Seasonal Pests

Are Bugs Attracted to Holiday Lights, Too?

We all know bugs like lamps and bright lights. All you have to do is look up at a streetlight after sunset to see a swarm of insects gather. Typically, you only have to worry about the porch light, and even then, there are outdoor lighting options that won’t attract bugs. But there’s one time of…

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Showing Thanks for Helpful Bugs

As you gather around the table for Thanksgiving, you’re probably thankful for having a pest-free home to enjoy with family and friends. It’s a thought that also gives us exterminators a feeling of warm thanks. But we also have to give thanks for the beneficial bugs that help us keep yards healthy. In fact, we should all be…

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How to Keep Bugs Out of Your Jack-o-Lantern

One of the most time-honored fall traditions is carving up a pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern. It’s something that kids, adults, and insects look forward to as soon as the leaves start changing colors. After hours laboring over every detail, the last thing you want is a swarm of hungry bugs feasting on your work of…

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7 Signs It’s Time for Fall in Birmingham

The crisp late afternoon breeze. The summer foliage that’s all but gone. It seems that fall is setting in throughout Birmingham. If you see the signs below, you know autumn has arrived. Arrival of the Stink Bugs One sure sign that fall is here is the arrival of the stink bugs, also known as kudzu bugs because…

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Mosquito Season Update: August 2017

Even though the long summer days are numbered we’re still in the heart of mosquito season. It’s a precarious time when the threat of mosquito-borne diseases is on everyone’s mind. Last year the Zika virus was added to the list of diseases, but what about this mosquito season? Do you still need to worry about Zika and…

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What to do When Your Trees Are Full of Silk Worms

In mid-summer caterpillars and worms are in abundance. It’s also the time of year when massive webs begin showing up in trees. These webs aren’t the result of a horrifically huge spider. They’re the byproduct of fall webworms, also commonly referred to as silkworms. However, true silkworms feed solely on the leaves of white mulberry…

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7 Pests That Thrive in the Summer

It’s insect season! Which bugs are you most likely to see creeping around during the hottest months? The short answer is, just about every one of them if you live in Alabama. In the steamy climate of the southeast, we get more than our fair share of summer insects. Below is a list of the…

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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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Do Bugs Hibernate?

Every winter our professional pest control technicians are sure to be asked one question. Do bugs hibernate? Everyone is well aware that fewer bugs are active during the cold months, however there’s a lot of uncertainty as to where they go. Virtually no insect can survive out in the open when temperatures drop below 40…

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Top Holiday Traditions That Attract Bugs

If it weren’t for the biting cold weather bugs would probably love the holiday season. It’s a smorgasbord of easy pickings. So many holiday traditions give insects the opportunity to get cozy inside and feast on treats. Simply taking decorations out of storage can be enough to stir up pests. Which holiday traditions attract the…

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