Texas-sized Mosquito or Crane Fly?

I am writing to let you know to RELAX. It’s ok. This large Texas-sized creature is actually called a Crane Fly. May is the time of year when the weather finally warms up and people start enjoying the outdoors again. Until, one night, along comes a giant pre-historic looking mosquito. It lands on the plant … (read more)


Ticks in Tennessee will be active this year

Ticks in Tennessee during the summer can be very frustrating. Actually, as I wrote this blog there were several words describing ticks that floated to the surface: creepy, gross, worrisome, concerning… just to name a few. Mostly, people are very fearful. Not really about the tick, itself, but more about the diseases caused by the … (read more)


Chikungunya Fever and Mosquito Reduction

Chicken who?? Chikungunya. The Chikungunya virus has been limited to Africa and Asia for a very long time. In fact, it was first recorded in a human in Tanzania in 1953. So, this is not a new virus. But, it’s quickly becoming a hot topic in the media since it was discovered in the caribbean … (read more)


Don’t worry… bee happy about beneficial insects!

Children Embrace our beneficial insects. Shouldn’t you? Children are so fun and curious about bugs!  Little Johnny often doesn’t think twice about picking up a spider by the leg and running to show his mommy. When he shows her his discovery, mom will often scream and run as far away as possible. Johnny will inevitably … (read more)


Mosquitoes… The Bug Man to the rescue

The Spring weather brings with it the pesky mosquitoes Spring is finally here and with the warm sun, the rain, and the flowers blooming, unfortunately, the pesky mosquitoes emerge and chase you back indoors.  How can you enjoy the beautiful outdoor living areas that have been created when the mosquitoes are on attack?  The Bug … (read more)


Tips for Mosquito Control This Summer

The Bug Man offers tips to help reduce the mosquito populations around your home. There are a lot of different ways to approach mosquito control. You could dance if you want to. You could leave your friends behind. A graduate student from the University of Florida Entomology program prefers the dance method. We found a video that features a … (read more)


Tips for Reducing Mosquitoes

Here are a few tips to help ward off the mosquitoes in your area. To aid in the effort to keep your home bite-free, check for mosquito motels around your property. It doesn’t take long to scope out your property to look for potential mosquito hangouts. If it’s not one thing, it’s another! That short, … (read more)