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Bug of the Month: Carpenter Ants

Most homeowners, at some time, find themselves asking the question, “why are ants in my house?”. Ants are attracted to homes for many different reasons, but carpenter ants are often attracted to older homes, with potential moisture issues. Find out more about carpenter ants, and the best treatment methods to rid them from the home below!

Carpenter Ant Anatomy 

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Escaping Bed Bugs

By Katie Nelson

Bed bugs are blood feeding insects that have become a major problem in cities across the world, more commonly in urban locations. They have existed for thousands of years, and date back to ancient Roman and Egyptian times. If you’ve ever dealt with bed bugs, you understand the total nightmare they create in a household. This is part ...

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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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What is the Study of Entomology?

By Katie Nelson

Do you have a passion for learning about insects, their anatomy, and the many ways the effect life on earth? Were you the kid who collected bugs to dissect and study? Do you believe that understanding insects role in our development can help us to further advance our civilization, and improve our environment? If so, then ...

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“Bug” of the Month: Spiders

By Katie Nelson

Despite the title of the post, Spiders are not bugs or insects. Spiders are arthropods, with eight legs, that breathe air. They are found in every part of the world except Antarctica. Spiders are predatory and have fangs that can inject venom into their prey. According to the World Spider Catalog, there are currently over 47,000 ...

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5 Tips for a Pest Free New Year

By Katie Nelson

Are you tired of dealing with the same insect and rodent issues, year after year? Do you struggle with pests like ants invading your kitchen in the spring, or mice taking over your cabinets in the winter? Don’t let another year go by without protecting your home from unwanted insects and rodents. In addition to regular ...

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Pest of the Month: Mice

By Katie Nelson

There’s no questions, here at Spidexx Pest Control, what our Pest of the Month should be for December. We’ve been receiving daily calls for rodent services, and they’re not slowing down! Mice become a serious issue for homeowners as winter is in full swing. They are looking for warm places to live over the winter, which ...

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The Spidexx Winter Pest Control Checklist

By Katie Nelson

Winter is here! Its brought with it holiday cheer, freezing temperatures, and the shift of pest activity from the exterior to the interior of homes. Insects are living within wall voids to overwinter, and mice are seeking out access points to nest indoors. Common winter pests are mice, spiders, and ants. It’s crucial to protect your ...

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6 More of the United States Craziest Insects

By Katie Nelson

Last month we shared our top 6 choices for the craziest insects in the United States, and this post shares 6 more. Not all of these are found in the Midwest, and most of them are common in the southern portion of the United States. However, if you do see one of these pests, proceed with ...

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Protecting Your Home Year Round from Pests

By Katie Nelson

A huge misconception about pest control is that aren’t any issues during the winter. Actually, it’s often quite the opposite! Homes that are experiencing issues throughout the winter are usually homes where a hidden pest control problem has gone undetected for several seasons. Insects like ants may go into your home for a brief time in ...

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