Honey Bee Swarms – HELP is here!

How can we help the honey bee? We have asked ourselves this question here at The Bug Man for many years.  We practice Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in our business, this basically means to be successful at our jobs while making the smallest impact on our environment possible.  Each year, we receive calls reporting honey … (read more)


Termite Activity Found in Murfreesboro, TN

The Bug Man found termite activity in Murfreesboro and surrounding areas. Termite season is in full swing here in Murfreesboro and surrounding areas.  Most of the calls we are fielding  this week are in regards to active termite swarms.  We have had calls from Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, Smyrna, Rockvale, and Murfreesboro.  The termites are swarming … (read more)


The Bug Man Finds a Black Widow Spider in an Unexpected Location

A black widow spider is tricky and elusive. It invokes terror into many Murfreesboro-ans, Smyrna-ans, Antioch-ans, Lebanon-ans, La Vergne-ans, and most hum-ans in general. Let’s face it, black widow spiders get a bad rap most of the time! In order to help our office staff become more familiar with what our technicians do out in the field, we … (read more)


Children of the Corn and Beetles of the Dresser

The world of pest control is full of funny stories. Here’s one of the funniest stories we’ve heard in a long time. Be careful where you store your corn hole game. In the pest control industry, technicians see a lot of things. Things that amaze them. Things that make sense. Things that are weird. And lots … (read more)


The Bug Man Celebrates 10 Years; Prepares to Move to New Location

It’s our 10 year anniversary! To celebrate and commemorate, we wrote up a press release. We’d like to share it with you…It’s our 10 year anniversary! To celebrate and commemorate, we wrote up a press release. We’d like to share it with you… MURFREESBORO, TN — A lot can happen in a decade. Dan and … (read more)


Like a Moth to a Flame: Illuminating How Outdoor Lighting Affects Pests in Your Home

Learn about how the lighting scheme outside your house is related to pest control with these helpful tips.You’ve probably heard the cliche, “Like a moth to a flame,” before. But have you ever really thought about that sentence? Have you ever wondered why moths (and other flying things) are attracted to light sources? A lot of people are in … (read more)


White-Nose Syndrome in Tennessee: How the Dying Bat Population Affects You

A mysterious fungus has killed millions of bats in America. Bats are essential for controlling pests, especially mosquitoes.You may not know it, but bats are quite heroic. No, we’re not talking about the Dark Knight, a.k.a. Bruce Wayne, a.k.a. Batman. We’re talking about the the bats that need no special help of Alfred the butler … (read more)


Exposing the Brown Recluse

Debunk myths about the brown recluse through education, information and humor. And a little Monty Python…We get a lot of phone calls in our office at The Bug Man. Most of the time, the calls aren’t alarming. However, when it comes to brown recluses, most of the calm, cool, collectedness in our customers capsizes.Getting bit by … (read more)


Fruit Flies: Cause, Elimination and Education

Learn about the causes and elimination of pesky fruit flies.Tiny black minions. Foul flying fools. Little looney losers. Fruit flies. So you went to the store and bought some fresh fruit. You’re making a push to eat healthier. You’re going to the gym. You’re taking the stairs. You’re determined to learn how to make great … (read more)