Posts Tagged ‘home pest control’

Why Do My Houseplants Have Gnats?

gnats on a sticky trap sticking out of a houseplant

  Houseplants can often be a major attractor for pests. Many wonder why these plants draw so much attention. Gnats are a common culprit, drawn to the damp soil of houseplants where they lay their eggs. These annoying bugs, who more specifically are often fungus gnats, can also cause major damage to houseplants through their…

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Spring Pest Control: Tips and Strategies for a Pest-Free Season

fake wasp nest hanging from house

Now that we’re in March, springtime is almost here! Concerning spring pest control, you may need something preventative based on which critters you’ve dealt with in the past. On the other hand, you might be dealing with a totally new infestation this spring. Whatever the case may be, we’re here to help! This time, we’re…

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The Best Woodpecker Repellent for Keeping Them Away from Your Home

woodpecker hanging on house wall with holes in it

If a woodpecker starts pecking at the structure of your home, they can cause a costly amount of damage. Learn about woodpecker repellent and our experts’ best strategies to protect your Alabama home from woodpeckers. Woodpeckers 101 To protect your home from woodpeckers, it’s good to understand a woodpecker’s habits and behaviors. Why Woodpeckers Peck …

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Signs of Squirrels in Walls and What to Do About It

baby squirrels sitting between wall and roof

If you hear squeaks and scratches coming from behind the walls in your home, don’t worry; you’re probably not crazy. We’re not qualified to guarantee your sanity, but it’s far more likely that the noises are coming from a squirrel or a few squirrels that have moved in!  Hearing or discovering the aftermath of squirrels…

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What Are the Different Types of Alabama Ants?

ants crawling on indoor tiles

Ants are tiny yet mighty creatures that live in complex, productive eusocial colonies. There’s no shortage of ants here in Alabama, where 55+ species are found, and entomologists have recorded seeing more than 150 different species overall. All types of Alabama ants can be considered pests, and there are three main ways they can cause…

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Your Checklist for Winter Pest Control Around the Home

winter pest control

  We’ve been answering many questions about winter pest control this year to give our professional advice on the solutions you can try at home. Here and now, we’re compiling them into a master list of our best ones with a few new recommendations, too.  At the end, you’ll find a checklist to keep track…

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How to Prevent Rodent Infestation

mouse sitting on messy countertop

  Rodent problems in the home are widespread. A few years ago, the U.S. Census Bureau disclosed that almost 15 million American families reported seeing rodents in their homes. A rodent sighting could indicate that you have a severe rodent infestation in your home or on your property.  Before you panic, know that a rodent…

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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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What Are Social Insects?

close up of termites eating wood

Each species in the animal kingdom can be categorized by the innate capability of their individual organisms to interact with one another or those from other species. This characteristic is known as a species’s sociality.  Learn more about the different types of animal sociality as we continue to answer the common question: “What are social…

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Stick to These Summer Pest Prevention Do’s and Dont’s

man spraying for bugs under furniture

With the arrival of summer comes warmer temperatures, longer days—and, unfortunately, a lot of pesky pests. From mosquitoes and flies to ants and termites, these unwanted visitors can quickly turn a relaxing summer into a frustrating battle! However, with proper summer pest prevention measures, you can enjoy the season to the fullest without dealing with…

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