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…
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 you…
DATE POSTED: August 20, 2015
What's bugging you? Do you even know? There are a ton of bugs that can infest a home, and Tony DeJesus takes them on one at a time in the YouTube sensation known as Tony TV. Okay. Maybe it isn't a sensation yet, but we think you'll agree, learning about pests with Tony is fun and fast. Before you realize you've even started, you'll be off and running with indispensable pest information that will…
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: May 27, 2015
The millipede and centipede both are classified as arthropods but that is about the only similarity they share. Quite honestly, the differences between the two are so drastic that, once explained, you will never mix them up again.
DATE POSTED: May 23, 2015
We find in the world of pests that there are some pests that are a major nuisance—they just irritate us to no end. And then there are other pests that take it to another level. Those pests fall into another category—destructive pests! For example, the tiny pavement ant is a nuisance while the carpenter ant is a destructive insect.