Cicada Event in Knoxville, TN
Russell’s Pest Control Blog
by Russells Pest Control
2M ago
Russell’s Pest Control is thrilled to introduce you to a unique natural occurrence poised to intrigue Tennessee and its surroundings this year. We’re on the brink of experiencing a fascinating natural display, where the chorus of cicadas connects history to the present moment. This spectacle offers not only a visual treat but also a deep dive into the workings of nature. Join us in exploring the life and impact of cicadas, learning valuable lessons on coexisting with these remarkable creatures. How Rare Is This Natural Phenomenon? The year 2024 stands out due to a rare natural event in Tenness ..read more
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Is the Joro Spider in Knoxville Tennessee?
Russell’s Pest Control Blog
by Russells Pest Control
3M ago
Imagine stepping into your backyard, when suddenly, you spot a giant spider with a large web stretched between your trees. This isn’t your typical garden variety spider; it’s huge, menacing, and unlike anything you’ve seen before. Your mind races – what could it be? It’s possible you’ve just encountered the Joro Spider, a species of orb-weaver spider that has recently made headlines as it’s been spotted in several states across the eastern United States – including, yes, here in Knoxville.  So what is a Joro spider and should you be concerned? In this blog, we’ll unravel the mystery of th ..read more
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Late Summer Pests in Knoxville Tennessee
Russell’s Pest Control Blog
by Russells Pest Control
9M ago
As summer fades into fall, you might have noticed an uptick in pest activity around your home. Late summer brings with it a new set of challenges when it comes to pest management. From pesky critters seeking refuge to those taking advantage of the abundant resources, late summer is one of the worst times of the year for certain pests. Knowing which pests are common in the late summer and why will allow you to employ effective pest control techniques to keep these bothersome bugs away. Common Late Summer Pests in Knoxville Mosquitoes Late summer is an ideal time for mosquitoes. Warm temperature ..read more
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How to Keep Ticks Off Your Dog
Russell’s Pest Control Blog
by cityranked
1y ago
Nobody likes encountering ticks. They are tiny, they are sneaky, and they are hungry for blood. Not only can ticks make your dog itchy, but they can also make them seriously ill. Ticks are not just a pain in the neck—they are a pain in the whole body! They can transmit diseases that weaken your furry friend and even kill them. It is more than enough reason you must not let your canine companion become a tick’s next victim.  You cherish your dog and want them to live a long, healthy life. But you also want them to have fun outside and explore the world. How can you balance these ..read more
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TAP Insulation – How to Compare
Russell’s Pest Control Blog
by developer
1y ago
Are you considering installing new insulation in your home in Knoxville, TN? If so, consider TAP insulation as an option. This insulation, also known as Thermal Acoustical Pest Control insulation, offers several unique features that set it apart from traditional materials. Not only can it provide many of the uses of a traditional insulator, it also acts as a near-perpetual bug killer for some of the most common pests in Knoxville. It’s an incredibly convenient service, and one of many offered by the team at Russell’s Pest Control What Is TAP Insulation? TAP is a loose-fill, cellulose insulatio ..read more
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What’s the Secret to DIY Mosquito Control in Tennessee?
Russell’s Pest Control Blog
by cityranked
1y ago
Tired of itchy bites and mosquito-riddled evenings? If you live in Knoxville TN, you’re no stranger to bloodsucking mosquitoes, and you may be wondering if there are any DIY methods to stop them. The truth is that while DIY mosquito control methods can provide some temporary relief, the rapid life cycle of the mosquito means that it will likely be an ongoing effort. Even if you are successful in eradicating swathes of the adult mosquito populations, many more are constantly emerging.  The key to mosquito prevention is to be strategic and make the most of the work you do. That’s why, in th ..read more
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Clean Sweep for a Pest-Free Home
Russell’s Pest Control Blog
by cityranked
1y ago
Spring is almost here, and it’s easy to look forward to getting out in the warmer weather. But as you step out from hibernation, so do the pests in the Knoxville area. Now is the time to look around your home and yard for ways you could insure being as pest-free as possible. Typical springtime pests that would be unwelcome guests and rodents, roaches, termites and mosquitoes The following is a list of things to do – not only for spring cleaning – but on an ongoing basis throughout the year.  Clean and Inspect Kitchen Anywhere there is food or water you are likely to attract various pests ..read more
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How Dangerous is the Kissing Bug?
Russell’s Pest Control Blog
by cityranked
1y ago
Kissing bugs may sound cute, but you’re not going to be affectionate toward these creepy critters. The reason for their nickname is that these minuscule pests are infamous for biting people in the middle of the night, usually near the mouth. Waking up covered in bites on your face is unpleasant enough but can kissing bugs actually be deadly? The pros at Russell’s Pest Control share the answer as well as advice on how to keep kissing bugs, and other insects, out of your home. What’s a Kissing Bug? Triatomine bugs, sometimes known as “kissing bugs,” are parasitic insects that feed on blood. They ..read more
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Why Does a Pest Control Company Install Insulation?
Russell’s Pest Control Blog
by cityranked
1y ago
If you’ve been looking into pest control techniques in and around Knoxville TN, you may have heard of TAP Pest Control Insulation. It’s a specialized service offered by a select group of exterminators across the country. What is TAP insulation, you might wonder? And why would a pest control company install insulation? Whatever questions you may have about the product or the process, we can answer them! TAP® Insulation: What is It Used For? TAP, or T·A·P as it’s sometimes spelled, stands for Thermal, Acoustical, Pest Control Insulation. Unlike sheets of fiberglass batting or foam insulation, TA ..read more
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Rats and Mice: Insulation Contamination!
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by Miranda Carvalho
1y ago
How do you identify a rat infestation in and around Knoxville TN? It isn’t too hard if you know what signs to look out for. If you’ve found small droppings in the back of the cabinets or larger ones in the corners of your attic, these are both signs of rodents on your property. The same applies if you hear scratching or chittering in your walls or find chew marks on your stored belongings. If you have a mouse or rat infestation in your home, you can count on Russell’s Pest Control for a comprehensive extermination for your household. However, if the rodents get inside your insulation there’s a ..read more
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