Why Do I Have So Many Spiders?

Why Do I have So Many Spiders

It never fails, come June/July, the spider calls come rolling in like clockwork. So, if you are reading this and wondering “Ya, why do I have so many spiders in my home?” Well, HowToPest.com is here to answer all your spider questions! WHEN DO SPIDERS HAVE BABIES? Because there are so many species of spiders, […]

The Stink Beetle, Pinacate Beetle

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If you live in the Southwest region of the United States, you most likely have come across the Pinacate Beetle or Stink Beetle. They are a very common addition to most walking trails; in fact I can pretty much guarantee I will see several of stink beetles while walking my favorite trail. If I get […]

How To Get Rid of Fleas and Ticks

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I remember when I was a kid, I was sitting on the carpet in the den. I felt a sting of sorts on my ankle, I gave my sock a rub and continued what I was doing. A couple of minutes later, I felt it again! I pulled my sock down to see what was […]

Patience, Young Grasshopper.

Grasshopper-Blog

If you grew up in the 60’s and 70’s you know exactly who the young Grasshopper is! For those of you youngin’s, there was a show in the early 70’s named Kung Fu. Man, that show was awesome! I’m not going to mention any names, but I do know someone that had a secret attraction […]

HTP’s Guide To Springtime Pests🌼

Springtime Pests

Being on the west coast, we don’t really have a clear division between Winter and Spring. We don’t get snow or even much frost for that matter, so my best indication for when it is Spring…when I can smell the orange blossoms and when the grass starts to grow a lot faster. 😍 To be […]

Termite Tornado. Termite Swarming Season.

Termite-Tornado-Blog

‘Round here, every year around springtime is what we like to call termite tornado season, or for the “lay folk” termite swarming season! Termite swarming season is where the winged adult termites come out in swarms to mate and form new colonies. Bow chicka wow wow! Termite Swarmer FAQ’s: Q. What Is The Difference Between […]

What Is An IGR and Why Do You Need It?

What Is An IGR?

If you are like me, when I decide to take on a project, I will research the heck out of it! I will find out every which way to do that specific task. Well, pest control is no different! If you have done some research, you may have come across something called IGRs or Insect […]

Bed Bugs and The City. Top 10 Cities for Bed Bugs

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Guess who’s baaaaaack? While the pandemic stopped most travel for 2020, and there was a “short” reprieve in bed bug cases, it did not stop the dreaded bed bug. They were still breeding faster than Samantha Jones on a Friday night! (Sex and The City reference😂). As travel ramped up in 2021, the infamous hitchhiker […]

Once Bitten, Twice Shy! Bug Bite Identification

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If you are anything like me, at the first sign of a bug bite, I go in panic mode! Is it a mosquito bite? Is it a brown recluse spider bite? Is the venom going to start eating my flesh? Then, the next hour is spent on WebMD investigating spider bites and how long I […]

Valentine’s Day! Baby Season.

Valentine's Day, Baby Season

Ahh parenthood, one could say there is no greater blessing. Fun fact, February 14th or Valentine’s Day is the 3rd most common day of conception. So, if you are born at the beginning of November, you are most likely a Valentine’s Day hook-up! Well, when it comes to raccoons, skunks and other urban wildlife, they […]