Archive for May, 2019
Are Termites Attracted To Watered Lawns? Do Termites Only Feed On Moist Sources Of Structural Wood?
It is well known that termites are the most destructive insect pests to structural wood. The annual cost of termite prevention and eradication treatments exceed 2 billion dollars in the United States alone, and this figure does not include termite damage-repair costs. When the annual cost of termite damage-repairs are taken into account, this figure…Read More
Stink Bug Infestations Can Be Harmful To Your Health
Several years ago news stories began to pop up with sensational headlines claiming how stink bug infestations would soon be invading Georgia where they would make life miserable for homeowners. At the time, many of these predictions may have seemed dubious to most Georgia residents, but it did not take long before residents began to…Read More
A Non-Native Spider Species Is Helping To Reduce Georgia’s Dreaded Stink Bug Population
You would be surprised how many non-native spider and insect species land on our shores from other far away countries. They usually enter through shipping containers bringing in produce and other items from foreign countries, then will hop on a truck or a car and spread from there. These non-native species can travel pretty far…Read More
Are Pest Control Professionals Required To Inspect Certain Areas Of A Home For Termite Damage?
At the moment, termites are the most problematic insect pests in Georgia. This comes as no surprise, as this time of year sees the greatest size and frequency of termite swarms in the state. If you see what appear to be small flying ants near or within your home, and little dead bugs collecting in…Read More
How Many Scorpion Species Have Been Documented In Georgia? Are They Ever Found In Homes?
Scorpions are not commonly associated with the humid subtropical climate of Georgia, but there exists around 2,000 documented scorpion species that exist on six continents and within different environmental conditions. But there is one thing just about all scorpion species have in common, they prefer hot weather. As most people can guess, the southwest is…Read More
A Georgia Woman Found Termites In Her Clothes After Her Apartment Complex Became Infested
Georgia is home to at least nine termite species that have been documented, six of which maintain a habitat on the coast and barrier islands. Three termite species in the state are invasive. These species include the Formosan subterranean termite, the west Indian drywood termite (also known as the powderpost termite), and the western drywood…Read More
A Termite Infestation Forced Students To Vacate Their Campus Apartment In Statesboro, And Locals Band Together To Save A Failing Home From Termites
Georgia happens to be one of a handful of US states where homes must be inspected for termites regularly due to the heavy termite population within the state. Given the state’s Gulf Coast location, the two most destructive termite species that exist within the US, the eastern subterranean termite and the invasive Formosan subterranean termite,…Read More
An Elderly Woman Was Literally Eaten Alive By Thousands Of Tiny Mites Within Her Georgia Nursing Home
Complaints of neglect and failure to address health issues such as bedbug infestations are not uncommon when it comes to many nursing homes. They are often characterized in popular culture as being places where people send their aging relatives to die when they can’t or won’t take care of them at the end of their…Read More
How Georgia Residents Can Keep Kudzu Bugs And Stink Bugs Out Of Their Home
The fall and winter seasons see insect pests entering homes and buildings in order to avoid the coming winter cold. This is why it is important for homeowners in the state to begin taking preventative measures against insect infestations during the summer months. Two invasive insect species, Kudzu bugs and stink bugs, often gravitate into…Read More
Common Mistakes Georgia Residents Make When Trying To Remove Nuisance Wildlife From Their Property
Georgia’s hot and humid summers can leave residents feeling lethargic and drenched in sweat, but at least the winter season is usually free of snow, icy roads and frigid temperatures. Given Georgia’s relatively temperate fall and winter climate, the state is an ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts, but unfortunately, this also means that residents can…Read More