Is it a tick or is it a scorpion? Maybe you’ve seen them around and weren’t quite sure what they were. More than likely you’ve seen a pseudoscorpion. This insect is like a really small scorpion without a tail or stinger. They do have venom glands in their claws used to kill food sources such as tiny mites and springtails. Fortunately, they don’t pose a threat to humans or pets as they don’t have the strength to pierce a human or pet’s skin.
Fall is coming and stink bugs could be moving into your home for the winter. The brown marmorated stink bug is considered to be an invasive species from Asia that was first discovered in Pennsylvania in the mid-1990s and has since continued to spread across the United States. These pests are not harmful to humans but can be a very smelly nuisance when they get indoors. If they do make their way into your home, they can take quickly over.
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Have you noticed a silvery, metallic, insect around your home? They are called silverfish due to their coloring, fish-like shape, and movements. Some people also refer to them as “bristletails” because of their three long, bristle-like, or tail-like appendages on the rear end of their body. These insects are found throughout most places in the U.S. They especially like moist, humid areas in the home. Even if you have not noticed one of these metallic insects before, it doesn’t mean they aren’t there as they tend to hide from humans. Although they don’t have any wings, they are able to run very fast.
Vacation is a time for fun and relaxation and the last thing on your mind is the possibility of bringing home an unwelcome house guest – the bed bug. They have successfully earned another name, hitchhikers. They are sneaky as they can go virtually unnoticed in their favorite hiding spots of mattresses, bed frames, and other parts of a room. They patiently wait for the next visitor to “host” them and find a new home. At this time, bed bugs are not associated with transmitting disease, but do leave behind itches bites. With that being said, the last thing I want is for my toddler or anyone in my family to be eaten up by bed bugs. Additionally, I don’t want my home invaded by them. To avoid an unwanted hitchhiker from your next vacation, follow these steps.
Just like the scorpions, many pests love summer as many of them are less active in the winter. They enter your home seeking both food and water. Some of the pests you can expect to see in the summer are the following:
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