Winter is the Best Time to Fight Fleas

Winter is the Best Time to Fight Fleas Fleas are nasty little critters that think nothing of hitching a ride on our pets or on us anywhere in our homes. One or two fleas may

Kudzu Bugs Are Making Their Presence Known

Kudzu Bugs Invade Friday, December 6, 2013 Source:  BEN R. WILLIAMS – Bulletin Staff Writer Winter may be just around the corner, but that hasn’t stopped the kudzu bug from appearing in and around area homes. Megacopta cribraria,

Renovation reveals hundreds of bats at Maryville College

The college is turning the tricky discovery into an education treat by installing bat boxes to provide a new habitat for the animals and future research opportunities for students. The renovation of historic Anderson Hall

Ladybugs invade East Tennessee homes

(WBIR) The first freeze of the year means another sign from Mother Nature: the annual ladybugs invasion that creeps across many East Tennessee homes. “Over 500 (cases), and that includes stinkbug, ladybug and kudzu bugs,”


Mosquitoes:  The Latest Buzz is Bad RIVERSIDE, CA — For thousands of years, civilizations have dreaded the high-pitched whine and irritating welts of mosquitoes — and the deadly infections they carry. Now UC Riverside researchers have

Spiders Out in Force This Fall

Spiders Out In Force This Fall There seems to be a lot of spiders around this year. They have two body parts, usually eight eyes, eight legs and, to some, are downright creepy. Spiders tend to

Bug Invaders Arriving This Fall: Are You Ready?

Bugs Arriving This Fall: In a matter of weeks, we’ll be relieved from swatting away mosquitoes during backyard barbecues. But that only means a new pest threat is ready to rear its head — pest

Experts urge residents to protect against mosquitoes

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. —Experts are hoping residents take extra precaution against the many mosquitoes that have recently cropped up in the area. Noting that plenty of these unwelcome guests are expected to join residents as they

Spray-on insulation a highway for termites, experts warn

Homeowner facing $20K repair bill after termites chewed through supporting beam Spray foam insulations are a popular construction material, but as home renovation season ramps up some exterminators are warning that the puffy stuff lining

Where do spiders hangout?

[Spider Control] Spider Hangouts These eight-legged pests can be tricky to find in and around structures. Here’s where to look for them. LARRY PINTO & SANDRA KRAFT | June 25, 2013 Editor’s Note: This article was adapted from Techletter, a