Posted on 10/27/2009
by Shay Runion, VP of Professional Development
With Halloween right around the corner, kids are aflutter with thoughts of candy and dressing up. Halloween can be scary enough for little guys, so parents often choose cutesy costumes for the younger ones, like the ladybug pictured below. Older kids often take on the scarier ghosts and ghouls, but more likely than not, you won’t see them choosing our Top 5 Creepy Crawler Bugs for their costumes – and with good reason!
# 5: Earwigs
Earwigs earned their name a long time ago. They were thought to crawl into the ears of sleeping people, and once inside, the Earwig would bore into the brain! Earwigs have claw-like...Read More »
Posted on 10/2/2009
by Rick Bell
Last week Tommy Irvin, Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner, issued a statement to Georgians warning them to be vigilant in protecting their homes and businesses from potential increased termite activity due to recent rainfall and subsequent flooding. “Now is a good time to review or re-establish termite control measures that may have been disturbed by the flooding,” Irvin said.
It’s unfortunate for Georgia homeowners to experience a natural disaster like this on a variety of levels but taking a chance on loss of termite protection through a 100 year weather event occurrence is a gamble that shouldn’t be taken.
Contacting a licensed pest management prof...Read More »
Posted on 9/30/2009
by Cindy Mannes
Fall is the time of year when homeowners begin to notice cute furry animals in their yard. Animals such as squirrels, chipmunks and other rodents are often seen looking for food and preparing to escape the colder weather. What many people don’t realize is that these pests may be looking for food and shelter in your home. Once these animals enter a home, they can cause severe property damage and pose health risks such as exposure to rabies and the potentially deadly Hantavirus.
The most common fall animals to look out for are squirrels, chipmunks, mice, rats and raccoons. They tend to enter through very small holes or will make a new hole to fit their way in. Once an animal is in th...Read More »
Posted on 9/23/2009
by Shay Runion
Back to school season is in full swing and students across the country are learning new and exciting things. While most students will be learning reading, writing and arithmetic, they probably aren’t learning about the potential bugs living in their lunchboxes, lockers or backpacks. Pests such as lice, fleas and bed bugs, all have the potential to bite and leave behind painful sores. They also can easily spread disease.
Here is a list of the most common pests found in schools and how to recognize them.
Deer ticks are small black pests, about the size of a sesame seed. They’re known for the distinct red bull’s eye rash they leave if you get bitten. They can carry ...Read More »