Ants Ready to Bug Homeowners This Spring

Spring is officially here and with it comes one of the most persistent warm-weather pests—ants. America’s number one nuisance pest will invade homes across East Tennessee in search of food. While most species present problems in people’s pantries and kitchens, some species can deliver painful bites while others inflict property damage. According to a survey from…

Tennessee Bugs that Hurt

Tennessee Bugs that Hurt

There are a lot of bugs out there in the world that do nothing but look weird and freak us out. However, there are a number of bugs here in that actually do pose a danger to humans either through carried diseases or poisonous bites. So from West Nile to the Brown Recluse here is…

Pictures of Spiders

Last week we highlighted ways to identify the brown recluse spider (Brown Recluse Pictures). This week we thought we’d more pictures of spiders so that you can help friends properly identify the spiders when they post pictures onto their Facebook pages. This is a Wolf Spider. It is generally thicker in the body than other…

Prevent Mosquitoes This Spring

Our neighbors over in Greenville, TN are getting out to prevent mosquito growth this spring. It is that time of year where mosquitoes will start to show up at parties, the backyard, the soccer fields, etc. They have a solid list of suggestions that you can do to help keep prevent mosquitoes from making a…

Fire Ants in Tennessee

If you are getting out into the garden this time of year then you will likely come across some ants. The ants we all know we do not want to come across are fire ants. Fire ants are some serious pests that will swarm and bite all over you, your children, and your pets if…

What are Mites?

Oftentimes you will hear someone mention “mites” as a possible cause to a skin rash or itch. However, they are you might not actually know what they are. Let alone how to deal with them. So What Is a Mite? First off, it is rarely one mite. Mites are small (think the size of the…

Brown Recluse Pictures

The Brown Recluse is one of a few spiders in the United States that is poisonous. It is also a spider that is readily found in Tennessee. One of the other poisonous spiders that can be found in Tennessee is the Black Widow. The Black Widow spider has a really distinct look to it which…

What Are These Stink Bugs?

They are pretty big, and they are pretty ugly looking. But what are stink bugs and where do they come from? And most importantly, how do I keep them from bothering me? Last summer the stink bug reigned supreme as the bug of annoyance across the eastern coastal states. They continue to show up in…