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.
Finding a silverfish in your home can be a difficult experience. These small bugs look like gray or white-ish worms with antennae on their heads, six legs, and three long bristles at the end. These little critters can do a lot of damage inside a home, including eating through books and infesting your pantry. As a home or business owner in any area, you should familiarize yourself with what they look like so that you can quickly identify and stop any problems. Usually, by the time you’ve found one silverfish in your kitchen or bookshelf, the damage has been done and can be difficult to remediate without professional help.
Summer and fall bring with them a variety of pests, one of the most bothersome being stink bugs. Stink bugs aren’t as “gross” as roaches or ants, as they don’t raid your food cabinet and don’t bite or feed off humans. However, they do - as the name implies - stink! These bugs give off a foul odor when they’re threatened. In the wild, this helps keep predators away. In a home, the smell can last and last. It’s definitely unpleasant to come home to stink bug odor, and unfortunately these critters seek shelter in homes when the weather is too hot or too cold. Here are a few tips on getting rid of stink bugs in your home.
Bees will travel quite a distance from their hives to seek food. Seeing these pollinators is common and even a welcome sight, especially for gardeners. When you're seeing a high rate of activity and high numbers of bees, it could mean there's a hive nearby.