Are You Protected from Fire Ants?

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Know the signs and precautions to take and protect your home from damage caused by Fire Ants.

1. You thought Hurricane damage was expensive!

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2. If Mobilians would have known what visitors were coming to stay, we would have never let them enter.

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3. Move over termites, here come fire ants!

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4. Power loss – the problem might be fire ants in your electrical equipment.

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5. Fire ant build homes that can hurt your yard, plants and gardens.

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6. It’s not just a structural problem, but an entry point for pests.

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Don’t let these little pests ruin your summer. At BugMaster, we’re on call to help you stay protected. For more information or questions about our products, visit us online or call us at our Mobile location at 251-666-4402 or Daphne location, 251-626-6667.

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Getting a Little Slap Happy? Build Up Your Mosquito Defenses

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Summer is finally here … and so are the mosquitoes. These little guys have a knack for turning enjoyable evenings into a miserably itchy situation. Experts suggest to avoid planning events in the evening. However, this is easier said than done when the heat of the day just won’t do. 

Rather than hiding indoors, try using some of our leading mosquito repellants. Easy to use, these deterrents should give you a break from the incessant biting.

Skeeter Defeater Unit with Remote Control- this innovative mosquito defense unit boasts an automated dusk/dawn sensor to kill mosquitoes automatically when they’re most active, covering up to 300 square feet. 

NoNatz & NoMosquitoz organic, chemical free spray- if you like outdoor activities but your skin can’t handle harsh chemical sprays, then these are perfect for you.

Insect Repelling Superband- An easy to wear band on your ankle or wrist, like the header shows,  to keep the bugs away. Made with natural mosquito and insect repellants with long lasting effects.  

For more information regarding pests indoors and out, contact BugMaster, your local pest experts. At BugMaster, we help keep your home protected. If you see mosquitoes, give us a call at the Mobile location, 251-666-4402 or the Daphne location, 251-626-6667.

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Are You Protecting Your Investment From Termites?

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1. Unless you live in Alaska - termites can be a problem for your home.

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2. Trust us, these are the worst roommates ever.

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3. Termites are tenacious and diligent works that NEVER SLEEPS.

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4. This is why termites are called the “silent destroyers”.

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5. Are you prepared for termite swarms?

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6. Termites carry a lot of weight on Earth.

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7. One of the biggest danger to your largest investment.

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8. Termites damage 4 Million homes a year in US. Do you like your odds?

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At BugMaster, we can help you keep your home protected and hopefully termite free. To learn more about our services or for a free quote, call us at the Mobile location, 251-666-4402 or the Daphne location, 251-626-6667.

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Mobile County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event – MARCH 22nd

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Community Announcement:
Mobile County residents will be able to dispose of their household hazardous wastes safely through a public drop-off. 

Mobile County - Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
Saturday, March 22 | 9am – 2pm
The Grounds (formerly the Greater Gulf State Fairgrounds)

Open to Mobile County residents only
No contractors — households only

What you can drop off:

  • Paints (Oil based and Latex)
  • Household Cleaners,  
  • Automotive Fluids
  • Pesticides
  • Herbicides
  • Fungicides
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Aerosals

Items NOT accepted: 

  • Medications
  • Explosives (flares, ammunition)
  • Appliances
  • TIRES
  • Computers

 

Questions?
Mobile county environmental services      
(251) 574-3229

 

 

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Groundhog Day Determining Our Winter Weather?

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Groundhog Day is next Sunday and it is believed if the groundhog comes out and see his shadow it will be 6 more weeks of Winter. Usually, in Mobile and the surrounding areas, this isn’t so  much of a worry for us, but here lately it has been getting colder and colder.

Although having all this cold weather might not be ideal for us regular warm weather folks, you have to remember, it’s not good for the bugs either. Usually the temperatures do not drop so low as to have a big affect on our coastal pests, but when they do, it can mean less problems for you.

