// Posted August 26, 2014

Raising Chickens? What You Need to Know about Poultry Fleas

Locally-grown, organic food has become increasingly popular over the past few years, and some homeowners have even decided to raise chickens in their backyards so that they have fresh, free-range eggs. If you’re one of the many Americans raising hens, however, you may have noticed a new pest plaguing your chickens this year: the poultry […]

// Posted August 20, 2014

How to Eliminate the Top Three Garden Pests

Gardens are a fun way to relax, get fresh air and sunshine, and grow nutritious, wholesome food.While tending a garden can certainly be enjoyable, it can also become a stressful chore if the garden is infested with insects. Here are some of the most common garden pests, and how to eradicate them from your property. […]

// Posted August 14, 2014

GMO Corn: No Longer Effective?

Corn is one of the most popular foods in North America, and one of the most common ingredients in foods. It’s subsidized and very inexpensive, and many people even grow it in their home gardens. Corn is also one of the most heavily genetically-modified foods on the planet.  However,  some research is showing that genetically […]

// Posted August 7, 2014

Fighting Summer Wasps

A wasp sting can be very painful, and many people who are stung by wasps take it personally, seeking to eradicate nests in an attempt to take revenge. Nevertheless, wasps play a valuable part in our ecosystems, just as do bees, so eliminating them altogether could be disastrous indeed. Their ability to pollinate flowers makes […]

// Posted July 30, 2014

Dogs Battle the Giant African Land Snail

The giant African land snail is continuing its invasion of south Florida, carrying with it disease and agricultural devastation. This snail is extremely large and slimy, and can reproduce quickly. Over the last three years, giant African land snails, or GALS for short, have reached epidemic population levels, causing damage to lawns and homes all […]

// Posted July 23, 2014

Innovations in Fly Control

Summer brings sunshine, warm temperatures, and, unfortunately, house flies. These pests invade picnics, garages, and porches, and may seem impossible to escape. Keeping doors closed and maintaining screens on windows are things everyone can do to prevent flies from coming in the house. Still, such steps may be insufficient, especially during the summer months. Simple, […]

// Posted July 15, 2014

The Ever-Increasing Cockroach

New research has shown that cockroach populations have risen by as much as 75% over the last ten years, and the summer months are when most people see the greatest increases cockroach populations. Hotels and restaurants constantly work to keep facilities clear of these dangerous pests, which can carry dysentery, salmonella, and typhoid. Fortunately, there […]

// Posted July 9, 2014

The Brown Recluse Spider

Heavy rains and a lack of attention to pest control have led to a rise in brown recluse spider populations in many areas of the United States. These tiny insects have violin-shaped markings covering their light-brown bodies. Nocturnal in nature, brown recluse spiders tend to be very active at night, when they generally search for food, […]