Mosquitoes in Winter

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Now that fall is underway, and Winter is fast approaching, you probably aren’t thinking about mosquitoes anymore. They seem to have disappeared, but where do they go and how do they survive through the winter? It may also surprise you to know that there are things you should be doing now to prevent mosquitoes next spring. Let’s take a look … Read More

Grant ChristensenMosquitoes in Winter

Combatting Earwigs

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As the weather cools, you may start noticing that earwigs are entering your home. During most of the year, they live outdoors, but if you want to keep them there throughout the winter, there are a few things you can do now. Identification Earwigs are dark brown insects that are about 1 inch long. They have a long, narrow body … Read More

Grant ChristensenCombatting Earwigs

Spooky Pests From Around the World

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Just in time for Halloween, we present for your reading enjoyment, some of the scariest creepy-crawlies alive today. From vampires to zombies, the animal world is full of spooktacular critters.   Attribution: Desmodus; Wikimedia CC 3.0 Vampires Bats of all kind tend to be feared, but none so much as the vampire bat. This is probably because vampire bats feed … Read More

Grant ChristensenSpooky Pests From Around the World

Preventing Vole Damage Over the Winter

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Voles are small rodents that live underground and tunnel at or near the surface in search of food. They may be nicknamed “field mice,” but they are not mice at all. Compared to mice, voles have thicker bodies, shorter hairy tails, a rounder head, and smaller eyes and ears. Voles feed on small plants and root systems, and will sometimes … Read More

Grant ChristensenPreventing Vole Damage Over the Winter

How To Keep Pests Away From Your Garden Pond

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One way to make your outdoor space more beautiful and inviting is by adding a pond. Garden ponds can transform your yard into an oasis, creating a calm, attractive space where you love to spend your time. Of course, if you want your pond to stay looking beautiful, you need to properly maintain it. This includes removing any dead leaves … Read More

Grant ChristensenHow To Keep Pests Away From Your Garden Pond

A Mouse’s Favorite Food

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    Mice and cheese go together like peanut butter and jelly or Batman and Robin. You don’t think of one without the other. From cartoons to advertisements, a mouse has to have its cheese… just ask Tom and Jerry! But what if I told you that everything you know about what mice eat may be wrong?   Back in … Read More

Grant ChristensenA Mouse’s Favorite Food

8 Ways to Keep Spiders Out of Your Home

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With Fall quickly approaching, spiders are beginning to migrate into homes. Spiders are one of the top household pests that are active right now. Here are some tips and tricks to keep them out of your home.     Remove Current Webs: Start by removing any current webs that may be in your home. The easiest way to remove webs … Read More

Grant Christensen8 Ways to Keep Spiders Out of Your Home

Well-Rounded Ant Control

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Ants are one of the most common household pests and are responsible for a large percentage of calls to pest control companies. It seems that no matter how many ants you kill, there are thousands more to take their place. Good ant control must use a multi-faceted approach. Let’s look at various ways to keep ants out of your home … Read More

Grant ChristensenWell-Rounded Ant Control

Debunking Black Widow Spider Myths

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Black widow spiders have become a symbol of things scary and dangerous. The shiny black appearance and bright red hourglass causes anxiety and fear among people all over the country. But how much of what you know about black widows is true? Let’s take a look at some of the common myths we often hear and hopefully shed some light … Read More

Grant ChristensenDebunking Black Widow Spider Myths

Fall Means Fruit Flies

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As the end of Summer approaches and Fall is in the air, it’s time to start thinking about how to prevent and control some new varieties of pests. Fruit flies are one of those species that slowly build in population during the Summer and then become abundant at harvest time. This is because fruit flies eat and reproduce on ripened … Read More

Grant ChristensenFall Means Fruit Flies