As proud Tennesseans, we all know that not only are ticks a nuisance, but they can infect us with a range of unpleasant diseases and illnesses. These nasty little pests use their tenacious grip to latch onto just about anything with a pulse. Combined with the fact that they’re extremely tough to detect, ticks represent a formidable foe for any Southerner.
In this guide, we’ll cover common diseases that are transmitted by ticks in Tennessee and how to keep the blood-suckers out of your yard and home and off of your kids and pets.
Summer’s in full swing, bringing its usual bounty of barbecues, pool parties, and other (slightly sweaty) festivities. But along with the popsicles and sandals come those universally hated pests: mosquitoes. From mosquito breeding habits, to effective ways to keep mosquitoes out of your yard, to a comprehensive guide for mosquito repellents, to recommendations for outdoor and indoor do-it-yourself remedies, our guide to getting rid of mosquitoes covers it all.
Read ahead for tips on how to turn the tide against these bloodsucking pests, so you can get back to enjoying the burgers and bathing suits.
A bed bug infestation can quickly escalate from a minor nuisance to a full-blown nightmare. These tiny, resilient bugs prefer to inhabit areas populated by humans, latching onto a human host for blood supply. The feeding habits of bed bugs are less than ideal for humans, as their continued presence can lead to an assortment of health problems from allergies to unsightly rashes. If bed bugs are discovered within a private residence, proper measures must be taken to eliminate the infestation.