Destructive Pests

Signs There’s a Big Pest in Your Attic

When we were kids attics often seemed like creepy places where things hide out in dark corners. As adults we realize that isn’t entirely untrue. Except instead of ghosts and ghoulies, there’s something much more scary that lives in the attic – large, destructive pests. During the cold months it’s not uncommon for larger pests…

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Does Home Insurance Cover Termite Damage?

Termites alone cause an estimated $5 million in property damage in the U.S. each year. A recent study found that non-native forest insects cost taxpayers another $1.7 billion and cause $830 million in lost property value for homeowners every year. Many homeowners may not be aware that insect damage isn’t usually covered by home insurance.…

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Keep Wood Bore Bees Away with Home Improvements

Wood bore bees, also known as carpenter bees, can be a serious problem for homeowners. They look similar to plain old bumblebees until you realize they are boring into the wood of your house. That’s right, there’s another wood-destroying insect that’s moved into the neighborhood. But before you start swatting, let’s first take a look…

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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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Control Pests Around Your Home The Safe Way

Of course, if you have a pest infestation on your property — inside or out — call Vulcan Termite and Pest Control, Inc. We’re not slouches when it comes to eliminating bugs and other critters. But sometimes, you can DIY the job. It’s for those brave souls who decide to take certain matters into their…

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Maybe it’s Time to Hire a Pro

In America, it seems like we’re on a DIY binge. With all the Big Box hardware stores and TV programs, on how to take matters into your own hands, it’s no wonder. Same goes for pest control. Many folks think they can handle it. But as they say, “it’s fun until someone loses an eye.”…

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Need to Know – Carpet Beetles

Consider this piece as kinda a FAQ on carpet beetles. Us folks at Vulcan Termite and Pest Control, Inc. think, as always, by exporting a little knowledge your way, we all benefit. You can use our services on the issue of carpet beetles. We’re more than glad to help. But in this case, if you…

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We’re On The Road Again

              Now is the time to start thinking about Autumn and the bugs that come with the change of season. Vulcan Termite and Pest Control, Inc. invites home and business owners to the Home and Garden Show in the Brookwood Village Mall on October 25 – 27, 2013. Along…

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Tick Alert – 2013 is a Bumper Year

Has it been hot enough for you? It certainly has been so far this year for ticks. People who look into such matters have been saying since March that tick populations in Alabama are likely to detonate in 2013. Don’t you don’t have to take Vulcan Termite and Pest Control, Inc.‘s word for it. But…

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Am I Covered – Home Insurance and Termites

Hate to be the one to break it to you. Are you sitting down? That standard homeowners insurance policy doesn’t cover termite control. Take heart though. While you don’t have an infestation, there’s something you might want to talk to Vulcan Termite and Pest Control, LLC. about. There is a special kind of peace of mind…

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