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What To Do When Springtails Invade

4/25/2017

springtail on water-damaged wood

Ask any ten-year-old who is in the habit of turning over rocks or rotting logs just to see what’s underneath and they have probably seen a few springtails. These tiny insects are most often found in damp soil in undisturbed locations such as under stones and logs. These pests are light brown or cream colored generally but can be darker as well. They have an appendage shaped like a fork on…

Is Premium Care For You?

4/18/2017

carpenter ant in water damaged wood

Even though spring 2017 arrived just a few weeks ago on the calendar, it may seem as though it arrived a lot longer ago. The mild winter not only helped snow banks to melt faster, but it also allowed pests to awaken earlier or to remain active throughout the winter months. This means that you may already be struggling with pests in your home. Ants, for example, have already begun their annual…

Why Do I Have Earwigs?

4/12/2017

earwig on floor

When these tiny brown bugs with their foreboding pincers start crawling all over your house or appearing under cushions on your deck, porch, or patio, it can be more than a little disconcerting. These are bugs with a scary reputation of laying eggs in the ear canal of sleeping people and eating brains. Fortunately, this is just a myth. But, that doesn't do much to make earwigs any less creepy. So…

Ant Season Is Upon Us

4/7/2017

ants in residential home

Who doesn’t love April? The weather is warming up and people everywhere are throwing open their windows and doors to let in some fresh air. The world around us is getting greener, and folks are getting out into the sunshine after what seemed like an eternity between November and March. Everyone loves spring, even those who are die-hard fans of winter.

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