Pest Profiles

Alabama Bugs That Bite!

While we humans are busy chomping on turkey this month, there could be insects taking a bite out of us. During the winter more insects move inside to escape the cold, which means there could be a higher likelihood of getting bitten. Use this guide to find out which Alabama bugs bite and what to…

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Scariest Bugs in The World!

Creeping in the attic, crawling around in the basement and hiding in the walls could be something more scary than anything you’ll ever see in a monster movie. Insects are some of the strangest looking creatures on the planet, but the bugs below are in a class all of their own. If you want to…

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Facts You Never Knew About Alabama’s State Insect

A fact many people don’t know about Alabama’s state insect is that there is one. State birds, trees and flowers are well known, but official bugs don’t get much attention. That’s why we’ve decided to dedicate this post to Alabama’s state insect – the amazing monarch butterfly. Amazing Facts About the Monarch Butterfly They’re popular.…

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Are Asian Beetles Just as Beneficial as Lady Bugs?

In the past we’ve discussed the difference between Asian beetles and the common ladybug. They may look a lot alike, but they certainly aren’t carbon copies. For starters, ladybug is the term given to an entire family of beetles that include the Asian beetle. A few other key differences have a huge impact on your property,…

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6 Insects We Should All Be Thankful For

In our line of business we’ve learned most people don’t like a lot of insects. It’s understandable! They can cause a lot of problems, and sometimes all we want to do is just get rid of bugs that are making life difficult. But insects play a vital role in our ecosystem and daily lives! From clothing to food products there…

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Bathroom Pests: Watch Out for These Water Lovin Bugs

The kitchen and attic are well-known activity centers for pests. But there’s another spot in your home that attracts a unique set of insects. We’re talking about the bathroom. The constant moisture coming from the tub, sink and toilet create the perfect environment for bugs that thrive in and around water. In our 50 years…

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Identifying & Controlling Alabama Wasps

Wasps are known by many names – hornets, yellow jackets, dirt dauber. There are many different types of wasps buzzing around Alabama, but no matter what you call them they are all predatory flying insects that you probably don’t want to have around. They are testy little creatures that will make a home in or…

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What You Need to Know About Carpenter Bees

Most bees, including the carpenter bee, play an important role in the ecosystem because they help pollinate plants. However, unlike other bees, the carpenter bee can do serious damage beyond painful stings. The insect got its name because they make their nests by boring into wood. While carpenter bees don’t pose as big a concern as wood…

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Why Are Ladybugs Considered Lucky?

This St. Patrick’s Day many people will be dressed in green hoping that a little luck of the Irish will rub off. That got us thinking about another good luck symbol – the ladybug. How things come to be lucky is usually somewhat of a mystery and varies from one culture to the next. What’s…

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Yellow Jackets: Stinging Fall Bugs to Watch Out For

Most stinging bugs are associated with the spring and summer, but Yellow Jackets can actually stick around late into the fall in Alabama. Let’s take a look at the issue of Yellow Jackets being present in autumn, signs to watch out for and what to do to get them off your property. Why Yellow Jackets…

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