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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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Hundreds Of Ants Were Found Biting An Elderly Patient While He Died Within A Heavily Infested Decatur VA Hospital

September 25th, 2019

State lawmakers in Georgia are furious about the criminally negligent actions that took place shortly before an elderly man passed away within a Decatur veterans administration hospital earlier this month. Nearly three weeks ago, Laquna Ross went to the VA hospital in order to visit her father who was suffering from terminal cancer. After arriving…

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How to Eliminate Fruit Flies

September 23rd, 2019

How to Eliminate Fruit Flies Discover fruit flies in the kitchen? Find out how to eliminate these flies and prevent a future infestation.

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Crazy Ant Infestations Are Increasing In Georgia Homes Where They Frequently Cause Power Outages

September 19th, 2019

Crazy ants are non-native insect pests that have been spreading rapidly throughout the southern states for the past decade. Crazy ants originate from South America and they get their common name from the erratic manner in which workers move while foraging. Their irregular foraging movements make crazy ants easy to recognize, but the reddish-brown workers…

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Should Residents Of Georgia Be Worried About The Invasive Formosan Subterranean Termite?

September 18th, 2019

Formosan Subterranean termites were accidentally transported to the United States during the 1960s or possibly as early as the 1940s. Formosan termite colonies were first discovered in the US near a shipping port in southeast Texas, and since then, these most destructive of wood-eating pests have managed to establish a seemingly permanent habitat that spans…

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Which Structural Lumber Treatments Effectively Prevent Drywood Termite Attacks

September 12th, 2019

Several drywood termite species, both native and invasive, inhabit the state of Georgia where they frequently establish infestations within homes. Subterranean termites leave several signs of their presence within a home, namely mud tubes on foundations. Mud tubes are often conspicuous and they alert homeowners of an infestation before subterranean termites inflict serious damage to…

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

September 5th, 2019

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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