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Category: Bug Facts

7 Stink Bug Facts

Over the past few decades, stink bugs have become an increasingly prevalent pest here in the Midwest. Though there are several thousand species of stink bugs worldwide and even several hundred in the United States, the one causing the biggest stink here is definitely the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug. Named for its marbled pattern of coloring, this shield-shaped insect was ...

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Fruit Flies, Drain Flies, and Gnats–Oh, My!

With how often meals are prepared and how social mealtimes can be, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house. But we aren’t the only ones who like to hang out there. Between fruit bowls, houseplants, and drains, kitchens are a hotspot for various flies and gnats. But which one is bugging you? Let’s look more ...

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Carpenter Ants vs Termites

Are you finding piles of wood shavings around your deck or brown tube-shaped sediment in your basement? If so, you may have either a carpenter ant or termite infestation. While these two pests have similar appearances and behaviors, we are going to explore the difference between carpenter ants and termites. Trust the experts at Spidexx Pest Control for wood boring ...

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Small but Deadly: The Deadliest Insects in the World

Written by Kristin

Close your eyes and picture a deadly animal. Maybe you thought of a pouncing lion, or a king cobra ready to strike. But did you imagine anything with six legs? You might be shocked to learn that insects are collectively responsible for over one million deaths per year worldwide. In fact, according to lists compiled by both ...

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Common Stinging Insects in Your Backyard

Written by Kristin

In warmer months of the year, you may encounter several types of common stinging insects, such as wasps and hornets, in your backyard. Over the years and all over the world, insects have developed effective (yet painful) methods of defending themselves and hunting their prey. Unfortunately for us, many of these insects can call your backyard home. ...

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Pest Spotlight – Voles

Have you ever noticed raised tunnels or trails in your garden or grass, with small holes in the trails? These are most likely caused by voles, which are small rodents that dig shallow tunnels in the ground. It’s important to choose a vole extermination service that understands the amount of effort required to exterminate voles from a property. Voles can ...

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All About Mosquitoes

Feeding 

Not only do mosquitoes feed on blood, but both males and females also feed on plant juices and nectar. Females mouthparts have adapted to be able to puncture the skins of animals, to feed on their blood. Females need blood meals to obtain the nutrients required to reproduce offspring. Mosquitoes are attracted to hosts with a type O blood type, ...

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Bug of the Month: Ticks

It’s officially tick season here in the midwest. Here is some information about the biology of ticks, as well as common species found in your backyard. We work hard to prevent ticks from entering your backyard, as well as help you understand the best prevention methods. 

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Spidexx’s 5 Favorite Spiders

Here at Spidexx, we have a fascination with some of the world’s craziest Spiders. We wanted to share some of our favorite spiders; some of them may be found in your backyard. These 8 legged arachnids vary vastly from family to family, and species to species. From the most venomous to the flashiest, here are Spidexx’s top 5 favorite spiders ...

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2020 Pest Prevention Tips

We’re starting 2020 off with new pest prevention tips for a new year! Here at Spidexx, we strive to keep your home free of bugs and rodents, that can cause destruction to homes and carry diseases. Now that the holiday season is behind us, spring will be fast approaching. We want to share with you our top tips and tricks ...

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