A Lasting Legacy: Tribute to Mr. Gene Higginbotham

It is with heavy hearts today, September 2nd, that we lay to rest Mr. Gene Higginbotham, the founder and owner of American Pest Control. To many of those who work at APC he was more than an employer, he was a friend or even more like a family member. This afternoon, Mr. Higginbotham will make his final pass by American Pest Control on the way to the committal service followed by the entire fleet of American Pest Control vehicles. We could not be prouder to represent him and his lifelong commitment to excellence.

Southern Winter Weather Creates Perfect Storm for Termite Activity

There are a lot of┬ámoving parts to being a homeowner and many things to stay on top of throughout the year. One often overlooked aspect of home ownership is termite prevention and protection. Did you know that termites cause approximately $5 billion worth of damage to structures in the United States each year and is not covered by homeowner’s insurance? Meanwhile, tornadoes cause approximately $6.3 million worth of damage each year, a fraction of the amount of damage done by termites. The map below shows that Georgia is one of the states with the heaviest termite activity.

The Bed Bug Epidemic

“Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite!” It’s just a silly little rhyme to amuse children before bed, right? For many Americans it hits close to home, an eerily familiar feeling. There is a bed bug epidemic in America and it has been on the rise for over ten years. A 2015 pest management survey revealed that 99.6 percent of pest control professionals in the United States have treated for bed bugs. Fifteen years ago that number was a mere 25 percent. According to the National Pest Management Association, reports of bed bugs have dramatically increased in the past four years. So what is causing this epidemic and how can you protect yourself, your home and your family?