Why Are There Drugstore Beetles in my House?

Drugstore beetles, often referred to as a bread beetle or biscuit beetle, are unique household pests due to their way of introduction to a home. Drugstore beetles very rarely enter your home on purpose or of their own volition. Rather, they are brought into the home by unsuspecting homeowners. Because of their hitchhiking travel tendencies,...

Can Mice Climb Walls?

According to PestWorld.org, mice invade an estimated 21 million homes each winter in the United States alone. In fact, they are one of the most common household pests homeowners can expect to encounter in their homes. Despite being a frequent visitor to residential dwellings, there is still much mystery surrounding how and why mice thrive hidden...

Do Bug Sprays Actually Work?

There are nearly endless options available to consumers experiencing pest problems. What many don’t realize is that this can be equal parts blessing and curse. While many options may mean the ultimate power of choice as a consumer, it also leaves a lot of responsibility on the shoulders of homeowners. The responsibility of research, cost analysis,...

How do I Know if I Need Insulation in my Attic?

As winter settles in and the temperatures begin to hit seasonal lows, we are reminded of the power our homes have to protect us from the chill. Some are grateful for the fortitude of their home and thankful to remain warm and cozy as the snowflakes fall outside. But others may fight with their thermostats, pile on sweatshirt after sweatshirt, and...

Are There Pests Hiding in My Fireplace and Chimney?

For much of the year, your home fireplace may be overlooked as a potential pest hiding spot. But as temperatures drop and weather changes, many turn to their fireplace for warmth and ambiance. Before you load up that firewood, remember this: fireplaces and chimneys can harbor many different kinds of pests year-round! Could this unlikely source be...

What is the Difference Between American and German Roaches?

Nothing ruins your day like discovering you have new creepy, crawly, and unwelcome tenants in your home. We’re talking about cockroaches, a household pest so common that up to 63% of American homes are expected to experience them. Worse yet, there are several different kinds of roaches that you may encounter in your home, two of the most common...

How Much Does it Cost to Get Rid of Mice?

Mice are a common household pest that most homeowners will contend with at some point in their life – sometimes even repeatedly! Unfortunately, mice spell trouble for our homes for a couple different reasons. Mice are incredibly prolific breeders, multiplying seemingly by the day and therefore rarely a problem of a single mouse in the house....

What are the Benefits of Cellulose Attic Insulation?

Many homeowners never give their home’s insulation a second thought. What’s there to think about? You know your home has insulation and that insulation is serving its purpose (whatever that may be.) Many of us never stop to consider how well the insulation is serving that purpose or even exactly what the purpose of insulation is. It’s a little...

Cricket of Many Names: What is a Camel Cricket?

Camel crickets are known by a number of different names, the most common of which being sprickets, cave crickets, and spider crickets. Despite the many names, all of these terms refer to the same insect: a curiously spider-like cricket that is often found in damp and dark areas of the home. Though camel crickets are fairly common, there is very...

Cricket of Many Names: What is a Spider Cricket?

Spider crickets are known by a number of different names, the most common of which being sprickets, cave crickets, and camel crickets. Despite the many names, all of these terms refer to the same insect: a curiously spider-like cricket that is often found in damp and dark areas of the home. Though spider crickets are fairly common, there is very...