Now that we are preparing to say goodbye to summer and leap headlong into fall, there is probably one part of summer none of us are going to miss, and that’s the pests! Many of us this summer have been plagued by unwanted guests like fleas and mosquitos.
Now that we find ourselves in the middle of summer, it’s likely that you and your family are going to be spending more and more time in your garden. Unfortunately, you won’t be the only things looking to spend time there; in the hotter months particularly, you can find yourself joined by a host of irritating insects including fleas, ticks and mosquitoes.
I was thinking of doing a West Nile Virus blog but thought it may be just a little early to be thinking of mosquitoes. But I decided to look around to find some “be prepared” tips for the warmer weather. I was shocked when I saw the map on Pennsylvania’s official West Nile Virus website with a […]
Cockroaches, ticks, ants, mosquitoes, mice…certainly not images you conjure up when you picture “home, sweet, home”. But such pests are attracting greater public attention because of the increasing health risks they pose to American adults and children. “While not all insects, ticks or mites are harmful to humans, some carry life-threatening diseases,” says Dr. Jerome […]
In late January Dr. Galen Dively of the University of Maryland gave an overview of organic insecticides at the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Grower’s Conference. Did you miss it? I’ll try to provide a recap. Galen prefaced his remarks about specific products with these observations: In organic systems, insecticides are used as a tool of last […]
Nuisance Pest Control will Help You Get the Lawn You Always Wanted! Treat Your Lawn for Fleas and Ticks You treat your pets for fleas & ticks, but do you treat your lawn? The summer is almost here in NEPA but when the summer comes to the Scranton, Wilkes Barre area so does the Fleas […]