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The Most Common Pests That Invade Georgia Homes During The Fall, And How To Manage Them

October 31st, 2019

The approach of winter brings happiness to many, if only because it means Christmas is right around the corner, but that cold weather also comes with insects looking for some kind of shelter where they can ride out the freezing temperatures until spring arrives. There are a number of bugs that gravitate towards your home…

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Cockroach Invasion In Atlanta Homes

October 29th, 2019

In much of the northern half of the United States, only three cockroach species are considered major pests. These cockroach pest species are commonly known as German, American and Oriental cockroaches, and these species also tend to be the dominant roach pests in many southern states where cockroach species are more diverse. While the German…

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Spotted A Mouse In Your House? Where There’s One, There’s Many

October 25th, 2019

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has declared October 20-26 to be Rodent Awareness Week, an annual observance recognized by Chase’s Calendar of Events to promote greater awareness about the threats rodents pose to health and property. A recent online research study conducted between January 2018 and July 2019 by Advanced Symbolics Inc. using a…

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Why Nobody Has Heard Of The Invasive Ant Pests That Nest Within Georgia Homes And Inflict Potentially Fatal Stings To Humans

October 17th, 2019

Brachyponera is an ant genus that comprises more than 20 documented species, most of which inhabit Africa, Asia and Australia, but one lone species can be found in the eastern United States where it has established an invasive habitat. This invasive species, Brachyponera chinensi, is native to Japan, and it was first discovered in the…

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Highly Venomous Banana Spiders Are Perfectly Adapted To Thrive Within And Around Homes Where They Tend To Grow To Large Sizes

October 9th, 2019

Generally, urbanization has a negative effect on arthropods in the natural environment, as arthropods cannot adapt to the radical landscape alterations caused by urbanization. This is especially true when it comes to web-building spider species, as these spiders have adapted to exploit the natural environment in order to build webs that can effectively catch insect…

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A Horrifying Brown Recluse Infestation Was Discovered On The First Day A Family Moved Into Their Newly Purchased Home

October 4th, 2019

The brown recluse spider species can be found in a little more than a dozen US states, and unfortunately, Georgia is one of them. These spiders have largely replaced black widows as the spiders to fear in America, and a brown recluse bites are more likely than black widow bites to become medically significant. The…

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Why Are Drywood Termite Infestations Particularly Difficult To Control

October 3rd, 2019

Termite pest activity is heavy in Georgia due to the relatively high number of both native and non-native termite species that inhabit the state. Multiple subterranean and drywood termite species regularly infest houses and other structures in all areas of Georgia, but subterranean termites are by far the most destructive. The native eastern subterranean termite…

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