Carpenter ant near the wall of a basement

Do I Have Carpenter Ants?

Ants flying around inside your home may be the reproductive drones of a carpenter ant colony. Look for small, round excavation holes in wooden structures in your basement, crawl space,…

House fly perched on a plant stalk

How Long Do Flies Live?

How long a fly lives depends on its species and the temperature of its environment. In warm, humid environments with plentiful food, flies could live as few as 15 days….

Boxelder bug on a granite countertop

Why Are There So Many Boxelder Bugs Around My Home?

Boxelder bugs congregate near homes to stay warm, seek shelter, and remain close to food. They’re attracted to sunny, heat-reflecting surfaces like windows, concrete, and homes with southern or western…

Termite damage

How Can I Stop Termites From Hurting My House?

The Eastern Subterranean termite (Reticulitermes flavipes) is the most destructive wood pest in North America. These termites infest wood that’s moist, damaged, or easily accessible from the ground. The best…