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How To Keep Bats Out of Your Home

Bats have something of a public relations problem. Our first reaction to bats might be disgust or horror, but they are a vital part of the ecosystem by all accounts. They pollinate crops and eat pest insects like mosquitoes. In fact, a 2011 study suggested that bats save the US […]

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Are Horsefly Bites Dangerous

Even though horseflies are intimidatingly large, there is good reason to worry about what effect they can have on your health. No one is ever happy to see insects flying around their home, but the thought of a bite from one of those large beastly flies can strike more than […]

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Are Brown Widow Spiders Poisonous?

Specific names come to mind when we think about poisonous spiders, such as the southern black widow spider and the brown recluse. These two species are some of the United States’ deadliest spiders commonly found in Indiana State.  But what about the brown widow spider? Fortunately for the residents of […]

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Where do Flies Go in the Winter?

There is nothing more enjoyable than a nice picnic or backyard barbecue. But those enjoyable times are often short-lived for most of us. It seems that we’re not the only ones who like to bask in the sunshine during those warm spring and summer days. Flies can be more than […]

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Common Mosquitos in Indiana

Most people do not feel comfortable in the presence of bugs, but there are hardly any insects that are more annoying than pesky mosquitoes. Not only is their unwanted buzzing in your ears a source of frustration, their bites can cause irritating itching that can last for hours, if not […]

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What is a Carpet Beetle?

Year-round we have to protect our homes from unwanted pests by investing in insect and pest control. But, unfortunately, while some critters might seem harmless, pests will eventually harm your family and home. Carpet beetles are one of those pests that are common in Oklahoma. They usually infest carpet and […]

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Guide to Common House Spiders

Catching sight of a spider in your home can be nerve-wracking, especially if you have a phobia. Unfortunately, as the temperature drops, you might start seeing more spiders inside your attic, basement, bathroom, and other areas of your house.  Having spiders in your home is not necessarily a bad thing. […]

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What Are Voles?

As a part of the rodent family, voles are similar in appearance to mice and moles. They mainly eat plants, roots, and stems but occasionally feed on meat, like tiny insects or animal remains when food is scarce.  Voles also prefer to burrow around the outside edge of buildings or […]

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What to Know About Crickets

Autumn is approaching, which brings Indiana’s fall foliage. However, the beautiful scenery isn’t all that fall brings to Indiana. Those peaceful fall afternoons and evenings can easily be absorbed by the distracting sound of crickets chirping inside your home.  Crickets Common in Indiana There are around 100 different species of […]

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