Debug and Debunk: The Truth About 6 Bug Myths

Recall the Aesop's fable, "The Ant and the Grasshopper." Remember how the grasshopper had fun all summer, only to beg for food from the hardworking ants when winter arrived? Does that moral tale have any basis in biological fact?

Not much. Grasshoppers do not steal food from ants. In fact, in cold climates, most grasshoppers die when temperatures drop. They don't store food to live on in cold weather, and their bodies aren't equipped to live through the chilly winter (except as unhatched eggs).

The story of the grasshopper and the ant is the source of only one myth about the insect and arachnid world. Discover the truth about six other bug myths below.

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No Buzzing in the House: 4 Preventative Steps Against Indoor Beehives

While bees provide essential pollination that keeps your flowers and food growing, they also represent one of the most common pests homeowners must deal with. In small numbers, most bee species are harmless and can even help you out in the garden. However, new bee swarms and aggressive bee species can cause concern, especially if you or a family member have a bee allergy.

Bees typically create hives in hollow trees, bushes, and other natural shelters. But a new hive can appear in buildings as well, especially in attics, sheds, and garages. These indoor beehives pose one of the scariest and most difficult bee infestation scenario.

In this blog, we provide four steps to ensure that local bees stay outside.

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Is It Time to Call Pest Control? Look for These Signs

Many homeowners often rely on do-it-yourself methods to get rid of bug problems. However, how do you know if a pest control problem is beyond your control? Pests can cause costly damages to your home, so it's important to know when to call an extermination service.

Look for the following signs to determine when a pest problem is out of your control.

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What You Should Know About Carpet Beetles in Your Home

In the outdoors, insects serve a unique purpose. Each has their place, and each contributes something different to the environment. But when bugs and pests get into your home, they can bring a host of problems with them. They can damage property and crowd your home.

One such bug is the carpet beetle. Though small, this little beetle can munch its way through a myriad of materials. In this blog, we'll discuss how carpet beetles get into the home, what they eat, and what to do in the case of an infestation.

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What Is Attracting Cockroaches to Your Home?

Scientists have found ancestors of present cockroaches dating back 300 million years. In fact, cockroaches have probably been on the earth since the time before the dinosaurs. This insect's ability to eat non-food items helps it to survive even in the harshest environments. With this information in mind, you can imagine how hard it is to eradicate cockroaches from your home.

One of the best ways to keep cockroaches out of your home is by knowing what attracts them. Below, we list a few of the ways you might unknowingly entice cockroaches to enter your home.

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