Brown Recluse spiders are venomous spiders found in the Central and Midwestern states. Named for their reclusive habits, these spiders prefer dry, dark isolated areas with little human activity. Carnivorous and cannibalistic by nature, brown recluse spiders favor dead insects over live ones and can survive for six months without food. Over the counter pesticides…


If you suspect a mouse in your house, it is imperative you act quickly to eliminate it. If left unchecked, a single mouse can produce up to a dozen offspring within a month and in turn those offspring can produce another 70 – 90 mice within 12 weeks. Step 1: Prevention is the best medicine….


Deep frying is a fun and easy way to “fix” a deliciously juicy turkey for any occasion. Step 1: Completely thaw and dry a 10 -14 pound turkey. Remove any foreign objects from the turkey, such as plastic pop up thermometers or bindings used to hold the legs together. Lift the skin away from the…


Camel Crickets are hump backed crickets with a translucent brown body and long spider like legs and antennae. They are commonly found on basement walls and behind boxes and furniture in dark damp spaces. Like most crickets they will feed on any fabric or paper they come in contact with. Over the counter insecticides are…


Controlling Bagworms If you have evergreens in your landscape, you are most likely familiar with bagworms. Bagworms are small caterpillars that feed off needles and leaves, stripping plants of their foliage and causing trees and shrubs to die. Bagworms are easily identifiable by the 1” -2” spindle shaped sack they live in. The sacks are…