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Can Bed Bugs Live in a School or Dorm?

Beth Rimmels | Posted on August 15, 2019

Startled female student. Bed bugs like to travel so they can get into almost anywhere – but you don’t want them to go back to school with you. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), bed bugs…

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Can My BBQ Attract Raccoons?

Beth Rimmels | Posted on August 8, 2019

Raccoon stares at BBQ while people eat in the background.
Warm weather means spending time outdoors, cookouts, parties, etc. When you think of pests that can interfere with your festivities, flying bugs are the first thing that come to mind, but

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What You Need to Know About Tiger Mosquitoes

Beth Rimmels | Posted on July 25, 2019

Tiger mosquito motif
If normal mosquitoes aren’t bad enough, we now have a new species of blood-sucking insects to deal with. Asian tiger mosquitoes have invaded the United States and are increasing their territory.

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A Handy Guide to Stinging Insects

Beth Rimmels | Posted on July 18, 2019

Stinging insects
Bees, wasps, hornets – you want to know the difference to avoid getting stung. This handy guide to stinging insects can help you figure out which buzz is which.

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Are Asian Longhorned Ticks Dangerous?

Beth Rimmels | Posted on July 11, 2019

'Beware of Ticks' sign in the forest
Every so many years it seems that one new insect or another is the cause for concerned news reports. In the past it was gypsy moths, brown recluse spiders, mosquitoes, etc. So, are Asian longhorned…

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All About Baldfaced Hornets

Beth Rimmels | Posted on July 4, 2019

Baldfaced hornet nestPeople frequently lump all stinging insects into the same category but Baldfaced Hornets present certain dangers. Warm summer weather is when they’re active so it’s important to be careful and know what to watch out…

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Are Honey Bees Endangered?

Beth Rimmels | Posted on June 27, 2019

Cartoon Bee hive motif Even though they’re very small, bees are very important to the food chain. Bees exist in climates all over the world from European forests to African deserts. They can even be found in…

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7 Interesting Facts About Carpenter Ants

Beth Rimmels | Posted on June 20, 2019

Cartoon Carpenter Ants building a homeWhile many people think of ants as more of an annoyance, carpenter ants can cause actual damage to your home, making them a far more serious threat. Despite the danger carpenter ants…

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What are odorous house ants?

Beth Rimmels | Posted on June 13, 2019

Odorous house antsAnts can be a problem year-round but in spring and early summer, they can be a bigger challenge. Of the many types of ants, one of the most common is odorous house ants.

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Can Pavement Ants Cause Structural Damage?

Beth Rimmels | Posted on June 6, 2019

Pavement Ants walking on concrete.Ants come in many varieties, none of which you want in your home. Pavement ants, also known as Tetramorium caespitum, are a very common form of ants. They take…

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