Wolf Spiders

Wolf spiders come in a variety of sizes, but some are up to 2 inches in length.  They are also hairy and sometimes mistaken for tarantulas.  Wolf spiders live mostly solitary lives.  They are hunters and have excellent eyesight.  Insects and other invertebrates make up their diet.  Their 8 eyes are arranged in 3 rows: the front row has 4 …

Tick Prevention

You may think that since summer is over and the weather has turned cooler, we no longer have to worry about ticks.  However, many species of ticks still are thriving in fall.  So, whether you enjoy camping or just playing in the yard, you’re likely to encounter ticks.  These blood sucking arachnids are known to transmit several diseases and should …

How to Protect Yourself against Pesky Mosquitoes

Spending time outdoors, especially during beautiful spring evenings, is the best!  That is, until you start itching from head to toe!  Mosquito season typically lasts from May til October.                       Mosquitoes are a type of elongated, midge-like flies.  Some species do not carry disease, while others are feared because of …

Termite vs Ant: What’s the Difference

You see a large number of small ant-like bugs with wings.  But are they ants or termites?  Both ants and termites swarm, and often times, these winged creatures are confused with one another.  So, here’s a quick reference guide to know the difference between ants and termites.  It is important to know which pest you have because prevention and treatment …