When is termite season?

When are termites active?  When is termite season? Termites are reason for concern, and two of the most commonly asked questions we receive at The Bug Man office are: “When are termites active?” and “When is termite season?”.  In Tennessee, termites are actually active year-round.  We have found active termites in crawl spaces in the … (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)


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)


Knocking Out Boxelder Bugs

Winter is knocking on our door, and with the swing of climate shift comes a wave of boxelder bugs. In the last several days, we’ve received numerous calls from our customers about these bothersome bugs. Whether congregating outside the house en masse or making a little boxelder village inside, these red and black bugs are … (read more)


How Do I Get Rid of Bed Bugs?

We’re receiving more calls than ever about bed bugs. There is lots of information out there on the internet about bed bugs. What’s the best way to get rid of bed bugs? Our blog offers helpful advice on what to do when you encounter them. Bed bugs have made a comeback in a REALLY BIG … (read more)


Shameless Plug: Calling the Exterminator Isn’t a Bad Thing

Are you ashamed to call The Bug Man? We don’t think it’s shameful that you need our help. We’re proud of you for calling us and letting us help protect your family. Customers are interesting. Some of them rave about pest control. “Now, honey, let me tell ya. I love your mosquito service. I can … (read more)


Find the Local Bugs in Middle Tennessee on TheBugMan.us

Whether you’re a (rare) Tennessee native or you’re new to the area trying to become Nashville’s next big star, we’ve got a great resource for you: our website.Isn’t it interesting how bugs in one part of the U.S. are different from bugs in another part of the country? If you’re a northerner visiting Florida for … (read more)


Things to Consider: Termite Protection for Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs

If you or someone you know has a swimming pool, consider termite protection, because termites are attracted to water.We recently received a call at The Bug Man office from a customer who discovered termite damage in the vinyl lining of their swimming pool. “But termites eat wood,” you reply. “They don’t eat plastic. Why would they eat the liner?” … (read more)


The 13-Year Cicadas Set to Invade Middle Tennessee

The cicadas are coming! You may have heard rumors that the dreaded 13-year cicadas are emerging this year in Tennessee. It’s true. They are coming between April and June. The cicadas are coming! You may have heard rumors that the dreaded 13-year cicadas are emerging this year in Tennessee. It’s true. They are coming between … (read more)