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).
They’re creepy and they’re crawly; they’re scary and, sometimes, deadly. In honor of the spookiest month of the year, the mad entomologist at Wil-Kil proudly presents the top ten list of scariest and deadliest pests.
Do you have some houseguests that just don’t seem to ever want to leave? No, we’re not talking about your Aunt Ethel. These eight-legged creepy crawlies are much, much worse. According to Wil-Kil Pest Control’s August service reports, spiders were among the top three most frequently treated pests last month, and the bad news is, these home invaders are here to stay. No need to fret though, because Wil-Kil Pest Control has you covered with a few tips!
Carpenter ants have been ranked one of the most destructive and economically influential pest affecting homes and businesses throughout the state of Wisconsin. In July, carpenter ants were among the top three most frequently treated pests by Wil-Kil Pest Control. Just like Wisconsinites, carpenter ants thrive in the summertime. Summer’s warm and wet weather conditions create the perfect environment for softening wood – a place where carpenter ants love to excavate small tunnels, compromising a home’s structural soundness.Carpenter ants are easier to prevent rather than eliminate from one’s home, which is why – no matter how you spend your summer – Wil-Kil stresses the importance of prevention methods:
It’s finally summer and yellow jackets, wasps and hornets are joining the cast of pests ready to ruin the day for outdoor enthusiasts. Stinging insects send more than 500,000 people to the emergency room each year and become increasingly more active as the summer progresses. So, if you’re looking to soak up the sun this summer, exercise extra caution around these pests and take steps to prevent them with these four tips.