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Archive for August, 2019

How Pest Control Professionals Monitor Bed Bug Activity After Homes Are Treated For Infestations

August 29th, 2019

Given the tiny size of bed bugs, one would think that the insect pests cannot cover much ground, but bed bugs are actually fast crawlers, and they need to be in order to avoid being noticed by humans. Nothing can ruin a vacation as quickly as a bed bug infested hotel room, and everyone should…

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The Invasive Asian Tiger Mosquito Is The Number One Pest In Georgia Where It Can Spread More Than 30 Diseases

August 26th, 2019

Many people assume that the deadliest animals on earth must be sharks, bears, mountain lions or some other fierce predator, so many people are surprised to learn that mosquitoes are responsible for the greatest number of human fatalities each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, mosquitoes kill around one million people…

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Footage Of A Cockroach Infestation In A Georgia Aquatic Center Disgusted Residents

August 26th, 2019

Cockroaches are considered major insect pests in most countries around the world, and they are particularly numerous within the United States. Unlike most insects, cockroaches are not necessarily picky about their living conditions. Although roaches prefer to dwell within dark and moist conditions, the insects are able to survive for a full month without food…

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How To Keep Crawl Spaces Dry In Order To Prevent Termite Infestations

August 22nd, 2019

Termites infest homes in all states within the contiguous US, but the amount of termite activity, as well as the number of termite species is particularly high in the southeast US. This is because the humid subtropical climate in the southeast provides termites with ideal living conditions, and the relatively mild winter temperatures in the…

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How A Recently Discovered Termite Species Will Make Termite Pests Within Homes Easier To Identify

August 15th, 2019

During 2012, University of Georgia entomologists described a new species of termite that had been collected from Sapelo Island. This newly described species was named Reticulitermes nelsonae, making it the fifth subterranean termite species documented as inhabiting Georgia and other eastern states. Surprisingly, this species is likely more abundant in Georgia than the eastern subterranean…

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Are Modern Homes Always Made Of Structural Lumber That Has Been Treated To Resist Termite Attacks?

August 7th, 2019

Since termite pest activity in the United States causes billions of dollars in damage to structural wood each year, it seems reasonable to make lumber resistant to termite attacks. For the past several years, many studies have aimed to determine which timber species naturally repel termites. Many tropical timbers have been found to effectively repel…

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An Extremely Aggressive Non-Native Trap-Jaw Ant Species That Inflicts Painful Bites And Excruciating Stings Have Invaded Georgia

August 1st, 2019

Some of the most dangerous non-native ant species have established an invasive habitat in Georgia. The most well known of these ants, the red imported fire ant, can be found in every county within the state. Most invasive ant species in the southeast are native to South America, and they wind up in the US…

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August 2019