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  • Top Mosquito Misconceptions

    Mosquitoes are one of the most well-known backyard pests. Learn what you don’t know about mosquitoes and how you can keep them away this summer.

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  • How to Avoid Bringing Bed Bugs Home After Your Vacation

    If you’re planning a vacation, you’ve probably considered what you’re going to pack, or what your itinerary might look like, but have you thought about bed bugs? Here are some tips to help you avoid bringing bed bugs home.

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  • How to Treat Common Bug Bites

    Most bug bites are simply annoying with symptoms like redness, swelling, pain and itching. Caring for a bug bite doesn’t seem too difficult, but some remedies work better on certain types of bites and stings. Learn how to care for the most common stings and bites.

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  • Deer Flies and Yellow Flies... Oh My!

    Many of us who work or play outdoors always seem to know when Summer is right around the corner, ‘cause that’s when those annoying and usually painful bites occur from Deer Flies and Yellow Flies.

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  • A Guide to Garden Bugs: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    If you’re just trying out your green thumb or just maintaining your landscaping, here are the bugs you should be on the lookout for - good, bad and ugly.

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  • Blister Beetles Can Be a Pain in the Neck!

    Blister Beetles tend to be harmless, for the most part, but take it from this author that they can sometimes be a real pain in the neck! Read more about Blister Beetles and my one-on-one encounter with them here.

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  • Florida Deep Digger Scarab Beetle

    Some of you may have noticed small mounds of sand ranging 5” to 7” wide and 2” to 3” high on some lawns, fields and pastures. No, they’re not baby Pocket Gophers! They’re Florida Deep Digger Scarab Beetles! Learn more about these interesting insects here.

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  • The Beneficials - Part Two

    In The Beneficials…Part One, we focused on beneficial “True Bugs”…Assassin Bugs, Ambush Bugs and Predatory Stink Bugs, also known as Hemipterans. In this edition, we will introduce beneficial ants, bees & wasps (Hymenopterans).

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  • The Brown Dog Tick

    Brown Dog Ticks can be a curse. Oftentimes, they are brought into the home by a dog that has visited an area where other dogs have been present (dog park, kennel, etc.). If you have concerns about the Brown Dog Tick, read this for more information.

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  • Know Your Adversary – Migrating Millipedes

    Millipedes, millipedes, millipedes! When conditions are right, these many-legged marauders march into homes and invade the streets! Is this something new? Which millipedes should you be on the lookout for? Read this to find out!

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