Bug Files

Bug Files

5 of the Largest Insects in the World

A lot of insects can be household pests, but there are some species found in the wild that are truly amazing. The five bugs on this list are creatures that you would be highly unlikely to find anywhere near your home, but they are definitely interesting to know about.

 1.       Goliath Beetle

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The Color of your Sheets Could Attract Bed Bugs

One of the most unnerving pests to find around your home is the bed bug. These parasitic bloodsuckers are typically brought into a home by people who accidentally carried in bugs or eggs with them. Bed bugs form their nest in locations with others, because they release aggregation pheromones into the air. The adult bed bug leaves its nesting... READ MORE

 

How to Avoid Bed Bugs When Traveling

Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, it can be an incredibly fun experience. You do not want your time in another city to be dampened by accidentally picking up bed bugs. These pests are a real annoyance, and it is best to stop yourself from getting them altogether rather than risk bringing them back home with you. 

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Common Bugs You May Find in Your Pool

Your swimming pool is a place to cool off and relax, but unfortunately it is also an appealing location for certain pesky insects. There are a couple of these pests in particular that are commonly found in outdoor pools that you should know about.

Mosquito

The mosquito is actually the most dangerous animal in the... READ MORE

 

What You Need to Know about the Zika Virus and Mosquitoes

If you have been keeping up with the news, then you may have heard about the spread of the Zika virus. As with any disease, it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. For your benefit, here are a few basic facts about the Zika virus and how you can avoid getting it.

How Does Zika Spread?

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Pest ID: Firefly

Fireflies are well known in the areas they are found, for one simple reason: they light up in the nighttime, creating a flickering appearance. Big groups of these creatures can be a truly beautiful sight.

Did you known that a firefly is actually a type of winged beetle? They are sometimes referred to as lightning bugs. The light produced... READ MORE

 

What's the Difference Between a Cockroach and a Palmetto Bug?

Cockroaches are one of the hardest pests to eradicate, due to their ability to hide almost anywhere and survive on almost any organic material, and their resistance to most methods of extermination. Cockroaches infestations can be harmful as well as cause annoyance, eating the bindings of books and food that has been left out, contaminating... READ MORE

 

How to Get Rid of Picnic Pests

Nothing quite makes it seem like summer like getting family and friends together for a lovely picnic. However, you may have to contend with more than you were expecting if pesky bugs try to make your picnic their picnic. Fortunately for your potato salad, there are a few ways to keep the pests away.

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What Kinds of Bugs Will you Find in your Boat?

Purchasing a boat can be one of the most fun investments you ever make. Friends and family alike will love heading out to the lake or sea every so often to fish or just kick back and relax. However, you do not want your excursion to be ruined because a bunch of bugs have made your boat their home.

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Are Fire Ants Harder to Kill Than Other Ants?

Fire ants are a nuisance that can also be extremely dangerous in certain situations. If you notice them around your property, it is important to stop people from getting close to the colony, especially children. Once the problem is identified, the proper steps can be taken to eliminate the pests.

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What to Do When There's a Mouse in Your House

When people think of house pests, thoughts often turn to the usual suspects: ants, spiders or other insects and arachnids. However, many homes fall victim to a different kind of intruder, one with a little more size and destructive potential. When you’ve got a mouse in the house, you’ve got a problem on your hands, and probably a few questions... READ MORE

 

Beware of Hitchhiking Ticks

In the world of pests and insects, there’s no shortage of bloodsuckers. In most places, a bite from a mosquito or flea is more cause for annoyance than alarm. There are, however, certain creatures you’d prefer never to encounter. High on the list is the diminutive ectoparasites known as the tick. Ticks are notorious carriers of disease, making... READ MORE

 

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