Garden Pest Control

Watch Out for These Biting Bugs!

biting bugs

During these chilly months, it’s more likely that you’ll see a few extra creepy-crawly pests inside your home. While most of these bugs are benevolent by nature, some do bite and others are poisonous. Use this guide to look out for these biting bugs that can invade your home.  Assaulting Ants  Out of the 170…

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Are Termites Still a Concern in Winter?

termites

Many homeowners are lulled into the false sense of security of thinking that they’re safe from termite infestations during the colder months, even in the more buggy southeastern states. The truth is that not all insects hibernate or die off in the winter—in fact, many have strong survival strategies for enduring the cold. Here’s what…

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Jumping in Leaf Piles? Watch Out for Bugs!

bugs in leaves

You’ve worked all day raking leaf piles to spruce up the yard. Just as you finish, you see your kids on the sidelines, ready to make a run for one. And why not? It’s all fun and games, right? Not so fast. Take a closer look at your leaf pile. What’s lurking beneath the fluffy…

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House Flies and Fruit Flies: What’s the Difference?

house flies

When you have a fly buzzing around your home, disturbing your peace, you don’t care what kind of fly it is—you just want it gone. A fly in your home once in a while isn’t a particular concern, (they often fly in through the window sometimes.) But incessant buzzing in the kitchen or throughout your…

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Maintain Your Hummingbird Feeders with These Tips

hummingbird feeder

Few things are as majestic as fluttering, jewel-colored hummingbirds. These dazzling pint-sized birds are fascinating to watch as they hover precariously above flowers in search of nectar. In addition to petaled flowers, another common food source that attracts hummingbirds is a manmade hummingbird feeder.  If your yard doesn’t have space for a garden of flowers,…

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Controlling Garden Pests This Summer

garden pests

Just as your garden is boasting a fresh array of leafy vegetables and shiny red tomatoes, you notice black spots on the leaves. Or maybe your leaves start resembling green Swiss cheese, with holes on every surface. Garden pests are no joke! And we’re willing to bet they’re every gardener’s worst nightmare. Some pests can…

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What Are Catalpa Worms?

catalpa worms

Alabama has a booming bug population that includes thousands of creepy crawlers! Some of them are commonly known, like Brown Recluse Spiders, 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 surprisingly isn’t a worm at all. Today, we’re…

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Bugs Don’t Have to Ruin Your Summer Fun

summer bugs

It might have felt like summer a month ago, but June 21 (Summer Solstice) is fast approaching, and temperatures in Alabama continue to heat up. We’re getting geared up for tons of fun in the sun—which includes getting insects under control and taking a few extra precautions along the way.  Here are our tips on…

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Keeping Pests Out of Your Home During a Storm

pests

If you’re from the South, you know that we deal with our fair share of inclement weather every spring and summer season. Heavy rainstorms, thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes can all have devastating effects on homes across the South. That’s why it’s important for homeowners to prepare their homes for nasty weather conditions before they arrive.…

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Why You Notice More Bugs After a Spring Rain Shower

spring bugs

During April showers, insects are probably the last thing on your mind. But, as soon as the clouds part and the sun starts blazing down again, the chorus of bug chirping seems louder than it was before––why? Well, weather can tell us a lot about insects, because bugs seem to match their behavior to weather…

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