Where Are These Mice Coming In?

One quarter of one inch. The width of a house key. 3 nickels stacked on top of one another. The width of a fettuccini noodle. This is all the space that a mouse requires to gain access to a home or building. Anyone that has ever been startled by the sudden appearance of a mouse knows that they disappear as quickly as they emerge. For those who have been curious enough to investigate where the mouse came from or went, it can be mind boggling since no apparent access holes are visible. When…continue reading →

Mosquito Management

Mosquitos may be the most hated pest in America due to their ability to completely ruin our enjoyment of the outdoors. Beyond the fact that they are a horrible nuisance they have, throughout history transmitted diseases such as malaria, yellow fever and encephalitis. In more recent times they have been conclusively linked to the transmission of West Nile and Zinka Virus’s. In order to manage mosquito populations around our homes and yards it is important to understand just a little bit about how these pests reproduce. The adult female mosquito lays her eggs…continue reading →

Small Ants

Of all the insects that are commonly noted in our area, few are more prevalent than the small pavement ant. They are subterranean (their colonies exist below ground) and they are widely dispersed in a variety of soil types throughout the Midwest. In the spring, fall and summer they can easily be seen outside in limitless quantities building ant hills on sidewalks, driveways, parking lots and in yards. These exterior infestations are typically a non-issue for most people who seldom identify this activity as troublesome. It is when these insects and their sand…continue reading →
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