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).
Everyone wants an easy fix to keep pests away from summer barbecues and other outdoor events. I’m sure you’ve heard of ultrasonic devices, fans, even hanging bags of water to repel bugs. You may have heard of dryer sheets to keep mosquitoes away too. But do any these of tips actually work, or are they just myths?
Party crashers are never fun, especially when they have six legs and buzz. Mosquitoes, stinging insects and houseflies are the pest party-crashers of the season; and let's not forget ants! Not only do some of these pests bite, but they can also contaminate your food.
Not all heroes wear capes, some have green thumbs and help the environment. These heroes know how to plant a garden that supports honey bees and other pollinators. They are called garden heroes.
As spring arrives, many families venture outdoors to enjoy the warm weather with bike rides and picnics. Pests are no different; the warmer weather arrives and they become active once again. Ants, Asian lady beetles, box elder bugs, cluster flies and more emerge in large numbers across the upper Midwest in spring. We’ve compiled a list of the most common pests to watch out for this spring and ways you can be proactive and prevent them from coming into your home! We hope these tips are helpful as you start your spring cleaning!
As you pack your bags and jet-off to a warm location for spring break vacation, Zika Virus and bed bugs may be greeting you upon your arrival. Zika Virus, transmitted by mosquitos, is prevalent in popular spring break destinations and is an ongoing threat that travelers should be aware of. In addition to Zika Virus, bed bugs are also a pest to be aware of while traveling as they can be found in hotels across the globe and can easily hitch a ride back home if you are not careful. To avoid these risk pests, read the tips below so you can relax on your spring break trip.