Fall Pests That Make Themselves at Home

If you’ve noticed an increase in insects in your home in the fall, it’s not your imagination and it’s not just you. It’s the result of pests trying to get out of the increasingly cold weather in [...]

How to Avoid Wasp Stings

Stinging insects are just a part of life here in Illinois & Indiana—we all run into some every once in a while. While bees, wasps, and hornets are important pollinators and insect population [...]

Bee Stings vs Wasp Stings: What’s the Difference?

If you have ever been stung by a bee or wasp before, you surely try to avoid them when you see them around. Bees and wasps usually only sting when provoked, but many people have experienced a [...]

Does a Wasp Die When It Stings You?

Bees are some of the most unique insects out there. Beyond their complex style of communication and their deeply-rooted environmental significance, another interesting fact about bees is that [...]

Get the Facts About Asian Giant Hornets

Asian giant hornets may seem like a creature conjured up in a bad dream, but they are alive and well here in the United States. Albeit in small numbers, Asian giant hornets have been spotted here [...]

6 Tips for Pest-Free Outdoor Living

This year more than ever, you’re likely spending more and more time outside. If you have plans to have a backyard barbecue with family or work in the garden on the weekends, the last thing you [...]

Pest-Triggered Spring Allergies

It’s springtime here in Illinois and Indiana, and people are suffering from allergies now more than any other time of year! You or someone you know is probably dealing with an onslaught of [...]

Wasps! What Are They Good For? (Absolutely Something)

We’ve previously written about the movement to save important pollinators like bees, and maybe that article caused you to think twice about breaking out the insecticide in your Illinois garden. [...]

Your Guide to a Wasp-Free BBQ in Milwaukee

They scare the kids, sting your guests and pets, and act as an overall nuisance at family gatherings. Whether they’re flying around to munch on your sugary snacks or inhabiting a nest near your [...]