Shane McCoy is the Director of Quality and Technical Training for Wil-Kil Pest Control, a regional pest management company providing quality pest management for residential and commercial properties throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. As an Associate Certified Entomologist with over 18 years of experience in pest management, Shane’s blog provides expert tips and tricks, timely information and solutions for coexisting with the insect life and critters around us. To learn more about Wil-Kil Pest Control, please visit www.wil-kil.com. You can also follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@WilKilPest).
We’ve been dreaming all winter of the warm weather, blooming flowers and time spent outside without winter weather advisories. And fortunately, spring is finally here! As we spring forward, we cannot forget the pests that are springing up in search of food and moisture. Our spring pest predictor calls for Asian lady beetles, ants, cluster flies, spiders and those dreaded box elder bugs that are already active this season as they look to make their way outdoors. Termites are also beginning to swarm in some parts of southeastern Wisconsin, including predicted high levels of activity in Racine, Kenosha, Waukesha, New Berlin and Wauwatosa.
A wood-burning fireplace may sound like the perfect idea to ride out the chill of winter, but it also presents an opportunity for pests to find a way into your home. After all, most of them are looking to escape the cold too!
There’s a nip in the air and a buzz all around, which can only mean one thing – the holiday season is upon us! And what better way to spend the holidays than being surrounded by family and friends. That’s why more than 43 million people are expected to take to planes, trains and automobiles to visit relatives and loved ones this Thanksgiving.
Finding a mouse in your house is enough to make a person sick – and so are the bacteria that are tracked in on its fur. In their search for food, mice will chew through walls and scavenge through cabinets and boxes, contaminating your food supply and dishes.
With the cool fall air slowly creeping in, boxelder bugs and other seasonal pests have begun to seek shelter inside homes and buildings in anticipation of the winter months ahead. Often found basking in the sunlight in and around buildings, especially on south-facing walls, boxelder bugs seek out cracks and crevices that will lead them to sheltered area just before winter arrives.