Tag Archives: Flies

Wait…predatory bees?

Written by Joe Ballenger Since it’s summer, and bug season is in full swing, we get a lot of neat observations in our inbox. I wanted to highlight one such observation in this week’s post, because it involves one of … Continue reading

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The mystery of the old stable: Why are there flies all over the place?

Written by Joe Ballenger Flies can be tricky to talk about. There are well over 100,000 described species, and it’s likely that there’s at least one million which haven’t been described yet. Most are small enough to not be noticed, … Continue reading

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How do I deal with an infestation?

Post written by Joe Ballenger and Nancy Miorelli By far the most common question we receive is about infestations and having just found a cockroach in my house myself, I thought it would be a good time to say something … Continue reading

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The perfect April Fool’s day post: What’s going on in this video?

In our email on Monday, we received a message from Mike Menefee with a link to this video: I witnessed (and videoed) an interesting interaction today between a wasp and a fly.¬† They seemed to be working together in some … Continue reading

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Cough it Up – Fly Vomit

Written by Nancy Miorelli You’ve probably noticed an intrepid fly boldly navigating your pizza, lapping up oils and pizza sauce. ¬†Shortly after enjoying some of your meal, the fly, assuming it’s the kind with the lapping mouth parts, will have … Continue reading

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