Archive for Pest

Winter bugs to be aware of, according to APS


While mosquitoes and fire ants are summer bugs to fend off, Alabama winters should have residents safeguarding against:

1) Argentine ants
2) Brown marmorated stink bugs
3) Carpenter ants
4) House flies
5) Ladybugs

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Don’t Let a Critter Create a Holly Jolly Catastrophe in Your Home!

Whether you whip up a mean sweet potato casserole or you’re an expert in the fine art of calling a caterer, this time of year transforms your kitchen to a holiday hub. From Turkey Day to Hanukah, Christmas Day to New Year’s Eve—it seems as though there’s always a celebration with food at its center! The kitchen becomes our gathering space. The sweet mingling aromas of pies and tarts and turkey baking in the oven, the sound the spoon makes as it stirs the cornbread dressing in Grandma’s bowl, the glimmering shimmy shake of the cranberry sauce as it rests with can ridges displayed proudly on its serving platter—these are the smells and sights that simply draw us in to the home’s food epicenter.

Unfortunately, all those tantalizing smells and wayside crumbs from the cooking process can also draw in some seriously uninvited guests. Worse than the on-and-off again girlfriend your uncle is certain to bring to the gathering this year. More obnoxious than your third cousin who sticks his fingers in the mashed potatoes when he thinks nobody is looking. Crumb-hunting, creepy-crawling, holiday-ruining pests…

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News: Alabama Professional Services featured on ABC News

Watch Alabama Professional Services on ABC 33/40. Vincent Winfrey (APS) discusses being in business for over 40 years running, pest control, termites and more.

Article: Spring Brings Bloodsuckers in Alabama. Here’s What You Can Do to Fight Back!

Checkout this article on Alabama Professional Services. This article talks about Mosquitoes in the Spring in Alabama, as well as a scary statistic: It’s estimated that 700,000 people worldwide are killed by mosquitoes each year. Read Full Article

Keeping Your Home in Tip-Top Shape During Swarm Season

alabama professional servicesRainy weather followed by warm, humid temps—sound familiar? In Alabama, it’s a near-constant state of being, especially during this time of year. Aside from the muggy air permeating your lungs and making you feel generally uncomfortable, this Deep South state of being is synonymous with termite swarm season.

Swarm season occurs in full force when a colony of termites reaches a certain size during humid months like March, April, May, and June. However, swarms can occur during unseasonably warm, wet months—making Alabama a prime candidate for early infestations. Swarmers found outdoors near tree stumps and railroad ties are not necessarily an indication that your house is infested, but they can mean that if the pests are close by, it’s only a matter of time before their feeding frenzy makes its way to your home. If you have found swarmers indoors, you have likely become the victim of a termite infestation.

In Birmingham, Alabama, termites cause more structural damage each year than floods, storms, and fires combined… Read Entire Article

Pre-Emergent Care is a Preemptive Strike Against Weeds and Pests

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Pesky pop-ups of unwanted, unsightly growth that choke out your favorite shrubs and flowering plants. Poisonous spiders. A sleep-spoiling cacophony courtesy of crickets. Creepy centipedes. Stomach-turning roaches. They say the best defense is a good offense—and when it comes to combating the threat of weeds and pests, NOW is the time to take action to protect your home from not only the downright unattractive, but also the truly dangerous… Read Entire Article