Snails are not the most attractive creatures, and most of us cringe at the thought of these slimy pests crawling through our gardens. Nevertheless, these pests are all too real, and can become a serious problem. The giant African land snail is one of the most destructive, damaging snails found … » Read the rest
Insects are pesky, sometimes dangerous creatures that will crawl their way into your home under the proper circumstances. They seek food, shelter, and moisture, and will go to great lengths to make their stay in your home a permanent one. To determine how to eliminate them you must … » Read the rest
Profile view of a pharaoh ant (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Golden-brown and almost transparent, pharaoh ants… » Read the rest have increasingly become an indoor nuisance throughout the world. With tiny bodies and a tendency towards erratic behavior, these ants can lay hundreds of eggs in their lifetimes. Often, they target hospitals and other health establishments. Since these ants are native
Miller moths exist in large numbers in Colorado and other mountainous regions, and feed on plants and garden flowers. They can be a nuisance in homes, where they seek out windows or other sources of natural light and warmth. In their caterpillar stages they can also damage … » Read the rest
Clover mites are invasive insects, and can become a nuisance in houses, nursing homes, and even hospitals. Although they are typically outdoor insects that feed on smaller insects and various plant life, they can can invade homes in large numbers, inhabiting areas such as beds, curtains, carpets, and pantries. … » Read the rest
… » Read the rest A typical bat house affixed to a tree trunk (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Bats are not the most glamorous creatures, nor are they sought-after as pets. However, some home owners and gardeners do seek to attract bats when insect populations have infested their property. Bats are excellent and effective insect predators. Despite the stories of bats
Almond moths are like teenage boys, always in the kitchen searching for food. They often make their way into dried cereals, powdered milk, and other stored foods, especially in homes with central heating, and will quickly devour pantry contents. Larvae, which cause the greatest damage, feed on stored … » Read the rest
A female mosquito obtaining a blood meal from a human host. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)What has two wings and constantly irritates you during the summer? If you guessed “a mosquito,” then you’re right. This pesky creature can cause a host of annoyances, ranging from itching and burning to serious diseases such as West Nile virus… » Read the rest.
… » Read the rest English: maize weevil (Sitophilus zeamais) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Have you ever gone to your pantry and opened up your favorite box of cereal, only to find that something has already beaten you to it? Have you noticed odd, suspicious holes in your cereal and grain boxes, and half-eaten corn flakes lying on your kitchen counter top?
Woodlouse (Photo credit: Jim Mead)Woodlice are small, dark brown, beetle-like insects with slightly hard exoskeletons. Like earthworms and ladybugs, they are often considered beneficial because they help to improve soil nutrient… » Read the rest content, combat harmful insects, and promote soil health. However, they can also be pests.Woodlice love moisture, and will seek it out in practically any