Spotted lanternflies (Lycorma delicatula)

What are spotted lanternflies? Spotted lanternflies (Lycorma delicatula) are planthoppers from the order Hemiptera like our native aphids, cicadas, or leafhoppers. We have many native species of planthoppers in the US. Spotted lanternflies, however, are native to countries in South East Asia. Can they bite? No, they cannot. Their mouthparts, which are fused into a […]

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Viking Pest has a certified entomologist on staff to assist in the proper identification of pests to ensure the proper treatments are performed and to reduce the risks to non-targeted animals. Viking’s entomologist is very important to the successes of our treatments, but you may be wondering what an entomologist studies, and what specific roles […]

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Think mice are just a winter problem? Think again. You turn on your air conditioner on one of the hottest days of the year, but nothing works. The HVAC company shows up, removes the access panel to check the circuitry and a mouse decided to make your A/C unit a nesting site. Damage from the […]

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Bees are incredible creatures, crucial for pollination and maintaining the integrity of our ecosystems. However, wild bees can establish hives in inconvenient places. When bees set up colonies in your backyard, they could become aggressive and sting you or someone you know. Because some people are seriously allergic to bee stings, it becomes critical for […]

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Cases of mosquito-borne diseases are always a concern. With the news revealed that the Zika virus had penetrated the U.S. mosquito population, the need for vigilance about mosquito control increased for property owners. Here are some approaches used by mosquito control experts in New York to keep these potentially-dangerous, blood-sucking insects out of your yard […]

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