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Keep Stink Bugs Out of Your Home

Have you spotted a stink bug in your home? These distinctive and pesky creatures don’t spread disease, but that doesn’t mean they’re a welcome sight. The brown marmorated stink bug is a common household pest in Indiana but the good news is there are steps you can take to keep these bugs (and their nasty […]

Repel Mosquitos Naturally

Mosquitos can be one of the most unpleasant aspects of summer. They thrive in humidity and heat and can make it difficult to enjoy your yard. Aside from their annoying and itchy bites, they can carry serious diseases, including dengue fever and the Zika virus, so it is vital that you do your best to […]

Gearing Up for Spring: Pests to Watch Out For at Home

Spring may bring warmer temperatures to Indiana, but it also means a generally wet climate. Besides worrying about the rain, however, think about the unwanted housemates that the season could bring to your property as well.

The season could mean new housemates that come in the form of ants, bees, and spiders. Here’s what you can […]

Rats in the Restaurant: How to Avoid a Rodent Infestation


If you are a restaurant owner, a rodent infestation is most likely your worst nightmare, and it can lead to your restaurant being shut down for good. Rats and mice bring with them dangerous germs and diseases, and they seem to multiply by the minute. Cities with high populations of people have enormous numbers of […]

Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite: Debunking Common Myths About Bed Bugs

The infamous Cimex lectularius: the bed bug. There are few pests that induce the same sense of anxiety. They bite. They drink our blood. They leave red swollen marks that itch. And they often do it while we’re asleep and helpless.

Bed bugs are flat, reddish-brown insects that can be as small as the head of […]

How Integrated Pest Management Works

Globalization and increased mobility in recent decades have allowed increasing numbers of invasive species to cross geographic borders.
This has complicated the task of pest management, but strategies are now available that effectively control pests while posing few risks to the environment.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a broad-based, effective, and environmentally sustainable approach that relies on […]

Spiders Be Gone!

If you live in a house or an apartment, seeing the occasional spider is just a part of life.
A typical house spider is a common pest that comes in all shapes and sizes, and while some are actually helping you out in ways you may not realize, there are dangerous and even deadly types that […]

Dryer Sheets Won’t Make Bedbugs Bounce

When you have an infestation in your home, your first goal is to treat it as effectively and inexpensively as possible. With articles recommending plenty of ways to take care of bed bugs on your own, you might start thinking that you don’t even need to use pest control in order to take care of […]

Keep an Eye Out for Winter Pests

Many homeowners erroneously believe that during winter, the pests somehow go away.
The trust is far different. As winter starts, there are pests that hibernate and others get into houses in search of food and warmth. Here are some common winter pests you are likely to encounter and some useful pest control tips to get rid […]

Bed Bugs Bite: What You Need to Know About Real Baby Vampires

Count Dracula, Lestat, and Edward Cullen — the usual names that come to mind when talking about vampires. They are also completely fictional, however. In the real world, vampires are the creepy crawlies that reside in and around your bed: bed bugs. They come out to feed on your blood as you eagerly get in […]