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Camel cricket in TN



What Are Camel Crickets And Why Are They In My House?

Camel crickets. What an interesting name. These interesting little creatures resemble a cross between a cricket, mosquito and a spider. They are also known as “sprickets”, or spider crickets. They are usually brown in color and have two long back legs, like a cricket, but they also have six other legs that make it so they can be mistaken as a spider. Upon a closer look, their body and…

boxelder bug



Think Outside The Box When It Comes To Boxelder Bugs

Boxelder bugs are those little half inch dark colored bugs with large red striped wings. Even though they are harmless, they are definitely a nuisance. These guys are interesting little creatures. Here is some information on them and some tips on how to prevent them from over-wintering in your house this year.

Bed bug crawling on a bed



Bed Bugs Can't Stand The Heat

Have you heard the expression, "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen?" At Russell's Pest Control, we have a slightly different saying. "If you can't stand the heat, that's too bad, bed bugs!" We have a hard time feeling bad for a bug that thinks it’s okay to live inside a mattress that does not belong to it and suck blood from people without their permission. That's why you…

up close image of a stinkbug



5 Ways To Prevent Lady Bugs & Stink Bugs From Over Wintering In Your Home

Did you know that stink bugs and ladybugs like to hibernate in the cold winter months? Hibernating is not just for bears anymore! Well, bugs don’t really ‘hibernate’ per say, they ‘over winter’. They basically try to find a warm place to rest and wait until spring. Your home is a perfect place for them to over winter. They certainly will be trying to get in to do just…

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