Tag: flying pests

Bug Tip Tuesday – Natural Mosquito Repellents

Here are some do-it-yourself mosquito repellents that you can make at home. Lemon Eucalyptus Oil Used since the 1940s, lemon eucalyptus oil is one of the more well-known natural repellents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have approved eucalyptus oil as an effective ingredient... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday – Homemade Wasp Trap

This is a good use for those plastic soda bottles, plastic milk jugs, or any other plastic container that has a cone-shaped top. Supplies plastic soda bottle scissors string for hanging tape bait (balsamic vinegar, flat soda, fruit, beer, wine, or fruit juice) a few drops of dish... more
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Hosting A Party Can Mean Unwelcome Roommates

Some people might not realize that when having a party there is the potential for creating an infestation. Depending on the type and size of party, your door can be opening and closing over a hundred times in one night, giving insects many more chances than usual to enter your home. A good idea is... more
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Crazy Beetles

This is one crazy beetle!  Goliath Beetles are some of the largest insects on earth.  They mostly live in Africa and feed on fruit and tree sap.  When fully grown, they can reach between 3.5-4.5 inches long.  They even have a secondary pair of wings.  We are sure many people are glad these are... more
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Mosquito Pest Control for the Islands

A1 Exterminators offers the In2Care Mosquito Trap.  A revolutionary tool to combat Chikungunya and dengue mosquitoes. The In2Care Mosquito Trap is a novel and green control product for mosquitoes that can transmit Dengue and Chikungunya virus. The trap is designed to target Aedes mosquitoes that... more
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Bee on the Look Out

Carpenter bees are large bees that look like big bumblebees, however, carpenter bees and bumblebees have different abdomens.  Carpenter bees can be identified by the shiny black abdomen with yellow hairs just on the first abdominal segment of their body and bumble bees have yellow hairs on other... more
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Bees Buzzing in Late Summer

Bees are still popping up everywhere you go these days. Most people think that bees will be disappearing in the late summer and early fall.  However, whenever you head out, they quickly find you.  At the soccer field, apple orchard and even still in your backyard. This time of year, the bees are... more
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Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees are large bees that look like big bumblebees, however, carpenter bees and bumblebees have different abdomens.  Carpenter bees can be identified by the shiny black abdomen with yellow hairs just on the first abdominal segment of their body and bumble bees have yellow hairs on other... more
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Do You Have Wasps?

Do you have a wasps nest near by? Wasps and Hornets build their nests in various (sometimes awkward to reach) places, most usually in loft spaces, but very often in garden sheds or anywhere that they can fit into where it is dry. They also build their nests underground, in old rabbit burrows or... more
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Tips to Keep Food Safe In the Summer

During warm weather, it is especially important to take extra precautions and practice safe food handling when preparing perishable foods such as meat, poultry, seafood and egg products. The warmer weather conditions may be ideal for outdoor picnics and barbecues, but they also provide a perfect... more
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