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Spiders are getting active as the weather warms up.
This is a Wolf Spider right after our yard treatment....
This is how single guys handle their pest control. How do I know he’s single?
There’s no way any lady would be
ok with this!
You don’t need a giant spider to deal with the big tree roaches, you can call us.
These are Formosan Termites.
They’re a type of Sub Termites that are bigger, there’s more of them, they are more aggressive than regular termites and they eat faster.
Termites vs Fire Ants
When exposed, ants will go after the termites and a fight begins.
I do, I wiped them both out.
Crazy Ants came swarming out of a hole that I drilled in a patio slab.
This supports my claim that they nest under pavement.
This is an Oriental Cockroach, what we commonly call a Tree Roach, found high on a wall outside, under the eave.
This is typical since it’s a good, shady place but also an easy place to enter the home. This is why we treat under the eaves when we can and in the attics.
Why didn't these people just call a professional?
....while leaving dead bodies in my wake. The active Sub Termites were under the patio slab where I was injecting the termiticide.
Carpenter Ants in the shed.
They can be Black and Red like these, solid Black, or sometimes a weird orange color.
Garden Orb Weaving Spider
This is what Formosan Termites make inside the wall void to house their colonies. If they find a moisture source inside the wall from a leak, they do not have to be connected to the ground making the treatment difficult.
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Snakes are getting active. It's good to be able to identify them.
Sub Termites rebuild their shelter tunnels. I came back to the treatment just a few days later.
When there is dirt back splash on the slab, the Sub Termite shelter tubes are hard to see.
Here are some good pictures of Sub Termite Swarmers and some damage around the window trim.
The Wolf spiders are active right now because of the hot weather.
They get pretty big too. That's a quarter in the picture to show how big it is.
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If you see these webs on the bark of your trees, don't worry, it's a good thing.
Eerie webs from bark lice are back - but don't panic! | GardenLine with Randy Lemmon on KTRH A caller to the GardenLine radio show last weekend was very concerned about his oak tree covered in
The venomous bites usually heal well if left alone, said Dr. Donna Seger, medical director of the Tennessee Poison Center. However, she warned that people can react differently to the bites. A lesion accompanied by a fever, rash and muscle pain can be life-threatening, especially in children, she said.
She said ice works better than drugs to treat the pain from a bite.
In homes, the spider can be found in darkened storage areas, such as closets, garages, basements, attics and cupboards. People can avoid the potential for bites by moving beds away from curtains or walls, according to a fact sheet on the spider from the University of Tennessee Extension Service. Another good idea is to shake clothing or shoes before putting them on.
Brown Recluse bites on the rise Doctors are seeing an increase in patients seeking treatment, including some who tried at-home remedies that did more harm than good.The venomous bites usually heal well if left alone, said Dr. Donna Seger, medical director of the Tennessee Poison Center.
When you find the dirt tunnel, rake it open to make sure it's not ants. The subterranean termites are easy to identify- they look like maggots with legs.
Don't forget to check for termites. Shelter tubes like this is what to look for.
Bed bugs are back. This is what the look like. Small with a teardrop shape, dark orange/red. Found in beds and couches.
"When you talk to folks who live in the invaded areas, they tell you they want their fire ants back," said Edward LeBrun, a researcher at the University of Texas at Austin, in a statement from the school. "Fire ants are in many ways very polite. They live in your yard. They form mounds and stay there, and they only interact with you if you step on their mound."
Crazy ants, on the other hand, "go everywhere," invading homes and nesting in walls and crawlspaces, even damaging electrical equipment by swarming inside appliances. [Image Gallery: Ants of the World]
A study published in the April issue of the journal Biological Invasions found that in areas infested with crazy ants, few to no fire ants were present. Exactly how they are able to outcompete fire ants is so far unknown. In areas with crazy ants, the researchers also found greatly diminished numbers of native ant species, according to the study.
Fire ants are known for their painful stings and have spread through the Southeast since arriving from South America in the 1930s. Crazy ants were first discovered in Houston in 2002, and they have already spread to coastal areas from Texas to Florida, according to the researchers. Although the "crazies" don't have as painful a sting as fire ants, they multiply in even greater numbers. They are also difficult to control since they don't eat the same poison baits as fire ants do, the statement noted.
Last year, the crazy ant species was identified as Nylanderia fulva, which hails from northern Argentina and southern Brazil, according to a 2012 study in PLOS ONE. It's also known as the tawny crazy ant and was previously named the Rasberry crazy ant after the exterminator Tom Rasberry, who first discovered it. The "crazy" moniker comes from the ant's quick, seemingly random movements.
Luckily, the crazy ant doesn't spread as quickly as the fire ant, advancing only 650 feet (200 meters) per year on its own, the release noted. Therefore, it's vital that people don't accidentally transport the ant, the prime method by which it has spread, according to the release.
'Crazy' Ants Driving Out Fire Ants in Southeast Invasive fire ants have been a thorn in the sides of Southerners for years. But another invasive species, the so-called "crazy" ant — that many describe as being worse — has arrived and is displacing fire ants in several places.
If you see these giant snails don't touch them. Make sure there are none in your yard so the kids can't touch them.
Giant disease-spreading snails found in Houston A giant snail that spreads a deadly disease has been spotted in a Houston neighborhood. You could infected just by touching it.
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