1. Wolf Spiders

    Wolf spiders are one of the most common spiders and are considered beneficial because of the pests that they consume. They do not spin webs but are active hunters in your yard at night. These spiders are often misidentified as brown recluse but are generally not harmful and will only bite if handled or provoked. If you shine a flashlight into your yard at night you may see the sparkles of the wolf…Read More

  2. Fire Ants

    Fire ant bait consists of the active ingredient in corn grits coated with soybean oil. Worker ants take the bait back to the colony, where it is shared with the queen, which then either dies or becomes infertile depending on the type of bait being used. Baits are slow-acting and require weeks to months to achieve 80% to 90% control but results can be seen in the first week or two. When the ground …Read More

  3. Fungus Gnats

    When moving plants indoors during the cooler months, you may see small gnats flying in the house. This is common with indoor plants whether they're houseplants, poinsettias for the holidays or for those outdoors plants being temporarily stored indoors when it's cold. Fungus gnats are small flies that are blackish with two wings & long legs. Fungus gnats may be seen flying indoors around pott…Read More

  4. PAPER WASPS

    Paper wasps are usually viewed as pests, but they are actually considered a beneficial insect. They feed mostly on caterpillars that can be garden pests as well as flies and beetle larvae. These wasps are typically brown/yellow or red with black wings. They make a nest that has honeycomb shaped cells, typically visible along the roofline and other areas that protect them from rain. If the nest is …Read More

  5. BOXELDER BUGS

    In the fall boxelder bugs may try to overwinter on or in homes. Pest control is generally not necessary, or as effective, as sealing/exclusion. Here are some helpful steps to help with these and a variety of other crawling pests. • Inspect the areas where pipes or wires enter your home. Caulk or expandable foam can be used to seal these spots. • Stuff weep holes with aluminum window screen to …Read More

  6. HACKBERRY PSYLLIDS- (gnats on your window screens)

    Have you been finding lots of small, dark flying insects on your window screens or even inside on the window sill? If so,you may be seeing Hackberry Psyllids, sometimes called Hackberry Nipplegall Makers. These insects develop on the leaves of hackberry trees and in the fall when the weather becomes cooler they may try to enter homes to escape the lower temperatures. These small flies are small en…Read More

  7. FIRE ANTS

    If you see a mound of fluffy soil in your yard, usually after a rain you have a fire ant problem. When it is hot and dry these ants are underground and may not be noticed, unless you are stung. When the ants go unchecked in your yard they can eventually go into the house to forage. They are usually found on the floors, around pet food and in laundry. The best way to combat this is to treat the yar…Read More