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7 Invasive Pest Species Right in Your Backyard

Pest Control Birmingham ALPests are a nuisance and today you will find thousands of species living right in your neighborhood or backyard. Pests are known to be destructive and some of them do carry pathogens that cause diseases.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs

This pest species arrived in the US around 1996 and has spread rapidly throughout the country. They have become a threat to agriculture and they also invade homes in large numbers. They emit an unpleasant odor when disturbed or crushed.

Fire Ants

They are found in the Southern part of US and usually create mound nests. The ants and their nests should be avoided at all costs. Their sting results in painful welts when disturbed.


They are aggressive in nature and difficult to control once they infest a structure. A mature colony is known to cause damage to structures in 6 months.

Rodents (Rats)

They are of Asian origin and are found around the world. They cause damage to structures by gnawing and carry different diseases such as jaundice, rat-bite fever and samonellosis.

Pest Control Birmingham AL – Right in Your Backyard

These birds were introduced in New York intentionally over 100 years ago by Shakespeares enthusiast. The birds have spread around the country and their droppings are known to cause damage to structures as well as promote fungal growth which leads to diseases.

Africanized Killer Bees

These type of bees are aggressive in nature and are known to chase people for more than a quarter a mile in defense of their hive. They tend to attack in greater numbers and their venom is more potent than other bees therefore a threat to humans.

Asian Tiger mosquitoes

This type of mosquito species is found all over the US and is prevalent in the Southern region. It transmits West Nile virus, Chikungunya virus and dengue fever. This type of mosquito feeds during the day unlike other species.

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Horizons Professional Pest Control is a local, family owed business that has been proudly serving the Birmingham-metro area since 2000.

Horizons is licensed and bonded to provide a variety of services including: regular pest control services (monthly, bimonthly, quarterly), termites bonds, pest removal, flea treatments, bed bug treatments, mosquito and tick barriers, and german cockroach baiting services.

We want to help you to keep your home safe. Give us a call at (205) 970-0577.