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Wacky Wheel Bugs

Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Few people have ever heard of the wheel bug, though it’s fairly common on Delmarva. It is large, about 1.5 inches long, but is well-camouflaged, being a dark gray or brown in color. And, though it flies, you might mistake it for a grasshopper as  ...

Daddy Longlegs: Beneficial, Or A Minor Nuisance

Friday, June 28, 2013
At this time of year, it’s not unusual for homeowners — especially those who live near wooded areas — to discover clusters of “daddy longlegs” on and around the house. These gentle arachnids, which are related to spiders, have small b ...

5 Beneficial Bugs

Saturday, June 22, 2013
Any pest control company, and by extension its blog, tends to spend a lot of time talking about how to kill bugs. In fact, we talk about little else. But an equally important part of responsible pest management is knowing what isn’t a pest. Depen ...

The Praying Mantis

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
The praying mantis — not the “preying” mantis, as some spell it — is named for its prayer-like stance. Technically, there are many species of mantis, and the praying mantis is only one of these species, but the nickname is commonly us ...

Millipede Madness!

Sunday, June 09, 2013
If you live in or around our service area, there’s a good chance that you’ve already noticed millipedes around your home in the past week or so, and maybe even found one inside, probably dead. The name “millipede” is a bit of an exaggeration, ...

5 More Bed Bug Myths

Sunday, June 02, 2013
In our last post we debunked five common myths about bed bugs, but those are far from the only misconceptions about the frequently misunderstood pest. Here are five more myths we frequently run into, plus the facts. “Bed bugs transmit disease ...

5 Bed Bug Myths

Thursday, May 30, 2013
Many Americans never knew that bed bugs were real until they began making a comeback just a few years ago. Consequently, these tiny blood-suckers are probably the most misunderstood pest. We run into myths and misinformation all the time; here ar ...

Snake Basics

Sunday, May 26, 2013
There are approximately 3,000 species of snakes in the world, ranging in length from four inches to a whopping thirty feet. Locally, the typical snake is about three feet long, though it’s not unusual to run into black snakes twice that long here ...

Mole Management Tips

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Our customers frequently ask questions about moles. What do they feed on? Why do they burrow so close to the surface of the ground, creating unsightly molehills in beautiful lawns and gardens? Should they purchase a poison, or a trap? Before  ...

The Rich Man’s Cockroach

Friday, May 17, 2013
Silverfish are silver-colored insects, usually an inch long or less, which move with a fish-like motion and occasionally infest structures. They should not be confused with centipedes, which look somewhat similar. In some regions, they are called ...

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