2017 Jun

Ladybugs can Jazz Up and Protect Gardens

2017-06-01T18:11:27+00:00

When I was younger, a tradition in my family was that at the beginning of the summer, my grandfather would purchase a bag of ladybugs online that we would release into a backyard.   I never really knew why, but the reason was to use the ladybugs as a natural pesticide. The only problem that [...]

Ladybugs can Jazz Up and Protect Gardens 2017-06-01T18:11:27+00:00
2017 Jun

MSU Researchers Continue to Study, Monitor Tawny Crazy Ants

2017-06-01T17:55:44+00:00

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 [...]

MSU Researchers Continue to Study, Monitor Tawny Crazy Ants 2017-06-01T17:55:44+00:00
2017 Apr

Don’t let bedbugs follow you home

2017-04-26T21:17:29+00:00

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 [...]

Don’t let bedbugs follow you home 2017-04-26T21:17:29+00:00
2017 Apr

Stink bugs are back; Things you should know

2017-04-26T21:10:13+00:00

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 [...]

Stink bugs are back; Things you should know 2017-04-26T21:10:13+00:00
2017 Apr

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

2017-04-26T21:10:02+00:00

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 [...]

Bug off! Professional and DIY ways to rid your home of fleas 2017-04-26T21:10:02+00:00