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A Roach By Any Other Name????

The term “waterbug” is frequently used in reference to roaches but the question is …. which roach is the speaker referring to? The term has been used in reference to german roaches which are frequently found around the sink or dishwasher.  The term has also been used in reference to American roaches which require a […]

Brown Recluse Spider Alert

Although you would never guess it to be true by the current temperatures, Thanksgiving, Christmas and, hopefully, “sweater weather” are all just around the corner. For many homeowners these events will trigger forays into attics, closets or storage sheds in search of decorations and winter clothing. Before you dive head first into these seldom used […]

Sometimes A “Good Deal” Is Very Costly!!

The cooler temperatures have tempted many homeowners to start work on long awaited landscaping projects outdoors. Whether grabbing a pencil for the planning stage or diving right in, one very important factor to consider is what materials will be used for borders or retaining walls.  A word of caution to all dedicated yard aficionados, for […]

Patchwork Quilt Of Leaves???

Now that cool Autumn nights are finally here, many homeowners are rifling through storage areas in search of nice comfy blankets. As we drag out the winter quilts and clothing, keep in mind that many outdoor pests are also looking for insulation against dropping temperatures.  Although we require man-sized (or woman-sized) blankets, even a few […]

Fall Swarming Termites?? Scary Stuff!!

Termites are one of nature’s many “recyclers” of dead wood, which make them a very beneficial insect as a whole. The problem with this pest develops when they decide to turn their attention to recycling our homes which are, of course, made of …. dead wood. Termites, and in fact most insects, have been around […]

Fall Has Finally Fell … Fallen …. Autumn Is Here!!!

Between the dropping temperatures and ongoing drought, many “outdoor” pests have decided indoors is the place to be. These unfavorable conditions are responsible for an increase in American Roach sightings in basements, kitchens, laundry rooms, bathrooms and on and on. American Roaches are the species commonly referred to as “large enough to throw a saddle […]

Who Are You Feeding After Dark???

Many homeowners are bird lovers who keep seed filled feeders in the yard. Watching our feathered friends stop by for a meal is certainly enjoyable but …. have you ever wondered who is eating from the feeder at night? For a hint think squirrel without the bushy tail …. that’s right, rats and mice are […]

World’s Smallest Alabama Fans???

Red Velvet Ants could easily be mistaken for Alabama fans sporting a fall sweater in their team color.  As the name implies they can also easily be mistaken for ants when they are in fact wasps. Adult Red Velvet Ants are slightly smaller than an inch, have black legs and undersides with fine dense bright […]