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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...
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...
“Spring-like” weather brings ants out of their winter slumber

“Spring-like” weather brings ants out of their winter slumber

Warmer temperatures last month brought about ants coming out from their “winter slumber”. Ants are cold-blooded insects that rely on the environment to regulate body temperature. During the winter, ants become more sluggish and their activity lags. At Independent Pest...
Autumn is upon us

Autumn is upon us

With the undeniably cooler, wetter weather of fall, we all have a tendency to spend more time indoors keeping out of the damp chill reminding us that winter is on the way.  Unfortunately, rodents feel the same way, maybe even more so based on the fact that they are...
The biological potential of rodents

The biological potential of rodents

A family of six mice can multiply into a family of 60 mice in three months. A single female can produce five to 10 litters annually, each litter consisting of five to six young, who are then able to reproduce within 30 days. You can learn more about rodents at our...
Bedbugs, unwanted guests

Bedbugs, unwanted guests

With everyone settling back into a routine, back to school, college, or real work schedules, hopefully, everyone brought back another pile of wonderful summertime memories with family, friends, and adventures abroad.  That being said, some have inadvertently brought...