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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Are People Really Allergic to Cockroaches?

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Roaches are feared by many—not because they sting or bite, but because they’re just plain gross. Just thinking about these vile, reddish-brown insects crawling all over left out food is enough to nauseate even the strongest stomach. Most people keep their distance––rightfully so, but did you know that having a cockroach nearby could trigger an…

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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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What Are Carpet Beetles?

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“Carpet beetles” are exactly what their name suggests––they’re beetles that live, nest, and lay eggs in your carpet. But they’re not just inhabiting your carpet, they’re also making a snack out of it––causing permanent and expensive carpet damage. If you’re like most homeowners, you probably didn’t know what a carpet beetle was until you found…

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6 Unexpected Reasons Termites Are Attracted to Your House

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As the weather warms up, termites will quite literally start crawling out of the woodwork. By now, you’re probably well aware that termites love wood, and that a termite infestation can cost a great deal of money and stress—but how much more do you really know about these wood-destroying insects? Probably not as much as…

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Keeping Carpenter Bees Away By Improving Your Home

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Wood bore bees, also known as carpenter bees, are amazing pollinators but terrible house guests. Their classic black and yellow, often robust bodies are reminiscent of the fellow bumblebee, yet they play different roles in the ecosystem and in your home. Unlike a docile bumblebee, carpenter bees are wood-destroying insects, often leaving deep craters in…

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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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