Pest News & Updates

How Are Insects Equipped to Handle Extreme Heat?

Bees flying around a bee house in summer

  Here in Alabama, the scorching summers can create an unforgiving environment for humans and animals alike. Still, many species of insects—despite their small and seemingly delicate bodies—have adapted to withstand or even flourish in harsh climates and weather conditions, including extreme heat. You might wonder: How can some insects survive in these sweltering conditions?…

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Things You Might Be Guilty of that Attract Pests

fruit flies on sliced apples in a bowl

When it comes to keeping pests away, prevention is key. By avoiding certain habits and making a few changes around your home, you can significantly reduce the chances of attracting pests. Keep reading for some of the common mistakes people make that unknowingly attract pests. #1: Food Storage Leaving food out in the open or…

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Stick to These Summer Pest Prevention Do’s and Dont’s

man spraying for bugs under furniture

With the arrival of summer comes warmer temperatures, longer days—and, unfortunately, a lot of pesky pests. From mosquitoes and flies to ants and termites, these unwanted visitors can quickly turn a relaxing summer into a frustrating battle! However, with proper summer pest prevention measures, you can enjoy the season to the fullest without dealing with…

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Do Frogs Eat Their Own Skin?…& Other Crazy Things Pests Do

green frogs sitting together in water

Frogs and toads are fascinating creatures with unique habits and adaptations. One of their intriguing behaviors is that they do in fact eat their own skin! You might be wondering, “why do frogs eat their own skin?!” Keep reading to learn more about the reasons behind this peculiar behavior, as well as some other interesting…

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Zika Advice From Auburn University Experts

We’ve been talking a lot about the Zika virus this spring and summer since mosquito control is a common concern in Alabama. If you’ve been keeping track of the latest reports you may have heard that officials are investigating non-travel related Zika infections in Florida. The first Zika-related death was also reported in Utah shortly…

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Zika Update: Experts Warn of Southern Outbreak

We’ve been closely following news about the Zika virus since the story first broke at the beginning of the year. Health officials are now saying that the potential spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus is greater than originally expected. Experts are also connecting the virus to more health issues that can impact the lives of millions of…

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Checking for Pesticide Regulations in Popular Vacation Destinations

Popular vacation destinations like St. John are known for their beautiful landscapes, upscale resorts and fun in the sun. But for one family, traveling to the picturesque Virgin Islands has left three of four family members hospitalized. On March 20, 2015 paramedics rushed to the Sirenusa Resort in St. John and found Steve Esmond unconscious…

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Enjoy a Bug-Free Christmas Decoration Boxing Day

It’s Boxing Day in several areas of the world. The holiday holds different meanings for different people, but as a company that has seen a lot of pests hide in boxes, we’d like to use it as an opportunity talk about how to carefully pack up your Christmas decorations so they stay bug-free and in…

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