Our renewal license just came in! Another year of helping in more ways than only applying pesticides. With this we can make improvements to homes to prevent pests as well replace the things they break!
Tag: insect control
Quit greasing up my walls mice!
These dirty spots are “rub marks” left behind from rodents, in this case it was mice. The oil from the rodent’s fur will rub off on the surfaces they frequently travel and squeeze thru. Over time it leaves this residue that can often be mistaken as dirt, water or some other stain. When you know what to look for then the big picture becomes more clear on how rodents are traveling and getting inside your structure.
Doorsweeps and why they are important
Doorsweeps are an important tool in aiding in keeping mice, rats and insects from getting inside a structure. The gap under your front door is often large enough for many pests to sneak their way inside. Installing a doorsweep will help prevent pests from using your front door as, well…a front door. There is a range of different doorsweeps available on the market today and with a couple simple tools you can install these yourself. Of course, this is a service we offer and is something we do quiet often. If you need a doorsweep installed all you have to do is ask and we’ll get your doors secured against unwanted house guests.
Abandoned Wasp Nest
This is what happens at the end of the season. This wasp nest becomes abandoned and the following year a new nest will be created. Honey bees (which this isn’t) is the only bee/wasp that carries thru the winter as a working hive.
Every Service Plants Trees
With every service that Verdant Pest Control completes another tree is planted in your honor. Together we are planting trees and making this world more verdant! This past year has been great and we can’t wait to start planning bigger and more intricate events centered around giving back to nature. A big and sincere thank you to all.
American Roaches are BIG
These two were found in Boston, MA…a juvenile and adult American Roach. This juvenile, including antennae is only 1″ where as the adult has a body of 1.5 inches. These roaches get BIG. These roaches can be found in sewer systems which then could lend entry in basements of buildings in city environments. These roaches behave much different than the German aka “kitchen” roach. They are not as much as a problem as the German roaches but certainly can give you a fright. These BIG American Roaches are fast and if you are quiet enough you can hear them scurrying about. Happy Halloween!
Woodpecker Damage Up close
Here you can see some woodpecker damage to a tree up close. In one of the pictures you can see they hollowed it out enough to live inside. This area has several kinds of woodpeckers including the Pileated, hair and downy woodpeckers.
Wasp Lays Eggs On Grubs
The Five-Banded Tiphiid Wasp. This odd looking wasp likes to lay it’s eggs on the backs of scarab grubs. They lay a single egg which once hatches begins feeding on the grub host. #natureiscary
Watch – Wasp nest in wall gets exterminated
Watch up close how a wasp nest inside of a wall gets exterminated.
Common Pest Questions
Here are a few of the most common pest control questions I receive everyday.