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Protect your home from overwintering pests!!

This time of year, pests will begin to start the process of overwintering.  Overwintering is an insect’s natural way of preparing itself to survive the upcoming colder temperatures.  This may include both physical and biological preparations. In the case of some insects and animals, this could involve migration, which is the process of physically moving […]

We say goodbye and good luck to Dwight Kirby!!

After a long and illustrious career here at Mr. Bugg’s Pest Patrol, Inc, our very own Dwight Kirby has decided it’s time to hang up his “bug killin shoes.”  Dwight began with our company back in 2002, and he originally started working in our office doing various jobs such as answering phones, filing, data entry, […]

Brown recluse spider vs. grass spider

This time of year it’s very common to be outside and see a spider scurry across the grass.  Our first reaction, of course, is to scream and jump out of the way, but a common second reaction is to assume that it’s a brown recluse spider when, in fact, it’s most likely a grass spider. […]

Time to bundle!!

Over the past couple of months, we have slowly been rolling out a new bundle opportunity to our customers.  As technology has increased, so has the demand for convenience.  Long gone (or for the most part) are the days of writing checks for every bill…every month.  Automatic billing, online banking, and other means of payment […]

Kudzu bugs

square tick

Lately there seems to be a never ending supply of flying pests for homeowners to contend with.  The newest arrival, most commonly called a Kudzu Bug, is about a ¼ of an inch long, roughly square shaped when viewed from above and is either dark brown or olive in appearance.  This bug is commonly mistaken as a “lady bug” […]

Flying ant vs. swarming termite

Pest Control takes care of Flying ants

With the recent rain that we have experienced, springtime is in full swing and summer is just around the corner.  The showers, which are necessary for food production, lush lawns and colorful flower beds, also bring about the reproductive stage of many insects.  Particularly ants and termites. During this time of year it is not […]

Giant Mosquitoes?! AKA Crane Flies

mosquito hawk

Most people can relate to this…you open your front or back door and in comes a giant, flying creature of some sort that manages to get past you and the next thing you know it’s “bouncing” off the ceiling.  Many home owners have been experiencing lately an invasion of what appears to be giant mosquitoes. […]

Our very own Harry Slagle has been promoted!!

For those of you that know Harry Slagle, this will come as no shock to you…but Harry has been promoted to Supervisor at our Pelham location! Harry has been with Mr. Bugg’s Pest Patrol since April of 2000, and in that time, he has proven himself to be an invaluable asset.  For 16 and half […]

We say ‘goodbye’ and ‘best wishes’ to Susan Taylor!!

It is with bittersweet emotion that we say goodbye and farewell to our very own Susan Taylor today.  Since 1990, Susan has been a regular face here at Mr. Bugg’s Pest Patrol, Inc., and today she has decided it is time to “hang up her bug-stompin’ shoes.”  After much deliberation, Susan has decided to retire […]

Boxelder Bug Blitz!?!?

Well, it’s winter out there, and it sure is col…..uhh, well, maybe not!  The past week or so after the “ice storm” has been unseasonably warm…even borderline hot! It seems as soon as it gets cold for a couple of days, it goes right back to warmer temperatures causing some insects to think it’s time […]

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