Carpenter ants – What are Carpenters doing in my garden? By Gregory Covello, A.C.E. While tending your garden you notice large black ants. You tell yourself that these ants can’t be Carpenter Ants, because Carpenter Ants eat wood, not my garden. However you notice these large ants crawling on plants and they seem to be […]
Winter Pests! When you look outside at a bare winter landscape, you may be tempted to think that all animals hibernate or go south for the winter. Many animals do become less active or seek warmer climates when temperatures drop. For example, many species of birds are migratory and fly south for the winter months. […]
By Gregory Covello, A.C.E. (Associate Certified Entomologist) Winter is normally a time when our focus on pests in the garden is at its least. The majority of the insect world is taking a break from visiting our gardens, orchards, and farms. However, not all pests take a winter vacation. The time is now that we […]
In the winter holiday season, which lasts from the weekend before Thanksgiving until the weekend after New Year’s day, millions of Americans spend their time traveling to see family and friends, or simply taking vacation opportunities while children are off from school and most workplaces are experiencing a slowdown. Over Thanksgiving weekend, alone, over 46 […]
Do you know what the world’s most deadly animal is? Is it sharks? There is a lot of hype behind shark attacks but sharks are only responsible for 5-15 deaths worldwide per year. How about Lions? In North America you can expect 1-2 deaths from Lion attacks in a typical year.
They’re Back!! – Digger Bees The Digger Bee has returned and is terrorizing gardeners and homeowners throughout our service area. Have you seen mounds appearing in your lawn or garden? Is there a tiny bee that moves very quickly frequenting that mysterious mound? If you answered yes, the Digger Bee has found you! This […]
Our Roach Coach has launched in the Tri-State area. Take a photo and tweet it to @vikingpest on and you’ll be entered to win $100!
April is “National Pest Management Month” – Pest Controllers offer tips Disseminated by The Caruba Organization Alan Caruba April is National Pest Management Month and with the advent of spring, Leonard Douglen, the Executive Director of the New Jersey Pest Management Association, reminds homeowners that pest-proof one’s home protects against “threats to health and, importantly, […]
Stink Bug Traps in Gardens may Increase Damage to Tomatoes March 25, 2014 by Entomology Today The invasive brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) is an important pest of fruits and vegetables. To counter them, some home gardeners use pheromone-baited traps that are designed to attract, trap, and exterminate them. However, new research from entomologists […]