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Japanese Beetles

Monday July 28, 2014

Last week I asked our Facebook friends to suggest topics for this month’s blog post. The first response: Japanese beetles. Good one! We talk about ants, spiders, roaches, and bed bugs all the time, but have never posted an article about Japane

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. N

Brasure’s Kicks Off 44th Season

Sunday April 06, 2014

Selbyville, Delaware – April 3, 2014 – Brasure’s Pest Control kicked off its 44th season on Thursday morning with a company meeting at its office on the corner of Lighthouse and Dickerson Roads. Thirty-two field technicians

The Brown Recluse Spider

Wednesday September 25, 2013

Visitors to Delmarva often ask about the brown recluse spider. “Are they really that dangerous? Is it safe to allow my children to play outside? And how can I identify a brown recluse?” The fact is, there are brown recluse spiders on the Delma

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Wednesday September 18, 2013

Experts have been warning us for a few years about the possibility of a stinkbug invasion, yet, so far, the Delmarva Peninsula hasn’t been hit nearly as hard as neighboring regions. But there’s still plenty of time for the Fall of 2013 to chan

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.

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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

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’

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

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 smal

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 comm

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 &m

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 ga

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 ho

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: Swarmi

Welcome back, Wheel Bugs!

Monday September 06, 2010

With the cooler weather that accompanies the final weeks of summer on Delmarva comes a rather unusual visitor: the wheel bug.

The gray-brown wheel bug reaches up to 1.5 inches in length, and is easily identified by its dorsal armor, which i

Red Velvet Ants

Sunday August 08, 2010

Dear Brasure’s,

I have been finding large, fuzzy, red ants in my yard. They’re almost an inch long! What kind of ants are these? Should I be concerned?

Jim
Ocean View

Thank you for the email,




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