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Common Fall Pests In Tennessee Tennessee has a hot, humid climate, which is terrific for pests to nest and infest your home. The past couple of weeks with all of these scattered showers has not only pushed people indoors but several pests are bound to be checking in as tenants in your home over the next couple of months. Rats and Mice As the temperatures drop in autumn, rats and mice look for a warm place to snuggle up for the winter. They prefer places with a water supply and a source of food, such as under the kitchen sink or behind the walls. Telltale signs are rodent...
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Keep the Carpenter Bees at Bay Are you being bothered or frightened by bees flying under the eaves of your house? You might think that they are common ordinary bumblebees because their appearance and size are similar. However, you most likely have a nest of carpenter bees as your very close neighbors. Difference Between Bumble and Carpenter:Although they look a lot like bumblebees, carpenter bees are not social. They live in frame buildings or in trees. Unlike their hairier bumblebee cousins, carpenter bees have shiny, black, hairless abdomens. Interestingly, the males cannot sting. Their main job is to protect the colony by warding off intruding insects. Females...
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Spiders are generally good to have around, as they will actually help to minimize the population of harmful insects. The problem arises, however, in that the mere sight of a spider can be a real scare for some people and many spiders do bite humans and are poisonous. The most common four found in Tennessee are listed below; so after you have screamed try identifying the beast before deciding if you are going to set the house on fire! There are several other common spiders such as the hobo, mouse, jumping or garden spider that you will probably see. All of...
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West Nile Virus Found in Nashville 2016 Several batches of mosquitoes around the Nashville area, such as off Nolensville Pike and even upwards to Goodlettsville, have been found to have West Nile Virus. For those of you who aren't sure or need a refresher we wanted to give some information about what WNV is and how to prevent its spread. Define: West Nile Virus is a disease in the United States spread through mosquitoes that have fed on infected birds. The infected mosquito is able to pass the virus along to humans and other animals and the result of which can range from mild illness to death in some...
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Keep the Bugs Out of the Burgers! As the weather continues to warm and summer kicks into high gear, you'll surely be anxious to break out the barbecue grill for some wonderful cookouts with family and friends. Where there's food, however, there's likely to also be pests. Ants, mosquitoes, flies and bees can appear seemingly out of nowhere. By following a few basic tips, you can enjoy your hamburgers and hotdogs without worrying about invasive critters. Insect Guests While ants are known for ruining picnics, they can also be pests at barbecues. They have a particularly bad habit of contaminating condiments, side dishes and sugary desserts.Bees and flies...
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