Hughes Exterminators Blog

Cleaning Out the Exoskeletons in the Closet

Friday, January 24, 2020

Cleaning Out the Exoskeletons in the Closet

If you think starting over once a year is a big deal, try being an insect. They shed their exoskeletons five to 60 times before they “come of age” and finish developing from an infant insect int...

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The Hidden/Secret Ways Bugs Survive Freezing Weather

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The Hidden/Secret Ways Bugs Survive Freezing Weather

You might be cheering the arrival of winter, but most bugs aren’t. That’s because their tiny ectothermic bodies aren’t built to withstand temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. When cold weat...

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Disappearing Act: This is Where Bugs Go During the Winter

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Disappearing Act: This is Where Bugs Go During the Winter

While you might be sad to see warmer temps leave, there’s at least one good thing about the arrival of winter: less bugs. Because most creepy crawlers are ectotherms — meaning they’re dependent ...

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Town Mouse, Country Mouse: How to Spot Which Rodents Are in Your Home This Fall

Friday, November 15, 2019

Town Mouse, Country Mouse: How to Spot Which Rodents Are in Your Home This Fall

They scurry. They nibble. They wreak havoc on your home. Come fall, mice head indoors to avoid colder weather. Whether you spot their droppings in the garage or find the chewed up evidence that ...

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Hughes' Pest-Free Camping Survival Guide

Now that we’re finally starting to see some cooler temperatures in the South, it doesn’t seem so ridiculous to load up your kayak, put on your hiking boots and throw a tent in the trunk. Camping...

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