Profile of the German Cockroach


German cockroaches are the most common species of cockroach in the United States. While there are four other North American species that can cause infestations, german cockroaches have specific advantages that allow them to flourish. Their smaller size and rapid reproduction make them an extremely difficult population to control. Let’s take a closer, in-depth look at the German cockroach.   … Read More

Grant ChristensenProfile of the German Cockroach

How To Keep Pests Out Of Your Pond


A pond can be a lovely addition to your property, enhancing the beauty of your outdoor space. Like any other type of water feature, ponds do require regular maintenance. For instance, if dead leaves fall into the water, you should remove them to keep them from causing any problems. For the most part, however, ponds pretty much take care of … Read More

Grant ChristensenHow To Keep Pests Out Of Your Pond

Protecting Your Home and Pets From Fleas

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Fleas are small insects that feed on blood. While they prefer animal blood, they also won’t hesitate to bite humans. They are approximately 2.5 mm long and range in color from light brown to black. While they do not have wings, they are great jumpers. Since fleas are a nuisance for humans and a health risk for pets, let’s take … Read More

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10 Fast Facts About Termites

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You might only know termites as the pesky insect that can do significant damage to your home, but termites are fascinating creatures with complex social structures and an important role in the ecosystem. In an effort to get you thinking about termites and hopefully taking preventative steps to avoid any damage caused by them, here are ten fast facts that … Read More

Grant Christensen10 Fast Facts About Termites

Sealing the Exterior of Your Home to Prevent Unwanted Pests

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  The solution to nearly every household pest problem starts with keeping the pests out of your home in the first place. While it sounds simple enough in theory, we wanted to give you some practical tips on how to actually do this. There are three main areas of your home’s exterior that need to be addressed: the roof, walls … Read More

Grant ChristensenSealing the Exterior of Your Home to Prevent Unwanted Pests

Brown Recluse Identification and Prevention

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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

Grant ChristensenBrown Recluse Identification and Prevention

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

Grant ChristensenCockroaches and Asthma

Centipedes vs Millipedes


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

Grant ChristensenCentipedes vs Millipedes

The Difference Between Honey Bees and Wasps


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

Grant ChristensenThe Difference Between Honey Bees and Wasps

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

Grant ChristensenAvoiding Bed Bugs While Traveling