A Tiny Pest, a Big Problem

A Tiny Pest, a Big Problem

Typically only a fraction of a centimeter in size, plant mites are a small pest that go largely undetected. They are hard to see with the naked eye and they attack a variety of plants including common landscape, garden, and even indoor plants. Mites feed on the...
The What’s What of Emerald Ash Borers

The What’s What of Emerald Ash Borers

The striking emerald shimmer of these beetles makes them appear as jewels amongst the dull gray bark of the Ash tree, however their beauty is deceitful. These shiny gems have been responsible for the destruction of tens of millions of trees across 26 states within the...
Tips and Tricks about Ticks

Tips and Tricks about Ticks

What Are They? Ticks are small arachnids that feed on the blood of other animals. Of the 500 species of ticks in the world, four of them make up 90% of the ticks you’re likely to encounter in Pennsylvania: the American dog tick; the blacklegged tick (deer tick); the...
Grubs: How Many are Too Many?

Grubs: How Many are Too Many?

What Are They? Lawn grubs are scarab beetles in their larval stage, the most common form being that of the Japanese Beetle, or junebug. They are typically white, gently curved, and wormlike with tiny legs near the head. Eventually, grubs will become adult beetles,...
The Definitive Guide to Getting Rid of Mosquitos

The Definitive Guide to Getting Rid of Mosquitos

Here are some great tips and tricks to say goodbye to our bloodsucking uninvited guests to the party. 1. Citronella Products. Mosquitos hate the scent of the citronella plant, and there are of plenty of options to use it: rub citronella oil on your skin,  burn a...