So You Want To Do It Yourself Pest Control The best pest control around is in exercising pest prevention on a regular basis. You know, basically eliminating sources of food, water, and shelter in and around homes and businesses. None of us like to have bugs,...
For some reason, there’s been a lot of hullaballoo about the potato bug lately. What is the potato bug and what is all the hullaballoo about? I decided to do some research to answer these two questions.
Little Fire Ants We’ve all heard about the Little Fire Ants invading our islands. So far, the little fire ants have made their way from the Big Island to Maui, to Oahu, and also to Kauai. There are none known to be present on Molokai, Lanai, Niihau, or Kahoolawe yet,...
Feral Cats - A Big Problem in Hawaii Another invasive species to our islands is feral cats. These are the estimates (made over varying periods of time) that are difficult to confirm: Oahu – 350,000 (said to be an underestimate); Maui – 20,000 to 500,000; Big Island –...
Here in Hawaii we are fortunate to have about 70 species of native bees as well as some additional 19 species that have been introduced over time
Silverfish – while completely harmless in regard to carrying bacteria and disease – are nothing more than obnoxious indoor pests that can destroy our possessions if they go unnoticed.
the onslaught of rat lungworm disease in our islands in the past years and how important it is to wash all produce before consuming
In 2018, coqui frogs were found on Molokai, and since last September a half dozen have been caught in the Kapahi area of Kauai. So now, the coqui is on the Big Island, Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and Molokai.
In past years, the Big Island has experienced two particular beetle infestations to a greater degree than the other islands. These two beetles are the coffee berry borer and the longhorn beetle, both very damaging to the famous Kona Coffee industry.