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Category: Bug Facts

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Pest Spotlight – Voles

Have you ever noticed raised tunnels or trails in your garden or grass, with small holes in the trails? These are most likely caused by voles, which are small rodents that dig shallow tunnels in the ground. It’s important to choose a vole extermination service that understands the amount of effort required to exterminate voles from a property. Voles can ...

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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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Spidexx’s 5 Favorite Spiders

Here at Spidexx, we have a fascination with some of the world’s craziest Spiders. We wanted to share some of our favorite spiders; some of them may be found in your backyard. These 8 legged arachnids vary vastly from family to family, and species to species. From the most venomous to the flashiest, here are Spidexx’s top 5 favorite spiders ...

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2020 Pest Prevention Tips

We’re starting 2020 off with new pest prevention tips for a new year! Here at Spidexx, we strive to keep your home free of bugs and rodents, that can cause destruction to homes and carry diseases. Now that the holiday season is behind us, spring will be fast approaching. We want to share with you our top tips and tricks ...

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4 Common Indoor Spiders

Living in the Midwest, we’re sure you’re no stranger to spiders, especially indoors during the winter. Below we will learn more about four common spiders that are found indoors in the Midwest. You don’t need to keep asking yourself questions like, “what attracts spiders in the house”, and “why are there so many spiders in my house,”; just trust the ...

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Escaping Bed Bugs (3/3)

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In part 3, the final post in our Escaping Bed Bugs series, we will explore what to do if you have bed bugs in a multi-housing unit situation. If one unit has bed bugs, the other unit will have, or start to have activity eventually. It’s important that the proper ...

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Escaping Bed Bugs (Part 2/3)

Earlier this year, we posted the first part of a 3 part series on escaping bed bugs. We highlighted bed bug anatomy and how they’re transferred from location-to-location.  Now in part two, we will explore the stigma around bed bugs, signs of bed bugs in your home, and various treatment methods for their extermination.

Stigma

The stigma surrounding bed bugs is nearly ...

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All About West Nile

Despite its attention in the media, most people who contract the West Nile Virus (WNV) have no visible symptoms and have no idea they have even come in contact with the virus. According to Web MD, only 1 in 5 people infected with WNV will show visible symptoms. Infants and the elderly have the highest risks if they contract the ...

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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 such as moisture, foliage around the homes, and the age of the home. Carpenter ants are often attracted to older homes, with potential moisture issues and older wood. Find out more about carpenter ants, and ...

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