Tag: Pest Control
Millipedes Can Be A Nuisance Within And Around Homes, And They Can Also Burn Human Skin
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…Read More
Why Do Centipedes Commonly Infest Georgia Homes? And How Can Infestations Be Eradicated?
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…Read More
How Can Homeowners Identify The Termite Species In And Around Their Homes? And Why Proper Identification Is Important
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…Read More
Researchers Investigate DEET Repellents And Other Measures To Protect Against Fire Ant Stings, And Here’s What They Found
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…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
Widow Spider Species Are Abundant Around Homes In Georgia, And One Specimen Was Recently Found Feeding On A Snake Beneath A Home’s Porch
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…Read More
A Historical Structure Was Saved From A Powderpost Beetles Despite Half The House Being Infested, But Are The Wood-Boring Beetles A Threat To Your Home?
Not long ago the Jekyll Island Authority relocated the historic Skeet House to Pier Road in the Jekyll Island Historic District. The structure was formerly located near a wooded area near the Jekyll Island Airport where it had become infested with wood-boring powderpost beetles. The structure, which was originally built in 1930, was once a…Read More
The Florida Woods Cockroach Species Secretes A Foul-Smelling Fluid That Can Burn Human Skin
Due to Georgia’s humid subtropical climate, virtually all of the 70 cockroach species in the United States can be found in the state. Georgia is home to “domestic” cockroach species, like German cockroaches, that can live out their entire lives within homes and buildings. Several “peridomestic” species are also considered pests in the state, but…Read More
Which Insect Pests In Georgia Are Most Likely To Feed On Stored Food Kept Within Kitchen Cupboards And Pantries?
Finding out that your home is infested with bugs is always a serious downer, but some insect pests are worse than others. While a cockroach infestation might be commonly regarded as one of the most nightmarish scenarios imaginable, bed bug infestations often cause victims a degree of distress that no other type of insect infestation…Read More
Stink Bug Infestations Can Be Harmful To Your Health
Several years ago news stories began to pop up with sensational headlines claiming how stink bug infestations would soon be invading Georgia where they would make life miserable for homeowners. At the time, many of these predictions may have seemed dubious to most Georgia residents, but it did not take long before residents began to…Read More