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The Pennsylvania Wood Cockroach

Sunday, May 12, 2013
Each year, from late spring through summer, we receive dozens of phone calls from concerned homeowners who are certain that they’ve found a cockroach. “Our house is clean,” they usually insist, but some friend or relative works in a restaurant or ...

Delmarva’s Venomous Viper

Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Visitors to the Delmarva Peninsula are often surprised to learn that it is home to copperhead snakes, having erroneously assumed that they are only found in the South. But copperheads can be found throughout Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia &mdas ...


Sunday, May 05, 2013
Last week I responded to a call about UFIs — unidentified flying insects — which had surrounded a house to the point that they were getting inside every time a door was opened. They looked like mosquitoes, but weren’t biting anyone. W ...

Meet The Centipede

Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Spring has a way of drawing us out of our homes, into lawns and gardens, just looking for something to do out in the fresh air and warm sunlight. Perhaps you’re relocating leftover firewood, or cleaning out the flower beds, or preparing the garde ...

Wood-Destroying Carpenter Ants

Sunday, April 28, 2013
There are more than 12,000 species of ants worldwide, but locally we only encounter a few of them, including odorous house ants, pavement ants, and carpenter ants. Many species behave similarly, and are treated similarly, so some exterminators do ...

Clover Mites: Startling, But Harmless

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
They start appearing in early spring, after a bit of warm weather, crawling on the window sills: Tiny red bugs, so small that some people mistake them for dust. What are they? How are they getting in? How can they be stopped? These tiny red b ...

Big, Buzzing Carpenter Bees

Friday, April 19, 2013
As a young boy, I was always slightly afraid of the old sheds on the property during the summer, because each was guarded by several large, buzzing bees. Sometimes I would dash in and dash out. Other times I would linger outside, eyeing the hover ...

What Is A Termite Swarm?

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Since our last post ( was about ants, which are officially invading every house they can find a way into, this is a perfect time to focus on a somewhat similar-looking home invader: Swarming termites.  ...

The Ants Are Back In Town

Thursday, April 11, 2013
A few years ago, during an exceptionally dry summer, I told a customer that the ants in his kitchen and bathroom were seeking water. The following spring brought a lot of rain, and I found myself back in his kitchen, explaining that the latest an ...

The 15-Minute Bed Bug Inspection

Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Now that spring is beginning to feel like spring, you’re planning to visit beautiful Ocean City, Rehoboth Beach, or one of the many other beach towns on the East Coast. Or, it’s time to open up the beach house and prepare for the two dozen famili ...

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