Posts Tagged ‘termites’

Flying ant vs. swarming termite

With the recent rain that we have experienced, springtime is in full swing and summer is just around the corner.  The showers, which are necessary for food production, lush lawns and colorful flower beds, also bring about the reproductive stage of many insects.  Particularly ants and termites. During this time of year it is not […]

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The “good” would be spring showers, so necessary for food production, lush lawn and colorful flower beds. The “bad” would be swarming ants, a real nuisance around the patio, ball park, etc.  The “ugly” would be swarming termites, an indication that a termite colony has reached a population sufficient to start new colonies.  During this […]

Sometimes You Don’t Want The “Free Extras”!!

Many homeowners are taking advantage of the warmer temperatures to do some last minute landscaping before the winter cold locks us indoors.  To all those dedicated yard aficionados, for the good of your home and your neighbors’ homes, do not use recycled railroad ties in your landscaping endeavors.  While the purchase price of used railroad […]

Mother Nature Throws A Curve

Just when you think you have the insect world figured out …. it changes.   Though we have been anticipating evening swarms of Formosan termites, native subterranean termites have decided to have a late run of morning swarms instead.  Since the two types of termites have decided to somewhat merge swarm seasons, we thought it would […]

Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire …. Along With?

With true Christmas weather here at last, many homeowners will be cranking up the fire place in the weeks to come.  As you venture toward the wood pile to collect the evenings fuel, keep in mind you may bring in more than you bargained for.  Many pests of the four, six and eight legged variety […]

Tips For Weekend Gardeners

I imagine many homeowners will take advantage of the 70 degree weather this weekend to catch up on some yard work.  For all those weekend gardeners I’d like to mention several things to keep in mind for minimizing a pest problem in the coming months.  Mulch levels in excess of 2 inches provide a perfect […]