Pest Control Articles – Knoxville

Swarming termites or ants? Know your insects.

The two can be easy to confuse as both in earlier stages have wings. It is important as a home owner to be aware of the difference in the two. During the course of each

Natural Repellants: Ants

Looking for natural alternatives to pesticides to keep your home ant free this summer?  Research has proven that cinnamon essential oils work and here’s why: Because cinnamon essential oil distills the scent of leaves into

Active Ants in Knoxville

Control Ants in your Knoxville Home Similar to all other insects and animals, ants can be found anywhere. They usually won’t cause any problem to humans until they start relocating inside and attacking homes. People

Carpenter Bees – The Flying Power Drill

Carpenter Bees Have Started Their Spring Drilling Along with the pollen comes the “flying power drill,” also known as a carpenter bee. Carpenter bees are large, black and yellow bees often seen hovering around the

Are Cellar Spiders (Daddy Long-Legs Spiders) Poisonous?

Cellar Spiders Poisonous Venom? There is an urban legend stating that daddy long-legs spiders have the most potent venom of any spider, but that their chelicerae (fangs) are either too small or too weak to puncture human skin; the

Yellow Jackets

Yellow Jackets Yellow jackets are beneficial around home gardens and commercially grown fruits and vegetables at certain times because they feed on caterpillars and harmful flies. When the populations peak in late summer and early

Winter Lawn Care Tips

Winter Lawn Care Tips: In most parts of the country, lawn grass goes dormant in the winter. In the south, cool season ryegrass is often overseeded into the turf to maintain a green lawn. In

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