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Jump Start The School Year With PestWorldForKids.org

July 31st, 2019

Bug Busters USA and the National Pest Management Association are sharing educational activities to help kids get ready for the year ahead   With the school year fast approaching, children everywhere are savoring the last days of summer before homework replaces some of their favorite activities. For a fun and educational way to ignite some…

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Millipedes Can Be A Nuisance Within And Around Homes, And They Can Also Burn Human Skin

July 25th, 2019

Millipedes in North America are understudied arthropods. Several species inhabiting the eastern US have been described, but many more undocumented species exist in all regions of the US. It is somewhat surprising that millipedes are understudied in the US considering that many species are well documented as infesting homes in large numbers. Perhaps even more…

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Why Experts Struggle To Maintain An Accurate Number Of Termite Pest Species Within Georgia?

July 24th, 2019

There exists much confusion concerning the termite species that have become established within Georgia. This is understandable for many reasons. First of all, subterranean termites dwell within a habitat that is located beneath the ground’s surface and within natural or structural wood sources. This makes termites extremely difficult to observe, and in the termite-friendly southeast,…

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Regularly Inspecting A Home For Sources Of Moisture-Retention Can Be Enough To Prevent Termite Infestations

July 19th, 2019

Some insect pest species are more difficult to eradicate from homes than others. In some infestation cases, pests may invade homes in order to gain easier access to food sources. Ants, peridomestic cockroach species, and flies often establish a lasting-indoor presence solely because the home’s occupants allow dirty dishes, discarded food items, and garbage waste…

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Why Do Centipedes Commonly Infest Georgia Homes? And How Can Infestations Be Eradicated?

July 18th, 2019

With the possible exception of the most passionate entomologists and perhaps a few bug-nerds, spotting an arthropod pest within a home is never exciting. Unfortunately, one of the most common indoor arthropod invaders in the United States is an exceptionally ugly species known as Scutigera coleoptrata, or the “house centipede,” as the species is more…

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How Can Homeowners Identify The Termite Species In And Around Their Homes? And Why Proper Identification Is Important

July 15th, 2019

Several termite species infest homes in Georgia, and now that the termite swarming season is largely over in the state, numerous colonies are now established in areas where they had not existed before, and these areas include residential and urban locations. Termite swarms occur in Georgia beginning in February following several consecutive days of warm…

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Researchers Investigate DEET Repellents And Other Measures To Protect Against Fire Ant Stings, And Here’s What They Found

July 12th, 2019

The red-imported fire ant is one of the most feared insect species in the United States, and for good reason, as these invasive insects have been known to swarm onto the human body where they inflict numerous stings that are extremely painful, and in rare cases, deadly. In addition to posing a public health risk…

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Officials In Georgia Are Warning Residents About The Dangerous Pose By Yellow Jackets This Summer

July 7th, 2019

Georgia is home to a number of arachnid and insect pests that can deal out painful, and in some cases, dangerous stings and bites. Wasps are one of the most dangerous groups of insects in the world, and several species reside in Georgia. Yellow jackets and hornets are actually wasps, and Georgia is home to…

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How Are Termite Infestations Prevented In Houses That Have Numerous Cracks, Crevices And Other Entry Points In The Foundation

July 4th, 2019

It is well known that termites are particularly small sized insects that can enter homes through the tiniest hairline cracks and crevices found on the foundations of houses. Most modern housing foundations are built with concrete, but it does not take long before concrete foundations develop tiny cracks, making homes more vulnerable to termite infestations.…

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Could Subterranean Termites Be Nesting Below Your Home Right Now? And Are These Termites Ever Active Above The Ground’s Surface?

July 1st, 2019

It is well known that subterranean termites are the most destructive insect pests to structures, but they also feed on books, photographs, and when they need to, they will use their jaws to plow through plaster. Georgia is home to a few subterranean termite species including the most widespread and damaging species, eastern subterranean termites,…

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