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Everything you need to know about those nasty creatures threatening your home.

The common black ground beetle

Roach or Beetle? Over the past couple weeks, calls have been coming in with reports of a roach invasion! Reports of roaches in the garage, in the house, all around the house… what do we do?  We have good news, these are not roaches.  These are the common black ground beetles that emerge in the […]

Fleas and Ticks driving you Wild?

Are Fleas and Ticks driving you wild this summer? Calls for flea and tick control have been on the rise over the past few weeks here at The Bug Man office.  It is the prime season for the fleas and ticks to be on the hunt for a food source.  And with the pets outside, […]

bed bugs

Bed Bugs! What You Need to Know

Bed bugs are being discovered on a daily basis here in the Middle Tennessee region. In houses, apartments, hotels and even retail outlets, it appears that everyone is a target. Bed bugs have been feeding on humans since the beginning of recorded history. The bed bugs were nearly eliminated from the United States until the […]

termites

Termite Season is once again knocking at the door

Termite season will arrive in just a few weeks. When the weather breaks, the termites will begin to swarm. Swarming is when the new reproductive termites take flight looking for a new place to call home. The termite swarm will usually occur on a sunny, humid morning. Once the termites have swarmed, they find a […]

bees

Honey Bee Swarms – HELP is here!

How can we help the honey bee? We have asked ourselves this question here at The Bug Man for many years.  We practice Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in our business, this basically means to be successful at our jobs while making the smallest impact on our environment possible.  Each year, we receive calls reporting honey […]

mice

When mice and rats come knocking

Are the mice and rats knocking at your door? As the cold weather approaches, we all head inside where it is warm, sit by the fire and relax.  The same happens to all the pesky rodents this time of year.  The rodents are also looking for a nice warm place to nest for the winter […]

flea

Fleas and Flea Control in Tennessee

Flea 101 Summer time is prime time for flea infestations in middle Tennessee.  It all starts in May when the weather warms and animals and pets are beginning to move around outside.  The flea pupa have been laying dormant and are awaiting the proper conditions to emerge and become biting adults.  Did you know that […]

termites

When is termite season?

When are termites active?  When is termite season? Termites are reason for concern, and two of the most commonly asked questions we receive at The Bug Man office are: “When are termites active?” and “When is termite season?”.  In Tennessee, termites are actually active year-round.  We have found active termites in crawl spaces in the […]

spider

Attack of the Spiders

Spiders on attack in middle Tennessee Why do we have so many spiders, one may ask?  The answer to this question is a simple one.  Spiders feed on insects, and the hot summer days cause many insects to procreate, and this provides an ample food source for the spiders.  When you see spiders and spider […]

fire ants

Fire Ants found in middle Tennessee

Are there fire ants in middle Tennessee and Murfreesboro? I am asked frequently if fire ants are found in middle Tennessee.  The short answer to that question is Yes!  The first documented case of imported fire ants in Tennessee was back in 1987 in Hardin County.  Since then, the fire ants have been spreading across […]