Boxelder Bug

  Pest Stats Color: Black with reddish or orange markings on dorsum Legs: 6 Shape: Elongate-oval, somewhat flattened with head narrower than pronotum Size: 1/2” (11-14 mm) Antennae: Yes Region: All Boxelder bugs get their common name from the fact that they are often...

Summer’s Most Dangerous Pest (Part1)

Most people consider Memorial Day Weekend to be the unofficial start to summer, but in the pest control industry, we consider it the official start of pest season. It’s true, household pests are a concern year-round, but there is no doubt we see an increase in many...

Summer’s Most Dangerous Pest (Part 3)

3. Bees & Wasps Overview Yellowjackets, Africanized ‘killer’ bees, wasps, hornets and other stinging insects are a summer staple, frequently showing up at pool parties, barbecues and baseball games —especially in the late summer months. But these pests can pose a...

Summer’s Most Adngerous Pests (Part 2)

2. Ticks Overview Ticks are always an issue during the summer months, but with their populations expected to be unusually high this season, they will be a major concern for those spending time outdoors. Of greatest concern is the blacklegged deer tick, found in the...

Earwigs

Description Earwigs got their name from the myth that they crawl into sleeping people’s ears and tunnel into their brains. The long cerci, or clippers, on their backsides easily identify an earwig. Color: Dark Brown, Shape:1 inch, Size: Long, Narrow, Legs: Six,...
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