Where have all the Butterflies Gone?

Where have all the Butterflies Gone?

I remember as a child playing in my Grandparents backyard catching June Bugs and admiring how shiny they are. But mostly, I remember all the Monarch butterflies fluttering from flower to flower. My grandfather never let me catch them, telling me that they were too...
THE DESERT TURANTULA – Its mating time!

THE DESERT TURANTULA – Its mating time!

Did you know that Gabbs, Nevada is home of the largest turantula migration? Here in northern Nevada we have the Desert Tarantula, not often do we see them, and we hope that if you do see one you will leave it be. If by unfortunate chance one has found its way into...
Vivid Dancer Damselfly – Nevada State Insect

Vivid Dancer Damselfly – Nevada State Insect

The Vivid Dancer Damselfly is yet another beneficial insect we have on display here in the Truckee Meadows Pest Control office. It’s a beautiful insect that inspired us to do a little research that encouraged us to be here writing a well-deserved blog about it. On May...
The Turantula Hawk – It’s a Wasp

The Turantula Hawk – It’s a Wasp

The Tarantula Hawk is not often seen here locally, but they are in fact here, in our area, including tarantulas! There have been more sightings of these wasps over the last few years. Here at the Truckee Meadows Pest Control office there is a Tarantula Hawk on...
The Yellow Jacket – Friend or Foe?

The Yellow Jacket – Friend or Foe?

Most people view yellow jackets as major pests, while some serious gardeners and commercial growers will welcome them. Yellow Jackets are beneficial in our environment at certain times because in early spring and summer they hunt insects such as caterpillars, aphids,...