Entries by Web Churn

Wood-Boring Bees: How Do I Get Rid of Carpenter Bees?

All bees are not created equal. The fat, round bumble bee pollinating flowers in your garden can be helpful to have around. But the similar looking carpenter bee is one that you definitely do not want to see near your home. Although very close in appearance, the wood-boring carpenter bee has a shiny rear end […]

How to Get Rid of Gnats and Flies

We all have had summer picnics and cookouts ruined by gnats and flies swarming around us and our food outside. It is something we have come to expect. But when autumn rolls around and those pests are showing up inside of our homes, that is where we draw the line. Why are so many people […]

Spider Control: Signs You Need the Help of an Exterminator

Spiders. For some homeowners, the word itself inspires terror. Could spiders hide in your clothes and bite you when you slip them on? Could the bite be poisonous and require medical treatment? Could spiders in your home proliferate until the residence looks like a creepy set from the Hollywood film Arachnophobia? The answer to all […]

Carpenter Ant Removal: How the Extermination Process Works

Carpenter ants are miniscule insects that pose almost no threat when there is only one of them, but when they infest your home or business in the thousands, they can do what no human carpenter would: Damage the wood in the structure, weakening its dimensional stability and possibly causing visible damage to aesthetic elements, such […]

Are Carpenter Bees Turning Your Home in to Swiss Cheese?

When we think of bees, we usually envision honey bees pollinating flowers and nesting in natural sites, such as tree cavities, or inhabiting hives made expressly for bee colonies. However, for homeowners, not all bees lead such a charmed existence. Carpenter bees (a.k.a. wood bores) often destroy structural wood to create nests instead of searching […]

When to Use Commercial Pest Control Services for Stinging Insects

Stinging insects have been both a scourge and a blessing to the world throughout the centuries. When the insects feel threatened — which usually happens when someone accidently stumbles across them — they often release several, powerful stings that feel like getting a series of rabies shots, but many of the insects also pollinate flowers […]

Four Reasons to Practice Pest Prevention

In the Midwest, spring marks a steady increase in temperature that eventually crescendos in the hot days of summer. When the tepid breeze of early spring blows in, many people become more active and venture outside of their home to go places they wouldn’t have visited in winter. The same is true of many household […]