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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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Watch For Signs of Rodents This Fall and Winter

September 29th, 2020

Watch For Signs of Rodents This Fall and Winter Bug Busters USA encourages public awareness of rodents during Rodent Awareness Week, October 22-28, 2017 As the weather gets cooler, rodents like mice and rats look for warmth inside of homes. In fact, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) estimated 45 percent of rodent issues occur…

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Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite: Myths & Measures of Prevention

September 24th, 2020

Nothing is more unnerving than the thought of bed bugs crawling in your bed while you’re asleep. It’s the stuff horror films are made of! Whether in your own home or in a hotel or rental accommodation, these miniscule nuisances are considered a public health pest. And while they are not known to transmit or…

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Squirrels – The White and Grey of It

September 21st, 2020

Consider yourself lucky if you have ever spotted a white squirrel. So rare, the odds of seeing one are about one in 100,000 – unless you live in or near Kenton, TN; Marionville, MO; Brevard, NC; Olney, IL and Exeter, Ontario, Canada. There are two basic types of white squirrel – albino and leucistic. Albinos…

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Cockroach Prevention Tips!

September 18th, 2020

Kitchen: Keep counters, sinks, tables and floors meticulously clean every day. Clean dishes, crumbs and spills right away, store food in airtight containers and always avoid leaving food out—including pet food. Vacuum any crumbs stuck in corners and around cabinets, and regularly clean cabinets out with soap and water. Check under sinks and clean under…

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Two Summer Pests Who Are Looking To Take Up Residence in Your Home This Fall

September 11th, 2020

Leaves are falling, temps are cooler, and pumpkin spice everything is on the shelves. Yep, it’s fall!  It signals  the beginning of winter and, you think, the end of bug season. That would be nice, but there are a few that hang around which could stifle your cool autumn buzz. One is the Asian Lady…

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Can Wood Rot Attract Termites?

September 10th, 2020

Life is hard enough as it is without having to tolerate high stress levels within the comfort of your own home. After a long day at work, or after an unpleasant camping vacation with your parents, it is nice to return to your own home in order to unwind for hours (or days) in your…

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Termites Are The Most Selfless Insects In Existence

September 8th, 2020

Termites Are The Most Selfless Insects In Existence There is no doubt that we humans appreciate selfless behavior when it is coming from others. However, it is hard to deny that selfish behavior often wins out over altruistic behavior in our own everyday lives. For example, if a fire starts inside of a building, you…

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