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Which Residential Areas In Georgia Are Carpenter Ant Pests Most Abundant

December 30th, 2019

Carpenter ants are well known for their habit of infesting structural wood within homes. Unlike termites, carpenter ants do not consume wood; instead, carpenter ants use their strong mandibles solely to excavate nesting galleries within structural wood, causing infested lumber to weaken and possibly snap under pressure. The most destructive species of carpenter ant in…

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Everything Georgia Homeowners Need To Know About The Common Southeastern Drywood Termite

December 18th, 2019

Termites are divided into three groups known as subterranean, drywood and dampwood species. Subterranean termites are appropriately named, as they dwell beneath the ground surface where they feed on cellulose contained within decaying and usually fibrous forms of plant matter, such as twigs and dead tree roots. Subterranean termites often venture above ground when they…

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The Oriental Cockroach Is Able To Survive Best In Southeastern US Homes Where They Hide Their Eggs Within Enclosed Indoor Spaces

December 13th, 2019

Multiple species of cockroaches are abundant in Georgia where humidity and wet weather provides them with the conditions they need to thrive. The most common cockroach pests found in homes in the state include German, Oriental, American, brown-banded and brown cockroaches. The three most widely distributed cockroach pests in the US are German, American and…

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Take Precautions Against a Variety of Pests This Winter

December 6th, 2019

Bug Busters USA shares information on common pests that invade homes during the colder months When Old Man Winter arrives, some pests go into hibernation while others move indoors in search of food and warmth away from the impending snowy weather. We encourage homeowners to brush up on some tips to protect their home from…

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Do House-Infesting Kissing Bugs Pose A Disease Threat To Georgia Residents

December 5th, 2019

Do House-Infesting Kissing Bugs Pose A Disease Threat To Georgia Residents Kissing bugs are a group of airborne insects that are abundant in South America, Mexico and the southern US states. These insect pests invade homes where they inflict bites to humans, usually around the face, particularly the lips, hence their common name. It is…

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Why Georgia Homes Become More Vulnerable To Termite Infestations Following Bouts Of Rainfall During The Fall Season

December 2nd, 2019

It is well known that subterranean termites require high-moisture conditions within their soil habitat in order to survive, so it may not come as a surprise to learn that rainfall stimulates foraging activity among workers. This means that worker termites travel more rapidly over longer distances in response to water saturation in soil. This response…

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