How to know if you have a rodent problem

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  Recently we posted an article on how to prevent mice and rats from entering your home this winter…Here are a few key identifiers to the presence of rodents for you to be aware of: Are

Kissing Bugs Have Made it to Tennessee

A bug with a deadly bite is getting a lot of attention across the country. Known as the kissing bug, it feeds on human blood, often biting your face at night, and leaves behind a

Martha Stewart’s Natural Repellent and Treatments for Bug Bites


Today we ask that you check out these great ideas for natural repellents and treatments for bug bites!  Martha gives tips and tricks on how to use everything from essential oils to tobacco! So

Spider Prevention Tips from Martha Stewart

Eucalyptus soap shavings  where spider webs are found may prevent future home building.

As the cold weather approaches we start to see more pests inside the home as they seek shelter for the season, including spiders.  Many of you may feel similar unpleasant thoughts about these eight legged

Fall Leaf Piles, Rake for the Houses Sake!

Falling leaves may be beautiful, something that the Smoky Mountains is known for even is all the vibrant colors Tennessee has to offer, but the leaf piles that are left behind could be a

A day in the Life of a Boxelder Bug


We’ve talked about how to prevent and exterminated these little guys, but a little education on their behavior never hurts. **image from Box elder bugs do not nest indoors year-round. Rather, they make their homes

Pumpkin Pest Control


Pumpkin carving is a long standing Halloween tradition, and many of us like to get the most out of our Halloween decor.  We’d like to share a few tips to keep pests away from

Natural Insecticide for Boxelder Bugs


    If you wish to try and avoid chemical pesticides there is a simple alternative, soap and water.  Just add 1 or 2 Tbsp (15 to 30 ml) of dish soap to a standard-size spray

Boxelder Bugs and Prevention


Boxelder bugs  enter homes and other buildings, often in large numbers, which can be a nuisance. They do not bite people and are essentially harmless to property, but when abundant, they can stain walls,

Kudzu Bug Natural Prevention


Though pesticides may be needed occasionally, many of you may prefer to prevent some pests before they are needed to reduce the amount of chemicals in or around your home.. here are some tips