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West Nile Virus Found In Delaware

Sunday, August 17, 2014
Delaware health officials have reported that a crow found in New Castle County tested positive for West Nile virus, prompting concerns about whether the state’s thriving mosquito population could transmit the virus to humans. Mosquitoes devel ...

Flea Season Is Here!

Monday, June 30, 2014
If you have pets, you probably already know — flea season is here. Few pests are more annoying or more difficult to eliminate, although insecticides designed for flea treatments are getting better all the time. Fleas are tiny insects ( ...

Stink Bugs Emerge On Warm Spring Days

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Spring is here — at least for the moment — and the recent warm weather has brought an unusual pest out of hiding in many neighborhoods. The brown marmorated stink bug originated in Asia, but appeared in Pennsylvania in the 1990s. Now  ...

Field And House Crickets

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Autumn hasn’t arrived yet, but you could be forgiven for thinking it did this week, as temperatures dropped into the 60′s and Thanksgiving suddenly seemed a lot closer. The cool weather might not be here to stay — yet — but summer is  ...

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, ...

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.  ...

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 ...

Completing PPP Treatments On Rainy Days

Monday, October 04, 2010
Brasure’s Pest Control, Inc., completes Premium Protection Plan treatments between April and November each year, and while summers on Delmarva are often hot and dry (a good thing for pesticide applicators, if not for farmers), it is inevitable th ...

Ticks and Lyme Disease

Monday, June 14, 2010
An article in Saturday’s News Journal, one of the most-read newspapers in our service area, reported that Delaware has the second-highest incidence of Lyme disease in the nation. The causes behind this statistic are many, and not fully understood ...

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