Seasonal Pests

How to Prevent the Worst Summer Pests from Bugging You

summer pests

It seems everything’s more active in summer. Pests are no different. In summer, insects shake off their winter slumber and begin to forage for food. Not only that: Summer also signals the start of mating season for many. All this increased pest activity can wreak havoc on homeowners’ summertime peace and quiet. While summer pests…

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Why Do Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others?

mosquitoes

Did you know that mosquitoes are picky eaters? Mosquitoes will bite some people more than others, but why?  There are several known factors that come into play when mosquitoes choose to chomp down on one person over another. If you’ve noticed you get bitten more than your friends and family, here are a few possible…

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9 Natural Ways to Keep Mosquitoes Away

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Warmer weather means that our least favorite spring pests will be back once again, ready to bite, sting, and swarm. Bugs like flies, bees, wasps, and the dreaded mosquito will return with a vengeance.  If you prefer more natural solutions to shooing mosquitoes away, this is the article for you. Surprisingly, mosquitoes actually hate a…

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Common Spring Pests to Watch Out For

brown stink bug

It’s springtime, Alabama! The weather is warming up, and the azaleas are close to blooming. The warmer temperatures also mean that our six legged spring pest friends will be on the move once again.  It’s time to get your spring cleaning done, and call in your local pest control service. While you’re at it, look…

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Pests That Seek Warmth in the Winter

ladybug in home

  Just like humans, insects are susceptible to the cold and try to avoid it any way they can. And just like most animals, they have a plan to stay safe and warm during the winter months. Some bugs burrow deep into the ground, others make cocoons to hibernate in, but some choose an easier…

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How to Keep Bugs Out of Your Jack-o-Lantern

One of the most time-honored fall traditions is carving a pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern. It’s something that kids, adults and insects look forward to as soon as the leaves start changing colors. After hours laboring over every detail, the last thing you want is a swarm of hungry bugs feasting on your Halloween decor. The…

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Are Bugs Attracted to Holiday Lights, Too?

We all know bugs like lamps and bright lights. All you have to do is look up at a streetlight after sunset to see a swarm of insects gather. Typically, you only have to worry about the porch light, and even then, there are outdoor lighting options that won’t attract bugs. But there’s one time of…

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Showing Thanks for Helpful Bugs

As you gather around the table for Thanksgiving, you’re probably thankful for having a pest-free home to enjoy with family and friends. It’s a thought that also gives us exterminators a feeling of warm thanks. But we also have to give thanks for the beneficial bugs that help us keep yards healthy. In fact, we should all be…

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7 Signs It’s Time for Fall in Birmingham

The crisp late afternoon breeze. The summer foliage that’s all but gone. It seems that fall is setting in throughout Birmingham. If you see the signs below, you know autumn has arrived. Arrival of the Stink Bugs One sure sign that fall is here is the arrival of the stink bugs, also known as kudzu bugs because…

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