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Why Extremely Destructive “Super Termite” Hybrids May Soon Become Established In Georgia

August 5th, 2020

Georgia is home to a relatively high number of both subterranean and drywood termite species that are known pests of woodwork. The most common and destructive termite pest species in Georgia is the native eastern subterranean termite (Reticulitermes flavipes), followed by the dark southern subterranean termite (R. virginicus), and the light southern subterranean termite (R.…

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Sentricon: Augmented Reality Video

August 2nd, 2020

There are a few specific questions that homeowners consistently ask during their initial conversations with a Certified Sentricon Specialist. For instance, “how do the termites find the stations” or “does the termite bait attract termites to my house. The answers to these questions and more are located in this video.

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The Red Paper Wasp Is The Most Aggressive Paper Wasp Species

July 28th, 2020

Everyone is familiar with the fierce and potentially dangerous group of wasps known as yellow jackets and hornets, especially the latter considering that the country is currently in the grip of murder hornet fever. Yellow jackets live in close association with humans where they establish nests on and inside of structures, on tree branches, within…

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Stay Alert For Stinging Insects This Summer

July 27th, 2020

Bug Busters USA is sharing tips to help homeowners avoid unwanted encounters With the summer months upon us, families will be out enjoying days at the local playground and evenings at backyard BBQs, but children won’t be the only things buzzing about. Experts are warning that July brings with it not only warm weather, but stinging insects as…

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How Can Homeowners Tell The Difference Between Carpenter Ant Workers That Nest In Structural Lumber, And Those That Merely Pose A Nuisance Within Homes?

July 16th, 2020

Many pest management professionals say that carpenter ants are the most difficult native ant pests to control, and there are several valid reasons for this claim. For one thing, most carpenter ant infestations see workers establish one or more nests within inaccessible indoor spaces where they cannot be readily detected or treated. These spaces include…

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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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