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

Asian Lady Beetles… why are they here?

Why are the Asian Lady Beetles (Ladybugs) still here, they ask… Here at The Bug Man office we have received many calls over the past few weeks asking why the ladybugs are still in the houses.  What can be done about them?  And when will they leave?  Well, these are great questions.  I will shed […]

Termite Season is here in Middle Tennessee

It is termite season in Middle Tennessee, are you ready? Every Spring, as the temperatures warm and the rains fall, a tiny insect wakens.  This tiny insect, know as the subterranean termite, emerges from inside walls, floors, trees, and the ground to make a mating flight and begin a new life as the king and […]

Entomophagy – Man eating Insects

Time for lunch, please pass the insects Now that I have your attention, I am not speaking of insects that eat man, but literally of man eating the insects.  Entomophagy is the practice of eating insects, especially by people.  This practice is a common occurrence around the world, except here in the US.  Silkworms, grasshoppers, ants, crickets, […]

Overwintering Series: Can the Brown Recluse Spider Survive a Tennessee Winter?

Brown recluse spiders in the winter Like the mosquitoes in our previous blog, the fiddle-marked brown recluse spider also enters into diapause/dormancy during the winter. Brown recluses seek insulation and protection from leaves and accumulating snow. They’ve also been known to envelop themselves in a protective silk encasement. By seeking shelter in these types of insulation, brown recluse spiders […]

Overwintering Series: When do Mosquitoes stop biting?

“Baby, it’s cold outside. But I’ll take the chill in the air over the mosquitoes and bites on my arm any day!” – Anonymous resident of Middle Tennessee Much to the delight of many, the mosquitoes that once populated the air space have chilled out for the winter. These bugs typically stop biting humans in temperatures below […]

Seasonal Series: The cold and overwintering bugs

The Bug Man presents a series on overwintering bugs. Stay tuned to our blog over the next several days as we dive into the details of how common middle Tennessee pests survive the winter! Just because we can’t see bugs in the winter, doesn’t mean they don’t exist. The bugs are overwintering! If you don’t […]

Fraternal Order of Police vs Titans Alumni Football Game

Who’s ready for some football?? Everyone loves football and as residents of middle Tennessee, it’s natural to support the Tennessee Titans. Nashville is just a few miles down the road, after all.  However, in this particular football game, we’re supporting the La Vergne Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #85 as they play the Titans Alumni […]

Busting Boxelder Bugs: Round Two

Boxelder bugs are fighting to get inside houses. Below, you’ll see a photo of quite the gathering of boxelder bugs in Murfreesboro, TN. They are scouting out a house to invade.   These pests search for the warmest side of the home (usually the south side) and head for a dark crevice to try to […]

Knocking Out Boxelder Bugs

Winter is knocking on our door, and with the swing of climate shift comes a wave of boxelder bugs. In the last several days, we’ve received numerous calls from our customers about these bothersome bugs. Whether congregating outside the house en masse or making a little boxelder village inside, these red and black bugs are […]

Fast Facts: Fleas Can Hatch in Under 10 Seconds

Fleas are fierce this year! It’s the middle of October and we are still receiving numerous calls about flea infestations! Here are a few flea facts of life: * Although fleas need to eat within a week of merging into the adult stage, they can survive 2-3 years between meals * A female flea can […]