I knew that living in the country would come with a lot of changes, but I didn't realize how many pests I would have to deal with each day. Even the winter came with its own pest problems. My blog is all about the problematic pests that country living presents. You will find out what you can do to keep your home pest-free and how to eliminate the pests that have already moved into your home. Hopefully, my personal experiences can help you find the solutions to pest problems that you have and take back your home from the insects and rodents causing you troubles.
17 March 2016
If everyone is scratching and has rashes that look like dry irritated skin, and there are pink stains in the sheets, do you have bed bugs? The answer is yes, these are very common signs to having bed bugs, and you'll want to get expert treatment right away. Bed bugs are plaguing North America and you could have brought them into your home without even knowing it, and now they are in your bed, furniture and dressers.
3 March 2016
If you are planning on spending many of your days basking in the sun in your backyard, flying and crawling insects are visitors you will not want to have on the premises. During an otherwise enjoyable afternoon in the backyard, bugs can pester and annoy, thus ruining the atmosphere. Here are some ways you can be sure your barbecues and sunbathing sessions will not be ruined by unwanted insects this summer.
2 March 2016
Dusky cockroaches, also known as tawny cockroaches, are a species of cockroach that you may encounter inside your house. Here are three things you need to know about dusky cockroaches. How are dusky cockroaches identified? Dusky cockroaches have dark grey-brown bodies and range in size from 6 to 11 millimeters (0.23 to 0.43 inches). Females have dark brown coloration on their abdomens while males have dark brown coloration on the hard plate that covers their heads, the pronotum.
2 March 2016
Roger's ants, also called tramp ants, are an invasive species of ant that can lead to unique problems for you. Here are four things you need to know about Roger's ants. How are Roger's ants identified? Roger's ants range in size from 2.5 to 3.2 millimeters (0.1 to 0.13 inches). Their color varies; they can be anywhere between reddish yellow and dark brown. If you look closely, you'll see that they have a broad club at the ends of their antennae.
2 March 2016
Maintaining a garden takes a lot of hard work and a wide variety of pests can destroy the fruits of your labor, including gophers. Gophers are squirrel-like creatures that live underground and may take up residence in your garden. Here are three things gardeners need to know about gophers. How can gardeners identity gophers? Since gophers live underground, you'll probably notice the signs of their presence before you see the animals themselves.