It seems that I am not alone in my fear of spiders. In a survey of 2,000 Britons by HomeServe, the home emergency experts, respondents were asked to rank their fear response to several common household pests out of 10, and the answers were used to calculate the fear index – a definitive table of the creepiest crawlies. [...]
Although wasps can be of use around the garden by consuming dead insects and eating flies they can be a nuisance too. Apart from stinging, their persistence can be irritating and present a threat to those allergic to their sting. Seek medical help immediately if you are stung in the mouth or neck, or if [...]
Contributor for | October 26, 2010
The 2010-11 National Basketball Association (NBA) season kicks off in approximately a week from now. I usually get excited at the start of the season, but admittedly my interest wanes as the season goes on – probably because there are many other professional sports leagues in season this time of year.
They say that imitation is the best form of flattery, well in the pest world this scenario can be seen as a life or death situation. Mimicry plays an important part for animals as it can not only deter potential predators but also can lure potential food to awaiting jaws. I was called in to [...]
I’ve been in the pest control industry for almost 19 years, and I can say with confidence that there are some pests the average homeowner can deal with on their own – certain ants, flies, ladybugs, etc. Depending on your tolerance level, these are just nuisance pests and don’t pose a major threat to anything [...]