Monthly Archives: June 2011

Allegheny Mound Ants

The Allegheny Mound Ant, sometimes referred to as a “field Ant”, is a structural pest that can potentially damage your home. The most identifying trait of the Allegheny Mound Ant is the large mound that they build in open fields and yards. Allegheny Mound Ants can inject formic acid into the vegetation that surrounds their mound which causes a danger to small trees and shrubs within 40-50 feet.

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Indian Meal Moth

We’ve gotten this question quite a bit lately! People have been finding moths around their food cabinets or pantries. In most cases, it has been the Indian Meal Moth. These moths are not big fans of the Atkins diet considering that they feed on carb loaded foods such as grains, cereals, breads and pastas. Although, they have been known to feed on other types of foods…the ones listed above are what they are generally after.

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Bringing Home a Baby Bumble Bee

These large, furry bees may look cute but just like the song implies…they’re not so cute when they decide to sting!

Bumble bees have a distinctive large, clumsy appearance and are easily recognized by their black and yellow fuzzy appearance and the buzzing sound that they make when they fly. Their stingers are relatively smooth with small barbs which is what makes their sting so painful. Worker bees are usually between 1/4-1″ while the queens are 3/4-1″.

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Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants are not only a big problem in Georgia homes but can be found in homes across the United States. The carpenter ant gets its name from their habit of hollowing out wood and nesting inside of it. This annoying habit can cause structural damage to your home or business.

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Spiders

Northwest Exterminating has seen an increase in calls for spiders this year. No doubt that is not news to most of you. With the cold and wet Winter and the heat this Spring, spider numbers have increased at an alarming rate. What can we do? Is there an answer to help stem the tide of the unwanted visitors? There is but first a little background.

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American Cockroach

The American Cockroach, “Waterbug” or “Palmettobug”, as we like to call it in the south, is suspected to have been brought over to North America via ships from Africa. These hideous looking bugs are known to be an inch or longer and reddish brown in color. Both male and female cockroaches have wings but are not good fliers.

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Sugarcane Beetle

We have recently experienced a high number of calls regarding sugarcane beetles so we thought it would be a great topic to blog about. While looking for informatin we came across an interesting article that discusses sugarcane beetles on NC State University’s Turffiles website.

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Marietta National Cemetery 2011 – Decoration of the Graves

Here is a link to a video put together by the Atlanta Area Council regarding the flag placement at the Marietta National Cemetery last Saturday morning in preparations for Memorial Day.

Over 18,000 Graves were honored by 1,596 scouts, girls and boys, as well as 623 adult scouters for a total of 2,219 on hand. The actual flag placement is over in about 45-50 minutes.

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Dog Fleas

Dog fleas are a common problem whether you have dogs or not.  The dog flea got their name because of their favorite hosts…dogs, but that doesn’t mean that just because you don’t have a dog, that you don’t have dog […]

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Tips for Staying Cool

The warmer weather allows us to enjoy the great outdoors. However, we also need to remember the dangers that excessive heat can bring. Heat can be dangerous for everyone especially children and the elderly. Whether you’re enjoying time at the pool or working outside in the yard, check out our tips for staying cool this summer.

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