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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 […]

Once Bitten, Twice Shy! Bug Bite Identification


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 […]

The Ant, The Roach and the Apartment

Pests in Apartments

Nowadays modern apartment living can mean evening socials, happy hours, book clubs and pool parties…who wouldn’t want that! We have a friend that sold her house and moved into an apartment that provided all those things and is loving life! But, because this is after all a pest control blog we do have to bring […]

The Horror! Them Sugar Ants


Ok, I may be dating myself but if you grew up watching The Family Film Festival with host Tom Hatten you will surely remember one of the most terrifying movies of that time. THEM! Basically, atomic testing in New Mexico cause common sugar ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization. Can you […]

Hittin’ The Que. Summertime Pests

Bugs got you down when you’re trying to get your summertime grilling on?  I don’t know about you, but for me, summertime means firing up that grill and getting busy with some serious bbq action. No matter what is on the menu, I don’t want it with a side of bugs. I’m usually cool with […]

Spring Cleaning. Springtime Pests


Oh, that wonderful time of the year when the chill is no longer in the air and there is evidence of new life everywhere we look. Flowers are in bloom, grass is lush and green, trees are bursting with new leaves, and the springtime pests that you’ve missed so much over the cold winter months […]

Odorous House Ants or Stinky Ants as I like to call them.

Odorous House Ants Blog

If it isn’t bad enough having ants in your house, these ones come with their own special brand of stink. Odorous house ants, or stink ants, as I affectionately call them, smell like rotten coconut when their little bodies are crushed or if they sense danger and are running around like banshees trying to find […]

Don’t Cry For Me Argentine Ant!


While Argentina won’t be crying for you, there’s a good chance you might cry for (or curse) Argentina for sharing the Argentine ant with you. Native to Argentina, hence the super-creative name, Argentine ants stowed away on a cargo ship over a century ago and sailed the seven seas (or at least three seas; Atlantic, […]

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