DATE POSTED: October 7, 2016
Ahh, fall. Isn't it beautiful? Just thinking about it makes most people happy. The brilliant colors softly drifting off the trees in a crisp autumn breeze, a crackling fire with marshmallows on a cool fall evening, cuddly little flea-infested mice and rats curled up in your nice warm attic… What? That last one doesn't make you happy? Well, if you would rather not have pests invading your…
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.
DATE POSTED: September 23, 2015
Pets and flea collars go together. Why is that? What conditions make pets susceptible to flea attacks and what makes them the perfect vehicle to bring these parasites into your home? In today's article, we're going to take a look at this problem from a different perspective. The pet supply industry would like you to focus on your pet. They want you to get collars, powders, and ointments to make…
DATE POSTED: June 29, 2015
When you say big, how big do you mean? There is a black ant that is only about 1.5 mm to about 4 mm, that can get into homes. It is appropriately called the little black ant. If these are the ants you have, you don't have much to worry about. They don't do structural damage to your home. And, although they have a stinger, it is too small to hurt you.
DATE POSTED: November 20, 2013
If you’ve ever had bed bugs inside your apartment, you know what a source of anxiety they can be. No one likes the idea of sleeping in their beds and waking up to bed bug bites first thing in the morning. These pests can leave you feeling frustrated and stressed, causing you to lose sleep. But another headache that most people don’t think about when it comes to bed bugs in…
DATE POSTED: September 11, 2013
People are having problems with spiders all over New England. We regularly get calls from folks that are seeing more than their fair share of spiders inside their homes. Luckily there aren’t any poisonous spiders in Rhode Island, but every once in awhile black widow and brown recluse spiders have been brought into the state by travelers. Typically the spiders in Rhode Island that we deal…