The Gold Coast area is beautiful in the fall, creating the perfect weather for a stroll through the neighborhood to a favorite bistro, bar, or museum. The same cooling weather tends to have the opposite effect on certain pests in …

Your kids are playing outside when they run inside excitedly talking about an alien insect in the backyard. “We’ve never seen anything like it! It’s crazy looking and probably came from outer space!” As a parent, it’s nice to have …

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We get this question a lot, and the truth is that wasps and hornets are so similar that it almost doesn’t matter which is which. If you have either one of these stinging insects in your backyard, you probably …

Identifying all the bugs in your garden can be a fun game. What better way to “win” at this game than to be able to decipher these bugs close up. Seeing them from a distance, we often miss distinguishing characteristics …

Coming across mysterious bugs in your garden can pose as a problem. Do you let it stay and make a cozy home amongst your flowers or tomatoes? Or do you kick it out on its rear? Learning to recognize these …

Is your well-fertilized lawn the envy of all your Elgin neighbors? If so, it may also be the preferred lawn for a tiny neighbor called the clover mite.

Clover mites became a common household pest after World War II, supposedly …

Insects surround us by the millions on our beautiful planet and one thing we know about these insects is that they’re small. You might see a spider in your home “the size of a whale” but in all reality, we …