All posts by Renee Eder

How Can You Determine if You Have Bed Bugs if They Only Venture Out at Night?

If you’re searching your home for bed bugs during the day, you probably won’t find them just by looking around. Not only do these small insects only venture out at night when we’re asleep, they’re also quite skilled at hiding themselves in the tiniest of cracks and crevices.

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Are Termites Less Active in the Cold Weather?

Winter is known for being a time of year when most of us, both creatures and humans, tend to slow down. However, it’s a common misconception that destructive pests fall dormant during the winter months. While some species of termites may slow down in colder temperatures, others remain active throughout the winter season.

What Happens to Termites in the Winter?

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Do I Have Rodents in My Walls?

Dealing with a rodent infestation is never fun, and once these pests have made their way into your walls, getting rid of them only becomes even more challenging. If you’ve found you’ve got a rodent problem on your hands, it’s important to tackle the issue as soon as possible. Mice and rats can spread harmful diseases and quickly destroy drywall, wiring, and other parts of your home.

Identifying Rodents in Your Walls

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Does My Infestation Require Fumigation?

Fumigation is a highly effective pest control method that can be used to treat a wide range of pests in residential and commercial settings. Some of the most common pests that can be eliminated through fumigation include termites, bed bugs, cockroaches, and spiders. In most cases, fumigation isn’t recommended unless absolutely necessary. Minor infestations, or early- stage infestations, can sometimes be addressed by less invasive treatment options, but when all else fails, fumigations can eradicate most pests.

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Should I Be Worried About Spotted Lanternflies?

Spotted lanternflies are invasive pests that originated in Southeast Asia. They were accidentally introduced to the United States in 2014 and have since spread rapidly throughout several states, especially across the East Coast. These destructive pests pose a significant threat to various plant species, particularly fruit trees, ornamental trees, and certain hardwood trees.

Since spotted lanternflies aren’t native to the US, they have no natural predators, which has contributed to their population explosion.

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How to Detect Moisture-Loving Pests in Your Home

Homeowners with a moisture problem face a number of risks to their health and the value of their home, including mold and mildew, slippery surfaces, aesthetic concerns like peeling wallpaper and sagging floors, and yes… moisture-loving pests.

Water is essential for all life on earth, and moisture will attract a number of pests into your home. Some pests depend on water more heavily than others, and many pests’ need for water varies throughout the stages of their life cycle.

Some of the most common household pests attracted to moisture include:

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