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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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