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 [...]

6 04, 2017

10 Ways to Keep Those Pesky Ants Out of Your Kitchen

By | April 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I love springtime — except for the invasion of ants in my kitchen that this time of year seems to encourage. We all have our worst ant moments; mine happened when I was preparing to give my 5-year-old son his breakfast cereal, and discovered that the entire contents of the package were alive, moving with all [...]

6 04, 2017

9 Ways To Completely Remove Spiders From Your House

By | April 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The world tends to be separated into 2 different classes of people; those who love spiders and those who don’t. I’ll be the first one to admit that I absolutely don’t like spiders and, although I don’t have arachnophobia, I do tend to avoid them whenever possible. That is especially true when it comes to [...]