Why DIY fire ant treatments often fail

Fire ant season is here. Sometimes in the Coastal Empire it feels like it’s always fire ant season. The ferocious, biting insects thrive when the temperature reaches 72 degrees up to 96 degrees. You’ll know if you have them in your yard; step on a fire ant hill, and you’re in for a world of [...] Read More >

Safely use insect repellents this season

We know better than anyone mosquitoes and gnats can ruin backyard fun in the summer. Yates-Astro Termite & Pest Control is here to help! You can take back your yard with our monthly mosquito prevention plan. But if you’re planning a camping trip or a trip to the beach, we’ve put together some guidelines to [...] Read More >

Debunking DIY bed bug treatments

Bed bugs can be one of the hardest pests to get rid of. This is because they are traveling pests. A bed bug can hitch a ride in your luggage, on your clothes, and even in used furniture. Just the thought of the possibility of these blood-sucking bugs in your home or business can keep [...] Read More >

8 Effective Tips for Spider Control

Spiders are one of the most-feared pests in the home. There are more phobias about spiders than any other pest, and understandably so. If you get bitten by the wrong spider–a black widow or a brown recluse–and you have a bad reaction to the venom, you can end up in the hospital. And yes, there [...] Read More >

Deer mice and other disease-carrying mice can be deadly

  As cute as it may appear, the gray to brown and white deer mouse is actually a very deadly creature. The deer mouse is about 5 to 8 inches long with: Big eyes Ears that are prominent and leaf-like Head and body about 2 to 3 inches long Tail also 2 to 3 inches long. [...] Read More >

Five winter pests to watch out for

In southeastern Georgia, a true winter rarely comes (except for this past January; holy snow and ice!). But it doesn’t take a huge temperature drop for winter pests to become a nuisance.   Termites Yes, you read that right. People normally associate termites and termite swarms with warmer weather, but did you know they make [...] Read More >

Yates-Astro offers best local termite protection

We buy insurance for all types of protection, whether it’s for our health or our valuables. Your home is one of your largest valuables. Don’t trust that normal homeowners’ insurance covers it all, like termite damage. Termite damage is not covered by your homeowner’s insurance policy even though termites are responsible for more damage every [...] Read More >

State finds Yates-Astro not responsible for recent Tybee Island bee deaths

The Georgia Department of Agriculture has found Yates-Astro Termite & Pest Control did not kill bees on Tybee Island, according to their official report. The city of Tybee Island contracted with Yates-Astro to treat fire ant mounds in Jaycee Park in May. State inspectors tested soil and bee samples from the area, collected by David [...] Read More >

Why are cockroaches so hard to kill?

Nobody wants to turn on a light in their home to find a brown bug scurry across the floor. In southeast Georgia, it happens all the time. You may not want to hear it, but there are more than 3,500 species of cockroaches on the planet! The good news: only 30 species have adapted to [...] Read More >

Earwigs and Silverfish: What’s true?

Earwigs and silverfish are common household pests with flat-bodies that like to feed when you are sleeping. Earwigs are a medium-sized insect, brown or black in color–some with stripes or reddish coloring on their head and limbs–and have pincher-looking forceps used as defense mechanism. Silverfish are also a medium-sized insect, gray or silver in color, [...] Read More >