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)


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)


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)


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)


Rats! I’ve got mice! Tips and Tricks for Keeping Rodents Out of Your Home

Rodents are rapidly running inside homes this holiday season. Check out our blog for tips and tricks on how to keep them out. Baby, it’s cold outside. And, just in time for your holiday gatherings, rodents are moving inside your home to steal a meal. To rodent-proof your home, here are a few tips and … (read more)


Ladybugs: Coming Soon to a Crevice Near You

Watch out for ladybugs after the first frost. Check out our blog for tips on how to keep these overwintering pests out of your home. The ladybugs are coming! The ladybugs are coming! The polka-dotted redcoats of the pest world are readying their army so they can invade your homeland! We’re here to sound the … (read more)


Snug as a Bed Bug in a Rug: Tips for Dealing with Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are back! Read our blog for tips and tricks for the prevention and removal of bed bugs.Sad but true, bed bugs are back to haunt you. Although bed bugs were nearly eradicated several years ago, they have made a bold resurgence in America–and around the world. It could be because of an increase in world travel. Or … (read more)


Curbing Crickets: Tips on How to Keep the Chirpers Out of Your House

Read these tips to learn how to prevent chirpy, destructive crickets from entering your home. Fall means football. That’s an undeniable, wonderful reality! That’s a guarantee. For many, the fall season also means crickets. Swarms of chirpy, destructive crickets. Crickets chew on field crops. But did you know that crickets also feast on your fabrics … (read more)