Author: Jacob Hill

EARWIGS

THERE IS A SUPERSTITION THAT EARWIGS BURROW INTO THE EARS OF PEOPLE WHILE THEY SLEEP. THIS IS A MYTH AND WITHOUT ANY SCIENTIFIC BASIS. Earwigs seem intimidating because of the pincers on the back of their abdomens. Earwigs use these pincers for defense and for sparring with rival earwigs. There are more than 20 species…

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WOLF SPIDERS

WHO WE ARE Wolf Spiders a common household pest especially in the fall, as the temperature outside drops, they may invade your home in search of warmth. Commonly found around windows, house plants, basements and garages, these spiders do not spin webs but rather roam at night hunting for food. They range in size from…

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POWDERPOST BEETLES

Powderpost Beetles are second only to termites as destroyers of wood inside homes. There are four species: Lyctidae, Cerambycidae, Anobiidae, and Bostrichidae. While these look different, they damage wood in a similar fashion. These beetles bore under the wood and lay eggs in the wood pores. The eggs hatch into tiny grubs which feed on…

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AMERICAN COCKROACHES

The American Cockroach is famous for also being called the waterbug or the Palmetto bug. Adults are usually 1-2 inches in length (34-50mm) and a reddish brown color. Both the Male and female American Cockroach are fully winged and are moderately good fliers but prefer to run when disturbed. Male and female American Cockroaches are…

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FUNGUS AND MOLD

Each year decay fungi cause just as much damage to homes and businesses as termites. Mold and fungi are living organisms and need air, food and water to survive. These wood destroying organisms food source if often times the wood in our homes. However to inhibit the growth of the mold and mildew we can…

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MICE & RODENT REMOVAL

House mice usually invade your home during the fall months because as fall approaches their food supply of plants and seeds are gone. Mice venture inside in search of food, building nesting areas nearby in debris like piles of leaves or stacked firewood. Keeping this debris from accumulating around your home and using thick weather…

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TERMITES In Your Home

Termites are probably the most feared of structural infesting insects and have developed very effective ways to get to and to attack the wood in your home. They live in colonies which are usually underground, sometimes they will live within your home itself. From their colonies in the ground, these subterranean termites will build earth…

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