Pests 101, Photos, Profiles and Signs of Infestation
Common Outdoor Pests
Ever have a picnic and not have been under seige by flies? If you picnic they will come. Plus while you are sitting there enjoying your beans and franks, ticks may leap or fall on your clothing and crawl to skin where they will attach. Yes, they can cause Lyme Disease, which while rarely fatal to humans can cost sensitive individuals a long hospital stay. If you live near woods, you may encounte…
Photos of Common Household Pests
Common household pests such as rats, mosquitoes and carpenter ants will move from your home surroundings when you physically bar their entry, eliminate their chosen habitat and dry up or remove all food and water supplies.
Playing Possum with a Pro
You might find one of these opportunistic feeders rummaging through your garbage can or see a mother slowly waltzing across the road after dark, her young hitching a ride on her back.
Pigeons, Pigeons and More Pigeons
Pigeons are the most common and perhaps insidious pest bird, not only a defiler of statues but a carrier of pest insects and a transmitter of human diseases.
Control of Insect Populations with Natural Pathogens
Microbial insecticides may be effective in limiting a population of target insects by slowing growth, preventing reproduction or by shortening the insect's life span.
Managing the Moth Fly
A common household pest, moth flies are most often seen buzzing around drains - thus their common name: drain fly. Though they can become quite a nuisance, they can be managed.
What Do Insects Do in Winter?
Many insects survive the winter by overwintering in various ways. Find out how and why insects do this and what problems can be caused when they emerge.
Where did bed bugs come from? Why did they disappear, more importantly, why...
Where did bed bugs come from? Why did they disappear, more importantly, why did they reappear? And what is their status today? A brief history of bed bugs in the U.S.
All About Rats and Mice
Rats and mice are year round pests. They can be incredibly frustrating to understand and control. But they can be both understood and controlled. These articles on rats and mice can help you in your efforts.
Tiny, Red-Eyed Flies Flitting Around Your Fruit?
The fruit fly is one of the most common, and one of the smallest flies found in the home. Find out what attracts it and how to control it.
Controlling the Exasperating Cluster Fly
Cluster flies can invade your home in the winter. What they are and what you can do.
Winter Bugs, Rats and Mice
Although pests are less active in the winter, they don't go away completely. In fact, when it is cold outside, pests are more likely to come into your home.
Mice, Rats and Cockroaches in Restaurants
What are the rules for pests in food service facilities? Who regulates them? And what do you do if you do see a cockroach, rat, mouse or other pest while you are eating out?