Posts Tagged ‘bugs’

2024 Cicada Brood Map: Where Cicadas Will Appear

  Summer 2024 will go down in U.S. history for a wildlife event occurring for the first time in at least 200 years: The simultaneous summer “awakening” of five-year (also known as annual), 13- and 17-year periodical cicadas. “Look through the following sections for all the facts you need to know about cicadas, this summer’s…

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Why Are There So Many Ladybugs in My House?

ladybug about to land on a human hand

Did you know that a group of ladybugs is called a “loveliness?” It’s true! Still, “loveliness” is likely the last descriptor you’d use when you’re wondering: Why are there so many ladybugs in my house?! If that describes you, congrats; you need no longer wonder—keep reading for our insect experts’ answers to all your ladybug…

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Why Is It So Hard to Swat a Fly?

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Ever wonder: why is it so hard to swat a fly? It is already annoying to have your day disrupted by a pesky house fly suddenly whizzing by, hovering around your space, and often trying to fly right into your face! Even worse, when you try to smack the little nuisance with a fly swatter,…

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What Makes Us So Naturally Afraid of Bugs?

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  Whether you’re extremely afraid of bugs or only slightly, you might wonder if it’s normal (or even natural) to feel the way you do. The short answer is yes, to some extent, it’s natural to be afraid of bugs.  But why do we have a fear of bugs and why does it feel so…

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What Attracts Ants to Take Over Your Kitchen

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  You probably thought the ants swarming in your kitchen would eventually disappear after summer ended, but now that it’s almost Halloween, you might feel worried to see ants still milling around. Although ants living outside do have a period of dormant overwintering, an infestation of ants already existing inside your warm, dry home—with all…

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How Pests Make It Inside Your Home

Damaged screen on sliding door

You’ve probably noticed some of these pests inside the home at this time of year (even if you keep everything clean) and wonder: How are they getting inside? As Birmingham’s premier pest control team, we hear your concerns and want to help you keep your home safe, healthy, and pest-free this fall. For our experts’…

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Can a Bug Bomb Help My Pest Situation?

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You’ve tried all of our at-home tips for preventing pests, like keeping your kitchen free of things they love, including standing water in the sink and uncovered food left out on the counter. Nevertheless, the pests you’ve been fighting off won’t disappear. Trust us; we understand the frustration this can cause. We understand the hesitation…

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Washed Poor ‘Incy’ Out: The Truth About April Showers and Bugs

april showers and bugs

You may have heard the popular saying, “April showers bring May flowers,” during the beginning of spring. Typically, as the weather gets warmer, plants really start to bloom and all the spring festivities begin.  But, the warmer weather also welcomes a host of pests—including flies, bees, and ants—to come out and play. With all the…

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Pest Gazette: Spring 2014

Bottle Flies If you notice a brilliantly-colored, metallic looking fly buzzing around your home, you probably have bottle flies, a common type of large fly known for their metallic blue or green color. Despite their beautiful – well for a fly at least – appearance, these are not the kind of insects you want to…

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