Why Do My Houseplants Have Gnats?

gnats on a sticky trap sticking out of a houseplant

  Houseplants can often be a major attractor for pests. Many wonder why these plants draw so much attention. Gnats are a common culprit, drawn to the damp soil of houseplants where they lay their eggs. These annoying bugs, who more specifically are often fungus gnats, can also cause major damage to houseplants through their…

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How Can I Get Rid of Lizards on My Porch?

green lizard sitting on wood porch

With nearly 5,000 species worldwide, you’ve likely seen your fair share of lizards. Here in Alabama, there are 17 species of lizards, 13 of which are native to the state. Lizards are fascinating reptiles, and many people keep them as pets. However, even if you appreciate these scaly reptiles as we do, we understand that…

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Why Are There So Many Ladybugs in My House?

ladybug about to land on a human hand

Did you know that a group of ladybugs is called a “loveliness?” It’s true! Still, “loveliness” is likely the last descriptor you’d use when you’re wondering: Why are there so many ladybugs in my house?! If that describes you, congrats; you need no longer wonder—keep reading for our insect experts’ answers to all your ladybug…

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Spring Pest Control: Tips and Strategies for a Pest-Free Season

fake wasp nest hanging from house

Now that we’re in March, springtime is almost here! Concerning spring pest control, you may need something preventative based on which critters you’ve dealt with in the past. On the other hand, you might be dealing with a totally new infestation this spring. Whatever the case may be, we’re here to help! This time, we’re…

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The Best Woodpecker Repellent for Keeping Them Away from Your Home

woodpecker hanging on house wall with holes in it

If a woodpecker starts pecking at the structure of your home, they can cause a costly amount of damage. Learn about woodpecker repellent and our experts’ best strategies to protect your Alabama home from woodpeckers. Woodpeckers 101 To protect your home from woodpeckers, it’s good to understand a woodpecker’s habits and behaviors. Why Woodpeckers Peck …

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Signs of Squirrels in Walls and What to Do About It

baby squirrels sitting between wall and roof

If you hear squeaks and scratches coming from behind the walls in your home, don’t worry; you’re probably not crazy. We’re not qualified to guarantee your sanity, but it’s far more likely that the noises are coming from a squirrel or a few squirrels that have moved in!  Hearing or discovering the aftermath of squirrels…

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What Are the Different Types of Alabama Ants?

ants crawling on indoor tiles

Ants are tiny yet mighty creatures that live in complex, productive eusocial colonies. There’s no shortage of ants here in Alabama, where 55+ species are found, and entomologists have recorded seeing more than 150 different species overall. All types of Alabama ants can be considered pests, and there are three main ways they can cause…

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Are Opossums Pests?

Opossum sitting in a tree

Are opossums pests? Well, it depends on how you define “pest.” Any creature that causes safety, comfort, or cleanliness problems on your property is considered a pest. This may surprise you, but opossums rarely fit that description!  There are many slandering myths out there about opossums, but the real truth is it is extremely rare…

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Your Checklist for Winter Pest Control Around the Home

winter pest control

  We’ve been answering many questions about winter pest control this year to give our professional advice on the solutions you can try at home. Here and now, we’re compiling them into a master list of our best ones with a few new recommendations, too.  At the end, you’ll find a checklist to keep track…

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Why Do Some Animals Hibernate in the Winter?

hedgehog hibernating in nest of leaves

At this point in winter, Alabama’s forests, woodlands, and wetlands are much quieter than usual. Many creatures that commonly roam these habitats in the spring, summer, and late fall have migrated to warmer climates. However, there is still plenty of winter wildlife nearby. During the day, herds of white-tail deer and a few other species…

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