Bug's eye view: Massive Yellow Jacket nest removed

(WFLA) A giant nest of yellow jackets has grown for more than two years outside a family's Hillsborough County home...until professionals arrived on Thursday to remove it. "What we have here is a southern yellow jacket, a tropical yellow jacket are a multi-queen insect that continues on year after year after year," explained Jonathan Simkins of Insect I.Q... Continued

Active tick season expected in Ohio, officials warn about diseases

COLUMBUS, Ohio - If you take a stroll through the woods in central Ohio, there's something you might not see that is becoming very concerning this year. The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) says Ohio is going through a very active tick season right now. One of their biggest concerns is the black-legged tick. Entomologist Richard Gary says the black-legged tick made its way into Ohio back in 2008 and the numbers have increased ever since. Gary says this particular tick carries Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever... Continued

Pest Control Advice When Buying a New Home

Take Proper Pest Prevention Before Signing on the Dotted Line Few things are more exciting than purchasing a home, and to ensure the process goes smoothly, certain steps must be taken. Aside from any cosmetic updates you may want to make to your new residence, it’s important to also account for any problems that may not be visible to the naked eye. One such problem is a termite infestation. This is why a new home pest inspection is so important.... Continued

The Science Behind Fireflies

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Lightning Bugs Running around the backyard on warm summer nights in an attempt to catch fireflies is a fun pastime. These insects, also known as lightning bugs, can light up the... Continued

What Just Bit Me?

How to Identify Bug Bites and the Pests that Cause Them Some biting pests such as mosquitoes, fleas and ticks are most active during the warmer months. Others, like bed bugs, are active year round but become a larger concern with increased summer travel. Mosquitoes, fleas, ticks and bed bugs don’t bite out of self-defense. No, they’re biting you... Continue