Bug Bloggin

Crazy Lookin’ Bugs!!

  We haven’t done a crazy lookin’ bug blog for a long time! Send me your favorite bug photos. They have to be your own photos or I can’t post them. Show me whatcha got!!

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California on Fire

As Californians we joke about our lack of fear of natural disasters because in general the west coast is very lucky in the weather and climate department. We don’t suffer from tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, ice storms or even heat waves compared to our friends in different parts of […]

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Food for Thought!

Bugs could be the new beef! No methane produced from bugs, don’t have to worry about high fat content. They are easily sustainably raised. Just think about it! Enjoy!

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Diamondback Moth Caterpillar Life Cycle and Control

The Diamondback Moth, introduced into the United States from Europe in the early 1800s, is a nuisance to crops like cabbage, cauliflower, kale, turnips and Brussels sprouts. The reason they are called diamondback moths is because of the three distinct pale triangular markings on the inner margin […]

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No joke, West Niles is here!

OK, I know you guys get tired of me asking you to protect yourselves and prepare your property against West Niles, but the virus has actually been identifed recently in Sonoma County. According to this Friday’s newspaper article in the Press Democrat, infected mosquitoes were taken from […]

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Indoor and Outdoor House Fly Control Tips

As the weather warms up and summer is well on its way, you may begin to notice a heavy presence of flies lingering around your yard. Flies are attracted to warm sunny locations. They are known to crawl into cracks around siding, windows, vents and chimneys which […]

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Stick Bugs are So Cool!

  Sometimes you come across an insect that really makes you think hard about mother nature.  The stick bug is one of those insects for me. They couldn’t be more discreet in appearance. Can you even pick out the stick bug in this top photo?  Here’s a […]

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We Celebrate Earth Day Everyday

Today is Earthday. We here at Hydrex Pest Control of the North Bay celebrate Earth day everyday. I’ll tell you how. Hydrex has always been a strong believer in employing IPM or integrated pest management. This simply means we choose to use non toxic products and/or methods […]

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West Niles Concerns Rise as Water Levels Lower

It seems like we were always talking about  increased risk of West Niles with rainy winters. More ponds, creeks and containers would be filled with water which attract mosquitoes, right? In actuality, the less rain we have the more chances boggy areas will form and consequently, more mosquito activity. So say last […]

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We Need Bees!

According to the US Department of Agriculture, honey bees pollinate 80% of our flowering crops which make up about 1/3 of everything we eat. These crops include foods such as apples, broccoli, strawberries, nuts, asparagus, blueberries and cucumbers. Bees also pollinate alfalfa which is a mainstay in […]

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