Author: Jonathan M. Sargent


Chiggers are not insects. They are actually a larval, or immature, mite. Chiggers are commonly known as red bugs because of their bright color. They may be orange, yellow, or straw colored. They are...

Carpenter Ants

Many kinds of ants can become pests in and around a home or structure. One of the most common is the  carpenter ant. Carpenter ants belong to the largest of all ant groups. Although carpenter ants...

Ticks Around Your Home

Ticks are closely related to scorpions, spiders and mites.  They are not insects.  They are external parasites that need a blood meal to survive and reproduce. Ticks can feed on humans and other...

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