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How To Prevent Potentially Harmful Eastern Bloodsucking Conenose Bugs (AKA Kissing Bugs) From Invading Homes

June 30th, 2020

The home-invading insect pests commonly known as “kissing bugs” belong to the genus Triatoma in the family Reduviidae, which is made up of mostly beneficial insects known as “assassin bugs.” Since assassin bugs prey on insects, their presence in residential yards will reduce the number of insect pests that are known to invade and infest…

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

June 22nd, 2020

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 The Ongoing Nationwide Bed Bug Epidemic Started

June 19th, 2020

The earliest known ancestor of modern bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) first appeared around one hundred million years ago, and the first known mention of the bloodsucking pests can be found in ancient Greek and Roman texts. Bed bugs were well documented as parasitic pests of man in Europe during the latter period of the middle…

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Why Are Termite Infestations Usually Found Around The Foundation Of Homes?

June 17th, 2020

It is often said that termites eat wood, and while this is true, it does not mean that all sources of seasoned wood are vulnerable to termite damage. Most of the 3,000 termite species that have been documented worldwide consume cellulose from slowly decaying forms of fibrous plant matter, which is mostly wood. However, some…

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

June 15th, 2020

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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Mosquito Control Tips | Georgia Mosquito Control

June 9th, 2020

To prevent the health risks that can potentially accompany an already-pesky mosquito bite, be sure to follow these mosquito prevention tips from Bug Busters USA When spending time outdoors, apply an insect repellant containing at least 20% DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon-eucalyptus, and reapply as directed on the label. People who are spending long…

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Which Termite Pest Species Are Responsible For The Majority Of Termite Infestations In Georgia Homes

June 5th, 2020

Termites are the most destructive, and therefore, the most economically costly pests of homes and buildings in the US. Around 3,000 termite species have been documented worldwide, and each species belongs to one of three groups. These three groups are known as subterranean, drywood and dampwood termites, and several species of each are known for…

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The West Nile Virus Is Spread Primarily By Southern House Mosquitoes In Georgia, But There Are Ways To Keep These Mosquitoes Out Of Yards And Homes

June 1st, 2020

Given Georgia’s subtropical climate, mosquitoes thrive in the state, including invasive disease-carrying mosquito species like the yellow fever mosquito and the Asian tiger mosquito. At least 63 mosquito species have been documented as inhabiting Georgia, and most of these species are not considered pests. Culex quinquefasciatus, or the “southern house mosquito,” as the species is…

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