Pest ID: What are Clover Mites and How Do You Get Rid of Them?

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While their name resembles that of luck, there’s nothing lucky about finding clover mites in your home. These tiny insects can quickly become a big nuisance when discovered indoors. Learn more about what makes these little insects tick and how to avoid them.

What Are Clover Mites?

Clover mites are oval-shaped, dark reddish-brown pests smaller than a pinhead. They have eight tiny legs with two front legs longer than the other six legs. Their long legs are often confused as the ...

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Pest Identification: What is a Silverfish Bug?

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Have you ever woken up to a silverfish in your bathroom sink? Or have you ever moved something and a silverfish darted across your floor? Though small, silverfish are fast and creepy enough to give anyone the heebie-jeebies.

But what exactly are silverfish and can they cause harm? Learn more about this interesting insect and what to do if you see them in your home.

What Are Silverfish?

Silverfish are small, wingless insects that get their name from a silvery light grey coloring ...

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Understanding the Difference Between Insects and a Pests

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Do you have a pest infestation problem? Or are do you have beneficial insects around your home? And more importantly, how can you tell the difference?

While there is some relationship between pests and insects, not all insects are pests. Some insects are beneficial to our ecosystem and to humans whereas pests are not.

What Are Pests?

In the dictionary, a pest is defined as a destructive insect or animal that attacks crops, food, livestock, etc. Pests ...

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Fall and Winter Pest Forecast for Memphis

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Although most people think of summer as peak pest problem season, many Memphis residents don’t realize is cooler weather brings more fall and winter pests.

As the days get shorter and the temperatures lower, insects and rodents look for a warm place to stay. If you’re not careful, these pests may choose your home as their cozy winter habitat.

Rascally Rodents and Unwanted Animals

It’s common for rats, mice, and squirrels to congregate in attics during ...

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How to Prevent, Control, and Eliminate Stink Bugs in Your Home

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Fall has officially arrived when the leaves change, the mornings are crisp and cool, and the seasonal smells of pie and cinnamon fill the air. The downside of this season is when the weather cools and stink bugs arrive. These pests can be an unwelcome addition and an odorous nuisance in the home.

Stink bugs frequently enter homes when the weather gets colder in search of a warm place to stay through the winter. When they find ...

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How to Protect Your Home and Family from Roof Rats

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The thought of rats lurking inside your home is enough to make anyone’s skin crawl. As roof rats travel in search of food and shelter, they may stumble across an opportunity in your home or neighborhood. To avoid roof rats coming inside and getting comfortable, learn more about their habits and how to keep them out of your home.

What Are Roof Rats?

Roof rats can grow up to 10-12 inches and are brown, black, or gray. The distinguishing feature ...

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10 Beneficial Insects You Don’t Want to Get Rid Of

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Not every insect is bad. In fact, our world and ecosystem wouldn’t be the same if insects didn’t exist.

Many insects offer inherent value to our ecosystem through pollination and even pest control. Before you grab the swatter, don’t forget these ten beneficial insects serve a good purpose in your yards and gardens.

Ladybugs

Ladybugs are commonly known by their red shell and black spots. They are helpful at fighting harmful agriculture pests such as aphids ...

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Stinging Insects You Need to Be Concerned About

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Stinging insects are concerning not only for the pain of their sting, but also because they can cause severe allergic reactions for some people. If a reaction occurs, visit an emergency room immediately and always carry epinephrine.

In Tennessee, we have a range of insects known for their sting. Learn about the top stinging insects you need to be concerned about in Memphis and our best tips for how to handle them:

Paper Wasps

Tennessee hosts several ...

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10 Fun Facts About Termites

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Have you ever found the world of insects interesting, or even frightening? While termites can cause great damage to homes or property, they lead an interesting life and serve an important role in the outdoors.

Get to know a little more about the fascinating life of termites with these 10 fun facts.

1.    Termites Play an Important Role in the Circle of Life

While we don’t want them in our homes, the great outdoors is a better ...

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Top 5 Pest Control Myths

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Pests are often mistaken creatures because no one wants them hanging around long enough to learn their patterns or behaviors. In the same way, pest control tactics are often surrounded by falsities and myths that need debunked. Before you believe these myths as truths, we’re exposing the top five pest control myths so you can understand the difference.

MYTH #1: Pests Are a Sign of an Unsanitary Home

While pests and rodents are often more attracted to dirty ...

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