Tag Archives: Home and Garden

Common Household Pests In The U.S.

Tweet Insects always seem to have a way to get into your house, no matter how well you guard your home against them. From ants, to cockroaches, to the common housefly, the world is full of pests that seem determined to make a nuisance of themselves in your home. Sometimes it probably seems like you’re… Read More »

How Caulking Is You First Line Of Defense Against Pests

Tweet If you’ve ever noticed flying insects, such as wasps, flying around the exterior of your house, there’s a simple reason why – they’re searching for a warm place to take up camp during the cold winter months. Sealing cracks and gaps with caulk and foam can be your first line of defense against insects… Read More »

Caterpillars Invade Arizona

Tweet Caterpillars are the beginning of a creature many of us have grown to marvel at. Seeing as these creatures develop into butterflies, growing up with a fear of caterpillars is uncommon, but in the local deserts of Southern Arizona, tent caterpillars are setting up camp, literally everywhere! This invasion is quite the sight to… Read More »

17 Uncommon Cicada Facts

Tweet Although cicadas look ugly and strange, they are not dangerous. Cicadas typically live in trees or underground. They are very loud, noisy insects that make a clicking sound. Even if you have never seen one you have probably heard one. 1. Although the Cicadas do fly, they do not fly well. They are clumsy… Read More »

Ew! Earwigs! Here’s How To Deal With Them…

Tweet Oh yes, earwigs are definitely creepy and kooky – this is one home-invading insect that looks like it belongs in the Addams Family. This insect’s ability to make homeowners race around the house, flailing their arms in alarm the first time they spot one creeping across the counter is nearly unmatched in the insect… Read More »

How I Fought Wasps Like Iron Man

Tweet As a fan of technology and something of a nerd, I have always enjoyed Iron Man comics. Here’s a hero who defeats the bad guys using not his brawn, but rather his incredible intellect. His only ‘super-power’ is his resourcefulness and his technological brilliance, and through that he has been able to throw down… Read More »

Pest Control Myths Debunked

Tweet Summer brings lots of fun in the sun, but it also brings heaps of insects/vermin ready to invade your home. These pests can appear just about anywhere. The bathroom, kitchen and even your bedroom aren’t off limits from creepy crawlers. Some people go to great lengths to ensure their home is free of these… Read More »

Termite Extermination For Homeowners

Tweet Termites have been to blame for billions of dollars of damages to homes in the US each and every year.  Chemical treatments have long been the option used to fight infestations.  However, many of the agents previously used have been banned due to their effect on other parts of our ecosystem, namely the way(s)… Read More »

How to Eliminate Rodents From Around the Home

Tweet Rodents A lot of households have had the unpleasant experience of rodents living and breeding in their roofs, kitchen cupboards and gardens. They’re unhygienic, carry disease and are an unwelcome presence in every home. In this post I will describe the enemy, its habitat, biology and give handy hints on ways to eliminate them… Read More »