Why Are There So Many Cicadas This Year?
Gregory Pest Solutions Blog
by Gemini
1M ago
2024 will be a banner year for cicadas. Normally different groups or “broods” of cicadas hatch every year. However, this is the first time in 221 years that Brood XIX–which has a 13-year life cycle–and Brood XIII–which has a 17-year life cycle–are hatching simultaneously. This means that between May and June, the cicada population in 16 southern and eastern states will boom. The next time this confluence will happen again won’t be until 2245.  Cicadas are not a pest we normally treat but because this event will occur over much of our service area, we wanted to inform our audience about wh ..read more
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10 Fun Facts about Fire Ants
Gregory Pest Solutions Blog
by Gemini
6M ago
Fire ants may have a bad reputation due to their painful stings, but it’s good to know your enemy, right? Despite the danger these small red menaces pose, they are fascinating insects. Let’s examine some of the more surprising fire ants facts that may change the way you look at them. 1. There are Over 280 Different Species of Fire Ant There are both native and imported varieties or fire ants, which traveled to America in the early 20th century. The imported fire ants tend to be more aggressive but all varieties are capable of painful stings and are part of the genus Solenopsis. 2. Fire Ants Ca ..read more
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Kitchen Pests: Identification, Signs of Infestation, and Cleanup Strategies
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by Gemini
7M ago
Maintaining a pest-free kitchen is crucial for homeowners and business operators alike. Kitchen insects and rodents not only disrupt meal preparation but can also have significant health and financial implications. This guide serves to educate both residential and commercial audiences about common kitchen pests, the risks they pose, and steps for both prevention and cleanup. 5 Common Kitchen Pests and Their Identification Which pests are most commonly found in the kitchen? These five are the ones our technicians most frequently deal with. Ants These small insects are usually drawn to kitchens ..read more
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Spider Myths Debunked: The True Spider Facts
Gregory Pest Solutions Blog
by Gemini
9M ago
Spiders, while fascinating, often stir fear and misconceptions. Today, we’ll uncover the truth behind some of the most prevalent spider myths and reveal the genuine “spider facts,” especially as they pertain to keeping spiders out of your home or business. Trust the experts at Gregory for clear, informative facts about pests and for effective pest control when you need it.  10 Myths About Spiders Gregory has been battling four, six and eight-legged pests for over 50 years. We’ve dared web and fang alike and we’ve come through with some hard-earned knowledge about our arachnid invaders. Th ..read more
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Why are Sugar Ants in Your House (and How to Get Rid of Them)
Gregory Pest Solutions Blog
by Gemini
9M ago
Sugar ants may be tiny but can become a monumental annoyance when they invade your home. Ever wondered why these little critters seem to have a fondness for your space? Learning what attracts sugar ants is the first step to prevention.  We understand that families seek safe and effective ways to get rid of sugar ants. In this blog, we’ll offer some DIY ant prevention tips. Plus, we’ll highlight how a professional pest control company (like Gregory) can identify the source of your infestation and implement an effective control plan. What are Sugar Ants? Classification and Description Sugar ..read more
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How to Know If You Have Bed Bugs
Gregory Pest Solutions Blog
by Gemini
11M ago
Bed bugs are one of the most common and most feared pests in America. And with good reason. Once you have an infestation on your hands (and feet and everywhere else) it can be extremely difficult to get rid of them. That’s where a pest control expert comes in. But how do you know if you have bed bugs? Itchy bites in the middle of the night are only a part of the picture. To help you determine if you have bed bugs in your home, we’ve outlined the main signs to watch for. We’ve also included some steps for preventing bed bugs so you hopefully never have to worry about them scuttering across your ..read more
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What Insect Has the Most Painful Sting?
Gregory Pest Solutions Blog
by Gemini
1y ago
The unsettling sound of buzzing insects overhead can quickly lead to feelings of panic and fear. No one wants to be stung by a bee or wasp; but how bad is the pain compared to other types of stinging insects? Believe it or not, it could be much worse. Did you know there’s a scale that measures stinging insect pain? It’s called the Schmidt sting pain index and it was developed by Justin Schmidt, an Arizona entomologist who heroically sacrificed his body so that we could better understand just how painful insect stings can get. As you prepare for your summer picnics, sporting events and outdoor ..read more
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Pest Control in the Rainy Season
Gregory Pest Solutions Blog
by Gemini
1y ago
The spring and early summer can bring an onslaught of precipitation and humidity that some pests love. If you’ve seen an uptick in mosquitoes or termites lately, the reason could be an increase in moisture all around you. Damp basements, leaky roofs and softened lumber are havens for insects that thrive in wet surroundings.  Why are these pests everywhere all of a sudden and how can you combat them? Our experienced technicians are ready to go to battle for you. Read on to learn how moisture abets infestation and how you can keep these ramped up pests away from your home. Mosquitoes We’ve ..read more
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How to Clean Your Kitchen and Keep Kitchen Pests Out
Gregory Pest Solutions Blog
by Gemini
1y ago
9 Steps for A Cleaner and Healthier Kitchen Rodents, insects and other pests come into your home looking for three things: food, water and shelter. Your kitchen can be a hub for anyone of these, not to mention a haven for bacteria. Dirty dishes, food scraps, cluttered countertops and unorganized cabinets can attract mice, roaches or ants and create a health hazard for your family.  We know you don’t love to clean your kitchen but, still, there’s a satisfaction you get once it’s done. To make cleaning the kitchen as painless as possible and to help prevent pests in your home, here are 9 st ..read more
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Where do squirrels go in the winter?
Gregory Pest Solutions Blog
by Caitlin Walker
1y ago
Squirrels can be a problem all year long but slow down in the winter. In colder climates, that may mean spending more time huddled in their nests and relying on food that they’ve hidden away. It may also mean that squirrels attempt to find ways into your home or property as a means of staying warm.  Squirrels can wriggle their way into your home through the chimney, holes in siding or foundations, utility line connections and other weak areas in the perimeter of your home. Even if they slow down, these invasive pests are a loud and destructive problem for homeowners. Squirrels, like all r ..read more
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