The House Centipede – A fearful, but beneficial creature

The House Centipede – A fearful, but beneficial creature

For the past sixteen years, I’ve talked to thousands of people about their pest problems and the number one complaint by far is about Centipedes, “You know, the ones with a thousand legs and they move really fast!?” If this includes you, you’re not alone! House...
Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants vary in color and size. Typically, large black to reddish black, ranging in size of up to 5/8th of an inch. A carpenter ant colony consists of a primary nest and multiple satellite nests with 15,000 to 20,000 members in a mature colony. Homeowners that...
May is “Lyme Disease Awareness Month”

May is “Lyme Disease Awareness Month”

Blacklegged ticks, known as “deer ticks” were able to get an early start this spring. Did you know deer ticks are not born with diseases? They pick them up from the animals that they get their blood meals from, and can then transmit them to their next host. Did you...
Tips for “Sugar Ants” or “Grease Ants”

Tips for “Sugar Ants” or “Grease Ants”

“Sugar ants” & “Grease ants” are common terms used to describe the Pavement ant. It can be so frustrating for homeowners that have issues with them in the spring! The ants usually go marching one by one into a bathroom for water, or into the kitchen searching for...
Pavement Ants

Pavement Ants

When a customer calls about ants, my first priority is to identify what type of ant it is. There are several different types of ants that a homeowner may see. Pavement ants are one of the most common types of ants seen in the Twin Cities. Commonly referred to as...
Carpenter Ants are in my house!

Carpenter Ants are in my house!

Did you know that carpenter ants are not native to Minnesota? It’s true, they originate from Asia. There are several different types of carpenter ant species. In fact, there are more than 20 different types known to scientists. One of the main types we see here in...