Pest Profiles

Beware of Bugs Hiding in That Leaf Pile

Leaf piles just beg to be jumped in. But beneath the pillowy cushion of the leaves there are a lot of things you don’t want to be rolling around in for even a second. In addition to mold, fecal matter and debris, bugs could also be hiding in the leaf pile. If you want a…

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Types of Scorpions in Alabama

When you hear the word “scorpions” one of two things may come to mind – the German powerhouse rock band and the desert. In reality, scorpions can be found all over the U.S., including Alabama. In 2014 alone, the Regional Poison Control Center reported 196 scorpion stings. In fact, scorpions dole out more venomous stings…

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Alabama Pests: All About Catalpa Worms

Alabama’s insect population includes thousands of bugs. Some of them are common while others are completely unknown to the general population. One bug that many locals have seen before but know little about is the catalpa worm, which actually isn’t a worm at all. Today, we’re giving catalpa worms the attention they deserve. Some people…

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Amazing Ants: Why Are Ants so Strong?

Ants are one of the most resilient animals on the planet. For their size and weight, they’ve often been cited as one of the strongest living creatures. Ants are so powerful they were the inspiration for Stan Lee’s iconic comic hero Ant-Man. But how are ants able to lift objects 50+ times their own weight?…

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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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Can Rats Climb?

Wintertime is when rats become a really bothersome pest for homeowners. The freezing temperatures outside send rats scurrying indoors for shelter. Think your home is sealed up as tight as Fort Knox? You may not be looking high enough. Rodents in Alabama keep our technicians busy partly because they have a lot of tricks for…

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Why Do Termites Follow Ink?

A termite infestation is one of the last things any homeowner wants to deal with. Because they are so infamous for damaging homes, many people know of termites but their anatomy is a bit of a mystery to most. Our Alabama pest control technicians have spent years learning about termites and studying how they move.…

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Common Alabama Rodents: Which Should I Worry About?

Insects aren’t the only pests moving indoors during the winter. All kinds of rodents are also gnawing and scratching their way into homes in Alabama. Which vermin are most likely to become uninvited house guests? Read on to find out. Alabama Rodents That Are Around in the Winter Of the 62 native mammals in Alabama, a…

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Do Bugs Get Cold?

Our pest control technicians get asked a lot of questions? Usually they’re specific to a certain problem, but sometimes people are just curious. A question we hear a lot in the winter is, “Do bugs get cold?” Last month we answered the question “do bugs hibernate”, which provides some insight into how insects ride out…

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Alabama Bugs That Bite!

While we humans are busy chomping on turkey this month, there could be insects taking a bite out of us. During the winter more insects move inside to escape the cold, which means there could be a higher likelihood of getting bitten. Use this guide to find out which Alabama bugs bite and what to…

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