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Atlanta Is One Of The Most Cockroach-Infested US Cities

May 26th, 2020

The United States is home to several cockroach species that are pests of homes and buildings, and given Georgia’s subtropical climate, cockroaches find the state to be particularly hospitable. This is because virtually all 3,500 to 4,000 cockroach species that have been documented worldwide must inhabit humid and wet conditions in order to thrive. In…

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The 411 on Cockroaches in the Home

May 20th, 2020
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The Brown Widow Spider Has Become One Of The Most Commonly Controlled Indoor Spider Species In Georgia

May 15th, 2020

The United States is home to a total of five “widow spider” species, the most well known of which are “black widows.” Spider species that belong to the Latrodectus genus are commonly referred to as widow spiders. Three black widow spider species can be found in the US, including the southern black widow (Latrodectus mactans),…

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Tiny Thief Ants Easily Find Their Way Into Homes Where They Frequently Invade Food Packages, Sometimes Resulting In Contamination

May 11th, 2020

Ants may be the most commonly managed insect pests within homes, and Georgia is home to some pretty fierce species. The red-imported fire ant and the newly introduced Asian needle ant are two examples of highly venomous and potentially dangerous ant pest species that call Georgia home. The thief ant (Solenopsis molesta) is closely related…

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As Many As One In Five Homes In Georgia Will Be Attacked By Termites

May 8th, 2020

Georgia is home to several termite pest species including the highly destructive Formosan subterranean termite. Luckily, the invasive Formosan subterranean termite species is not nearly as abundant within Georgia as it is within nearby Gulf Coast states, particularly within Louisiana and Florida; instead, it is the native eastern subterranean termite that causes the greatest amount…

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Which Carpenter Ant Species Infests Structural Wood Most Often In Georgia Homes, And How Can Nests That Are Located Within Wall Voids Be Destroyed?

May 1st, 2020

Along with cockroaches, flies and termites, ants are the most common insect pests of homes, and they are the most ubiquitous insects in urban and suburban areas. Some of the most commonly controlled ant pest species in residential areas throughout Georgia include pavement ants, odorous house ants, Pharaoh ants, ghost ants, and red-imported fire ants.…

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