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Category: Seasonal Pest Control

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Invasive Pests of the Midwest

Most of us already consider pests a nuisance, but they can be extra troublesome when they spread from their native environments into new ones. Invasive plants, animals, and insects spread by various methods into places where they are not naturally found, which entomologists affirm can have detrimental effects on our local ecosystems. From non-native pet animals being released into the ...

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Simple Steps for Summer Pest Control

Summer is a wonderful season–barbecues, pool parties, and evenings on the porch all come to mind as laid-back ways to enjoy the warmest time of year. But we are not the only ones who like to spend time outside in the summer! As you spend more time outside your house, you may notice pests like ants, spiders, and wasps around ...

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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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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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Bed Bug Identification Guide

Most homeowners didn’t put bed bug identification and prevention onto their things to learn prior to moving into their homes. Truly, one of the worst things that can happen to a homeowner or renter is to have bed bugs brought into their home. Bed bugs are a parasitic insect that travels from host-to-host, relying heavily on their ability to remain ...

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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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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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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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