Top 10 do’s and don’t’s for Fire Ant Treatment

It’s springtime in the south, which means fire ants are starting to build their mounds. These pesky, annoying and painful insects can be hard to treat, so we’re providing a few tips for property owners to keep in mind. To treat fire ants in the yard, it’s important to identify the affected areas by looking …

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Putting an end to those pest problems

This morning our very own Toby Thomas, owner and president of United Pest & Turf Control, was featured on WAFF’s Tennessee Valley Living talking about termite season and what that means for homeowners. Take a moment and watch Toby show off our very own termite colony and talk about how termites cause approximately $5 billion …

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Controlling Mosquitos

Mosquitoes are the ultimate seasonal pests, appearing in spring and breeding all summer long. They transmit harmful diseases such as Zika virus, yellow fever, dengue and malaria. Appling insecticides to vegetation and areas near standing water will control and prevent the spread of mosquitoes. Mosquito Facts Six legs Single pair of wings 3 to 9 …

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What are Subterranean Termites?

Subterranean termites are social insects that live in large colonies made up of three statuses: the reproductives (a.k.a. swarmers), the soldiers and the workers. The Swarmers The swarmers are most often seen by homeowners and are often confused with winged ants. They have a pair of long, equally-sized wings attached to the last two thoracic …

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What you need to know about centipedes

What are centipedes? Centipedes are many-legged invertebrate animals, closely related to millipedes and fruit flies. These small creatures range in size, with some only one centimeter long, while others can be several inches in length. Centipedes have segmented bodies made up of multiple sections, and an odd number of legs. On each body section, there …

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5 Warning Signs of Termite Damage

https://unitedpestandturf.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/AdobeStock_210141490.mov It’s spring time in the south, which means termite swarms are on the move. Termite damage can be costly and devastating, which makes it important to know how to spot the warning signs of a potential infestation. Wood rot, crumbling walls, hollow-sounding wood surfaces and discarded wings are clear signs that termites may have …

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