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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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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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What Are Perimeter Insect Pests, And How Do Their Population Numbers Vary Within And Around Different Types Of Yard Landscapes?

April 2nd, 2020

Perimeter insect pests maintain a presence on residential properties, particularly around foundations where they frequently gain easy access into homes. Many perimeter insect pests cannot reproduce indoors, and therefore, they spend most of their lives outdoors, but they often invade homes to seek out food sources, secure temporary shelter, or even to catch prey. Basically,…

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Take Precautions Against a Variety of Pests This Winter

December 6th, 2019

Bug Busters USA shares information on common pests that invade homes during the colder months When Old Man Winter arrives, some pests go into hibernation while others move indoors in search of food and warmth away from the impending snowy weather. We encourage homeowners to brush up on some tips to protect their home from…

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Millipedes Can Be A Nuisance Within And Around Homes, And They Can Also Burn Human Skin

July 25th, 2019

Millipedes in North America are understudied arthropods. Several species inhabiting the eastern US have been described, but many more undocumented species exist in all regions of the US. It is somewhat surprising that millipedes are understudied in the US considering that many species are well documented as infesting homes in large numbers. Perhaps even more…

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Why Do Centipedes Commonly Infest Georgia Homes? And How Can Infestations Be Eradicated?

July 18th, 2019

With the possible exception of the most passionate entomologists and perhaps a few bug-nerds, spotting an arthropod pest within a home is never exciting. Unfortunately, one of the most common indoor arthropod invaders in the United States is an exceptionally ugly species known as Scutigera coleoptrata, or the “house centipede,” as the species is more…

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How Can Homeowners Identify The Termite Species In And Around Their Homes? And Why Proper Identification Is Important

July 15th, 2019

Several termite species infest homes in Georgia, and now that the termite swarming season is largely over in the state, numerous colonies are now established in areas where they had not existed before, and these areas include residential and urban locations. Termite swarms occur in Georgia beginning in February following several consecutive days of warm…

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Researchers Investigate DEET Repellents And Other Measures To Protect Against Fire Ant Stings, And Here’s What They Found

July 12th, 2019

The red-imported fire ant is one of the most feared insect species in the United States, and for good reason, as these invasive insects have been known to swarm onto the human body where they inflict numerous stings that are extremely painful, and in rare cases, deadly. In addition to posing a public health risk…

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Widow Spider Species Are Abundant Around Homes In Georgia, And One Specimen Was Recently Found Feeding On A Snake Beneath A Home’s Porch

June 21st, 2019

The state of Georgia is home to a number of venomous arthropods including caterpillars, scorpions, bees, wasps, yellowjackets, hornets, centipedes, and of course, spiders. Unlike airborne stinging insects, like bees and wasp species, which technically include both yellowjackets and hornets, spiders are not generally considered a medical threat to humans. Public health officials, doctors, entomologists…

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