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We need rain but not in our crawlspace

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November through January are typically pretty wet months here in East Tennessee, while it hasn’t been the case lately, and boy we could sure use some rain, we are expecting the precipitation to pick

Termite Season is Year Round

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Just because it’s cold, doesn’t mean termites have slowed down. Termites remain active year round – even during the winter. In Tennessee, termites are especially actually active year-round. The termites may not be as active,

Fall Invaders are Here

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Fall invaders are here and storming your home or business. That’s right, with the colder weather here in East Tennessee certain pests are going to try to invade your home. The most common pests

Fall Invaders are coming: Kudzu Bugs

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These fall invaders, the Kudzu Bug became increasingly popular of a nuisance in 2009, quickly invading the Southeast. The kudzu bug has gained considerable notoriety for the economic problems it causes. Based on what is

Fall Invaders Are Coming: Stink bugs

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When you live in East Tennessee these little scaly pests, the Stink bug, is no stranger and with fall quickly approaching us it is time to see these fall invaders in full force. The stink

Fall Invaders Are Coming: Ladybugs

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Ladybugs, or lady beetles, are beneficial insects to gardeners because they are predators of garden pests like aphids and spider mites. In other words, we want lady beetles in our gardens, but the problem

Fall Invaders are Coming: Boxelder Bugs

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Box elder bugs are common pests over much of the United States, especially East Tennessee. Adults are about 1/2 inch long and have a bright red or black with narrow reddish lines on the back

CDC is Almost Out of Money to Fight the Zika Virus

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The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is almost out of money to combat the growing problem and fight the Zika Virus, says their Director. What an alarming announcement! As more and more Americans are

West Nile Virus Reminds Us Why We Mosquito Spray In East Tennessee

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The Knox County Health Department set 18 traps back in early May. Once they collected the traps, they sent them to Nashville to be tested. One of those traps came back positive for West

The Importance of Aeration and Overseeding in the Fall

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Late summer or early autumn is a great time for aeration and overseeding in East Tennessee to heal cool-season lawns that have been damaged by summer drought, diseases, lawn damaging insects or foot traffic.