Pest History

How to Get Kudzu Bugs Under Control When They’re Out of Control

They’re back. We’re not referencing the iconic scene from Poltergeist, though the problem could be just as frightening. The kudzu bugs are everywhere in Alabama again this year. The pests are hitching rides on vehicles, clothing and anything else they can land on. If you live in the Heart of Dixie you’ve probably started to…

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Mosquitoes Part 1

  Many people think that the mosquito-borne disease malaria is cordoned-off in Africa. Ain’t necessarily so. We get this from Public Broadcasting: “For the men leading the Panama Canal project in 1904, challenges of building the canal were exacerbated by the infectious diseases that ran rampant in the hot, wet Panamanian climate. By 1906, more…

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The White House and its Bug Problems

Recently, there’s been a lot in the news about The White House and the bugging of phone conversations. We’re not going to get into that here. In this case, we’re going to look at the people’s house from a real bug angle. For instance, back in 1998, subterranean termites were found in The West Wing.…

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Fun Facts for Kids About Bugs

Kids, especially young boys, seem to have a thing about bugs. Maybe it’s because they’re so into dinosaurs. After all, insects — the non-biting kinds — look so otherworldly. Sure, there’s the errant child who enjoys burning ants with a magnifying glass, but most young ones love what we used to call “creepy crawlies.” Wanna…

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How did Bed Bugs Get to the New World

That’s another thing the Europeans thrust on the Natives of this fair land. Before the explorers came to North America, there were no such things as bed bugs biting the people who lived here before we dropped in. Thank the early colonists. When you go back and read the history of our invasions, there were…

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