Entries by Joshua Koach

Natural Holiday Decorations without pests

Sometimes, the best holiday decorations are the ones we make ourselves. As pretty as the store-bought ornaments are, and convenient though an artificial tree may be, there’s nothing quite like having a Christmas tree you found and chopped yourself. Unfortunately, you might not be the only one who was attracted to your all-natural approach to […]

Pest infestations in holiday decorations

Thanksgiving just ended, and some of us are cleaning up our houses in the wake of the festivities and making plans to go hunting on Monday. Meanwhile, another holiday season is fast approaching, and many people are planning to go hunting in their attics and basements in preparation to make another, prettier mess: decorating for […]

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Overwintering Stink Bugs – what to do

Overwintering Stink Bugs: What to do About Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs As Thanksgiving Day draws near, many of us are getting ready for an influx of guests. Unfortunately, in the midst of preparing for fun and festivities, some people are discovering a different and much less welcome type of visitor in their home: brown marmorated […]

PA Spiders – Put the “Haunted House” look away

How to Contain Them to Halloween Decorations This Year Halloween is over, but for some people, the “haunted house” look is doing its best to stick around in the form of uninvited spiders. Spiders can be very beneficial in moderation because they eat bugs that could otherwise damage your plants, your enjoyment of your yard, […]


Ticks Prevention in Western PA

Do-It-Yourself Tick Yard Treatment and Tick Bite Prevention If you spend any amount of time outside, there’s a chance you could be bitten by a wood tick. And as the leaves begin to really fall this weekend – there are lots of opportunities to be in the wrong place. This is especially likely if deer, […]

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Fall Pest Prevention

Fall: that magical time when the leaves change color, the weather gets cool and all kinds of tiny animals decide that your house looks warm and they should go inside. Some of these fall pests can cause major problems, especially if their presence goes unnoticed long enough for them to harm your family or home.


Know and Reduce the Risks of Insect Spray

When you’re just trying to enjoy the outdoors, but swarms of insects won’t stop trying to eat you alive, it can be tempting to douse yourself and your kids in bug spray. Using insect repellent can protect you and your family from dangerous insect-borne diseases like malaria, dengue fever, and West Nile virus, but some […]

DIY pest control this Autumn?

DIY Pest Control techniques Autumn is now in full swing, and as the weather continues to cool down, a variety of unpleasant guests might be driven into your house by the falling temperatures. No, we’re not talking about crazy relatives; that’s a couple months from now. We’re talking about spiders, mice, stink bugs, and other […]