What are Silverfish?

 Silverfish (Lepisma saccharina) are small, wingless insects of the Thysanura order that get their name from their silvery-blue appearance and fishlike movements. They are also known as paramites, carpet sharks or fishmoths; sometimes they are confused with firebrats, another very similar insect of the Thysanusa order.    Silverfish are approximately one half inch to an…

Mosquito Prevention

It’s almost summer, and time to enjoy being outside or gardening. Unfortunately it is also mosquito season! Mosquitoes can make gardening uncomfortable and turn porch sitting into a chore. But there are several steps you can take to safely reduce mosquito populations, have a more enjoyable summer, and protect yourself from diseases that mosquitoes help…