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How Did Kudzu Bugs Get Their Name?

In scientific journals, it’s known as Megacopta cribraria—originally a native of Asia. To the rest of us, it’s known as the kudzu bug. If you’re wondering how this little six-legged stinkbug—actually a shield bug—got its name and why you as a home owner should care, read on. A Recent Invasive Import The year 2009 was a big one for the kudzu bug. That fall, scientists near Atlanta, Georgia, realized that they had not just one little kudzu bug but an invasion of them. Homeowners were suddenly confronting swarms of kudzu bugs eager to trade chilly outdoor temperatures for cozy indoor roommate status. Southern Living Since 2009, Kudzu bugs have expanded their territory to coincide with the namesake vine they’ve favored—kudzu, also an Asian invasive import. Like kudzu vine, kudzu bugs now inhabit most of the Southeast up to and including Maryland. Kudzu Bugs Spreading In Asia, kudzu bugs feed on the...
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How to Fool Roaches Into Your Trap

Even the cleanest houses can fall victim to a cockroach infestation. These pests are extremely resilient and can survive even in the harshest conditions, which is why it is important to make your house as inhospitable as possible to these unsettling pests. If you or a pest control service sets out bait traps for roaches, all of your hard work will be undone if the roaches are attracted to other sources of food and water in your home. It will pay off to give your kitchen and bathroom areas a thorough inspection and cleaning. Make sure that there is no unexpected water source that the roaches are able to find. Cleaning up any food crumbs will also ensure that the roaches are not distracted from finding the actual bait trap. In addition to eliminating all hidden sources of food and water from your home, you should also consider setting traps near...
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Identifying Common Signs of Termites

Our termite professionals at Dayton’s Pest Control provide effective relief from termite infestations in Knoxville, Maryville, Oak Ridge and the nearby Tennessee areas. Termites can cause structural damage to your home or business, and this can substantially depreciate the value of your property. There are signs of a termite infestation that everyone in this area should be able to recognize. This will allow you to take the necessary steps of eliminating a termite infestation before it gets out of control. Signs of Termites Understanding how termites enter the home and damage your property is imperative. This information can help you to quickly identify the signs of a termite infestation. Taking action quickly is incredibly important because termites are known to be capable of causing an extensive amount of damage to the property. Professional assistance may be required to identify the extent of the infestation while taking appropriate precautions to eliminate them...
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Why Customers Trust Dayton's Pest Control

Dayton's Pest Control has been the top choice for all of your pest control needs in Knoxville, Tennessee, and the surrounding areas for more than three decades now. If you are wondering how Dayton's Pest Control gained such a glowing reputation for the best and most reliable service, the answer is quite simple. Dayton's Pest Control has become synonymous with dependability and efficacy. We have prided ourselves on being responsive to all of our customers' needs for more than 30 years, and our efforts have more than paid off. Just ask any customer of Dayton's Pest Control why they consistently turn to us for all of their pet control needs. The answers you will get all revolve around the consistently superior service that customers can expect from Dayton's Pest Control for every project. Whether we are servicing a huge commercial building or a single residential property, our commitment to excellent and...
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Save on Energy Expenses

Save on Energy Expenses A dry and robust crawl space can help you to maintain the proper environment in your home. This improvement can also eliminate many of the conditions that attract pests to your property in the first place. The main value of this type of solution is in the preventative aspects of the system. Top Benefits of Vapor and Thermal Vapor and thermal can both reduce your energy expenses through greater efficiency, reliability and sustainability. These solutions have the extra benefit of reducing the environmental conditions that promote pest infestations. For example, moisture in the air can make the environment attractive to a variety of small insects, which are the food supply for larger pests. Vapor and thermal solutions can reduce the environmental moisture that attracts a variety of insects, termites, roaches, rodents and other critters who might want to make their home inside of your basement, attic or...
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