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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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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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The Red-Imported Fire Ant’s Unique Ability To Infest Entire Neighborhoods May Be Saving Homeowners From Tick-Borne Disease

September 2nd, 2020

Solenopsis invicta, or the “red-imported fire ant,” as the species is more commonly known, is the most economically significant invasive ant pest in the United States. These ants are native to South America, but they have been accidentally transported into the US multiple times within infested shipping cargo arriving at US ports along the Gulf…

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Which Genus Of Subterranean Termite Is Most Abundant In The USA?

August 17th, 2020

There exists around three thousand documented termite species inhabiting the world today, and most of these species exist in the tropical regions of South America, Africa and Asia. Surprisingly, a very small percentage of these species are damaging to structures, but unfortunately, the relatively small amount of termites that dwell in the temperate United States…

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The Beneficial True Bugs That Prey On Insect Pests Have Some Pest Relatives That Do Very Nasty Things To Sleeping Humans

August 14th, 2020

The Beneficial True Bugs That Prey On Insect Pests Have Some Pest Relatives That Do Very Nasty Things To Sleeping Humans Within Homes It has been estimated that somewhere between 50,000 and 80,000 arthropod species belong to the order Hemiptera. Some of the most well known Hemiptera species include cicadas, leafhoppers, waterbugs, and a variety…

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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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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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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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