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Bug of the Month: Hornets

By Katie Nelson

Hornets resemble yellow jackets, but they are larger, and part of the Vespa genus of wasps. They are around 1.25” in length. They live in colonies, mostly only through spring and summer, except queens which overwinter to continue the population for the next season. There are 20 species of hornets; and they exist in North America, Asia, Europe ...

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Bug of the Month: Wasps

By Katie Nelson

How many times have you been hanging out around behind your garage or house, only to find out that wasps are nesting on your property? Or maybe you’ve encountered a particularly aggressive specie, and had to run away from a wasp with a vengeance? If you’ve ever felt the sting of a wasp, then you know ...

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Tips to Prevent Fleas in Your Home

By Katie Nelson

Choosing the right flea prevention for your pet is the most important way to protect your home from a flea infestation. There are a variety of options to choose from, varying in strength and price. Depending on where you’re located, certain products might be less effective or completely ineffective at all. This is usually found in southern states ...

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Crazy Bug Facts – Part 2

By Katie Nelson

If you didn’t get enough of our first round of Crazy Bug Facts, here are a few more interesting things you maybe didn’t know. There are a world of crazy bugs, and living in Midwest (luckily) we don’t deal with the craziest ones on a daily basis.

Roaches can survive underwater for up to 5 minutes.

Roaches are ...

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8 Tips for a Bug Free Music Festival

By Katie Nelson

Festival season has arrived and in full swing! That means means late night jam sets, meeting new friends around a campfire, and seeing your favorite artists – all in one weekend! Summer also brings a slew of pest problems, especially if your home for the weekend is a tent in the woods (shared with ...

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8 Insane Insect Video’s You Don’t Want to Miss

High Fiving Praying Mantis

This praying mantis is awesome, and he looks like such a friendly guy! 

The Roach Whisperer?

Now this is a unique hobby…not one that we’re particularly keen on. Kudos to this girl for following her dreams and passions. Major kudos to the parents who support her in it!

The Insect Superhero Alliance

If these bugs all joined together to form an ...

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Crazy Bug Facts – Part 1

By Katie Nelson

While we at Spidexx Pest Control understand the frustration that comes with having insects and bugs in your home, there are some crazy and fascinating bugs out there in the world. We treat your home or business for your typical insects like spiders, ants, wasps, etc., but there are insects that we don’t handle that are ...

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9 Ways Insects are Getting Into Your Home

By Katie Nelson

Why is that no matter how hard you try, mid-summer it seems there’s always insects in your home? How many times have you spilled a small drink in your kitchen, only to return hours later to find a trail of ants leading to the spill? Or what about in the fall when you see a mouse ...

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Where Did All the Stink Bugs Come From?

By Katie Nelson

There’s no doubt that by now you’ve likely seen (or smelled) stink bugs if you’re living in the Midwest (or United States, for that matter). The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug has become a well known invasive species to the Midwest, and most of the United States. They measure around 1.7 centimeters in length and form the ...

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Bug of the Month: Ants

By Katie Nelson

Here at Spidexx Pest Control, we totally understand how important it to provide quality ant control to both Iowans and Nebraskan. Our technicians are trained in working with specific ants common to the area. Have you ever spilled a pop on your kitchen counter, only to return hours later to a line of ants filing into the space? ...

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