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)


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)


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)


Termite Swarms in Smyrna and Murfreesboro Tennessee

Termites are on the move in Middle Tennessee. They can be identified as ants with wings and can swarm by the thousands. Termite Swarmers A Termite Story from March 2011 The Bug Man received our first termite swarm call this week.  This occurred in Smyrna at a residential slab home.  The termites entered the structure behind the refrigerator through … (read more)


Storm Damage and Termites: What You Need to Know

If you experienced storm damage that disturbed the soil surrounding your house and you have a termite treatment agreement with us, please call us at 615.217.7284. A re-treatment of your home is necessary to maintain your agreement and to prevent future termite damage. We will schedule a time to inspect your home and re-treat it. … (read more)


Spring is in the Air and Ants are on the Move in Middle Tennessee

At The Bug Man, we want to equip you with as much information as we can on how to keep your home pest free.Here’s your latest installment of Bug Basics. Follow these tips to help your pest control professional better protect your home.Inside Tips: If you spill something, clean it up. That ketchup on your kitchen … (read more)