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Independent Pest Solutions Blog

Keep up-to-date on bug invasions by season, get advice, find tips, and helpful hints to keep your home critter -free throughout all seasons.
Pest of the Month: Odorous House Ants

Pest of the Month: Odorous House Ants

Odorous house ants, often referred to as sugar ants, are extremely common here in the northwest. Where do Odorous House Ants come from and why are they in my house? They normally nest around the root bases of plants. And if you are like many others, you probably have...

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Stinging Insect Pollinators – Honey Bees vs Wasps and Hornets

Stinging Insect Pollinators – Honey Bees vs Wasps and Hornets

Most people will instinctually duck when they get “buzzed” by a flying bug. That’s natural but it’s the moment later when you see what buzzed you, such as a stinging insect, that determines whether an action is necessary or not.   Honey Bees are the kinder and gentler...

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Pavement Ants Swarm in June and July

Pavement Ants Swarm in June and July

After the carpenter ants swarm season in late May to early June, we move right into the next reproductive swarmers on the list, the pavement ant.  Arthropods being cold-blooded they take full advantage of any available heat and use it to their own ends. Pavement ants...

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Ants and Their Eating Habits; Human Food versus Honeydew

Ants and Their Eating Habits; Human Food versus Honeydew

The food humans eat and ants love to ingest are all consolation prizes to the ant’s desire for honeydew. Even the most decadent, extravagant, sweet treat you could think of eating at your home is the second prize compared to honeydew. Every ant type imaginable...

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