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Fire Ants

Fire Ants

ed imported fire ants get their common name from their ability to inflict painful bites and stings. These dark reddish-brown ants are an invasive species found mainly throughout the southern part of the U.S. Fire ants are omnivorous, meaning they...

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The Rapid Spread of Rat Lungworm Disease

The Rapid Spread of Rat Lungworm Disease

The Rapid Spread of Rat Lungworm Disease During our parent’s generation, most people in the United States had never heard of brain worms or Rat Lungworm Disease. Unfortunately, that is not the case today. Public awareness of the disease grows as more and more...

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What is the Powassan Virus?

What is the Powassan Virus?

What is the Powassan Virus? Should People in California Worry?ost people worry about Lyme Disease when they pull a tick from their skin. However, Lyme Disease is not the only tick-borne illness. Though rare, recent occurrences of the Powassan Virus...

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How Can I Declutter my Garage?

How Can I Declutter my Garage?

We store so many items to keep them in one place, and soon enough, we’re making such a clutter, we don’t even realize we’re creating an environment for creepy crawlers. Us SoCal folks rely on our garages as storage units since most homes don’t come with a good size...

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Bugs That Carry Their Eggs

Bugs That Carry Their Eggs

he world of bugs is both odd and fascinating. Did you know that night butterflies have ears on their wings so they can avoid bats? Were you aware that slugs have four noses? What about the fact that Giant Water Bugs deserve the ‘Dad of the Year’...

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Can Dead Bees Sting?

Can Dead Bees Sting?

Although some say differently, there is a slight possibility that people can be stung by a recently deceased bee. Obviously, a dead bee is not in motion so it would require someone to press the sting against the skin in order to be stung. Beekeepers that observe bees...

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What is the Kissing Bug?

What is the Kissing Bug?

his time of year, love is definitely in the air. Everyone is spending time with that special someone, going on dates, getting to know one another, enjoying each other’s company, and, without a doubt, kissing. But you know what else enjoys a good...

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Are Snails a Threat to My Garden?

Are Snails a Threat to My Garden?

Slowly… ever so slowly, French cuisine has taken over Southern California, and I mean that literally. In 1850, some well-meaning epicureans brought the brown garden snail over from France to California as food, and now snails are one of the most bothersome pests in...

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How to Properly Store Away Holiday Decor

How to Properly Store Away Holiday Decor

How to Properly Store Away Holiday Decor The Christmas carols have been played, the presents have been unwrapped - and as the holidays wind down and the new year rings in, your household (and sanity) could likely benefit from having a strategic way of putting away all...

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How to Keep Coyotes Away

How to Keep Coyotes Away

How to Keep Coyotes Awayoyotes straying into suburban and urban areas are becoming an increasing issue in Southern California, and residents have been worrying as they have become increasingly bold, aggressive and less intimidated by humans. In the...

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Rodent Proofing Your Home

Rodent Proofing Your Home

Rodent Proofing Your Homeodent proofing your home. Rodents have been the natural pandemic for centuries. No matter how hard we try to keep them out they always get in. Did you know about 1/3 of today's population endures issues with rodents and...

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What are the top 5 Scariest Bugs?

What are the top 5 Scariest Bugs?

n the spirit of Halloween, we've put together a list of the top 5 scariest bugs out there. But don't worry, most of these creepy pests live far away from California. You can feature them in a scary bedtime story; some of their horrifying behavior...

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Black Widow Spiders: Panic Maybe?

Black Widow Spiders: Panic Maybe?

The question is not ‘are you surrounded by poisonous arachnids’ because at ground level, the answer is very likely ‘YEPPERS’.

The question is, ‘should you panic?’ And if so, ‘what kind of 5-year-old-at-Candy-Store-Black-Friday -Sale panic level should you set your freak-out meter to?’

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