Bees vs. Wasps | What’s The Difference?

Bees, wasps, yellow jackets, hornets, etc.  Are they all one and the same?  Well, in a child’s mind, yes!  Because they all have the ability to fly and sting.  And it’s easier for a little one to yell bee as they run screaming from a pool than take the time to look...

Can I Have Bedbugs if I Keep a Clean House?

Something I hear on a regular basis is this: “I keep a clean home, I have some kind of biting pest, but it couldn’t be bedbugs.” Bedbugs don’t prefer dirty homes.  Bedbugs aren’t even more likely to be a problem in dirty homes, they are however, more likely to be a...

Bees & Wasps Are Out Early!

Well, it’s an early season for the busy bees.  We don’t mind bees so much- generally they don’t bother people!  It’s the wasps, hornets & yellow jackets that are the biggest problem in and around people’s homes (although some bees can be a problem too). We,...

Rats and Mice | Locating the Source of the Stink

Rats and mice generally make their nest out of sight to humans.  Rodents tend to build nests behind appliances, in forgotten/packed away boxes and drawers, and in the insulation in the crawl space or attic of homes etc.  Occasionally one of these hidden pests will die...

Pest Control | Rats in the Toilet | Stories From The Field

It’s 2am and my phone rings.  If I weren’t in the business I’m in, I’d probably assume there was a family emergency.  Well, there is one, kind of: But it isn’t my family emergency.  It’s a pest control emergency.  Someone found a rat in their toilet. If you can...

Spiders and Rodents and Beetles! Oh My!

Spiders and rodents and beetles oh my!  Yes, that’s my take on The Wizard of Oz line “Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!”  If you asked me the top three pests I am seeing most often right now, they would be spiders, rodents (mice and rats) and box elder beetles. ...