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 …

Indian Meal Moths

You may know the Indian Meal Moth by another name: weevil moth, pantry moth, flour moth or grain moth.  Whatever you call them, they can be quite a nuisance if you discover them in your home.  They typically feed on dry foods like cereal, flour, pasta, bread, couscous, spices, dried fruit or nuts. We recently discovered some Indian Meal Moth …

Is Your Home Fall Proof?

The weather is cooler, the leaves are starting to change colors, and football is always on the TV.  The signs of fall are all around.  Those summer time insects will soon be gone, and your home can be pest free for awhile, right?  Not exactly!  As the weather gets cooler, many insects and rodents look for warmer places to spend …

September is Head Lice Prevention Month!

School is back in session and it’s a great time to think about head lice prevention! Although it’s nearly impossible to completely isolate yourself or your child from getting those annoying little nits, there are some steps we can take to protect ourselves. Preschool and elementary children, age 3-10, and their families are the most often infected by lice. Head …

Rodent Proof Your Home in 3 Steps

You feel it don’t you?  The air is crisp and cool.  There is a slight chill in the morning.  You’ve pulled your favorite afghan out of storage…..Fall is here! As fall approaches, mice and rats will start looking for warmth, food, and shelter.  Most rodents live in woods and fields, but there are three species of mice and rats that …