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Identify Common Spider Species

This summer Blue Planet Pest Control has visited many homes for spider control.  Spiders eat other bugs.  Spiders like to live in cellars or in piles of trash or wood.  To prevent the spiders from staying in your house, do … read more »

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Free eBook for kids – Pest Detective

A great pest book is written for kids.  Adults will love it, too.  Join Millie, an 8-year-old insect lover, as she solves real-life pest mysteries with her father, a pest professional. Download the free Pest Detective eBook from National Pest … read more »

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Dragon Fly

I walked out of my house this morning to be bewildered  over this strange  ancient creature on the side of my house. It was a Dragonfly.  Not only beautiful, Dragonflies are a very important part of our Eco-system.   There are some 5680 different species of dragonflies are known … read more »

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Unwanted visiters

Boxelder bugs, Autumn is here and Boxelder bugs will try to move into homes during fall as they search for overwintering sites, often in large numbers. Fortunately, they do not bite people and are essentially harmless to property. When abundant, … read more »

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How cool is this.?

A cabbage hiring wasp hitmen to protect it from a butterfly invasion sounds like the premise of a deranged children’s movie. But new research shows something like that actually might happen in nature. Plants give off a range of chemical distress … read more »

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West Nile Virus – Protection and Prevention

Signs and Systems of West Nile Virus Illness: West Nile Fever West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease  Clinical manifestation of West Nile Virus: Encephalitis Meningitis Asymmetric Flaccid Paralysis Definitive diagnosis is by laboratory testing –Peripheral Blood Testing for IgM EIA for West … read more »

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Fun with Bugs

Cockroaches can live for several weeks after having their heads chopped off. If you cut their heads off, very often their necks would seal off just by clotting, there’s no uncontrolled bleeding. The roach brain does not control this breathing … read more »

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What are these holes in my yard?

It may be Digger Bees or Cicada Killers. These two winged pests dig burrows in the ground. This can be very frustrating to a gardener or a greens keeper. Digger Bees are often mistaken for Honey Bees or Yellow Jackets … read more »

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