Did you know:

  • Insects are cold-blooded and will not develop or function well at temperatures below 50.  They rely on our warm temperatures to survive. This causes them to go dormant or die in the freezing temperatures.
  • Insects might lay their eggs in the winter to be hatched in spring. However, when the temperatures drop too low, these eggs don’t survive either, making spring time pests be less abundant. So their might be a few that survive but won’t be as numerous as we have seen in past Springs and Summers.

So all in all having some of this cold weather could pay off for us in the Summer. However, don’t forget many pests will come in to your warm home to find heat and shelter. Be sure your home is sealed up and protected so you don’t become a safe haven for these little buggers. Call BugMaster for a free inspection today.

At BugMaster, we can help you keep your home protected.  Call us at the Mobile location, 251-666-4402 or the Daphne location, 251-626-6667.

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Your Local Pest Experts and Certified Sentricon Specialists

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BugMaster is proud to announce that we have been named a Certified Sentricon Specialist for the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System.

In fact, only about three percent of the termite management professionals in the U. S. have been selected as Certified Sentricon Specialists.  [per sentricon.com]

THE SENTRICON SYSTEM MANAGEMENT
As part of our service contract, the BugMaster Certified Sentricon Specialist first inspects the property for signs of termites.  We then strategically place Sentricon stations flush with the ground in the soil around your home and monitor the Sentricon stations over time for termite activity.  The Recruit® termite bait is used only where it is needed, to be shared by termites until the colony is eliminated.  With ongoing service, the BugMaster Certified Sentricon Specialist will continue monitoring to discover any newly invading colony.

Installation of the Sentricon System will neither disrupt your neighbors nor destroy your property, as it requires no machines or large vehicles. The bait stations themselves are inserted easily into the soil, are barely visible around your home, and do not interfere with any of your outdoor activities. Your BugMaster Certified Sentricon Specialist will monitor the stations at scheduled intervals, but you need not even be present.

THE SENTRICON® TERMITE COLONY ELIMINATION SYSTEM IS ENGINEERED TO DISRUPT THE DESTRUCTIVE LIFE OF THE TERMITE COLONY, BUT TO BE VIRTUALLY INVISIBLE TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.  AT BUGMASTER, WE ARE DOING WHATEVER WE CAN TO BE YOUR LOCAL PEST EXPERT. [per sentricon.com]

At BugMaster, we can help you keep your home protected. If you see termites or rodents , give us a call at the Mobile location, 251-666-4402 or the Daphne location, 251-626-6667.

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BugMaster Gets In The Holiday Spirit

BUG_HolidaySpirit The BugMaster crew was happy to get out and do something that makes a difference for the community. They spent the one day  decorating the Child Advocacy Center of Mobile‘s building and then took time out of their night to do some shopping for The Great Toy Drive with friends from WKRG News 5.

The Child Advocacy Center of Mobile provides a wide range of services in one central location to sexually abused and/or severely physically abused children and their non-offending family members so that they may begin their healing process, and to provide education and training in order to increase the public awareness of child abuse which will aid in the prevention of child abuse.

The Great Toy Drive is put on each year by local WKRG News 5 and local sponsors. BugMaster is happy to be a sponsor each year and this year in addition to that they were able to spend $3,000 on Christmas toys for the drive. Businesses, people and anyone who is willing come to WKRG or drop off toys at any of the sponsors. The toys are then distributed through the Salvation Army to individual families and other charitable organizations in the area.

With so much going on in these children’s lives already, it is important to let them still have an enjoyable Christmas experience. BugMaster realizes the need for the CAC is this area and the importance of these children having a Merry Christmas. BugMaster also works with the center year round to raise money for the different operations and costs the center may have.

If you would like to help, please donate to the Child Advocacy Center here or drop off toys at any BugMaster location or WKRG for The Great Toy Drive.

If you would like to donate decorations or a toy for the Child Advocacy Center, feel free to drop off at one of our locations. If you have questions or need more information, give us a call at the Mobile location, 251-666-4402 or the Daphne location, 251-626-6667.

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