Tag: bed bugs

Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs

Perhaps you have noticed more of these critters in your home this season? This fellow is known as the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug. Like box elders, they tend to cluster around homes in the late fall. The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is an invasive species originating from Asia, similar to the Asian lady beetle. It […]

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Meet the Root Weevil

Have you found any of these crawling around your house recently? This is the root weevil. Weevils are a type of beetle; the root weevil – also known as a strawberry weevil – is common to much of Canada and the northern United States. They are black and about 1/4 inch long. They can easily […]

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12 Tips to Deter Insect Activity

Deterring insect activity is significantly more challenging than animal prevention, simply because insects can get into openings so small that it is not realistic to seal them all; in many cases they are not even discernible to the naked eye. With insects, exclusion is not entirely possible; rather, you are looking at reducing conditions conducive […]

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Bed Bug Sniffing Dogs?

With the continued spread of the bed bug epidemic, many exterminators and pest control companies are trying to hop on the bed big bandwagon and offer bed big control services to their customers. Unfortunately, bed bug control is a highly specialized field; proper, effective control of bed bugs requires patience, experience and customized treatments for […]

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Bed Bugs on the Rise in Ann Arbor

The Washtenaw County Public Health Department has recently stated that reports of bed bugs in the area are on the rise, due in part to resistant bugs and the increasingly transient lifestyles of humans. This is especially relevant in the City of Ann Arbor, where the constant movement of UofM students in and out of […]

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