Pest Safety

The Dangers & Symptoms of Tick Borne Diseases

Ticks are out and about in Alabama now that the weather is warm.  These teeny tiny insects are so nondescript they can latch on without people even knowing.  They are small, but they can create serious health problems in both people and pets. Keep reading to learn what diseases ticks transmit and the symptoms to watch…

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A Guide to Spiders That Help Your Garden Grow

Most people spray and squash any spider they see, when in actuality they only need to kill venomous spiders that bite. Sure, they can be creepy and crawly, but spiders are an important part of the ecosystem, especially if you have a garden. Some arachnids are known to keep other pests in check so they…

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6 Ways to Protect Your Dog From Ticks

Ticks are one of the biggest pest threats for our pets. These bloodsuckers live to latch onto a warm body, burrow in and feed on their host mercilessly. And it’s not just the gross factor we have be concerned about. Ticks pose a serious health concern for both dogs and people. A tick can carry…

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Top Reasons Why Businesses Should Budget for Pest Control

Pests don’t discriminate between businesses and homes. While some bugs and rodents may prefer a house because there is less human activity, they won’t pass up a business if the living conditions are right. For a homeowner pests can be a costly inconvenience, but for a business it can impact a person’s livelihood. Below are…

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Putting Together a Kid-Friendly, Bug-Free Picnic

Picnic season is upon us, and it’s the perfect time to celebrate the summer break with a good old-fashioned picnic! The only problem is that bugs think it’s a great idea too. Don’t let insects ruin all the fun. Use these tips to plan out a kid-friendly picnic that will keep bugs off your blanket.…

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Maybe it’s Time to Hire a Pro

In America, it seems like we’re on a DIY binge. With all the Big Box hardware stores and TV programs, on how to take matters into your own hands, it’s no wonder. Same goes for pest control. Many folks think they can handle it. But as they say, “it’s fun until someone loses an eye.”…

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Don’t Mess With Fire Ants

Living in the south is a blessing; all of us at Vulcan Termite and Pest Control, Inc. love it!. Nice climate. Great people. Incredible food. But into every day a little rain must fall. Or in this case, it doesn’t fall nor is it wet. It’s a threat. Call them ginger or red; fire ants…

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Tick Alert – 2013 is a Bumper Year

Has it been hot enough for you? It certainly has been so far this year for ticks. People who look into such matters have been saying since March that tick populations in Alabama are likely to detonate in 2013. Don’t you don’t have to take Vulcan Termite and Pest Control, Inc.‘s word for it. But…

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Apartment Life and Pest Control

Buying a house in America is very time consuming. Down payments when you find the one you like. Securing a mortgage. Carefully scrutinizing the home inspector’s report. That’s why many people opt for just renting an apartment…. Looking through “For Rent” ads from the local paper or at an online website, you come across something…

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Mosquitoes Part 2

  Last time we spoke, we talked about the damage a single mosquito can inflict on your body once you are bitten. West Nile Virus here in the states. In other corners of the Earth there’s yellow fever and malaria. With the warmer winter and spring we’ve had so far in 2013, most mosquitoes in…

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