Pest News & Updates

Zika Advice From Auburn University Experts

We’ve been talking a lot about the Zika virus this spring and summer since mosquito control is a common concern in Alabama. If you’ve been keeping track of the latest reports you may have heard that officials are investigating non-travel related Zika infections in Florida. The first Zika-related death was also reported in Utah shortly…

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Zika Update: Experts Warn of Southern Outbreak

We’ve been closely following news about the Zika virus since the story first broke at the beginning of the year. Health officials are now saying that the potential spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus is greater than originally expected. Experts are also connecting the virus to more health issues that can impact the lives of millions of…

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Checking for Pesticide Regulations in Popular Vacation Destinations

Popular vacation destinations like St. John are known for their beautiful landscapes, upscale resorts and fun in the sun. But for one family, traveling to the picturesque Virgin Islands has left three of four family members hospitalized. On March 20, 2015 paramedics rushed to the Sirenusa Resort in St. John and found Steve Esmond unconscious…

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Enjoy a Bug-Free Christmas Decoration Boxing Day

It’s Boxing Day in several areas of the world. The holiday holds different meanings for different people, but as a company that has seen a lot of pests hide in boxes, we’d like to use it as an opportunity talk about how to carefully pack up your Christmas decorations so they stay bug-free and in…

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Christmas Fun is All Around in Alabama

There’s no doubt that Alabama is one of the best places to be during the holidays. Cheer is in the air across the state, from Huntsville all the way up north to Montgomery down south. If you’re going to be in either of these cities or Birmingham during December, here are the holiday events that our…

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Giving Thanks for Thanksgiving

Today is Thanksgiving, and everybody at Vulcan Termite and Pest Control, Inc. loves celebrating this special American holiday. In fact, we sit down to have a company Thanksgiving dinner together every year. It’s a chance for us to relax and reflect on all that we’ve accomplished since the previous Thanksgiving. One thing we’re always thankful…

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Evil Villains in Your Books

Being an old school type of person means you like fresh, self-prepared meals. You only have a computer to get email and do research. None of that social media stuff for you. And you probably have something called a library. That’s a place where actual hard-and soft-cover books are kept. Sounds weird to the Kindle…

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Insects You Find In Alabama Part 2

                        Last time, in Part 1, we forgot to mention that insects are nomads. Whether they fly beyond their boundaries or are imported by human transportation, their location can change. In the past we’ve had insect invasions from other countries and states that have…

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