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Deck The Halls With Bug-Filled Holly!

DATE POSTED: December 15, 2015

No one ever sang this song. Ever! Because finding bugs in your Christmas decorations is not a subject to celebrate, and certainly not an event to write a song about. If you have ever hauled taped-up, cardboard boxes in from the shed or garage, or perhaps down from the attic, and were surprised to find bugs inside, we're sure you did not feel like singing--maybe yelling and being thoroughly grossed…

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American Cockroach Prevention Tips

DATE POSTED: November 23, 2015

What exactly is an American cockroach? Well, we know one thing, they really are "American" cockroaches, and we Americans own this fact. Unlike those Germans who refer to German cockroaches as "Russian" cockroaches. These American cockroaches, which are also known as "water bugs" or "palmetto bugs" are a reddish-brown color, about 1.5 inches long or longer, and have wings, though they seldom fly.

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Are These Carpenter Ants?

DATE POSTED: November 23, 2015

If you've been living under a rock (pun intended) you may not know what a carpenter ant is. So let me tell you. A carpenter ant is about ⅛ to ½ an inch long, depending on the species. They can be all black, all red, or a combination of those two colors.

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What On Earth Is A Saw toothed Beetle?

DATE POSTED: November 18, 2015

Saw toothed! That sounds bad, doesn't it? Well, it is. But not for the reasons you might think. The saw toothed grain beetle gets its name because it has 6 pointed bumps coming out each side of its thorax (middle section) that give it a saw-like appearance on both sides, but don't worry. Those saws aren't dangerous. The reason you should be nervous about these insects isn't that they will harm…

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Carpenter Ants Go Viral!

DATE POSTED: October 16, 2015

Google is not the only place that is seeing high traffic from carpenter ants. Here in the Northeast we are still seeing very high incidences involving carpenter ants in and around homes and businesses. The good news is that the typical ‘busy season’ for these destructive little black ants is early spring through early October. This means that, for the most part, they should become less…

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