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How Many Scorpion Species Have Been Documented In Georgia? Are They Ever Found In Homes?

May 15th, 2019

Scorpions are not commonly associated with the humid subtropical climate of Georgia, but there exists around 2,000 documented scorpion species that exist on six continents and within different environmental conditions. But there is one thing just about all scorpion species have in common, they prefer hot weather. As most people can guess, the southwest is…

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A Georgia Woman Found Termites In Her Clothes After Her Apartment Complex Became Infested

May 14th, 2019

Georgia is home to at least nine termite species that have been documented, six of which maintain a habitat on the coast and barrier islands. Three termite species in the state are invasive. These species include the Formosan subterranean termite, the west Indian drywood termite (also known as the powderpost termite), and the western drywood…

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

May 13th, 2019

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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A Termite Infestation Forced Students To Vacate Their Campus Apartment In Statesboro, And Locals Band Together To Save A Failing Home From Termites

May 9th, 2019

Georgia happens to be one of a handful of US states where homes must be inspected for termites regularly due to the heavy termite population within the state. Given the state’s Gulf Coast location, the two most destructive termite species that exist within the US, the eastern subterranean termite and the invasive Formosan subterranean termite,…

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An Elderly Woman Was Literally Eaten Alive By Thousands Of Tiny Mites Within Her Georgia Nursing Home

May 7th, 2019

Complaints of neglect and failure to address health issues such as bedbug infestations are not uncommon when it comes to many nursing homes. They are often characterized in popular culture as being places where people send their aging relatives to die when they can’t or won’t take care of them at the end of their…

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How Georgia Residents Can Keep Kudzu Bugs And Stink Bugs Out Of Their Home

May 2nd, 2019

The fall and winter seasons see insect pests entering homes and buildings in order to avoid the coming winter cold. This is why it is important for homeowners in the state to begin taking preventative measures against insect infestations during the summer months. Two invasive insect species, Kudzu bugs and stink bugs, often gravitate into…

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Common Mistakes Georgia Residents Make When Trying To Remove Nuisance Wildlife From Their Property

May 1st, 2019

Georgia’s hot and humid summers can leave residents feeling lethargic and drenched in sweat, but at least the winter season is usually free of snow, icy roads and frigid temperatures. Given Georgia’s relatively temperate fall and winter climate, the state is an ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts, but unfortunately, this also means that residents can…

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Savannah Is The Roof-Rat Capital Of The United States

April 25th, 2019

The city of Savannah, Georgia is renowned for its picturesque coastal landscape, antebellum architecture and cobblestone streets. The city’s rich history makes it a major tourist attraction, but unfortunately, the city sees a lot of rat visitors as well, and the rodents love the city so much they don’t want to leave. It may come…

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How Georgia Residents Can Differentiate Between Formosan Subterranean Termites And Native Subterranean Termites

April 24th, 2019

Formosan subterranean termites have been inhabiting Georgia since at least the 1990s. These invasive termites are known for being tremendously destructive, as their colonies contain millions of individual termites, far more than the usual 50,000 or so contained within eastern subterranean termite colonies. However, some Formosan colonies can grow to contain as many as 50…

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Why Is Georgia Home To The Largest Mosquito Populations In The US?

April 17th, 2019

While mosquito populations exist within all US states, including Alaska, everyone knows that mosquitoes are particularly abundant in the southeast US. Most Americans may feel inclined to assume that the US city with the highest mosquito population must be located within the state of Florida. While this is certainly a sensible guess, a recent study…

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