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Why Are Termite Infestations Usually Found Around The Foundation Of Homes?

March 27th, 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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Could Subterranean Termites Be Nesting Below Your Home Right Now? And Are These Termites Ever Active Above The Ground’s Surface?

March 26th, 2020

It is well known that subterranean termites are the most destructive insect pests to structures, but they also feed on books, photographs, and when they need to, they will use their jaws to plow through plaster. Georgia is home to a few subterranean termite species including the most widespread and damaging species, eastern subterranean termites,…

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The Three Ways In Which Subterranean Termites Disperse Into New Habitats

March 19th, 2020

Georgia is home to several termite species that are destructive pests of finished lumber within homes, and the state is located in the most termite-heavy region in the country. Multiple species of subterranean and drywood termite pests infest homes throughout Georgia all year round, but subterranean termites are by far the most economically significant house…

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The Types Of Insects Known For Swarming In Georgia Homes

March 12th, 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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How To Easily Determine If A Home’s Crawl Space Foundation Invites Subterranean Termites

February 28th, 2020

Crawl space homes are abundant in Georgia, and they remain popular for a variety of reasons. Crawl space homes allow plumbing and other utilities to be accessed with relative ease, and they can be inspected more thoroughly than basement and concrete slab homes. However, crawl space foundations trap moisture, and this is especially true in…

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Australian Cockroaches Are More Prevalent In Georgia Homes Than Many Residents Likely Realize, And They Are Associated With The Spread Of Disease, Food Contamination, And Allergic Conditions

February 13th, 2020

Periplaneta australasiae, better known as the Australian cockroach, is a globally distributed cockroach species that commonly invades homes where they can successfully reproduce, spread disease-causing microorganisms, infest pantries, contaminate stored foods, trigger allergic reactions, and damage wood, cardboard, paper and other materials. While Australian cockroaches are not as well known among the American public as…

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Is It, Or Is It Not Possible For Brown Recluse Spiders To Infest Homes In Georgia?

January 29th, 2020

For years, entomologists, pest control professionals, and physicians have claimed that the highly venomous and potentially deadly brown recluse spider species can be found within the state of Georgia. This claim has never been hard to believe, as Georgia doctors frequently treat brown recluse envenomation symptoms after identifying bites sustained by residents of the state.…

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The Filthy Fly Pests Most Commonly Found Within Georgia Homes And What To Do About Them

January 23rd, 2020

Who hasn’t witnessed large numbers of flies congregating on manure, dead animals and garbage? Many people assume that flies do this in order to feed on microbe-rich materials, but this is not necessarily the case; instead, adult female flies deposit numerous eggs on decaying organic matter in order to provide their offspring with a significant…

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The Most And Least Effective Types Of Subterranean Termite Barriers

January 20th, 2020

The southeastern Gulf Coast states see the greatest amount of termite-related property damage of all regions in the United States. This is largely due to the fact that the wet and humid climate in the southeast allows subterranean termite workers to both forage and consume wood at relatively rapid rates. Also, subterranean termite colonies mature…

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Why Asian Cockroaches Often Invade Georgia Homes In Large Numbers, And How Can These Roaches Be Eliminated From The Homes That They Infest?

January 16th, 2020

More than 4,000 cockroach species have been documented worldwide, and the majority of these species can only be found in tropical regions. Surprisingly, of all documented roach species, only 30 are known for being pests of homes and buildings. The United States is home to around 70 documented cockroach species, but only around a dozen…

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