Which Pests are Dormant in the Fall
You probably have noticed that some pests are much more active during certain seasons. During warm months outdoor pest problems are typically more severe, and during cooler months some of these same pests will attempt to hunker down indoors and go into a dormant state. Although this behavior can be compared to hibernation, the truth is that most insects do not spend the winter months in a deep sleep like some animals, like turtles, snakes, bats, hummingbirds, ladybugs, skunks and frogs.
Most Dangerous Spiders in VA to Watch Out For
Spiders are both feared and loved, considered friend and foe. On the one hand, they get rid of pesky bugs like mosquitos and flies, on the other hand, many are venomous. Some people have a fear of spiders for this reason - even though science says that only about one percent of spider species are actually dangerous to humans.
Helpful Garden Bugs
Not all insects are bad. Most of us know that bees and other pollinators are vital. Did you know there are other garden bugs that are helpful? Let's take a closer look at some.
How to Prevent Clothing Moths in Your Closet
Clothing moths are an all too common pest throughout the country. They’re not as vulgar as cockroaches or flies, as they don’t carry disease or eat through your pantry - but they cause damage of another kind. If you’re particular about your clothes and fabrics, you don’t want to wait around to get rid of a moth infestation. As soon as you see one moth, it is time to start preventative measures. You may not even see the moths, as they are adept hiders who avoid the light and nest in the darkest recesses of your closets. However, if you’re pulling out clothing items and suddenly finding holes, you may want to do a closer inspection.