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Four Common Wood-Infesting Beetles

Thursday, September 01, 2011
When we use the term wood-destroying insects, most people think of termites immediately. After a moment of thought, some might remember carpenter ants and carpenter bees. But did you know that there are several species of wood-infesting beetles t ...

Pesticides 101: The Lingo

Thursday, July 28, 2011
Every industry has a unique lingo, its own language, that seems unintelligible to the layman, and pest control is no exception. Brasure’s technicians try to talk to homeowners in a way that is easy to understand, leaving technical terms to the te ...

Pesticides 101: A Brief History

Thursday, July 21, 2011
This is the first of several posts intended to educate readers about pesticides. This week we’ll focus on their history. In future posts, we’ll take a look at different kinds of pesticides, how they work, safety tips, myths and misconceptions, an ...

Seven Tips For Managing Mosquitoes

Thursday, June 23, 2011
We’ve all tried to enjoy a summer evening outside, only to be chased indoors by hordes of biting mosquitoes. These plentiful pests can be a bit more difficult to control than others — like ants, for example — but the extra effor ...

Carpenter Ants FAQ

Thursday, June 16, 2011
What do carpenter ants look like? What distinguishes them from other ants? Carpenter ants are large, ranging in size from 3/8 to 1/2 inch in length, and are usually dull black with fine yellow hairs on the abdomen. From a distance, they migh ...

Managing Moles

Thursday, June 02, 2011
Moles, which are related to field mice and other rodents, can be surprisingly difficult to get rid of. They damage lawns, gardens, golf courses, and fields with their burrowing, and leave behind unsightly molehills. Homeowners who attempt to comb ...

Know Your Roaches

Thursday, May 19, 2011
Unlike nuisance pests that are unsightly but harmless, bacteria-carrying cockroaches pose a threat to public health and require serious attention, particularly in the restaurant industry. They’re good at hiding, good at reproducing, and able to e ...

New Study Shows Bed Bugs Can Carry MRSA

Thursday, May 12, 2011
When bed bugs began making their comeback several years ago, they weren’t taken very seriously. Exterminators scoffed, and many homeowners reacted with amusement. Bed bugs, once a serious nuisance pest, had been wiped out with the help of chemica ...

A Brief Introduction To Bees And Wasps

Thursday, April 28, 2011
Bees and wasps are considered beneficial insects, but that’s of little comfort to the homeowner who is severely allergic to stings. And, allergies aside, no one enjoys being stung. In this post, we’ll take a brief look at several types of bees, w ...

Copperheads Vs. Garter Snakes

Thursday, April 21, 2011
Agkistrodon contortrix, better known as the copperhead, is a kind of pit viper that can be found in the eastern half of the United States, including the states of Delaware and Maryland. Every so often a customer (usually a visitor from an urban a ...

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