Common Fall Pest Invaders in Madison AL

Now that fall is mercifully here, much like plants and animals, as well as some people, many insects “sense” that cooler weather is coming. Their quest for a warm place to spend the winter often leads them to your house. Typically, insects like to winter in a place that is about 50 degrees. The area…

What Should I Do About Spiders in My House This Fall?

Wolf Spider Huntsville Alabama

Of all the pests which could be in your house or apartment this fall, spiders are perhaps the most embarrassing and unsettling ones. Bed bugs and roaches are high on this list as well. But spiders are a lot more common than these other two. Typically, spiders thrive in cluttered places. So, if these insects…

Some Fun Insect Facts for Kids

Fun Pest Control Fact For Kids

“Insect” and “fun” are two words you probably thought you would never see in the same sentence. But when they are not injuring you or damaging your property, these critters are quite interesting. Additionally, many insects are harmless. In fact, they are either a benefit or a hazard. If they aren’t a hazard, they aren’t…

Five Beneficial Ways to Keep Ants Out of Your Kitchen

Like many other pests, ants are basically only interested in food. And, since indoor ants are so small, the tiniest crumb can feed an entire colony. As a result, if you have kids, you will probably see ants in the kitchen. Squashing individual ants usually does no good. These bugs leave invisible scent trails for…

Mosquitoes in Alabama

Back in “black and white times,” as my kids once called the 1950s and 1960s, mosquito control was easy. Exterminators just sprayed lots of DDT all over your property. This powerful insecticide killed, or at least seriously sickened, basically every breathing organism it touched. That included flies, mosquitoes, pets, and people. Fortunately, black and white…

Fun Things to Do in Madison, Alabama

Professional pest control technicians work hard to keep your home and business free from annoying and dangerous pests, like ants, wasps, rodents, mosquitoes, and fleas. But as the old saying goes, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. You may not want to take things to this extreme, but some recreation is…

Five Diseases Mosquitoes Spread in Alabama

Remember the dinosaur cloning process in Jurassic Park? Mosquitoes bit dinosaurs, scientists used the blood to reconstruct DNA, and mayhem ensued? That’s obviously science fiction, but it is not too far from the truth. Most international health organizations rank the mosquito as the most damaging disease-carrying insect on earth. These flying pests do more than…

How Do My Pets Get Fleas?

Pets are very social creatures. They love being around other animals. They have no way of knowing that this socialization can be dangerous. Furthermore, pets are always on the move. They like to explore new places and also like retreating to a favorite spot. These two personality traits basically explain why pets get fleas. The…

Five Spring Pest Control Tips

Spring is the time that pests become active and begin laying eggs. So, effective pest control during the spring helps keep bugs in check for the rest of the year. On the other side of the coin, neglecting spring pest control puts you behind the eight-ball. Effective spring pest control is even more effective if…

Hot Weather + Heavy Rain= Mosquitoes

Welcome to Alabama, where the winters are short and the summers are long. It’s not too unusual to see 90-degree days as early as March or April. Typically, the spring is very rainy as well. The heat and moisture are ideal for mosquitoes. The more you know about these flying pests, the more you want…