Category Archives: Pest Control

How long can cockroaches live without food or water?

Cockroaches are cold-blooded insects, and like numerous other cold-blooded creatures, such as other reptiles and insects, they adapt to the temperature of their environment. They become particularly active in warm weather because all internal chemical reactions proceed more quickly in warm weather. However, cockroaches slow down considerably and become less active when the temperature drops. When there is no… Read More »

Bald faced hornet vs Yellow jacket Sting, Nest, Control, Poison

When it comes to recognizing pests, there are sometimes challenges involved in matching the appropriate name with the correct appearance of the insect. Regarding Bald-Faced Hornets and Yellow Jackets, this is particularly challenging. They share a lot of visual characteristics, making differentiation challenging.  The bald-faced hornet is a big kind of stinging insect that is seen quite regularly on Long… Read More »

Rocky Mountain Wood tick Diseases, Bite, Location, Life Cycle

The Dermacentor andersoni (Rocky Mountain Wood tick) resembles the American dog tick in appearance but can be differentiated by its brilliant red, teardrop-shaped body. Males possess grey and white patches on their bodies, while females possess a white shield. They are predominantly located in South Dakota, Arizona, Nebraska, New Mexico, and California, which are Rocky Mountain states.  The saliva of Rocky Mountain… Read More »

Spotted Lanternfly Infestation, Eggs, Origin, Control

Spotted lanternflies, or Lycorma delicatula, are originally from China but were discovered in Pennsylvania for the first time in September 2014. Spotted lanternflies eat a wide variety of trees, including fruit, ornamental, and woody ones. Tree-of-heaven is one of their favorite foods. The invasive spotted lanternfly can be transported over large areas by individuals transporting infested material or… Read More »