Pest Profiles

Pest Friends! Your Guide to Lesser-Known Summer Garden Insects

summer garden insects

If you’ve been following our blog for a while now then you’re probably already acquainted with the more common and beneficial insects that may be inhabiting your garden. You know—spiders, ladybugs, bees, and more! We can’t forget, however, the lesser-known summer garden insects that you might see from time to time.  Here is a list…

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Plain Batty: Topsy-Turvy Bat Facts

bat facts

It’s no secret that bats get a bad rap—they’re creatures of the night, after all. But did you know that bats play a huge part in our ecosystem? Not only are they actually pretty cute, but they pollinate our favorite fruits, eat annoying insects, and more. In fact, the last week in October is actually…

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Snuffing Out Stink Bugs in Your Home

stink bugs

Got a stink bug problem? Getting rid of stink bugs is a lot easier than you might think. These smelly critters are problematic for some people with springtime gardens. Although they’re not typically found indoors, it is severely unpleasant when they make their presence known. Here is how you can clear the stink bugs out…

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Can Rats Climb?

  Wintertime is when rats become a really bothersome pest for homeowners because the freezing temperatures outside send rats scurrying indoors for shelter. Think your home is sealed up as tight as Fort Knox? Are you sure every entry point has been eliminated? Unfortunately, you may not be looking high enough. Rodents in Alabama keep our…

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What Areas of the Country Have the Fewest Pests?

For many homeowners, bugs are the bane of their existence and for good reason. Insect eradication and management is a necessity that needs to be part of the annual home maintenance budget. In fact, pest control is one of the top hidden costs of homeownership. After crunching the numbers,  a survey from Infogroup ORC discovered 90%…

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Beware of Bugs Hiding in That Leaf Pile

Leaf piles just beg to be jumped in. But beneath the pillowy cushion of the leaves there are a lot of things you don’t want to be rolling around in for even a second. In addition to mold, fecal matter and debris, bugs could also be hiding in the leaf pile. If you want a…

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Types of Scorpions in Alabama

When you hear the word “scorpions” one of two things may come to mind – the German powerhouse rock band and the desert. In reality, scorpions can be found all over the U.S., including Alabama. In 2014 alone, the Regional Poison Control Center reported 196 scorpion stings. In fact, scorpions dole out more venomous stings…

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Alabama Pests: All About Catalpa Worms

Alabama’s insect population includes thousands of bugs. Some of them are common 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 actually isn’t a worm at all. Today, we’re giving catalpa worms the attention they deserve. Some people…

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Amazing Ants: Why Are Ants so Strong?

Ants are one of the most resilient animals on the planet. For their size and weight, they’ve often been cited as one of the strongest living creatures. Ants are so powerful they were the inspiration for Stan Lee’s iconic comic hero Ant-Man. But how are ants able to lift objects 50+ times their own weight?…

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