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Fall Pest Control Check List

By Katie Nelson

As temperatures start to drop, we welcome Autumn, which means raking leaves, pumpkin spice, Halloween, and autumn insects and rodents. Common fall pests include ants, wasps, mice, and spiders. Leaves falling produces extra foliage to attract insects, and it’s crucial to maintain a clean yard. The last few weeks of non freezing temperatures is ...

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Spidexx’s Top 3 Insects in Popular Culture

By Katie Nelson

This post will highlight three of our favorite insects in popular culture. They are all characters in popular movies that have become common household names in the United States. We find bug culture fascinating here at Spidexx Pest Control. These characters are no ordinary bugs, they all teach us lessons about kindness, loyalty, and resourcefulness. Read ...

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Bug of the Month: Box Elder Bugs

By Katie Nelson

Have you ever seen a small, black bug, with red on its back hanging out around your house, during spring or fall? Chances are that it’s a Box Elder Bug, whose name comes from its nature of living in, and outside of, Box Elder trees. The most common time you will find Box Elder  bugs is during ...

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6 of the World’s Craziest Bugs

By Katie Nelson

Last week we talked about 6 of the United States Craziest Insects, and this week we’re expanding that to the rest of the world. Because let’s be honest, there are parts of the world with such crazy insects, that most Americans cannot fathom sharing Eco systems with them. These are our top 6 choices for the ...

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6 of the United States’ Craziest Insects

By Katie Nelson

According to the Smithsonian, there are approximately 91,000 species of insects living in the United States. Most of them are common types of bugs like ants, spiders, beetles, flies, and wasps. However, there are several species that are highly venomous, or just horrifying looking. They’re creatures you hope you never encounter in the wild, and especially ...

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It’s Fall – What’s in Your Backyard?

By Katie Nelson

Just because the temperatures have started to drop outside, it doesn’t mean that there isn’t still pest activity outside of your home. Fall is probably the most important time to maintain an exterior barrier pest control service, because this is when pests begin to seek out shelter to overwinter. They often overwinter within trees, under rocks, ...

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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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