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  • The Mystery Of The German Cockroaches

    Friday October 31, 2014

    Pest management can, at times, be a mind-numbingly repetitive profession. Each day brings calls about ants in the kitchen, which are usually treated the same way. Mice in the garage, drug store beetles in an old box of pancake mix, clover mite

  • About Those Fruit Flies…

    Sunday September 28, 2014

    They can visit your home during any of the warmer months, but there’s a good chance that you’re experiencing a fruit fly invasion right now, as summer gives way to autumn. Fruit flies can be frustrating, because their source is often difficult

  • German Cockroach Basics

    Friday October 11, 2013

    There are approximately 4,500 species of cockroaches in the world. In our service area, we typically deal with five of them: the German, Oriental, American, Brown-banded, and Pennsylvania wood roach. Each has different characteristics and

  • Mystery Of The Hawaiian Wood Carving

    Thursday September 12, 2013

    Sometimes, responding to a call about an unidentified bug can be a bit like solving a mystery. It can be hard enough to figure out where a particular pest is coming from, much less when the pest in question is nowhere to be found — or so

  • The Mice Are Coming

    Thursday August 29, 2013

    Fall is just around the corner — in fact, we’re holding our annual fall meeting tomorrow morning — which, in our neighborhood, means that hundreds of thousands of acres of crops are being harvested and hundreds of thousands of rode

  • Ear-whats?

    Wednesday August 21, 2013

    We don’t run into earwigs very often, but when we do, people have a lot of questions. These unusual insects are about 5/8 inch long, brown in color with reddish heads. They are easily identified by their large pincers, located on the end of th

  • Camel Crickets

    Wednesday July 17, 2013

    If you’ve never gone under a house (something that everyone ought to experience at least once), it’s possible that you’ve never even seen this pest, though there could be thousands of them in your neighborhood. Commonly known as “those wei

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 la

  • 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 fam

  • 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 be

  • 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 t

  • 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 chem

  • Increased Termite Activity Expected Throughout 2011

    Thursday April 14, 2011

    A number of professional sources are predicting increased termite activity across the United States this spring and summer, primarily due to recent weather conditions.

    A cold winter followed by a warm, wet spring is likely to prompt win

  • Inspecting Your Hotel Room For Bed Bugs

    Monday September 20, 2010

    Bed bugs are back, and everybody knows it. One can hardly watch the news these days without seeing a story about bed bugs, and they have become the number one money-maker for many pest control companies, particularly those which service resort

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  • Bed Bugs FAQ

    Monday June 07, 2010

    What is a bed bug?

    Bed bugs are reddish-brown nocturnal insects, about 1/8 inch long, which feed solely on the blood of humans and animals. They normally go a few days between feedings, but can survive for up to 18 mon

  • A Bit Of Info On Termites

    Monday May 24, 2010

    What are termites? What do they do?

    Termites are insects, about the size of ants (though not closely related to them), which feed mostly on dead plant material, including wood. For this reason, they can cause s

  • Ants: Frequently Asked Questions

    Monday May 10, 2010

    At Brasure’s, we’ve been asked a lot of questions about ants since we first started doing business in 1971. While it would take a book to list and answer all of them, here are a few of the most common ones.

    Which kinds

  • Clover Mites Q & A

    Thursday April 15, 2010

    “Last week, I started seeing hundreds of tiny bugs on my window sills. What are they?”

    They arrive in great numbers in the early spring, entering homes through doors and windows, where they quickly become a nuisance. Cl

  • Greetings From Brasure’s Pest Control – Fenwick Island DE

    Wednesday June 24, 2009

    Brasure’s Pest Control – Coastal Maryland and Delaware - providing professional advice, tips and resources for pest and termite control and management, as well as occasional articles relating to mosquito control, basement and




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