Stinging Insects You Need to Be Concerned About

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Stinging insects are concerning not only for the pain of their sting, but also because they can cause severe allergic reactions for some people. If a reaction occurs, visit an emergency room immediately and always carry epinephrine.

In Tennessee, we have a range of insects known for their sting. Learn about the top stinging insects you need to be concerned about in Memphis and our best tips for how to handle them:

Paper Wasps

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10 Fun Facts About Termites

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Have you ever found the world of insects interesting, or even frightening? While termites can cause great damage to homes or property, they lead an interesting life and serve an important role in the outdoors.

Get to know a little more about the fascinating life of termites with these 10 fun facts.

1.    Termites Play an Important Role in the Circle of Life

While we don’t want them in our homes, the great outdoors is a better ...

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Top 5 Pest Control Myths

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Pests are often mistaken creatures because no one wants them hanging around long enough to learn their patterns or behaviors. In the same way, pest control tactics are often surrounded by falsities and myths that need debunked. Before you believe these myths as truths, we’re exposing the top five pest control myths so you can understand the difference.

MYTH #1: Pests Are a Sign of an Unsanitary Home

While pests and rodents are often more attracted to dirty ...

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10 Outdoor Pest Control Tips for Summer

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June kicks off the summer months, and for many, this means vacationing and spending more time outside with family and friends. The only problem is the warm weather also brings unwanted guests such as mosquitoes, yellow jackets, ants, flies, and more.

Summer insects are more prevalent in specific areas and are often attracted to barbecues and outdoor gatherings. Flies, yellow jackets, and ants are drawn to barbecue fare while mosquitoes become active at dusk.

Why You Can’t Ignore Pests ...

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4 Ways Pests Are Killing Your Memphis Home’s Equity

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Pests are more than a nuisance to your personal peace and comfort. Many cause damages to homes that eat away at your home’s value. Worst of all, pest damage is often not covered by home insurance.

Damage caused by many pests is not always obvious. For this reason, pests are often allowed to roam untreated. By the time a homeowner notices the damage, it’s a lot more expensive to fix.

Learn about the hazards caused by Memphis’ most common pests so ...

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5 Mistakes You’re Making That Invite Termites into Your Home

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It’s never a good day when you spot a termite in your home or on your property. One lone termite could lead you to discover a full termite infestation.

Is there anything you can do to prevent termites from entering your home in the first place? Understanding termites and why they come inside is crucial to prevent infestations. The following are five common mistakes homeowners make which could invite termites where they don’t belong.

Leaving Wood Building Materials in and ...

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6 Major Pest Control Mistakes Business Owners Make

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Unwanted pests can be expensive for businesses if not handled promptly. Make sure you don’t fall into one of these six major pest control mistakes business owners make.

1.    Not Getting a Thorough Pest and Termite Inspection of Your Business

Before you move or buy a new business, thoroughly inspect the building for pests and termites. Hidden pests can cause extensive structural damage resulting in expensive building repairs.

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The Benefits of Heat Treatment for Getting Rid of Bed Bugs

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Bed bugs are notoriously hard to get rid of. Adult bed bugs can go a year without eating and survive on very little air. This along with other genetic factors make bed bugs difficult to eradicate.

The good news is bed bugs are susceptible to heat – they’ll die at 118 degrees after an hour and a half. For this reason, heat treatment is an effective alternative to pesticides.

How the Process Works:

First, anything flammable or explosive must be removed from ...

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Good Night, Sleep Tight – Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite

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How many times did your parents tuck you into bed and whisper, “Good night, sleep tight. Don’t let the bed bugs bite!” Wait a second, bugs? In my bed? What’s even more unnerving is bed bugs are real live critters that can and do exist in beds.

Whether you’re interested in bed bug prevention or wanting to know how to get rid of bed bugs once and for all, pay attention to learn how to make sure your bed ...

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How to Keep Pests Out of Your Home’s HVAC System

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When people think of pest infestations they naturally think of termites and other wood-boring insects gnawing away at your walls and foundations, or roaches and ants crawling around your pantry. There’s a lot of places throughout your home that automatically come to mind when you worry about pests.

Well, here’s another one you might not have put much thought into:

Your home’s heating and air conditioning system.

You HVAC system is one of the key components of your home—it keeps everyone comfortable, it ...

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