Category Archives: miscellaneous


Unwelcome Pest Invasion

What do we do when the temperature drops? We seek warm shelter. Same for a lot of pests. In addition to seeking refuge from the cold, pests are also searching for food sources. Rats and mice transmit diseases, transport fleas, … Continue reading


Don’t Do It Yourself Pitfalls

Homeowners may be tempted to buy “do it yourself” pesticides at a local hardware store in an attempt to rid their home of bugs. In order to effectively treat your home for pests, the insect must be correctly identified. Our … Continue reading


Heavy Rain plus Hot Weather equals Mosquitoes

With significant and frequent rainfall this year, combined with hot temperatures, the mosquito season is buzzing. Puddles of stagnant water are ideal breeding spots for the females to lay their eggs. All a female mosquito needs is a bottle cap … Continue reading


Increase in Tick Population

Rainy Spring Sundays, the Winter’s Snow, and Hot Humid Days, Increase Tick Population. In addition to rainfall and temperature, climate change with seasonal weather variations are contributing to the acceleration of a tick’s developmental cycle, causing an increase in eggs. … Continue reading


#3 Top Five Pest Concerns for 2018

#3 MOSQUITOES Best known as a summer pest, female mosquitoes can lay up to 300 eggs at a time. Mosquitoes can develop from egg to adult in 10 to 14 days. Once reaching adulthood, the mosquito may live 5-6 months. … Continue reading


#4 Top Five Pest Concerns for 2018

#4 COCKROACHES The largest cockroaches found in homes, the American cockroach, is not native to North America. The American cockroach most likely was transported to North America via ships from Africa in the 1600s. Being nocturnal, cockroaches spend the daylight … Continue reading


Top Five Pest Concerns for 2018

#5 FLEAS & TICKS The cat flea, by far is the most common flea in the United States. Besides feasting on cats, the cat flea also is known to infest dogs, humans, mammals and avian hosts. Fleas use mammals for … Continue reading


Christmas Trees Harbor Various Pests

With 33 million real Christmas trees being sold in the USA every year, there could be up to 25,000 bugs living in your Christmas tree. Some common pests hiding in your Christmas tree: Mites Sawfly Aphids Spiders Adelgids Bark Beetles … Continue reading


Top 100 Pest Control Companies

Southern and Sovereign Pest Control were recently named one of Pest Control Technology’s (PCT) Top 100 pest management firms in the United States. The award recognizes pest control businesses based on performance, sustained growth, and revenue. Ashley Carroll, Vice President … Continue reading


House Fly

House flies hangout at places like dumps, sewers, and garbage heaps. They feed on fecal matter, discharges from wounds and sores, sputum, and all sorts of moist decaying matter such as spoiled fish, eggs and meat. But House Flies do … Continue reading