Pest Control Articles – Knoxville

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,”

FOR PESKY MOSQUITOES, THE LATEST BUZZ IS BAD

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

Proactive steps reduce risk of termite damage

By Susan Collins-Smith Prevent Termite Damage JACKSON — Seasonal termite swarms cause Blake Layton’s phone to ring off the hook this time of year. Layton, a Mississippi State University Extension Service entomologist, said all three major termite

Tips to protect your pets – and your home – from fleas and ticks

Protect your pets from fleas and ticks Fleas and ticks are on every pet owner’s radar when warm weather flourishes. This is the season when both pets and people are itching to get outside, but

Crazy Ants Invade Southern U.S.

(CNN) — Beware the “crazy ants.” Researchers at the University of Texas are warning that the invasive species from South America has the potential to change the ecological balance in the southeastern United States, largely because