How to Keep Bees Away from Hummingbird Feeders

How to Keep Bees Away from Hummingbird Feeders

There are a lot of ways to keep bees and other flying insects from taking over hummingbird feeders that don’t involve pesticides. It’s important that hummingbirds are still able to safely use the feeders, so there are a few things you should avoid — but don’t worry, you can still … Read More

How Long Do Spiders Live? How to Manage House Spiders

How Long Do Spiders Live? Spider Lifespan In Your Home

There are over 40,000 species of spiders worldwide and the U.S. is home to a couple thousand species. Lifespans vary, but on average, most house spiders have a life cycle of about a year or two. In optimal conditions, spiders can live several years. Spiders can also survive for some … Read More

How to get rid of Silverfish

How To Get Rid of Silverfish and Keep Them From Coming Back

Silverfish may be tiny, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore their presence in your home. These small, wingless pests can damage cereals, books, clothes, wallpapers and other starchy items.  Managing these pests can be challenging. But there are several methods that homeowners can use to eliminate silverfish both inside … Read More

How do Bedbugs Travel and Spread?

How Do Bed Bugs Travel and Spread?

Bedbugs spread primarily through human contact. If you’re finding bedbugs on your mattress or other furniture, chances are they came home on your clothes, purse, or luggage.  What are Bedbugs? Bedbugs (Cimex lectularius) are tiny, flat, parasitic insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals while they sleep. They … Read More

Do Yellow Bug Lights Actually Work?

Do Yellow Bug Lights Actually Work?

Yellow lights are sometimes sold as “bug lights” and promise not to attract insects. And it makes sense — sort of. It’s true that many insects are least attracted to yellow light and more attracted to ultraviolet light, like those used in bug zappers. But depending on which insects you’re … Read More

How to get Bats out of your Chimney

How To Get Bats Out Of The Chimney

Bats love chimneys — they’re dark, secluded and offer enough space for them to hang upside down. Humans are less thrilled when we discover bats in our homes, but they’re not as bad as you might think. While bats can pose some health risks, including rabies, they can usually be … Read More

Are Fleas Attracted to Light? Heat?

What Are Fleas Attracted To

This is a tricky question and depends on what stage in their life cycle the flea is in. The short answer is: no, fleas are not attracted to light, but rather the shadows of potential prey against a light background; and yes, they are attracted to body heat. Fleas use … Read More

What Sounds do Rodents make? (Rats, Mice, Squirrels)

What Sounds Do Rodents Make?

Rats, mice, and squirrels vocalize more than you might think — you just can’t hear most of it. You’re more likely to hear them chewing, scratching or scurrying than your are to hear them squeaking.  An Overview of Rodents and their Sounds Unless you’ve seen a rodent or the evidence … Read More

What does it Mean if a Raccoon is Out During the Day?

What Does It Mean If A Raccoon Is Out During The Day?

While raccoons are nocturnal and usually more active at night, there are a few reasons they might venture out during the day. They might be searching for food, avoiding a predator, or caring for young. Being out during the day is not necessarily indicative of a sick raccoon.  Why would … Read More

Are Raccoons Dangerous? Should you Call an Exterminator?

Are Raccoons Dangerous? Should You Call An Exterminator?

Are raccoons dangerous? While raccoons have adapted to live close to humans, the problems they bring with them can put your health at risk. They’re  carriers of many diseases, including rabies, and they can be aggressive when cornered.  If a raccoon has made its way into your home, don’t hesitate … Read More