Pest of the Month

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Asian Tiger Mosquito - Target

Pest of the Month - May 2023

The Asian tiger mosquito is an invasive mosquito species. It is known for being an aggressive daytime biter. It is a successful vector for many viruses including West Nile Virus, Dengue and Chikungunya. Professional pest management professionals have many tools/products available to treat larval habitats and adult mosquito resting areas.


Carpenter Ants - Nisus

Pest of the Month - April 2023

As the weather warms, pests like carpenter ants become more active. Thorough inspections are key to successfully controlling carpenter ants, whose destructive wood excavation practices can lead to structural damage. Parent colonies are often found near hardwood trees, lumber or firewood piles, tree stumps, or other wooden structures. Many satellite colonies are found in wall voids, soffits, under bathtubs and sinks, and other similar spaces where leaks and excessive moisture build and go undetected. Finding and treating the parent colony where the queen resides and eliminating satellite colonies are the two main components of establishing control.


Termites - Corteva™

Pest of the Month - March 2023

A subterranean termite colony can include millions of termites, and the worker termites forage for food 24/7. Their food is the wood in your customers' homes: their floors, walls, and ceilings. What do you do to control termites? Click to learn how Corteva™ can solve your toughest termite problems.


Fruit Flies

Pest of the Month - August

The bane of every kitchen: the common fruit fly. Unfortunately, fruit flies can be a problem year-round. They are attracted to ripened or fermenting fruits and vegetables, which they consume and use for laying eggs.


Carpet Beetles

Pest of the Month - July

Carpet beetles are notorious for consuming their namesake; however, these trouble makers are capable of consuming basically any fibrous animal protein. Their work is often mistaken with that of clothes moths and creates a dangerous situation when identifying our July pest of the month.