Garden Pest Control

Maintain Your Hummingbird Feeders with These Tips

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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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The Most Common Spring Pests In Alabama

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Everyone in the South has been patiently anticipating the awakening of spring––and it’s here! We can finally put our oversized scarves and chunky boots away, and reach for our shorts and favorite t-shirts. Though we’re all collectively excited about the positive things that spring brings––picnics, walks in the park, warm weather––we must not forget that…

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Soil Quality and Pest Control: What’s the Connection?

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Soil is a storehouse for all the elements that help plants grow: nutrients, oxygen, water, and organic matter. When properly maintained, soil can help plants grow happy, healthy, and strong. When poorly maintained, soil can suffocate plant roots, and lead to plant decay. After more than 50 years of providing pest control in Central Alabama,…

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Protecting Your Home from Common Spring Pests

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Spring is just around the corner––a time of new blooms, rain, plant growth, and of course, cleaning. This new, warm season is also a host to many pests, including ants, termites, stinging insects, spiders, and rodents. As the temperatures warm up, these creatures crawl out of their crevices and find solitude inside of your house.…

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