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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 […]

Extra Protein In The Corn Bread?

Talk about the ultimate in parental sacrifices, these parents don’t even eat. In fact, the sole purpose of each couples adult life is to create the next generation.  The sole purpose of their offspring is to eat …. how unfair is that!!! Many homeowners are playing host to this very dysfunctional “family” and may not […]

A Roach Is A Roach Is A Roach …. Or Is It?

Asian cockroaches are almost identical to German cockroaches, but the species can be confirmed through a chemical analysis by gas chromatography.   “Here, let me take a look and we’ll see which it is … oh, sorry …. I must have left my gas chromatographer in my other purse.”     Asian cockroaches typically live outdoors in shady […]