Do Mosquitoes Die During Winter?

By taylorbarselou / March 26, 2019 /

Do Mosquitoes Die During The Winter?   One of the best things about winter in the Southeast is that mosquitoes are typically not a nuisance. As the temperatures dip down below freezing during the colder months, mosquitoes go into hibernation. They do not die, but instead go dormant. Moreover, they wait around for temperatures to…

Read More
house spiders

6 Common House Spiders

By taylorbarselou / February 7, 2019 /

Over 4,000 different species of spiders are living in the United States right now. Does this shock you? Spiders get a bad wrap most of the time. Yes, they are creepy and some are potentially deadly if they bite. However, more often than not, the majority of spiders living in the average home are not…

Read More
pest control

3 Pest Control FAQs

By taylorbarselou / January 30, 2019 /

Do you have questions about pest control that you want answered? Here are three frequently asked questions that may be just what you’re looking for! Whether you have a brand new home and don’t know if you need pest control treatments or if you’re unsure about how safe indoor treatments are, these answers should help!…

Read More
asian lady beetles

5 FAQs About Asian Lady Beetles

By taylorbarselou / January 25, 2019 /

Q: Where Do Asian Lady Beetles Come From? A: We have our own native lady beetles that are typically solitary, red in color with small round, black spots. In recent years, we have been invaded by Asian lady beetles. They are brownish-orange to reddish-orange in color, with larger, irregular black or brown spots. You may…

Read More
winter pests

3 Common Winter Pests

By taylorbarselou / January 4, 2019 /

It’s winter here in Southeast Tennessee. While we mostly think of pests lingering around during the spring, summer, and fall months, they can actually be quite active during the winter as well. You probably won’t find yourself swatting away mosquitoes in January, but you very possibly could find yourself face to face with these three…

Read More

3 DIY Ways To Keep Mice Out

By taylorbarselou / November 28, 2018 /

It’s almost winter! You know what that means. All kinds of critters are going to be searching out a warm place to get in out of the cold weather. There is nothing worse than having family and friends over to your home during the holidays and worrying about them and a mouse running into each…

Read More
mouse in tree

5 Ways To Pest-Proof Your Home This Fall

By taylorbarselou / November 13, 2018 /

1. Fill In Crevices Along Windows & Doors As the temperatures drop outside, pests are going to do their best to find a way inside your warm and toasty home. If you have been noticing ladybugs, ants, spiders, roaches or just about any other pest creeping around your home this fall, it could be because…

Read More
halloween group

5 Tips For A Safe Halloween

By taylorbarselou / October 29, 2018 /

It’s that time of year again. Soon Spider-man and Wonder Woman will be roaming the streets of your neighborhood with happy smiles and hungry bellies. You may have children participating in this year’s trick or treating. If so, here are a few easy tips that you can use to ensure that this year’s Halloween goes…

Read More
black widow spider

Tennessee’s Two Most Common Poisonous Spiders

By taylorbarselou / September 11, 2018 /

No matter what, the idea of a poisonous spider is a little creepy to just about everyone. Most kids are told to watch out for spiders, because if you run into the wrong one it could turn out very badly. There are over 3,000 species of poisonous spiders in the United States, and more than…

Read More

Ladybugs Are Lurking This Fall

By taylorbarselou / September 11, 2018 /

Each fall, ladybugs seek shelter from the cold. During the spring and summer months, they live and breed on the foliage around your home, and typically go unnoticed until later on in the year. However, when the weather cools, they come into your home to find a place to ride out the cold winter months.…

Read More