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Category: Summer 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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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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