Archive for 'Georgia Pest & Termite Control'
Don’t Get Stung By Summer’s Stingers
Don’t Get Stung By Summer’s Stingers! Use the tips below! Seal cracks and crevices: Seal all visible cracks and crevices to keep these pests from moving indoors, and regularly inspect around the yard and along the perimeter of the house for nests. Keep food covered: During a picnic or cookout, cover all food when outside and […]Read More
Termites Help To Support An Entire Ecosystem
When you picture African landscapes you probably picture a vast region of desert with a bit of vegetation spread throughout. African savannahs are dry regions with patches of vegetation in random areas. These savannahs make up entire ecosystems that support numerous types of animal life. However, savanna-dwelling animals would not survive the harsh landscape if […]Read More
Some Jumping Spiders Prefer To Eat Nothing But Mosquitoes
Some Jumping Spiders Prefer To Eat Nothing But Mosquitoes If you are afraid of spiders, and you hate mosquitoes, then maybe you will appreciate the two types of spiders that prefer to eat mosquitoes exclusively. Jumping spiders are often the topic of study, and a recent study published in the Journal of Arachnology has described […]Read More
How Do So Many Foreign Insect Pests Arrive In America?
How Do So Many Foreign Insect Pests Arrive In America? The United States is full of insect-pests. Many of these pests are not native to North America, but they still wind up on American soil. This is almost exclusively due to international shipping. Many invasive-insects from all around the world, most notably Asia, arrive in […]Read More
This Destructive Forest Insect Has One Strange Habit
There is not much that is interesting about moth-larvae (caterpillars), but one caterpillar is too strange to ignore. The properly named processionary-caterpillar is known for moving about on land with each of its ends touching the end of another caterpillar. In other words, these caterpillars move as though they are taking part in a procession. […]Read More
Are Damselflies The Same Thing As Dragonflies?
Some are under the impression that the world “damselfly” is just another word for dragonfly, but this is not the case, as dragonflies and damselflies are two distinct organisms. However, the two insects are similar enough in appearance for entomologists to place them within the same order, which, in the case of dragonflies and damselflies, […]Read More
This Insect’s Defensive Fluid Could Have Medical Applications
You may have heard of the insects known as “blister beetles.” Like so many insects, blister beetles produce a substance that has defensive purposes. This substance is very bitter to the taste. Researchers believe that this bitter substance, called cantharidin, has anti-cancer properties. This substance is found in two different organisms. One of these organisms […]Read More
Are Cicadas Coming Out Of Their Long Sleep Early?
Anybody who lives in the Southeastern region of the United States is definitely acquainted with the humming sounds of numerous cicadas. Some find their humming to be relaxing; while others cannot tolerate the sounds they make. Typically cicadas are supposed to remain underground for seventeen years before surfacing. However, one species of cicada, brood X, […]Read More
This Time Of Year Brings Out The Poisonous Caterpillars
It is that time of year again when people become excited about locating and photographing the strange looking wooly bear caterpillars. These caterpillars are popular among bug enthusiasts and average joes alike because, according to folklore, these fuzzy caterpillars can predict the future. So how does that work, you ask? Well, it probably does not, […]Read More
An Asian Insect Pest Could Destroy Beautiful Plant Life In The Southern US
Crape myrtles are nice looking ornamental flowering plants that form a big part of how many people picture the beautiful landscapes that can be seen in the Southeastern United States. These flowers are planted both privately and commercially for their attractiveness in the southern US states. Sadly, this flower is now becoming endangered as a […]Read More