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Appreciate the Insects in Your Life!

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

A handful of the creepiest, crawliest, and oddest-looking insects are actually some of the most beneficial to humans and our environment. Even if you hate seeing them in and around your home, there’s plenty of reasons to be thankful for insects this Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season.

Rose Pest Solutions, the nation’s oldest pest management company providing industry-leading pest management technology, boasts six board-certified entomologists on its staff – and they know a thing or two about the insects that we come across on a daily basis.

As we head into Thanksgiving and the holiday season, Rose’s expert entomologists are penning their own thank you notes, Jimmy Fallon style, to some of the beneficial insects they’re thankful for this year. These insects not only help defend our homes and structures from major pests, but many are great pollinators as well.


cellar spider stock photo with eggs

Thank you, cellar spiders, for trapping and eating other bugs and spiders that get inside our homes. We appreciate you keeping our home free of those larger spiders, flies, and insects so silently and efficiently; and for leaving us humans alone. For this, you are always welcome in our home.


hover fly on flower

Thank you, flower flies, for being important pollinators and feeding on nectar and pollen. We also thank you for helping the overall process of pollination and for scaring away potential predators and other harmful insects because of your resemblance to bees and wasps.


lady bug on wall

Thank you, ladybugs, for eating the destructive aphids that damage our plants and crops. We love when you lay your hundreds of eggs so your larvae can start feeding on colonies of aphids right away – and, in turn, protect our plants.


praying mantis on leaf

Thank you, praying mantis, for allowing us to awe in your natural beauty. We’re especially thankful when you eat other insects that damage the plants in our gardens. We hope to see you again next year.


group of box elder bugs

Thank you, overwintering pests, for helping us know if we have any gaps or holes in our structure, and for adding to our honey-do-list! If Asian Lady Beetles, boxelder bugs, or cluster flies make their way inside, we’ll know we have to do some work around the perimeter of our home.


“There are many reasons to appreciate insects as they aren’t all pests. Rose Pest Solutions can help homeowners peacefully co-exist with nature's little helpers,” said Mark ‘Shep’ Sheperdigian, vice president of technical services for Rose Pest Solutions. “We want homeowners and the general public to know that just because you see an insect crawling around, doesn’t mean you have a problem. Instead, we want to show them why many insects are beneficial and how they benefit our environment. Pests need to be kept out of our homes and businesses, but not all insects are pests.”

Rose Pest Solutions is the nation’s oldest pest management and is celebrating its 160th anniversary this year as a family-owned and operated pest management company. The business provides a wide range of services, including residential and commercial pest control. Rose Pest Solutions is dedicated to being good global citizens by keeping environmental impact and human safety at the forefront of its daily operations, which is demonstrated regularly in both residential and commercial services. In addition, technicians receive ongoing education and training, which allows them to provide the latest in pest control technology.

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