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Are all red ants fire ants?

Are all red ants fire ants?

  • Monday, May 04, 2020
Let’s learn more about ants! When I was a child, adults used to tell me not to touch any red ants because they were fire ants. I carried this warning with me up until college when I took my first entomology class and learned about ants. The punchline: not all red ants are fire ants! So, what is a fire ant? Fire ants aren’t the fiery red color you may have imagined. In fact, most are actually ...
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Carpet Beetles

Carpet Beetles

  • Friday, May 01, 2020
You’ve probably seen these tiny beetles around your home. Let’s learn more about them! I’ve seen a few of these around the house recently, so I thought it would be a great time to describe these insects and discuss treatment options.  What are carpet beetles? Carpet beetles are tiny representatives from the family Dermestidae. Adults are tiny (1/8” to 1/16” long) and have a mottled ...
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How do Insects find my home?

How do Insects find my home?

  • Wednesday, April 29, 2020
If you’ve ever wondered how a particular pest has discovered your home, then this blog post is for you! Many customers as us how insects find their home. To answer this question, we must first address the complexity of insects. For such tiny creatures, they are remarkably complex, particularly when it comes to sensing their environment. Described below are some common insect sensory structure...
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Zoonotic Diseases

Zoonotic Diseases

  • Monday, April 27, 2020
“Zoonotic disease” is a term you may have heard on the news in recent weeks. What does it mean and what does it have to do with pest control? The term “zoonotic disease” refers to any disease that is spread from animals to humans. Some diseases are transferred directly from a sick animal to a human, such as in the case of rabies. Others, like Lyme disease or the bubonic plague, are transmitted...
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Are garden pests a threat to my home?

Are garden pests a threat to my home?

  • Monday, April 20, 2020
Are all pests created equal? If a pest attacks my garden plants, will it invade my home? Read on to learn more! With your garden plants blooming in full force, you may be wondering whether the same pest insects that you see in your garden will infest your house. I have good news! The answer is generally no. Insects are specialized in many ways. Some are adapted to eat certain foods, while oth...
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When is it the right time to call Innovative Pest Solutions?

When is it the right time to call Innovative Pest Solutions?

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2020
So you’ve seen a few insects around the house . . . should you call Innovative Pest Solutions? As with any problem, there’s always the question of when to intervene. Pest problems are no different. If you have found yourself in this predicament, know that you are not alone. Fears of “overreacting” or “looking silly” tend to take over and, before you know it, your pest problem has grown. We at...
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