The Red Velvet Mite (Trombidiidae)

The Red Velvet Mite (Trombidiidae)

Red Velvet Mites or Rain Bugs (Trombidiidae) are arachnids found in soil litter and known for their bright red color. They won’t bite you, but they can be a nuisance, as they actively crawl around as active predators looking for aphids, ants and other critters to eat....

House Centipedes

Let’s get to know the House Centipede. They’re often seen darting across floors. Their cylindrical body can grow to an inch or more in length. They are yellowish brown and have three dark stripes down their back. They have 15 pair (30) legs that increase...
Rodents seek shelter with cooler temperatures

Rodents seek shelter with cooler temperatures

With this time of year, we get our sweater and jacket season and think, “Yay! Cooler temperatures!”  Well, we are not the only ones to notice the change in weather –  So do mice and rats!  These rodents are looking for access to your home for a warm...
Control of Cockroaches in the Home

Control of Cockroaches in the Home

Care and planning must be used by the home owner to control cockroaches.  We have listed several non-chemical means of control for you to practice in limiting these pests in your home….      Practice good sanitation inside and outside your...
Pest Threats to Humans ! AAARGH !!!

Pest Threats to Humans ! AAARGH !!!

Which pests are posing significant health threats to Humans this Summer ?  This question was posed to Dr. Stuart Mitchell and he replied the following.  ” We tend to overlook the backboned critters. However, the risk to health from exposure is sometimes...
Tent Caterpillar  ! ?

Tent Caterpillar ! ?

While out and about yesterday the number of tent caterpillar/webworm sightings were up , way up.  You will notice the “bags of worms” in several trees.   They are common in Black Walnut , Sweet Gum , Persimmon and other fruit and nut bearing trees as well...

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