Identifying and Eliminating Black Widow Spiders this Fall

When it comes to notoriety, there are few spiders that have more than the black widow. Their inky black bodies and long legs are enough to produce nightmares and that telltale red hour glass will make you take a few steps back. If black widow spiders have transformed your home, garage or yard into a fear factory, you can count …

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2018 ROFL Scholarship Recipients

After reviewing many applications, and having a really good laugh, we were able to narrow down the scholarship entries and choose very deserving, funny students that we want to help pay for college expenses. Elise Conlin was awarded the Delaware scholarship. Elise is very involved in both community service as well as athletics and clubs in her school. After spending …

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Spider Control During the Fall Season

Did you know that Halloween started with the Celts? They would celebrate the end of the year by dressing up like demons. They did this as a protection. The Celts believed that the last day of the year was when the dead and the living would share the earth and demons walked freely upon the earth. So, if you think …

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Praying Mantis

The praying mantis (so named because there forearms are folded in a seemingly praying position in their upright posture) are insects of the order Mantodea with over 2,300 species in about 15 families. The largest family of mantis is the mantidae. They primarily live in the temperate and tropical habitats of the world and despite usually being confused with grasshoppers, …

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Don’t Let Your House Fall to Pests this Fall

With fall on its way in, you may are probably going to be spending some time winterizing lawnmowers, doing a bit of work outside in your yard and getting ready for cold weather to arrive. Another potential problem you may face this fall is an infestation. As temperatures drop, your home becomes the target for a variety of pests. If …

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Bumble Bee

The Bumble bee (Bombus Spp) is the genius of over 250 species of one of the Apidae family of Bees. They can be found in high altitudes or latitudes in the northern hemisphere, and some parts of South America where a few lowland tropical species have been seen. Most bumblebees are social insects that live in colonies with a single …

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German Roaches

The German cockroach (Blatella germanica) is a small species of cockroach with lengths of less than one inch. They possess wings though they don’t fly. It varies in color from tan to almost black and is a domestic pest. Regularly mistaken for the Asian cockroach, it differs in the ability of the Asian specie to fly. Recent research have shown …

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What to do When Ticks Infest Your Home

When you think of tick bites, people often think of them as kind of a hiker’s malady. You are traipsing through the brush, the mountains and trails when a rogue tick hitchhikes onto your pant leg and slowly creeps its way to an exposed area of skin. Though this is a common way people get ticks, did you know you …

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