Insect Library

What are Social Wasps?

There are four common types of social wasps found in North America, the paper wasp, yellowjackets and bald-faced hornets. Each of these species lives in …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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What are fruit flies?

Fruit flies are small flying insects often found in and around fruit. They’re fairly common and identifiable by their size, coloration and behavior. With a …

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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 …

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