What Foods Attract Ants?

What Foods Attract Ants?

None of us want to see ants crawling on our countertops, in the corners of our dining rooms, or inching their way up the legs of our tables. Dealing with an infestation can be both frustrating and time-consuming, and killing ants as you see them can, unfortunately,...
What are Muskrats?

What are Muskrats?

Surely you’re familiar with rats, mice, squirrels, and beavers, but have you heard of their rodent cousin, the muskrat? Muskrats are large, amphibious rodents known for their unusual penchant for living near bodies of water. The name “muskrat” derives from “musky”,...
Prevent Ticks Before They Invade

Prevent Ticks Before They Invade

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) reported Lyme Disease as the most commonly reported vector borne (infectious microbe) illness in the U.S. and the 5th most common Nationally Notifiable disease – Our own state of NJ had the 3rd highest confirmed cases of Lyme...
All About Stink Bugs

All About Stink Bugs

You’ve probably heard of or seen one in your life – a stink bug. And they, exactly as their name sounds, aren’t exactly pleasant. In some comics or TV shows, we’ve seen characters respond to the stink bug’s scent by throwing up. But are they really all that bad? Well,...
Pest-Proofing your Apartment

Pest-Proofing your Apartment

Being a first-time apartment owner can seem just as overwhelming as it is exciting.  There are many things you have to take into account regarding the basic upkeep of your new space, such as cleaning the floors and countertops, doing your laundry on a regular...
Winter Insects to Watch Out For

Winter Insects to Watch Out For

The fear of creepy crawlies is a worldwide phobia, but it looms large in America, with more than 25 percent of the population being afraid of bugs. And if you’re part of that 25 percent, winter might be a troublesome time for you, because certain winter insects tend...
Will My Neighbors’ Pests Invade My Home?

Will My Neighbors’ Pests Invade My Home?

Humans seem to like boundaries. Rodents and insects, not so much. They don’t knock, they don’t introduce themselves, they just make themselves right at home … in your home. That’s why, if they’re already at your neighbors, you can expect them at your door,...
Checking Hotels Rooms for Bed Bugs

Checking Hotels Rooms for Bed Bugs

A vacation is supposed to be a time for you to rest, relax, and recharge. However, stress can arise on a trip if you forget to check your hotel bed and surrounding furniture for bed bugs! If you spend a night on a bed bug-infested mattress, the pests will dig into...
Winter Pests and How to Get Rid of Them

Winter Pests and How to Get Rid of Them

There is nothing worse than opening your pantry door or moving some spices in your spice cabinet around and finding signs that an animal has been there. It’s an even worse feeling in the winter because signs of animals mean tracking down the source, and in the cold...