Garden Pest Control

How to ID Alabama Bugs: Spiders, Snakes & More

You’ll find a lot of insects in Alabama, but do you know what they are? At Vulcan Termite and Pest Control Inc., insect identification is an important part of our business. Before one of our technicians put together a custom pest control plan, they have to know what they’re up against. Below are a few…

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The Rise of Lyme Disease & Other Tick-Borne Illness

In Alabama we’ve experienced our fair share of tick infestations and the health concerns they cause. Like mosquitoes, ticks can transmit diseases, some of which are very serious. Experts are anticipating the tick population could hit an all-time high this year, and the black-legged tick (a.k.a. deer tick) poses the biggest threat. Lyme Disease is…

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Spring Landscaping Do’s and Don’ts

It’s the season for landscaping! Spring is the perfect opportunity to freshen up your yard and get things ready for summer. While you’re sprucing things up keep these landscaping do’s and don’ts in mind. Do Wear the Proper Landscaping Attire Even though it’s getting warmer outside, you might not want to wear shorts, a tank…

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The Connection Between Healthy Soil and Pest Control

Soil is the foundation of your yard. Like the foundation of your home, if the soil is unsound it can affect everything above it. After more than 50 years of providing custom pest control in Central Alabama, we’ve learned that healthy soil can make a big difference when it comes to the prevalence of destructive…

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How to Spot Infestations on Store Plants

With the weather warming up you may have noticed that the garden section at your local home goods store is much more colorful right now. The spring season is when homeowners and gardeners start transitioning their yards from the dead of winter to the lively summer. Nurseries and garden centers are stocking up on a…

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What’s Eating My Garden?

Right now your winter garden may be relatively safe from hungry bugs that are hunkered down to ride out the cold weather. But on warm days insects will be looking for a meal, and your garden will look like a delicious buffet. Some yard pests will even stake a claim and use your garden as…

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Simple Ways to Keep Bugs Out of Your Fall Garden

In areas like Alabama, fall has a fair amount of bug activity. October days can still get warm and the nights aren’t too cold yet. The conditions are just fine for many insect species that aren’t quite ready to overwinter. Before they settle down insects are filling up on food, and fall gardens are their prime…

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Yard Maintenance That Keeps Bug Reproduction in Check

Fall is a time to make yard maintenance a focus. It’s the last hurrah before winter sets in and several months of biting cold weather that keeps everyone indoors. It’s also the time when insects are getting ready to ride out the winter months. Right now dozens of insect species are seeking out refuge and food…

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Signs Your Garden Has a Pest Problem

There’s nothing quite like enjoying fresh, flavorful produce that’s just been picked from the garden. It’s too bad insects feel the same way. Plant-eating insects sneak into your garden not caring one bit that you’ve put in weeks or even months worth of work. They just greedily devour everything in sight. Different garden pests leave…

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Summer Lawn Watering Tips for a Pest-Free Yard

With so much vegetation in the yard many people overlook one of the top hiding spots for insects – the lawn. How we water our lawns could turn the yard into a playground for pests. Lawn watering is a careful balance of providing adequate moisture without overdoing it. Below we’ve outlined the best watering practices that allow plants…

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