the Country for A Cause

By | June 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bicycling 3,500 miles is no easy feat, but doing it for a worthy cause helps ease the aching muscles. Three brothers from Texas, Bobby, Raleigh and Dennis Jenkins, stopped in Sandpoint this week en route from Anacortes, Wash., to New York City in an effort to raise funds and awareness for two charities close to [...]

1 06, 2017

MSU Researchers Continue to Study, Monitor Tawny Crazy Ants

By | June 1st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

The team at Mississippi State University has been implementing a multi-pronged approach. Mississippi State University researchers are continuing to study a “crazy” creature found in Mississippi’s coastal counties.   The tawny crazy ant, also known as Nylanderia fulva, is a non-native ant species that has been found in the southern United States, including Hancock, Jackson and [...]

1 06, 2017

Bug Photographer Goes to Court to Fight His Own Pests

By | June 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Alexander Wild is a bug photographer, selling his images of fire ants, bed bugs and other critters to pest control companies, board game developers and publications ranging from Nature to National Geographic. However, Wild also must deal with his own pests: Companies, government agencies and others that use his photos in their own advertising without [...]

8 05, 2017

Why the Menace of Mosquitoes Will Only Get Worse

By | May 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The outbreak began so slowly that no one in Dallas perceived it at first. In June 2012, a trickle of people began showing up in emergency rooms broiling with fever, complaining that their necks were stiff and that bright lights hurt their eyes. The numbers were initially small; but by the middle of July, there [...]

2 05, 2017

Here’s How States Plan to Protect Pregnant People from Zika

By | May 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

As the 2017 mosquito season draws near, states are bracing for another potential outbreak of the Zika virus, the mosquito-borne illness responsible for microcephaly in babies born to infected people. State health officials across the country have started to ramp up prevention efforts, encouraging residents to get tested and use repellent. Since parents-to-be are especially [...]

2 05, 2017

Use an Exterminator If Ants Uncovered in Early Spring

By | May 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Finding some carpenter ants in your home during warm weather in summer and fall does not necessarily mean there is a nest inside. First, try to determine whether the ants are coming from an outdoor or an indoor nest, although this can be difficult. If you find carpenter ants in your home during winter, late [...]

26 04, 2017

Don’t let bedbugs follow you home

By | April 26th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

With summer looming just around the corner, many of you are undoubtedly planning for that long awaited summer vacation. When it is all said and done there will be a few souvenirs that you return with, both wanted and unwanted. Aside from those unwanted T-shirts or sunburns, one reminder of your vacation that you do [...]

26 04, 2017

Stink bugs are back; Things you should know

By | April 26th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

The unseasonably warm weather last winter could bring a more than usual amount of the area's smelliest pests this fall. Brown marmorated stink bugs, an invasive species hailing from Asia, have been showing up across the U.S. for years, and made their way to the Rochester area several years ago. The bugs chew up over [...]

26 04, 2017

Bug off! Professional and DIY ways to rid your home of fleas

By | April 26th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Fleas are hilarious in the old cartoons. In a famous Pink Panther episode, he walks through a carwash to try and get rid of one that is driving him crazy. Daffy Duck’s Fantastic Island (1983) featured a fully functional flea circus, complete with roller coaster and Ferris wheel. But in real life, there’s nothing funny [...]