The pest control industry has changed a lot over its history. It’s an industry of never ending improvement in effectiveness and safety. What has also changed over the years is our access to information that can help us evaluate which pest control company to choose. This is a guide to help you evaluate which pest control company to work with.
Ask Your Friends and Family
This method has stood the test of time. Friends and family are a great resource when it comes to choosing a pest control...More
Leaf Skeletons - Japanese Beetles
You may have seen an uptick in damaged leaves recently. Maybe you’ve seen the green and bronze culprit that leaves behind what looks like leaf skeletons. This leaf damage is caused by Japanese Beetles.
Japanese Beetles are an invasive species that can take a beautiful tree and leave it with unsightly, skeletonized leaves. They are not picky on what types of trees, shrubs, and plants they feed on. In fact, they can feed on 435 different plant species....More
Adam’s employees share their favorite recipes in this 150+ page cookbook. The cookbook features Appetizers & Beverages, Soups & Salads, Vegetables & Side Dishes, Main Dishes, Breads & Rolls, Desserts, and Cookies & Candy. It also includes many “Helpful Hints” from how to calculate how many appetizers to prepare or how much soup to plan per guest, to tricks to get great color in food.
Cookbooks can be purchased for $20.00 each, or $18.00 each if 2 or more are ordered. Price includes shippi...More
Purchasing or picking up used furniture can be a great way to furnish a home while saving money, but you have to be aware of bed bugs… Used furniture is a very common way that bed bugs move from one home to another.
In this video, Scott shows you how to inspect a couch for bed bugs so you can avoid bringing home unwanted company.
Mosquito season is upon us so we are arming you with information to understand and avoid mosquitoes when you spend time outside this summer. There are bonus tips at the bottom of this article that are not included in the video.
Are mosquito bites dangerous?
Not typically in the US, but there are diseases that mosquitoes here are associated with. With that being said, if you get bitten you’ll most likely be fine.
What mosquito causes malaria...More
What Can We Learn From the Top 5 Minnesota Pest Searches?
Information Captured 5/10/21
Using Google Trends (https://trends.google.com/trends/?geo=US) we took a look at Minnesota's Google search volume of 11 different pests to narrow down the top 5 most searched pests in Minnesota. We will be breaking down the takeaways from each pest that made this list.
“Mouse” is Minnesota’s number one most searched pest in the past year, but not without some help. Mouse searches are undoubte...More
Spring means ants are going to become more of a pest issue in homes. We created this guide so you can differentiate between the two most common ants inside of homes in Minnesota and Wisconsin. These are the carpenter ant and the pavement ant. These two ants make up more than 90% of our ant calls when people are seeing ants inside of their home.
Comparing And Contrasting Pavement Ants And Carpenter Ants
If you are comparing pavement ants and carpenter ants, the most noticeable difference is t...More
The Difference Between Pillbugs and Sowbugs
Pillbugs and Sowbugs are land-based crustaceans often confused with each other because they look and act very similar. Pillbugs, also called “roly-polies”, are primarily known for rolling up into a ball when disturbed, where sowbugs do not. The other main difference is that sowbugs have two tail-like appendages.
Pillbug and Sowbug Habits
During the day, pillbugs and sowbugs are inactive. They can be found near structures typically hiding u...More
How Mice Get into Homes
For most of human history, the lives of mice and humans have been intertwined. Humans build structures and store food which benefits us, but also benefits mice for the same reasons. To understand how mice get into homes we should start with “why” they get into homes.
Out in nature mice may live in burrows underground or live in naturally occurring cracks and crevices depending on the species. Mice enter structures because they provide many of the same benefits ...More
What is Integrated Pest Management? Why does Adam’s use this pest control philosophy in the services we provide?
Integrated Pest Management, or IPM, is a multifaceted approach to pest control incorporating education, inspection, identification, monitoring, sanitation, exclusion, communication, biological and mechanical means of control, and where appropriate, specific pesticide application with the lowest impact techniques and product selection practical. For a long time Adam’s has incorp...More
Fake webs are fun, real webs are not. Don’t let spiders do your Halloween decorating! Here are 5 chilling facts about spiders to get you ready for Halloween.
1. Real Webs
We all know the feeling of being spooked by walking into a spider web. It’s spine-chilling. Spider webs are purposefully hard to see so they catch unknowing insects. Unfortunately for us, this deceptive web technique also makes it hard for us to notice them. Another interesting thing about webs is that there are five different types of common webs: Spiral Orb Webs, Tangle Webs (Cobwebs), Funnel Webs, Tubular Webs, and Sheet Webs.
2. Types of Spiders
Spiders are one of the most diverse species on the planet. There are over 45,000 types of known spiders and likely more that haven’t yet been discovered. Spiders are found on every single continent except Antarctica and date back to over 300 million years ago. Mites and scorpions are also closely related to spiders. They are all part of the “Arachnida” class. Members of the Arachnida class generally have two body regions and six pairs of appendages: 8 legs and 4 mouthparts.
3. Spider Math
Spiders common in and around homes can produce over 200 additional spiders in one egg sac. A single spider is capable of doing this multiple times in their lifetime. Other species of spiders can produce up to 600 offspring in just one egg sac! Just imagine what a spider population could look like after just a few generations! According to a Washington Post article from 2017, all of the spiders on earth would weigh about 25 million tons, that number has only gone up over the past three years...
4. Goliath Birdeater
The goliath birdeater spider is the biggest spider in the world. It has a legspan of up to a foot and weighs up to 6 ounces. Female goliath birdeaters have an average life span of 20 years while males only have an average lifespan of 3-6 years. It primarily eats insects, but is also able to eat rodents, birds, and frogs. They can’t see very well, but their leg hairs are able to sense vibrations and help them avoid predators. The birdeater is even a delicacy in some parts of South America. These are not found in North America.
Most spiders have 8 eyes, but some have 6 or less. Even with all of these eyes, spiders generally can’t see very well. Most of their vision is based on movement which helps them catch prey or avoid predators. Certain sets of eyes carry out different tasks to aid in the seeing process. For most spiders their vision also allows them to see better at night when most species of spiders are active.
How We Can Help
Adam’s Pest Control has multiple options when it comes to spider services so you can get the exact pest coverage you need. Services that include spiders not only provide you with a spider treatment, but also includes a complimentary de-webbing. We won’t let spiders decorate your home at their discretion, an Adam’s technician will go around your home and remove all of their webs!