Bald Faced Hornets As fall approaches and the leaves begin to fall, you might spot a frightening but amazingly beautiful creation of nature, the nest of a bald-faced hornet. The nest is truly a work of art. During the
Legs, Legs, Everywhere Legs Centipedes and Millipedes I’m not a fan of centipedes and millipedes, at least not inside my house. They have so many legs…it just makes me shiver to see all those legs skittering across my basement floor.
Rats and Mice are OH…Not So Nice! As August nears its end, the bug season begins to turn a corner. Fall’s approach means the pitter-patter of little rodent feet, and that is not something to look forward to in
Pumpkins, bonfires, and ….Roaches Here we are at the beginning of my favorite time of year; fall brings apple cider, pumpkin carving, bonfires, and delightfully cooler days. Wonderful! Except for one little problem, or should I say many
Wildlife Control Who moves in and refuses to pay rent? No, not college students! I’ll give you a hint…wildlife season is on the way, and so are the unwanted guests who may be checking every hidden entry point in your
What is Exclusion, and Do I Really Need It? In a cultural sense, the word exclusion gives off a definitively negative vibe. I mean, no one wants to be excluded, left out. However…in the world of pests
Spider Season Ah fall, is my favorite time of the year. Bonfires and cooler days (and all Georgia residents say amen) are on the way. But hold on…so are the spiders! But before you get worried and run away
It’s Roach Time! What skitters across your kitchen floor late at night and brings shudders of revulsion to the most stalwart of homeowners? You probably already answered, but I’ll say it for you…roaches. First, let’s look at the
The Orb Weaver Spider Here we are in Georgia enduring the ridiculously hot month of August, and the spider calls at Canton Termite and Pest Control are coming in daily. There’s just something about these creepy, crawly, eight-legged arachnids that
Bats in the Attic In the heat of summer, you may not be thinking about hibernation and wintertime, but the bats of Canton are in the preparation stages even now. So what’s the big deal? The problem for
It’s Always Termite Season in Georgia Pool floats, river rafting, fresh tomatoes from the garden, and of course hot and sunny days, these are the signs of summer here in north Georgia. Here at Canton Termite, we are enjoying
SCULPTURED OR GIANT RESIN BEE Summertime is here, and that means that bees are active in the Canton, GA, community. Today’s focus will be on a newcomer to our area, and that is the sculptured (giant) resin bee. This native
Japanese Beetles Here we are in the heat of summer, and I am busy preparing for battle…the battle to save my flowers, vegetables, and fruits. From what enemy you might ask? The dreaded Japanese Beetle invasion… The Japanese beetle, as
Digger Bees What’s the Buzz Many times, the articles I write are influenced by the calls we are getting here at Canton Termite and Pest Control. Other times, I write about what I personally see around my own home.
What’s With All the Stripes Anyway? Here in north Georgia, we have lots of flying stripey things! In this article, we are going to try to identify several of these insects so you too are in the know.
The Variegated Carpet Beetle I hate to break it to you, but you most likely have carpet beetles. In fact, some research says “all” homes have carpet beetles, but since I can’t prove that for sure…we will go with
The Misunderstood Brown Recluse Being a bit of an arachnophobe myself, I tend to shudder just a bit when I see or hear the words, ‘brown recluse’. I mean, we’ve all heard the horror stories and seen the awful
Odorous House Ants Usually, when I think of a coconut smell, I think tropical and relaxing; however, rotting coconut brings a whole new perspective to insect perfume. The odorous house ant is a brownish/black ant who is generally
Termite Swarm Season Georgia has a temperate climate and plenty of rainfall, making it a perfect home for the subterranean termite. So when spring arrives, you can be sure the bug season is here as well! Did you know
Who Are You Calling A Sugar Ant? How about we start our ant discussion with a little history class? Yes, you say? Let’s go! There is sometimes a bit of confusion about the term “sugar ant”. We Georgians know the