Who is Mazda’s biggest fan? Spiders!

The ever-reliable Mazda is making the news again, but not for the reasons you might think. Apparently, spiders love the smell of gas in the Mazda brand of cars. The spider in question is the yellow sac spider. They are attracted to hydrocarbons in the car’s fuel system. According to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, spiders …

The Proper Way to Handle Wasps and Bees

Have you ever heard the term social butterfly? Well, butterflies aren’t the only social insects, wasps and bees are known to form colonies or elaborate nests and work in groups. The biggest culprits are honey bees, yellow jackets and bumble bees, along with troublesome hornets and paper wasps. While wasps and bees are very beneficial for the agriculture industry, these …

Four Signs You Have A Rat Infestation

Rats and mice can be a big problem for households and businesses. Unfortunately, they are sneaky rodents and aren’t always easily detected. Dark, out-of-the-way nesting grounds, like your attic, are their favorite places to call home. While rats are quite messy, if you don’t enter their hiding places very often, such as your attic or basement, you might not know …

Is Your Family At Risk For Chikungunya?

Summertime has often been aptly dubbed “mosquito season.” With all the wonderful aspects of summer, unfortunately, the pesky mosquito problem comes with it. At the start of mosquito season, the specialists at EcoShield shared about the dangers mosquitoes pose for you and your family. On the radar as a high priority concern is the virus Chikungunya carried by the Asian …

Neighborhood Rats Cause Serious Health Problems

It’s a common misconception that if you get rid of the rats, then you have also rid yourself of any associated problems. But, that’s not necessarily true. A rat infestation can have serious effects on our health, and even an infestation at a neighboring structure can also affect you. What’s even more alarming is that it doesn’t have to be …

Three Diseases Transmitted By Mosquitoes

In a recent video, mosquitoes were labeled one of the most deadly pests in the world. A primary concern is their ability to transmit diseases. Mosquitoes can bite an infected person or animal and later quickly and easily transmit a disease to another person or animal. The most common diseases are caused by viruses or tiny parasites. Take a look …

Brown Marmorated Stink bugs make their way to Indiana

Stink bugs have made Indiana’s ‘Most Unwanted’ list. Brown marmorated stink bugs were first discovered in the U.S. in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1998. It is assumed the bugs arrived from China or Japan, where they are apparently a significant problem. Not much time passed after their arrival to the U.S. before they began to reproduce in abundance, and today they …

Termites: What to do about these hidden pests

Each year, termites cost $30 billion in damages to crops and structures in the United States. Termites can be especially pesky because they damage a home from the inside out. The damage can be extensive by the time you actually become aware of it. The average cost to repair termite damage for homeowners is $3000. Damage varies depending upon the …