bed bug brain

Bed Bug Brain #whatbugsme You want to know what bugs me?  Bed bugs and how they drive my customers crazy!  Anytime I have a bed bug customer, there’s a massive amount of stress involved.  They’re worried about getting bitten. They’re worried about people thinking they’re nasty or gross which is not true.   You are the…

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Pest Control Advice #whatbugsme Everyone wants Pest Control Advice but nobody wants to listen to the professional. You would rather listen to some keyboard warrior on facebook. When you hire a service professional you do so because you either could not, would not, or didn’t have the time to do the task yourself. If those…

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Knoxville pest control

Stop Spraying You’re Making it Worse! #whatbugsme in Knoxville TN      If there is one thing you can do to make your pest problem worse it is spraying after I treat. Here in Knoxville Tennessee, we have a healthy DIY mentality. That used to be a good thing. Old farmers had a plethora of what…

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Why I am an ACE and why it matters #whatbugsme I am an Associate Certified Entomologist ( ACE ). Sounds fancy but what does it mean and why would you care? The Enotomological Society of America (ESA) says that the ACE certification is the future and benchmark for professionalism in the pest management industry and…

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Are Essential Oils effective for pest control? #whatbugsme Every time someone asks about how to get rid of this pest or that pest someone invariably recommends the use of essential oils. Everyone wants to protect little Johny and Fido but how safe is it and does it even work? Let’s take a look, but I…

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Don’t Cancel Your Pest Control in the Winter      It is cold outside and you haven’t seen a bug in weeks. Might as well cancel that pest control and save some money for the kids Christmas right? Well, hold on before you make a bad decision.  You already have a Pest Control service right? And…

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What to expect from Phoenix Pest Control What sets Phoenix Pest Control apart from the competition is our devotion to making sure you have all the information you need and we have as much training as possible.  Understanding the biology of the pests and why they are bugging you is paramount to achieving control. This…

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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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Knoxville pest control, Maryville pest control, moth balls,

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 #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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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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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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Bed Bug Service #whatbugsme Before We Start The number 1 step in all bed bug services is to get you to stop trying to fix it yourself. You will not be able to fix this problem without extensive knowledge of bed bug biology, product knowledge and a ton of experience. I don’t care if you…

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Can you Guarantee a Pest Control Service? #whatbugsme           Everyone wants a guarantee, a sure thing.  In this day and age the only things you can count on are death and taxes.  It is no wonder that many want some assurance that the hard-earned money they spend is not wasted. I see companies guarantee things…

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Holes: How pests get in your home Winter is finally here held back by fall until the end of the year. As it gets below freezing at night we will begin to see uninvited guests wishing to warm their toes beside the fire. How will they get inside you ask?  Let’s look at some of…

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Knoxville Pest Control in the Winter: What’s the Point? I have been providing homes with pest control in Knoxville for over 15 years.  During these years winter comes every time and I get the same questions. Why do I need pest control in the winter  in the Knoxville area when it is 10 degrees and…

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Bugs Hiding In My walls #whatbugsme                                    In the Knoxville area, ladybugs, boxelder bugs, brown marmorated stink bugs, and the new kudzu bug are overwintering pests many people have problems with.  Besides the annoyance and sometimes the smell, they are not a danger…

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Antlion craters in my yard? #whatbugsme Have you ever seen these holes in sandy soil around your house and wondered what they are?  They were obviously created by something for a purpose.  This is the trap constructed by an antlion, sometimes called the doodlebug. The larval form digs the crater in order to catch prey…

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Inside VS Outside service #whatbugsme Most aspects of pest control are misunderstood.  That’s ok but I want to change it.  It’s not like we have some magic book of secrets locked away in a vault.  In fact, you have access to most of the products we use but whether you are effective or not has…

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Why does Pest Control cost so much? #whatbugsme Why does Pest Control cost so much?  After all, you can go to wally-world, get some bug juice and hose the house down to your hearts content.  You will save some money and acquire a sense of accomplishment against mother nature.  Go to your spouse and rave…

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