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Are Your Allergies Acting Up? These Common Pests Could Be To Blame

Are Your Allergies Acting Up? These Common Pests Could Be To BlameWhile most of us look forward to the changing of the seasons, allergy sufferers often despise these times of the year. Itchy and watery eyes, sneezing, and asthma flare-ups are all common occurrences, so it is understandable why they would feel this way. Traditional and alternative forms of medication are available to help you keep some of the symptoms at bay but others are persistent. Continue reading

Insects That Look Like They Belong In A Science Fiction Movie

There are a lot of strange and crazy looking insects, bugs, and other pests on this planet. Watching a National Geographic special can show you a wide array of them, but perhaps there are some a lot closer than you think. Insect identification is not always one of the simplest tasks to accomplish, however, these out-of-this-world looking insects do not need any help with it. Continue reading

Here Are 3 Harmless Ways To Keep Mice Away And Out Of Your Home

Unfair or not, a lot more people care about the lives of mice, rats, and other vermin than they do about mosquitoes, termites, ticks, and other pest insects. Part of the difference is the fact that even a large mouse infestation will have much fewer mice than a small termite infestation, plus it’s harder to remove pest insects from a home permanently without killing them. Continue reading

4 Tick Species Marylanders Should Watch For

The heat of summer brings out all the insects, including those that benefit our environment and those that suck blood from humans and pets alike. While you should certainly go out and enjoy the warm weather and green surroundings of a Maryland summer, you should also protect yourself against ticks by wearing long pants, using bug repellents good against ticks, and always checking your pets when you take them with you. Continue reading

Common Cockroaches Of Maryland And How To Keep Them Out

While cockroaches aren’t parasitic and don’t pose a direct danger to humans, they do track diseases and dirt wherever they go and contaminate any food supply they manage to find. So while it’s technically possible to get along with roaches, the fact that they live in the dirty and hard-to-reach parts of your home and the fact that they can and will eat human food makes them impossible to live with. Continue reading

What Makes Ants Invade Homes In Summer?

There are thousands of species of ant in the world, and your local area probably has a dozen or more of those species building colonies all around you. With all those variations, it’s hard to say exactly how a particular colony will behave, but ants do have a few things in common. Individual workers will often range a dozen meters or more from their homes to forage for food, and if they find a source they can become a real problem as they lay down a scent trail for other ants in their colony to follow. Continue reading

The Best Repellents For Mosquitoes

Whether you’re worried about Zika, the West Nile virus, or you just don’t want mosquitoes to eat you alive when you go out for a walk through the forest, it’s good to use some insect repellent to keep the bloodsuckers at bay. Many repellents work for seven to eight hours, but some of them don’t work at all. That’s why it’s important to know what active ingredients to look for if you want to stay bite-free this summer. Continue reading

Bug Houses Belong In The Woods – Get Rid Of Them Now

In many parts of the world, there is a concerning drop in the insect population. You may have heard of the honey bee problem, but environment destruction and pesticide sprays are harming other insects as well. And while they may prove annoying or worse if you find yourself in the woods or they find their way into your home, insects are still a valuable and important part of the planet’s ecosystem. Continue reading