Planting a Butterfly Garden

Planting a Butterfly Garden

April is upon us and spring has sprung, so it’s time to plant that butterfly garden! We know everyone likes butterflies, so here are some plant tips and selections. You can likely pick them up at your favorite lawn and garden center. A good butterfly garden will have...
Spring Pre-emergent for Crab Grass Control

Spring Pre-emergent for Crab Grass Control

We know that Crabgrass will start germinating with a 24-hour soil temperature average of 53-55 degrees, measured at a depth of 2-4 inches. Because our area temperatures vary widely in the River Valley and Northwest Arkansas, the exact date can vary. This generally...
Where do bed bugs come from and how do they spread?

Where do bed bugs come from and how do they spread?

We have been in the pest business a long time and honestly, up until a few years ago bed bug calls were few and far between. In my 30+ years of pest control, I hadn’t even seen a bed bug until maybe 10 years ago! That has all changed and bed bugs are a big deal...
Do Dirt Daubers Sting?

Do Dirt Daubers Sting?

I’ve always liked Dirt Daubers. I like the way their little “homes” look like the bead of a good weld on metal. But do they sting? While they can sting, it’s unlikely. They are not very aggressive and don’t defend their nest like Red Wasp...
Crapemyrtle Bark Scale: A New Insect Pest

Crapemyrtle Bark Scale: A New Insect Pest

A relatively new insect appearing on crapemyrtle in our area is the Crapemyrtle Bark Scale, or more commonly referred to as CMBS. The insect was first discovered in Dallas, Texas in 2004 and was thought to be identical to Azalea Scale. However, it has since been...

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