As a society of fear mongers, we don’t have the proper education to understand bugs, and what we don’t understand, we end up fearing. German cockroaches are one of the most feared insects in the world, but through art and education we can dispel the myths that surround this species.
Natasha is a board-certified entomologist and a member of the Entomological Society of America. She earned her bachelor’s degree in entomology at the University of Florida in 2009 and received her master’s degree in entomology at the University of Arkansas in 2013. Natasha says as long as there are humans, they will need pest control.
“Home for the holidays” takes on a whole other meaning when you unsuspectingly invite a clan of creepy crawlers to join in the celebration. If you want to ensure your holidays are filled with a cup of good cheer, consider taking some simple steps to ensure your décor is pest-free.
Bed bugs are the gift that no one wants during the holidays. They easily make their way into suitcases, onto clothing or other belongings.
Natasha Wright thought she was going to be a veterinarian when she started college. It turns out she likes bugs, so entomology was a perfect fit for her.
The pitter-patter of little feet can bring a smile, unless there are no children in your home. Then it can be an indication of a pesky problem. While we can’t predict the weather, we can predict that when temperatures cool, rodents seek indoor accommodations.
Have you ever been lying in bed and looked up to see a spider hanging right above you? The itsy-bitsy spider seems bigger when you see it eye to eyes (most have eight)! While spiders can be year-round pests, fall is the time of year when they are on the hunt for a warm, secluded place to build a web and catch their next meal.
Summer is here. We want to help protect you from harmful stinging insects like wasps, yellowjackets and hornets that could be buzzing and nesting nearby.
Mosquitoes spread disease, a fact that was driven home for us during the outbreak of the Zika virus in 2016, when over 5,000 symptomatic cases were reported in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
The weather is getting warmer and that pushes people to spend more time outside, so there needs to be an immediate commitment to protection against tick bites, which are quite dangerous thanks to the diseases they can pass along.
While beautiful, the bloom of the new spring season can be an unpleasant experience for those suffering from allergies and asthma. That’s why May is recognized as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.