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Spiders, Huh! What Are They Good For?

October 29th, 2020

While spiders in Georgia may come off as more feared than functional, most are actually harmless to humans and quite helpful. (In fact, of the 55 known species of spiders found in Georgia, only two – the black widow and the brown recluse – are dangerous to humans.) Fall is the spiders’ mating season, so…

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Fun Facts About Termites

October 25th, 2020

How much do you know about termites? You know enough to realize they cause Americans about $5 billion each year in damage repair from their destructive ways. And you might also know that if you see a mud tube on your wall that they probably put it there. But what don’t you know about them?…

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Oriental Cockroaches Can Spread Disease

October 21st, 2020

Cockroaches may be the oldest of all living insects as their evolutionary history started around three hundred million years ago. Today there are more than thirty five hundred different cockroach species that have been documented. Out of these thousands of roach species, only fifty five different species dwell within the United States. Since roaches have…

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Pests To Avoid This Halloween!

October 19th, 2020

CREEPY CRAWLY PESTS THAT GIVE HOMEOWNERS A SCARE THIS HALLOWEEN Bug Busters USA shares information on common pests that may take up residence during the colder months While it’s normal to see bats, spiders and other creatures invade your front doorstep on Halloween in the form of trick-or-treaters or spooky décor, Bug Busters USA  advises…

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Ways to Avoid Roach Rage

October 16th, 2020

Cockroaches are among the most common insect pests and like to eat many of the same foods we do. They’re especially troublesome if found wherever food is prepared or served, as they may transfer disease-causing organisms. The most common types of cockroaches in Georgia  are the American cockroach, German cockroach, oriental cockroach and smoky brown…

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Whether Rats or Mice, The Threat is The Same

October 13th, 2020

You see a furry creature with a long tail scurrying through your kitchen and darting under the stove and you assume it’s a mouse…..or is it a rat? Mice and rats are often mistakenly seen as interchangeable, and while they do have traits in common, the differences are what will help you identify and control…

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How Did The Highly Destructive And Invasive Formosan Subterranean Termite Become Established In Georgia

October 12th, 2020

There is no way to know for sure how non-native Formosan subterranean termites (FST) arrived in the United States, but most experts believe that the termite pests were first brought into Texas on military vessels that departed from southeast Asia shortly after World War II ended in 1945. However, Formosan subterranean termites were not documented…

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How Are Termite Infestations Prevented In Houses That Have Numerous Cracks, Crevices And Other Entry Points In The Foundation

October 7th, 2020

It is well known that termites are particularly small sized insects that can enter homes through the tiniest hairline cracks and crevices found on the foundations of houses. Most modern housing foundations are built with concrete, but it does not take long before concrete foundations develop tiny cracks, making homes more vulnerable to termite infestations.…

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Along Came a Spider: Spinning A Halloween Web

October 5th, 2020

Fall brings crisp air, colorful leaves, pumpkin spice everything, and Halloween! And Halloween conjures up images of witches, black cats, ghosts and spiders in webs. Ever wonder, “why spiders?” Maybe it’s just because they’re found in dark, creepy places. Or maybe it’s guilt by association – even witches need buddies, like black cats, bats, rats…

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October 2020