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The Types Of Insects Known For Swarming In Georgia Homes

July 9th, 2020

A large number of winged insects are well known for being common pests of homes including house flies, fruit flies, gnats, mosquitoes, and occasionally, wasps and honey bees establish nesting sites within interior wall voids. In some cases, large numbers of swarming ants and termites invade or emerge within homes. These swarms are known as…

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Can Carpenter Ant Workers Establish Nests In Dry Indoor Areas, And Do Workers Prefer To Nest In Moist Wood?

July 8th, 2020

Like most indoor ant pests, carpenter ants are capable of establishing multiple nests within homes and buildings. However, unlike most indoor ant pests, some carpenter ant pest species are known for excavating nesting galleries within moist structural wood components. In Georgia, the two primary carpenter ant pest species that nest within woodwork are commonly known…

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Mosquito Q and A

July 5th, 2020

Why are mosquitoes considered a dangerous pest? Mosquitoes are vectors of numerous diseases and are often described as one of the deadliest animals on earth. Some of the most common and well-known diseases transmitted by mosquitoes include Zika, West Nile virus, malaria, dengue and equine encephalitis (EEE). According to the World Health Organization (WHO), mosquito…

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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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