An established population of a tick never before seen in the U.S. was discovered last summer in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. The tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) is native to Asia but has been found in places like New Zealand and Australia on sheep. It is primarily a pest of livestock but will feed on humans as […]

If you are planning your upcoming vacation, it is important to make sure no hitchhiking pests make their way home with you. Because you will likely be staying in motels or unfamiliar places, you run the risk of having bed bugs stow away in your luggage. To ensure you are protected from potential infestation, here […]

  Look at trees and shrubs close to your home, and prune back any branches that have grown within 5 or 6 feet of your walls or roof. This helps prevent roof rats, mice, squirrels, and raccoons from gaining entry to your roof area. These pests often find or create openings, and build nests in […]

Now that warmer temperatures are finally sticking around, it’s more important than ever to ensure that your pets and home are protected from a potential flea infestation. If these bloodsucking pests make their way into your home, you could be in for an uncomfortable experience as they continue to breed. By focusing on these precautions, […]

Carpenter ants are a double whammy. Not only are they a serious nuisance as they crawl about, getting into your food and leaving piles of sawdust and dead ants, but they also damage wood as they tunnel into it to create nesting areas. Their excavation activities can weaken a wooden structure, and can also result […]

As Memorial Day quickly approaches and our spring days continue to get warmer, many homeowners and community centers are preparing to open their pool for the season. While fun in the sun can be a great way to unwind and have fun with your friends and family, nothing can spoil it quicker than unwelcome bugs […]

Yellowjackets, hornets, and wasps are considered ‘social insects’ because they all live in colonies and generally get along with each other. But that doesn’t mean they are friendly or social towards people! They can act downright unfriendly, and if they feel their colony is being threatened in any way, they present a real danger. Large numbers of […]