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Carpenter Bees Under The Deck?

5/27/2015

Carpenter Bee

Have you seen them? Big fat bees wiggling into round holes under your deck? It isn't hard to recognize when you have carpenter bees living on your property. Like other bees, this fat bumblebee-like insect is a benefit in nature. Without bees and other pollinators, we wouldn't have all those colorful flowers to look at. But with these pests, their ability to damage a home far outweighs the benefit…

Have Mosquitoes Been Interrupting Your Outdoor Activities?

5/21/2015

Mosquito Bite

An abundance of mosquitoes buzzing in your face is enough to cancel that BBQ party or drive you off the deck and back in the house. Those pesky mosquitoes are much more than a nuisance. Encephalitis and West Nile virus are just a couple of the diseases that can be transmitted from a single mosquito bite.

How To Keep Mosquitoes Out Of Your Gutters

5/15/2015

Mosquito

The idea of mosquitoes buzzing around your head and getting in the house is a bit unnerving. Large numbers of mosquitoes dampens the fun and idea of outdoor activities. However, the real concern is that, according to the Department of Public Health Prevention & Control, mosquitoes are considered to be one of the most dangerous creatures on earth. While this is a rather bold statement, it stems…

Are Ants Driving You Crazy?

5/10/2015

Ants Foraging

The life of an ant is simple: find food, feed the colony, and expand the species. It is a process that requires no leadership, no marching orders and no verbal communication. Each ant is wired with simple instructions and innate abilities that make them work together with a singular purpose--unaware of their role in the greater scheme of things. When an ant finds food, it simply grabs a piece and…

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