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Meet the Velvet Ant (a.k.a. Cow Killer)

Unlike the name suggests, the Velvet Ant isn’t actually an ant, it’s really a type of wasp and only the males can fly. Their nickname ...
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The Norway Rat (a.k.a. the common rat)

Rats have been around for more than 25 million years. Like the cockroach, these rodents are difficult to get rid of and are excellent at ...
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Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are an increasingly common problem in the home and workplace. The warmth from a host’s body provides bed bugs with ideal breeding grounds, ...
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Black Leg Tick

Similar to other tick species, the Black Leg Tick, or Deer Tick, is often found in grassy, wooded areas among grassy vegetation and near animal ...
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The American Dog Tick

Just in time for fall, we introduce another bloodsucking tick. The American Dog Tick, also known as a Wood Tick, lives near water sources, such ...
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All about the Field Cricket

The end of summer marks the end of the egg-laying season for field crickets and the time when they try to find their way indoors. ...
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Watch for these 5 Fall Pests in North Alabama

Roaches, mice and stink bugs, oh my! These are only a few of the common outdoor pests that like making their way indoors in the ...
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Keep your dog safe. Meet the Brown Dog Tick

The Brown Dog Tick is uniformly reddish brown and is normally an 1/8 of an inch long when it is not engorged with a blood ...
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All about Ladybugs

Ladybugs are valuable insects that provide numerous benefits to our ecosystem; however, during the winter, ladybugs like to seek shelter inside, which can turn them ...
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