Everything You Need To Know About Gypsy Moth Caterpillars

When summer comes, most people worry about all sorts of different pest problems that the good sunny weather brings with it. For the most part, it is always about mosquitoes, Lone star ticks, and seed ticks among many other pests. These critters not only destroy crops as they feed on the stems and leaves, but…

How To Get Rid Of Spider Mites

Most growers around the world know about spider mites. As part of the mite family and closely related to ticks and spiders, these little insects are some of the most destructive pests known to farmers. Sometimes referred to as the two-spotted spider mites, red spider mites, or spruce spider mites, these little creatures are rather…

Do Sawflies Sting?

Sawflies are probably the most confusing lot of the insect world. They do not have any particular specific look because they keep changing as they grow. Sawfly larvae look like little slugs then they slowly start looking like caterpillars and then eventually end up looking like a cross between a fly and a wasp. Considering…

Fall Season Is Here – How To Get Rid Of Squash Bugs

Commonly found in North America, Squash Bugs are damage causing pests that typically attack plants within the cucurbit family. They are particularly fond of the squash plant, hence the name. The adults are also commonly referred to as Stink Bugs or Leaf-Footed Beetles. The damage these little buggers—or rather the nymphs—can cause is immense and,…

How To Get Rid Of Japanese Beetles

Summertime really can be a pest in of itself, given how so many actual pests breed and thrive in the hot and wet season. And one of the summer’s worst offenders is the Japanese beetle. Though basically harmless to humans directly (they don’t bite and aren’t poisonous despite having prickly bodies that can feel like…

How to Get Rid of Wasps and Hornets

The Difference Between Wasps, Hornets and Bees Wasps, hornets and bees all sting, and that is enough information for most people. However, if you are dealing with an infestation of bees, wasps, or hornets, the type of pest makes a tremendous difference in the types of repellents and treatments that you use. It is especially important…

How to Get Rid of Termites

Hey! Wanna have a little fun? Grab a shovel and go out to your back yard right now. Find an area with a little wood debris – a fallen log, a brush pile, a stack of firewood – maybe even a falling-down building, a rotting tree or a flowerbed rich in decaying wood mulch. Now…

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Is on the Rise: Here’s What You ...

Heading out to parks, campgrounds and natural areas is one of the pleasures of warmer weather. As beautiful and enjoyable as these outdoor areas may be, they’re also home to millions of tiny insects that could potentially cause infection and illness. And among the most common of these tiny pests are the hard-shelled arachnids we…

West Nile Virus: What You Should Know

For most people, the arrival of warm spring and summer weather ushers in pleasant thoughts of sunny days spent relaxing outdoors with friends and family, maybe at a beach or park or just hanging around at a backyard barbecue or pool party. After a winter’s worth of bleak, gray, cold weather, few things replenish the…

How to Get Rid of Ants

Ants are one of the most successful animals on Earth. They thrive due to their social organization, which allows them to defend themselves, exploit resources, and modify their behavior. Unfortunately, they can wreak havoc on home environments. To understand how to get rid of ants, it is important to understand how they live and how…