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Category: Insects

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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 steps ...

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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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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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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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