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Pests That Seek the Warmth and Comfort of Your Home During Winter

During the winter months, it is common for many pests to go into hibernation; however, there are still many that remain active. These commonly seek the warmth and comfort that your home provides. Food may be scarce in outdoor regions. As a result, a pest may find...

Moths in the House? Here’s What to Do

It's common to experience moths in the house if there is a lot of movement in and out of the structure. The insects may slip in easily through the door, or an open window. In some instances, moths get in the house because they are simply attracted to light. Moths may...

The Stink is On – Stink bugs in Indiana

Residents in Indiana are experiencing a smelly problem – a serious, massive stink bug infestation. Stink bugs are a highly invasive insect species that is known for the foul odor it releases when it feels as if it is being threatened. According to residents and pest...

3 Common Fall Pests and the Illnesses They Spread to Humans

Now that the days of summer have come to an end and cooler days are upon us, certain pest populations are continuing to thrive. They are in search of food, shelter, and protection from the environmental elements. Unfortunately, many of the most active fall pests carry...

Why Am I Seeing So Many Spiders in My House

Spiders get inside the house in many ways. One way is through an unknown openings in the structure, welcoming spiders in. Any small holes in doors, windows, foundations give spiders a place to enter, find shelter and nest, especially when the weather starts cooling...

Assassin Bug Continues to Strike Indiana

According to research, there are approximately 7,000 different species in a total of 25 various subfamilies of assassin bugs, making these insects one of the most diverse and rampant within the State of Indiana. Morphological Diversity Assassin bugs are one of the...

Bed Bugs Considered a Public Health Nuisance

Bed bugs are exceptionally small, flat insects that are considered to be a public health nuisance as a result of their parasitic nature and attraction to blood. Bed bug infestations have been a common occurrence throughout our history, as a nation; however, in the mid...

Carpet Beetles

Carpet beetles are a unique pest that feeds on various types of items that are animal-based; these include hair, silk, wool, leather, and fur. What are Carpet Beetles? Carpet beetles belong to the insect family known as “Dermestidae”. Considered to be a common beetle...

The Japanese Beetle

The Japanese beetle is considered to be one of the most destructive plant pests; however, controlling these insects is time-consuming, challenging, and extremely expensive. Japanese beetles were initially discovered within the United States in New Jersey in the year...

Horseflies and the Horse fly Bite. What To Do if it Happens to You.

The horse fly bite is more than just a simple nuisance, it is a danger. Horse flies don't just bite horses, they will bite us humans too. Watch out because their bites are painful and could become swollen or infected. Here's a little bit about the horse fly, why its...

Biting Midges

Biting midges are exceptionally small flies that are a known nuisance to people, their pets, livestock, and other types of wildlife. Their habit of blood-sucking has raised concerns among professionals about the transmission of infectious agents and diseases. Biting...

Home Inspection Tips for Buyers

A new home is one of the most significant purchases you can make in your lifetime. You want to love everything about it, so it's important to have it inspected. Here are some inspection tips for buyers. A home is more than just the outward appearance. Homes consists...