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The Flying, Stinging Insects of Summer: Bees, Wasps and Fire Ants

Stepping outside for warm-weather activities also means stepping into the world of insects that fly, sting and bite. Bees and wasps are most active in the summer, and a barefoot stroll onto a mound of fire ants is an experience you won’t soon forget! Protect yourself and keep your outdoor time...

Mosquito Proof Your Yard

Mosquito bites can quickly ruin a backyard barbeque, and place your family and friends at risk of diseases like the West Nile Virus. The good news is that there are many things you can do to make your back yard less inviting for a mosquito infestation.

Mosquitoes need only two things to...
Cleaning

It’s about time for the big thaw from winter into spring, when we’ll pack away winter clothes, get our homes organized, and do extra cleaning to welcome the season ahead. As we tackle these tasks, it’s important to remember that pests like spiders, ants, centipedes, wasps and bees will be...

Bathroom Remodeling

Green living ideas and easy do-it-yourself solutions are high on homeowners’ shopping lists, and a range of products that fill the bill at the National Hardware Show. Here’s a list of my favorite products offering value, sustainability and at-home comfort. 

Great values for landscaping...
Mosquitoes

As summer turns to fall and the back-to-school season arrives, there are still plenty of pesky insects around to bug your family. Bed bugs, mosquitoes and ticks can pose serious health threats whether kids are outdoors, in dorm rooms or in your home. Here’s a primer on identifying early autumn...

Pests

Bed bugs haven’t gone away, and the more you know, the better prepared you’ll be if this unfortunately popular pest catches up with you at home. 

What are the common treatments for bed bug infestation?  Do they work?  Does any one approach work better than all the others?

For answers, we...