Brown Recluse Identification and Prevention

Brown Recluse Spider

Summer time in Oklahoma means an increase in insect activity. Among the household pests that we start getting lots of calls about are brown recluse spiders because their peak season ranges from March to October. While they are definitely a nuisance, brown recluse spiders can also be very dangerous as their bites can cause severe pain and scarring. Let’s look … Read More

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Cockroaches and Asthma

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Cockroaches are a repulsive insect because of their propensity for living in the most unsanitary of places and their ability to carry and spread disease. Now it turns out that cockroaches are also responsible for allergies and asthma in some individuals. If you wanted to rid your home of cockroaches before, you may now find yourself even more willing to … Read More

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Centipedes vs Millipedes

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If your eye catches a glimpse of a creepy-crawly, and the distinguishing feature is lots of legs, you probably have a centipede or millipede on your hands. But how can you tell them apart, and what do you do to get rid of them? Luckily, it’s actually easier than you might think. Identification Centipede means “hundred feet,” but an adult … Read More

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The Difference Between Honey Bees and Wasps

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They are similar in appearance and both give painful stings, but knowing the difference between bees and wasps is critical in knowing how to best deal with them. Let’s take a closer look at how you can identify and control the bee and wasp population in your yard. Appearance Honey bees are about 2.5 cm long and can be black … Read More

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Avoiding Bed Bugs While Traveling

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When you and your family hit the road for vacation this Summer, be aware that bed bugs could be traveling with you. Bed bugs are great hitchhikers that many people unintentionally pick up and transport. Fortunately, with a few simple tips, you can greatly decrease your chances of bringing bed bugs home with you. Bed bugs are small, flat, reddish … Read More

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The Scoop on Silverfish

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Who doesn’t love a good book? Unfortunately, this pesky little insect can devour your favorite book as fast as you can. You may not know much about the little critters known as silverfish now, but here are 5 interesting facts to get you started. 5. Silverfish were named because they resemble fish. It may sound bizarre that an insect got … Read More

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Warning: It’s Tick Time!

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The summer months of June, July, and August are peak time for ticks. The Center for Disease Control says that this summer has the potential to be a particularly severe season for ticks and tick-borne diseases. Tulsa World also recently reported that the Oklahoma Department of Health alerted citizens that recent mild winters combined with the wet spring has created … Read More

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No Kissing Allowed

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These little bugs want to give you a kiss, but don’t let the cute name fool you… kissing bugs are becoming a major health concern. Once mostly confined to Central and South America, kissing bugs have made their way north to Mexico, Texas, and now Oklahoma. Learn how to avoid these puckering pests and what to do if you find … Read More

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Dust Mite Exterminators

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Even though summer is over, there are still pests in your home. One of these pests are dust mites. Dust mites live all over you home, but the most common place to find them is in your carpet.  

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