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Category: General Pest Control

Congregating ants

All About Ant Communication

Ants are one of the most socially complex creatures in the animal kingdom. There are over 12,000 known species of ants and they outnumber us a million to one. Within each ant colony, individuals belong to a certain caste and perform specific tasks. At the top of the hierarchy is the queen, whose only job is to lay eggs ...

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Carpenter Ants vs Termites

Are you finding piles of wood shavings around your deck or brown tube-shaped sediment in your basement? If so, you may have either a carpenter ant or termite infestation. While these two pests have similar appearances and behaviors, we are going to explore the difference between carpenter ants and termites. Trust the experts at Spidexx Pest Control for wood boring ...

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Small but Deadly: The Deadliest Insects in the World

Written by Kristin

Close your eyes and picture a deadly animal. Maybe you thought of a pouncing lion, or a king cobra ready to strike. But did you imagine anything with six legs? You might be shocked to learn that insects are collectively responsible for over one million deaths per year worldwide. In fact, according to lists compiled by both ...

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Common Stinging Insects in Your Backyard

Written by Kristin

In warmer months of the year, you may encounter several types of common stinging insects, such as wasps and hornets, in your backyard. Over the years and all over the world, insects have developed effective (yet painful) methods of defending themselves and hunting their prey. Unfortunately for us, many of these insects can call your backyard home. ...

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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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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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5 Ways to Prevent Pests During Self-Isolation

Are you one of the millions of Americans currently stuck at home during the COVID-19 self-isolation? Homeowners now may have the time to complete tasks that were once on the bottom of their to-do list. Here are several things you can do to help prevent pests like ants, spiders, and wasps from entering your home this spring. 

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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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5 Winter Pest Control Tips for Homeowners

Wintertime, especially around the holidays, often makes homeowners more aware of interior winter pest issues. Spending more time indoors and going through less traveled areas (like attics for Christmas decorations) may make you more aware of pest issues, that had gone unnoticed previously. Don’t let pest problems put a damper on your holiday gatherings. The following tips can help prevent ...

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