Author: Derek Lacey

How to Get Rid of Rats
Pest control

How to Get Rid of Rats

They have caused such problems throughout history that their very name is an outburst, a four-letter word: Rats! They’re an original pest. Invading our homes, contaminating our food, damaging property and even spreading disease. Just seeing one scurrying across your kitchen floor is enough to make you jump, to send […]

How to Get Rid of Wasps
Pest control

How to Get Rid of Wasps

Seeing one wasp whiz by your head is enough to make you nervous. Finding a big nest in the corner of your front porch, busy with angrily buzzing, stinging insects going in and out, well that’s enough to be downright scared. Wasps are pests for homeowners clear across the country. […]

Formosan termite alates, also known as swarmers, captured on a sticky trap used to monitor populations. USDA photo by Scott Bauer.
Pest control

Pest Control for Termites

They don’t just buzz, annoy and sting. Termites chow down on a valuable asset: your house. And when those hidden, hungry explorers fill their bellies, humans have to empty their wallets to undo the damage. “No question, without a doubt they certainly cause the most structural damage to a dwelling,” […]

Lawn Mower Safety Tips
General Lawn Care

Lawn Mower Safety Tips

Mowing the lawn is the quintessential summertime chore. Parents and kids alike take to the front yard to get it ready for the annual game of Thanksgiving flag football or to earn a few bucks for the piggy bank. Unfortunately, many of those people also end up in emergency rooms. […]