08/19/19

Ticks

What are ticks? Ticks are actually arachnids that feed on the blood of mammals, reptiles, and birds. Ticks cannot jump or fly so they crawl onto their victims from areas of hiding in high vegetation, grasses and along the edges of wooded paths. The three most common species that invade properties and cause problems for… Read more »

08/19/19

Vole Identification And Information

What are voles? Voles are often referred to as meadow mice because they are commonly found living in field and meadows, digging underground burrows. The best way to describe a vole is short and stocky. An adults stout body generally ranges in length from 5-8 inches and their fur is dark brown to black in color.… Read more »

08/19/19

Learn More About Wood Destroying Beetles In Kansas, Midwest

What is a wood destroying beetle? Wood destroying beetles are types of insects that invade wooden structures- wooden furniture, banisters, molding, flooring, and/or structural wood that is found within buildings. There are many species of these types of beetles, some of the most common in our areas include: Furniture beetles- These beetles generally invade older… Read more »

08/19/19

Wasp and Hornet Identification In KS, MO

What are wasps and hornets? Wasps and hornets are stinging insects that belong to the order of insects known as hymenoptera. This is the same order of insects that ants belong to. These insects are known as beneficial insects as they are pollinators. Depending upon specifics species they will nest in the ground or in… Read more »