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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 […]

Forget Wanted Dead or Alive …. These Are Only Wanted DEAD!!!

Ants continue to top Birmingham’s “Most Wanted” list …. most wanted DEAD that is.  Ant colonies are considered super organisms because they act as a unified entity, working together to support the colony.  Ant societies have division of labor, communication between individuals, and the ability to solve even complex problems.  With these factors in mind, […]

Mosquitoes Continue To Make Headlines

Due to the locally contracted cases of the Zika Virus reported in Florida, mosquitoes continue to make headlines.  According to the CDC, “Anyone living in or traveling to an area where the Zika virus is found, who had not already been infected, is at risk for infection”. The CDC includes supporting mosquito control programs in […]

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