Category Archives: General Insect Information

The Bugs Are Moving In!

As the cooler weather is upon us there are a few housekeeping chores you may not have considered. Mice, lady bugs, western conifer seed bugs, stink bugs,spiders and many more insects seek the comfort of your home to overwinter during … Continue reading

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What do you do if your child swallows a bug…

Eating Bugs “My child just ate a beetle.” “I think I swallowed a stinkbug.” “My kids were eating ants.” The poison center answers LOTS of calls about people who swallowed insects of all kinds. Callers don’t know whether to be … Continue reading

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How to Collect an Insect Sample for Identification

We at Ford’s Hometown Services are often asked to identify insects for identification for homeowners and businesses alike. There are a few tips I would like to share for successful collection. 1. Do not squish the bug. Without seeing the … Continue reading

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