Pest Safety

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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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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Zika Update: What You Need to Know This Spring

A lot has happened in the last 12 months since Zika became a threat here in the U.S. Awareness about the dangers of the Zika virus is much higher, giving many people one more reason to protect against mosquito bites. In this update we’re taking a look at what’s been done to combat the virus…

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How To Safely Remove Stingers

Before you know it spring will have sprung in Alabama and a familiar sound will return – the humming of active insects. Some of the first bugs you may notice around your property are bees, wasps and hornets that are busy building nests and their colonies. All of these insects serve a purpose in the…

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Are Pest Control Chemicals Safe?

No one understands the importance of pest control safety better than a professional exterminator. At Vulcan Termite and Pest Control Inc. we take safety seriously and only use approved pesticides following their specific guidelines. For the most part pest control chemicals are completely safe. However, they have to be handled carefully by someone who’s trained…

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Bee Stings: What to Do When You Get Stung

When summer is in full bloom one thing is certain – bees will be buzzing around. Most bees are too focused on working to pay attention to people, but if you get near their hive or start swatting they’ll go into protection mode and starting stinging. Our professional pest control technicians are used to getting…

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Pesticide Fire Safety Tips

In August, during the height of bug season, it can be tempting to whip out a can of pesticide and start spraying everything down. But if you’ve taken a look at the back of virtually any pest control product you may have noticed the warning label that let’s you know the pesticide is flammable. Adding…

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The Dangers & Symptoms of Tick Borne Diseases

Ticks are out and about in Alabama now that the weather is warm.  These teeny tiny insects are so nondescript they can latch on without people even knowing.  They are small, but they can create serious health problems in both people and pets. Keep reading to learn what diseases ticks transmit and the symptoms to watch…

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A Guide to Spiders That Help Your Garden Grow

Most people spray and squash any spider they see, when in actuality they only need to kill venomous spiders that bite. Sure, they can be creepy and crawly, but spiders are an important part of the ecosystem, especially if you have a garden. Some arachnids are known to keep other pests in check so they…

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4 Things That Attract Scorpions

Scorpions may not do damage to the home, but they can still be a safety hazard. Researchers at the Alabama Poison Center at Shelton State Community College have reported that in 2009 alone there were over 42,000 cases of insect stings and bites. Of those 42,000, 17% were from scorpions. In Alabama it’s not uncommon…

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