Understanding the Difference Between Insects and a Pests

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Do you have a pest infestation problem? Or are do you have beneficial insects around your home? And more importantly, how can you tell the difference?

While there is some relationship between pests and insects, not all insects are pests. Some insects are beneficial to our ecosystem and to humans whereas pests are not.

What Are Pests?

In the dictionary, a pest is defined as a destructive insect or animal that attacks crops, food, livestock, etc. Pests ...

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Best Plants to Have in Your Home that Get Rid of Pests

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Are you interested in natural ways to keep pests out of your home? Certain houseplants can do the trick. Not only can plants deter pests, indoor plants offer significant health benefits. They can reduce pollutants in the air, boost your mood, and help you think better and smarter.

When selecting indoor plants for your home, don’t forget to think about pests. Some plants attract them while others do a better job of keeping ...

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Fall and Winter Pest Forecast for Memphis

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Although most people think of summer as peak pest problem season, many Memphis residents don’t realize is cooler weather brings more fall and winter pests.

As the days get shorter and the temperatures lower, insects and rodents look for a warm place to stay. If you’re not careful, these pests may choose your home as their cozy winter habitat.

Rascally Rodents and Unwanted Animals

It’s common for rats, mice, and squirrels to congregate in attics during ...

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How to Prevent, Control, and Eliminate Stink Bugs in Your Home

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Fall has officially arrived when the leaves change, the mornings are crisp and cool, and the seasonal smells of pie and cinnamon fill the air. The downside of this season is when the weather cools and stink bugs arrive. These pests can be an unwelcome addition and an odorous nuisance in the home.

Stink bugs frequently enter homes when the weather gets colder in search of a warm place to stay through the winter. When they find ...

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How to Protect Your Home and Family from Roof Rats

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The thought of rats lurking inside your home is enough to make anyone’s skin crawl. As roof rats travel in search of food and shelter, they may stumble across an opportunity in your home or neighborhood. To avoid roof rats coming inside and getting comfortable, learn more about their habits and how to keep them out of your home.

What Are Roof Rats?

Roof rats can grow up to 10-12 inches and are brown, black, or gray. The distinguishing feature ...

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10 Beneficial Insects You Don’t Want to Get Rid Of

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Not every insect is bad. In fact, our world and ecosystem wouldn’t be the same if insects didn’t exist.

Many insects offer inherent value to our ecosystem through pollination and even pest control. Before you grab the swatter, don’t forget these ten beneficial insects serve a good purpose in your yards and gardens.

Ladybugs

Ladybugs are commonly known by their red shell and black spots. They are helpful at fighting harmful agriculture pests such as aphids ...

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Top 4 Pests You Should Be Aware of For Fall

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Fall time can bring an increase in unwanted pests. Protect your home and yard by being aware of the pesky insects and creatures you may come in contact with this fall. These are the top four invaders you should be aware of in your home or yard.

Pesky Flies

The problem of flies can start in the summer months, but they tend to hit their peak in the fall after having all summer to increase in numbers. As the temperatures ...

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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

Tennessee hosts several ...

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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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