Seasonal Pests

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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6 Causes of Large Pest Populations

Once spring rolls around, your chances of seeing an insect swarm or a large colony get very good in the southeast. Just like people, insects sometimes group together in large numbers. Their reasons for doing so vary from one bug to the next, but below are the top 5 reasons insects live in large populations.…

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Essential Steps for Protecting Your Property Against Mosquitoes

This year there is yet another reason to prevent mosquitoes from laying eggs on your property. The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne illness that isn’t life threatening but has been associated with severe birth defects if a pregnant woman is infected. Global and national health organizations are urging everyone to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites and…

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Where to Look for Pests That Have Been Hiding in Your Home

Earlier this month, we discussed insect signs to look for during your spring cleaning. Now we’re going to provide a little more information on where to look for pests that have been hiding in your home during the winter. These are the spots you may want to check if they weren’t cleaned or if you skipped…

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How Soon Should You Worry About Termites?

Everybody knows that termites get worse in the spring and summer, but should homeowners be concerned in February? The answer isn’t a simple yes or no but rather a very strong maybe. Let’s investigate typical termite activity and the circumstances that might make them a problem during the winter. Termite Activity Throughout the Year As…

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Insect Inspired Gifts for Entomology Lovers

Our pest control business gives the gift of a bug-free home or business, but sometimes it’s not so bad if insects stick around. Insects are the inspiration for all sorts of products that make really good gifts around the holidays. Here are our favorite gift ideas for bug lovers of all ages. Insect Presents for Kids Get…

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