Category: Termite Control

March 25, 2016
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The "good" would be spring showers, so necessary for food production, lush lawn and colorful flower beds. The "bad" would be swarming ants, a real nuisance around the patio, ball park, etc.  The "ugly" would be swarming termites, an indication that a termite colony has reached a population sufficient to start new colonies.  During this […]

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May 11, 2015
Formosan Termite Alert

The month of May is anticipated by many in order to honor Mothers; however, the month of May also marks the beginning of the Formosan Subterranean Termite swarm season in Alabama. Formosan termites have the potential to cause more destruction than our native subterranean termites.  Their colonies are much larger than native colonies and Formosan […]

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March 16, 2015
What Is The Difference Between A Stump And A House?

If you happen to be a termite, there IS no difference, both are simply food.   To a termite, the wood used to build our homes is no different than a tree stump in the yard.        While termites serve an important role in recycling the world’s forests, when they turn their appetites loose on our […]

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March 5, 2015

We are frequently questioned about what affect the cold weather and snow has on insects that could cause problems for homeowners.  As this picture illustrates, livings things, including insects, WILL adapt and survive.  Because many insects naturally have a dormant period, they can very easily outlast the brief cold periods and, even briefer, snows experienced […]

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December 5, 2013
Sometimes You Don’t Want The “Free Extras”!!

Many homeowners are taking advantage of the warmer temperatures to do some last minute landscaping before the winter cold locks us indoors.  To all those dedicated yard aficionados, for the good of your home and your neighbors’ homes, do not use recycled railroad ties in your landscaping endeavors.  While the purchase price of used railroad […]

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July 7, 2013
Why Mr Bugg's Pest Patrol is Top Choice for Pest Control in Birmingham

Mr. Bugg’s Pest Patrol, Inc. was established in 1980 as a one-man business and has since grown to a company of 20 employees.  A big part of this growth comes from the philosophy that owner, Mr. David Kellis instills throughout the company.  He believes in treating every customer with integrity and respect.  He expects all […]

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May 21, 2013
Mother Nature Throws A Curve

Just when you think you have the insect world figured out …. it changes.   Though we have been anticipating evening swarms of Formosan termites, native subterranean termites have decided to have a late run of morning swarms instead.  Since the two types of termites have decided to somewhat merge swarm seasons, we thought it would […]

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February 25, 2013
They're Back .....

Apparently Punxsutawney Phil and Birmingham Bill were right about an early Spring this year.  One of the few “winter is over” signs that no one wants to see has happened …. termites have swarmed. Usually temperatures have to be near 70 degrees after a rain shower, but several termite colonies thought it was close enough […]

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December 20, 2012
Bugg's On Display

After several years of participating in local Home & Garden Expos we are ready to dip our toes in the big pond so to speak.  We have reserved a spot for the Birmingham Home & Garden Show to be held at the BJCC February 14th – 17th, 2013.  Our booth will be manned by employees […]

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December 13, 2012
Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire …. Along With?

With true Christmas weather here at last, many homeowners will be cranking up the fire place in the weeks to come.  As you venture toward the wood pile to collect the evenings fuel, keep in mind you may bring in more than you bargained for.  Many pests of the four, six and eight legged variety […]

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