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Pesticides 101: Banned Insecticides

Sunday, August 11, 2013
Many people have a negative reaction to the word “pesticide,” usually because of what they’ve heard about synthetic products that haven’t been used in 20-40 years. (Ironically, the same people sprinkle two potent pesticides on their food: salt an ...

Fly Control Basics

Sunday, August 11, 2013
Few pests are more difficult to control than the common house fly, which is found all over the world. Between the seafood industry and the poultry industry, Delmarva has more than its fair share of flies. They enter structures, buzz around, land  ...

The Mud Dauber Wasp

Wednesday, August 07, 2013
It’s not uncommon, at this time of year, to find small nests of dried mud on exterior walls, especially in the corners of porches. Most people are aware that they are wasp nests, and tend to be concerned about the possibility of getting stung. Th ...

Preventing Pantry Pests

Saturday, August 03, 2013
It can happen at any time of year. You haven’t visited the beach house in a while, and when you finally do, you discover tiny bugs all over the kitchen and pantry. Further inspection reveals that one box of pancake mix, in particular, is severely ...

The Crab-Like Orbweaver

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
There are many species of spider on the Delmarva Peninsula, but the subject of this post is possibly the coolest-looking of them all — and oddly similar in appearance to another Delmarva critter (and delicacy), the crab. Gasteracantha c ...

The Ant That Isn’t An Ant

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Every summer we receive questions about large, red, fuzzy, dangerous-looking ants. As anyone who steps on one quickly discovers, these unusual pests pack a powerful sting. But what are they? And what can be done about them? For starters, they ...

The Brown Widow Spider

Sunday, July 21, 2013
When I first heard about someone’s garage being full of dangerous brown widow spiders, I was skeptical. “Don’t you mean brown recluse?” I asked, assuming that the names of two venomous spiders, the brown recluse and black widow, had gotten mixed  ...

Camel Crickets

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
If you’ve never gone under a house (something that everyone ought to experience at least once), it’s possible that you’ve never even seen this pest, though there could be thousands of them in your neighborhood. Commonly known as “those weird jump ...

Spider Basics

Friday, July 12, 2013
Spiders. They’re in and around practically every home and business, yet 50% of women and 10% of men are afraid of them. Everyone knows a spider on sight. They’re sometimes mislabeled “bugs” — spiders are arachnids, not insects — b ...

Cicada Killer Wasps

Sunday, July 07, 2013
Each summer we’re asked about lawns being marred by numerous sandy hills. Sometimes they’re thought to be anthills, though most people connect them to what seem to be large bees or hornets buzzing around nearby. If this sounds familiar, there’s a ...

Honey Bees
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