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Category: Spring Pest Control

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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Invasive Pests of the Midwest

Most of us already consider pests a nuisance, but they can be extra troublesome when they spread from their native environments into new ones. Invasive plants, animals, and insects spread by various methods into places where they are not naturally found, which entomologists affirm can have detrimental effects on our local ecosystems. From non-native pet animals being released into the ...

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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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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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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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5 Ways to Prevent Pests During Self-Isolation

Are you one of the millions of Americans currently stuck at home during the COVID-19 self-isolation? Homeowners now may have the time to complete tasks that were once on the bottom of their to-do list. Here are several things you can do to help prevent pests like ants, spiders, and wasps from entering your home this spring. 

Deep Clean Garage

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Spring Pest Control Checklist

By Katie Nelson

Spring is just around the corner, which means that insect activity is about to be in full swing! Living in the Midwest, it can be difficult to predict exactly when the spring warm up will occur (despite having a national holiday with a groundhog attempting to do just that). With that being said, it will be ...

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