Education and Prevention

How to Avoid Summer Fruit Flies After a Farmers’ Market Run

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Because of all the fresh summer produce that’s available in the grocery store or farmers’ markets, it’s common to keep fresh fruits and vegetables on your countertops after a run. However, if you do this, you may have encountered teeny, tiny pests—called fruit flies—that feast on your produce. Here are three interesting facts about fruit…

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What You Can Do about Pets and Pests

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Pets are adorable and fun, but they play such a unique role in the family. We love and care for them, but our dogs and cats can often be the most significant contributors to our pest problems.  Pets and pests share a distinct (and somewhat gross) relationship—from fleas and ticks attaching to your pet’s skin,…

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How to Pest-Proof Your Summer Fun: Helpful Pest Tips

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When we think of summer, we often think of spending time outdoors with friends and family—whether gathered around a fire roasting marshmallows or enjoying a lazy day on the lake. While either scene mentioned is picturesque, mosquitoes, ants, and other insects tend to get in the way and ruin your summer fun.  Unfortunately, the pest…

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Summer Pest Prevention: What You Can Do to Get Ahead

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Summer is great for many reasons: the warm weather, the stress-free mentality, and the fun that summer days and nights bring. But, with every high, there is typically a low. In summer’s case, that low is a surge in the insect population. Fortunately for you, there are some things you can do to avoid the…

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Helpful Bugs to Get Your Kids Buzzing About

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Why is it that grownups inherit such a phobia for bugs and insects over time? Children are often fascinated by these little critters—perhaps due to sheer infatuation and curiosity. While they are still in their malleable years, children present the opportune chance to be taught about the helpful bugs in (and around) your backyard or…

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How Bees Help Garden Flowers

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If you don’t read anything else in this blog, at least read this. Save the bees! Without bees, there would be no beautiful flowers to bloom in the spring. Bees help garden flowers grow by being master pollinators and by providing nutrition for all the plants in your garden.  What’s the Buzz? Bees are known…

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Insects that Help Pollinate


From crops to flowers, the majority of plants need pollination to repopulate and survive. It’s common to think that pollination is done by bees, but did you know that there are many other causes of pollination?  What Is Pollination? Before moving forward with examples of who (or what) pollinates, it’s important to understand what pollination…

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