Garden Pest Control

Why Aren’t Spiders Considered Insects?

spider crawling on floor inside house

Now that it’s October, it’s time to decorate for Halloween! However, you may find that Mother Nature has sent some eight-legged, creepy-crawling interior decorators just in time to help out, adorning your porch and the dark corners of your home with their wispy, intricately woven webs. You guessed it—today, we’re talking about spiders! More specifically,…

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How Pests Make It Inside Your Home

Damaged screen on sliding door

You’ve probably noticed some of these pests inside the home at this time of year (even if you keep everything clean) and wonder: How are they getting inside? As Birmingham’s premier pest control team, we hear your concerns and want to help you keep your home safe, healthy, and pest-free this fall. For our experts’…

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How Do Ant Colonies Work?

close up of ants crawling on dirt

Whether you’re dealing with an ant infestation in your home or on your lawn—or you’re simply observing ants on the hunt for food—you might have wondered at some point: how do ant colonies work? Like humans, ants are social creatures; they live and work together in large, family-like communities called colonies, and each individual ant…

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Why You Need Summer Pest Control

In previous posts on our pest blog, we’ve discussed the common types of summer pests, how to prepare for them, and the do’s and don’ts of summer pest prevention. Today, our pest control experts want to share some knowledge about why you need summer pest control. Read on to learn more. The two most fundamental…

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Ways Landscapers Can Go About Enticing Pollinating Insects

pollinating insects

We all know how important our pollinating insects are, and most of us know how their numbers have been dwindling in recent years. Bees, butterflies, pollinating beetles, and more—they need our help to continue their important work! Keep reading for ways to help by making conscious choices this spring. How to Attract Pollinating Insects to…

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Beginner Gardening Tips to Keep Harmful Bugs at Bay

beginner gardening tips

Gardening is a wonderful hobby to have—but if you’re just starting out, it can be a bit overwhelming! If you aren’t sure what to plant, why not plant some beautiful things that will also keep annoying pests away without having to use pesticides? Keep reading for some awesome beginner gardening tips that will help keep…

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Good Garden Insects You Want to Have Around

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If you have a green thumb, then what we are about to say may not be a surprise to you. Some bugs are actually good for your garden and yard!  There are many garden insects that are often lumped into the bug category which are to be considered as good. Take a look at the…

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Are Ladybugs Good for Your Garden?

ladybugs

Have you ever wondered why so many people say ladybugs are good luck? We were curious too and took the liberty of doing a little research so that you didn’t have to!  Story Time Long ago—during the Middle Ages to be exact—insects and pests were completely destroying crops. The farmers prayed and prayed and prayed…

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Heading Outdoors? Here’s How to Check for Ticks Afterward

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So often we forget that ticks don’t have a designated spot and don’t just reside in forests or parks. Whenever we go outside, we’re at risk of being on their turf. In fact, ticks can—and do—encroach on our very own backyards. They also don’t launch onto their targets but rather bide their time in thick…

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How to Keep Cockroaches Out of Your Apartment

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Your apartment is a safe space, a haven to get away from the day and whatever took place. It’s where you wind down, relax, and rest your body and mind. Simply put, it’s where you live. However, it can also become home to free-riding roommates in the form of roaches. The close quarters of apartments…

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