The World’s Deadliest Bugs

During the warm summer months, people are more likely to come in contact with wildlife and suffer the consequences. It’s common to hear stories about shark attacks or violent bear encounters, but much smaller animals pose a much bigger threat during the summer. Insects will kill more people this summer than all other animals combined.…

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How to Prevent Chigger Bites This Summer

Sometimes it’s the smallest insects that are the biggest pains. Case in point: chiggers. If you’ve ever come in contact with chiggers you may have been left with an insanely aggravating itch. Chiggers feed off of hosts, but unlike mosquitoes, ticks and fleas they don’t suck your blood. Instead, chiggers like to nibble on skin. When…

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Pesticides & Your Pets: Common Myths Exposed

There are a lot of things to love about pets. They’re great companions that love us unconditionally and can ease our stress – that is, unless they bring insects inside your home. Pet owners have an additional need for pest control compared to animal-free households, but many people are hesitant to consider their pesticide options.…

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Treating Wood to Prevent Termites

Termite control keeps us very busy during the spring and summer months. The warm, humid climate of the southeast is the perfect weather for termites to thrive. Of the termite species that are found in the U.S., the eastern subterranean termite is the most common here in Alabama. Every year termites cause billions of dollars…

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April Showers Bring May Insects: Rain And Pest Problems

During an April downpour insects are the last thing on the mind. But as soon as the clouds clear and the sun comes back out, the hum of bugs seems to be louder than it was before. Wet, rainy climates are the perfect environment for many insects because moisture aids development. Some bugs aren’t active…

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Mosquito Season Kickoff: Get Rid of Them While You Can!

It’s official – mosquito season is here. With each passing day the buzzing grows louder at dusk as mosquitoes come out to feast. People quickly abandon their outdoor pursuits and run for cover indoors rather than risking a bite. They may be tiny and annoying, but mosquitoes are the most dangerous insects on the planet.…

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The Rise of Lyme Disease & Other Tick-Borne Illness

In Alabama we’ve experienced our fair share of tick infestations and the health concerns they cause. Like mosquitoes, ticks can transmit diseases, some of which are very serious. Experts are anticipating the tick population could hit an all-time high this year, and the black-legged tick (a.k.a. deer tick) poses the biggest threat. Lyme Disease is…

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Spring Landscaping Do’s and Don’ts

It’s the season for landscaping! Spring is the perfect opportunity to freshen up your yard and get things ready for summer. While you’re sprucing things up keep these landscaping do’s and don’ts in mind. Do Wear the Proper Landscaping Attire Even though it’s getting warmer outside, you might not want to wear shorts, a tank…

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3 Things to Consider Before Installing a Pond

Ponds and other water features can add a beautiful focal point to your outdoor living space. They’re relaxing, make your backyard feel more like an oasis and add moisture to the air. That last part can be a big benefit during a dry summer. However, there are some downsides to owning a pond. Before breaking ground…

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Cleaning Up the Fireplace for Spring

A fireplace is the focal point of any room. It’s a grand architectural feature that gets attention, which is sometimes unwanted. The fireplace can also be a hot spot for insect activity. Pests large and small can use the chimney to gain access to a home if you aren’t careful. Other bugs may hop a ride inside…

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