Wildlife

Many common wild animals have long been making themselves at home in our suburbs and cities. Some animals come and go among us. They discover food in abundance in our gardens, trash cans and pets’ food dishes. They learn easy routes in and out of our...

Ticks

Ticks can be found year-round but are most prevalent in the warm summer months. They are parasites, and as a result, are on a continual quest for a host. If a host is not available, a tick can survive up to a year without feeding. A female tick must have a blood meal...

Termites

Subterranean termites are the most common and destructive termite in the U.S. Interestingly, they are found in every state except Alaska. Subterranean, by definition, means “situated or operating beneath the earth’s surface; underground.” These...

Spiders

Spiders are generally good to have around, as they help minimize the population of harmful insects. The problem arises, however, when they negatively affect humans. The mere sight of a spider can be a real scare for some people. Aside from that, many spiders do bite...

Rodents

Mice and rats are a problem when they find their way into your home. They like to be near humans so that they have a ready supply of food. This has earned them the term “commensal,” which means “to share one’s table.” The class of...

Moths

By the time you notice moths in your home, they have usually already found something they like to eat. Fortunately, their feeding choices are rather limited, and you can usually find where they are feeding rather quickly. Moths that are found in the home are generally...
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