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Waterbugs VS Roaches

September 12, 2017

Waterbugs VS Roaches. What is the difference? #whatbugsme      What is a waterbug? What is a Roach? Are they the same thing? In every region of the country there are local names for things. In the south all soft drinks are referred to as “coke” where as in the north it is “pop”. It is…

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Pest control band-aids

September 4, 2017

Do you Have Pest Control Solutions or Band-Aids? #whatbugsme      <—-This picture shows a perfect example of a band-aid. An air freshener was put on this table above a smelly trashcan. The odor was pretty bad and the oil was not helping much. The problem is not the odor. The problem is what is causing…

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Mothballs are dangerous and ineffective

August 31, 2017

Mothballs are Dangerous and Ineffective. #whatbugsme Mothballs work on… NOTHING! Not only are mothballs hazardous, they are one of the most unnecessary chemicals manufactured. There isn’t anything that naphthalene accomplishes that we cannot do safer with something else. What began as a way to kill moths has blossomed into a widely-used means of repelling other…

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Roaches and cats will make you go blind

August 30, 2017

   Roaches and cats will make you go blind #whatbugsme A new study shows that allergens in cats and roaches can be problematic for increased glaucoma risk.  Whether you believe the hype or not I can tell you that cockroaches definitely cause issues for the respiratory system.  I can give you all the facts and links…

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Fleas #whatbugsme

July 26, 2017

Ain’t no Fleas on me #whatbugsme              Every year it seems that there are 1 or 2 pests that are more numerous than normal. There is no definitive way to predict which they will be each year. In 2017 it seems to be fleas and yellow Jackets in Blount and…

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5 Tips to Prevent Bed Bugs

July 24, 2017

Preventing Bed Bugs #whatbugsme 1. Don’t go to hotels       Here are 5 tips to help you prevent bed bugs. Almost half of the people I talk to about their bed bug infestation have recently been on vacation or a business trip.  Unfortunately, the quality of the establishment has little to do with whether they…

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Ultrasonic Pest Repellents

May 24, 2017

Ultrasonic Pest Repellents #whatbugsme Maryville Pest Control I see these all the time and they are often followed up by “I bought this and it is keeping the roaches away.” I promise you, if I am treating your home, any pest reduction has nothing to do with these devices. Electronic pest control devices (so called…

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Why do we believe old wives tales and home remedies?

May 24, 2017

Why do we believe old wives tales and home remedies? #whatbugsme Maryville Pest Control   I have had hundreds of customers tell me that they applied a natural treatment that a friend or family member told them about and they believe it works. For now let’s ignore the fact that if that were true I…

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How did Mice get into my house?

May 17, 2017

How did Mice get into my house!? #whatbugsme Knoxville Pest Control As the temperature drops and our activities migrate inside, pests can migrate with us as we run from the cold. This especially applies to rats and mice who steal our beloved heat and our food. Rodents in the home are also a health concern…

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The Collective Internet Intelligence #whatbugsme

May 16, 2017

The Collective Internet Intelligence #whatbugsme          Somewhere on the internet there is a recommendation to amputate your pinky toe to alleviate a cold.  In the age of information the waters have been muddied by ignorance.  Yet every day we believe things we read on the internet and advice from laymen.  Believe what you will about…

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