Seasonal Pests

Mosquito Season Update: August 2017

Even though the long summer days are numbered we’re still in the heart of mosquito season. It’s a precarious time when the threat of mosquito-borne diseases is on everyone’s mind. Last year the Zika virus was added to the list of diseases, but what about this mosquito season? Do you still need to worry about Zika and…

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What to do When Your Trees Are Full of Silk Worms

In mid-summer caterpillars and worms are in abundance. It’s also the time of year when massive webs begin showing up in trees. These webs aren’t the result of a horrifically huge spider. They’re the byproduct of fall webworms, also commonly referred to as silkworms. However, true silkworms feed solely on the leaves of white mulberry…

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7 Pests That Thrive in the Summer

It’s insect season! Which bugs are you most likely to see creeping around during the hottest months? The short answer is, just about every one of them if you live in Alabama. In the steamy climate of the southeast, we get more than our fair share of summer insects. Below is a list of the…

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April Showers Bring May Insects: Rain And Pest Problems

During an April downpour insects are the last thing on the mind. But as soon as the clouds clear and the sun comes back out, the hum of bugs seems to be louder than it was before. Wet, rainy climates are the perfect environment for many insects because moisture aids development. Some bugs aren’t active…

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Do Bugs Hibernate?

Every winter our professional pest control technicians are sure to be asked one question. Do bugs hibernate? Everyone is well aware that fewer bugs are active during the cold months, however there’s a lot of uncertainty as to where they go. Virtually no insect can survive out in the open when temperatures drop below 40…

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Top Holiday Traditions That Attract Bugs

If it weren’t for the biting cold weather bugs would probably love the holiday season. It’s a smorgasbord of easy pickings. So many holiday traditions give insects the opportunity to get cozy inside and feast on treats. Simply taking decorations out of storage can be enough to stir up pests. Which holiday traditions attract the…

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Alabama Cool Down: Pests to Expect This Fall

Do you feel that? It’s the temperature dropping below blazing hot. This month Alabama residents will begin to see something else along with the changing weather – bugs. In the southeast we have four distinct insect seasons, and fall is more active here compared to other parts of the country. At Vulcan Termite and Pest…

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How Insects Handle the Heat

With temperatures already soaring up to 100 degrees this summer, people are doing everything they can to stay cool. It brings a good question to mind. How do insect bear the unbearable heat during the summer? Many insects, including mosquitoes, don’t just survive in high heat – they thrive. When temperatures increase it can help…

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How to Prepare for a Bug-Free Vacation

At home you keep bugs away with  pest control treatments, regular cleaning and good habits. But on vacation a lot of those things are out of your control, and an insect invasion can ruin the experience real quick. If you’ve got a trip planned this summer, here are a few ways you can protect your family…

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Keeping Your Pets Free of Pests During the Summer

Summer is the season when bugs are out in full force, and no family member is more susceptible than your pets. All the insects that can bug us while we’re relaxing outdoors can also annoy, and even harm, our furry friends. Keep reading to get tips on how to keep pets and their outdoor living…

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