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 … (read more)


The Ants are Marching in Murfreesboro

It seems that almost everyone who calls us this week says that the ants are marching in a big way through Murfreesboro and the rest of middle Tennessee. Even for the professional like The Bug Man, ants can be the most challenging pest to control. But, with thorough training and know-how even the trickiest ant … (read more)


Technician Spotlight – Marcel Deshaies

Marcel Deshaies is The Bug Man technician of the week. Marcel is originally from Kirkville, New York, but has made Lebanon his home for 20 years.  Marcel has two sons, Brandon (9) and Steven (10), and enjoys fishing, auto mechanics, and wood working.  His spirituality and love of nature is inspired by his Mohawk Indian … (read more)


What Pests Eat When They Are In Your House: A Food Chain Factoid

Have you ever stopped to wonder what bugs eat? You know you see ants in your kitchen from time to time, but what are they after? And what in the world do spiders think they can find inside your house? What’s so delicious about hanging out in the corners of your rooms?   Here’s a … (read more)


Experimenting with Ants

Reasons why DIY Pest Control May Not Work Experimenting with ants is interesting! If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a 22-minute-long video is worth about eleven million words. 🙂 To spread the wealth, we split the video up in to two separate segments. One of our technicians put together an impromptu experiment … (read more)


Ants on a Potted Plant in Murfreesboro, TN

It’s the first day of spring! And with our warm weather comes lots of ants. Lots and lots and lots and lots of ants. And then more ants. ‘Ant’yways, one of our Quarterly Pest Control customers recently called us to see what we could do to get rid of an ant invasion at her home. Dan Cassidy, … (read more)


Home for the Holidays: Protect Your Nest From the Pests

As you celebrate this Christmas season, we hope you home is free of any pesky outside nuisances. However, if you find yourself in a bitter battle with pests, give us a call, and we’ll be on our way. There’s no place like home for the holidays… For some reason, the combination of the holiday season … (read more)


Why do I still see bugs after The Bug Man treats my home?

Pest control is a sophisticated science. Using fun examples from Nintendo’s Mario Kart, learn about the reason we’re able to offer a warranty on our services. Attention Homeowners Hosting for the Holidays: If you’re noticing the beginning of an ant invasion, please call us as soon as possible so our products have time to take … (read more)


Ants Move Indoors to Flee from Wintering Weather and the Rain

The forecast for the next two weeks includes the perfect ingredients for a big stew of issues with ants. To find out how to stop Middle Tennessee is about to weather a perfect (ant) storm. The forecast for the next two weeks includes the perfect ingredients for a big stew of issues with ants. Ingredients  Colder weather … (read more)


Demystifying Red Velvet Ants: The Buzz on the Fuzz

Some call them red velvet ants. Some call them cow killers. Most don’t call them what they really are: wasps. Have you seen a fuzzy red bug that looks like an ant walking around lately? Check out our blog for the buzz on the fuzz! There’s a great buzz in Middle Tennessee over a pretty … (read more)