Entries by Randy Lind

Ahh, snow days…..

Remember when we were kids and the snow started falling?  What an exciting and glorious feeling.  The possibilities were endless:  School being canceled, riding our sleds and inner tubes down the hills, snowball fights,  building snow fort walls for our snowball fights, making snowmen and snow angels, etc.  I think the best feeling was that […]

My First Memorable Spider Experiences

Last time we left off at telling some stories about spiders. Childhood Experiences I was ten years old and had just gone to bed and laying there I felt a “tickle” on my leg. I thought it was just an itch, so I brushed my leg off under the covers. When I felt it again […]

The Spider – Misconceptions and My Experiences

Bravo”!! to KCPQ 13 for their recent story regarding arachnophobia. If I had a nickel for every person that said they had black widows or brown recluse I could have retired years ago! I have been very fortunate to have personally seen Mr. Crawford speak about spiders at several seminars. I am pleased to see […]

Have You Been Stung by a Yellow Jacket This Year? 

Ouch, I feel for you! We had a very early start this year with wasps and yellow jackets. Our early warm spring that continues into a sweltering, consistently hot summer, led to population EXPLOSIONS of these nasty pests. While yellow jacket stings can really pack a wallop, they can also lead to other serious problems. There can be varying […]

Give Your Home a Once Over

One of the best ways to keep your home pest free is to pay attention. Give your home a once over while you’re walking your yard with a cup of coffee in the morning. Check your crawl space vent screens and crawl space access door. Your screens should be ¼” mesh which is standard for […]

Pest Control Tip: Why You Need to Keep Vegetation Away from Your Siding. 

Keep vegetation away from your siding. Vegetation against the siding, especially when it’s dense, tends to hold moisture in the siding and promotes fungus growth which can promote rot and/or perfect moisture content for wood destroying organisms and other nuisance pests. It also provides hiding and harborage for rodents. You don’t need to butcher vegetation […]

Pest Control Tip: Mulch, Bark, and Bugs

Adding bark or mulch to landscaping beds is a great idea to beautify your landscape, keep the weeds down, and retain plant moisture. Yet, it can create unwanted pest problems if you’re not careful. Remember to keep about 3 inches of clearance between the bottom of your siding and the mulch. You should be able […]