Archive for 'Georgia Pest & Termite Control'
The Types Of Insects Known For Swarming In Georgia Homes
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…Read More
Can Carpenter Ant Workers Establish Nests In Dry Indoor Areas, And Do Workers Prefer To Nest In Moist Wood?
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…Read More
How To Prevent Potentially Harmful Eastern Bloodsucking Conenose Bugs (AKA Kissing Bugs) From Invading Homes
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…Read More
Officials In Georgia Are Warning Residents About The Dangerous Pose By Yellow Jackets This Summer
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…Read More
Why Are Termite Infestations Usually Found Around The Foundation Of Homes?
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…Read More
Do House-Infesting Kissing Bugs Pose A Disease Threat To Georgia Residents
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…Read More
Which Termite Pest Species Are Responsible For The Majority Of Termite Infestations In Georgia Homes
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…Read More
The West Nile Virus Is Spread Primarily By Southern House Mosquitoes In Georgia, But There Are Ways To Keep These Mosquitoes Out Of Yards And Homes
Given Georgia’s subtropical climate, mosquitoes thrive in the state, including invasive disease-carrying mosquito species like the yellow fever mosquito and the Asian tiger mosquito. At least 63 mosquito species have been documented as inhabiting Georgia, and most of these species are not considered pests. Culex quinquefasciatus, or the “southern house mosquito,” as the species is…Read More
Atlanta Is One Of The Most Cockroach-Infested US Cities
The United States is home to several cockroach species that are pests of homes and buildings, and given Georgia’s subtropical climate, cockroaches find the state to be particularly hospitable. This is because virtually all 3,500 to 4,000 cockroach species that have been documented worldwide must inhabit humid and wet conditions in order to thrive. In…Read More
The Brown Widow Spider Has Become One Of The Most Commonly Controlled Indoor Spider Species In Georgia
The United States is home to a total of five “widow spider” species, the most well known of which are “black widows.” Spider species that belong to the Latrodectus genus are commonly referred to as widow spiders. Three black widow spider species can be found in the US, including the southern black widow (Latrodectus mactans),…Read More