No, no, not the bats you find at the ballpark. Today we appreciate the ones that fly, and eat mosquitoes. "Appreciate" may seem like an odd word choice. The only reason I can find to truly be thankful for the bat population is their insatiable appetite for mosquitoes. If you've ever visited the swamps of Waycross or floated down the Savannah River, you know the misery of mosquito bites.
Jay Bailey’s selfless commitment to improving lives of children captured the attention of Cingo. We are proud to award Jay our Circle & Shield award, the Cingo way to honor the quiet heroes in our community.
Get the mom's guide to identify and treat backyard bites.
Warmer weather has arrived in Atlanta and across the southeast. The grass is turning green. The birds are chirping. Spring cleaning and household projects are underway. Spring is also the most common season for termite swarms. These swarmers will scour the area in search of a home for their new colony. Every year, many homeowners unknowingly invite termites into their homes. Here are a few of the most common mistakes that open the door to wood destroying insects.
Ahhh, the signs of spring—flowers blooming, new growth, kids playing outside and termites swarming. Wait, what? Yes, that's right, termites. While these insects do damage year-round, you’ll be most aware of them during the spring swarms. What does it mean to homeowners?
Our society is becoming increasingly aware of the products and chemicals that we use and breathe in on a daily basis. We shop in the organic section at the grocery store, purchase natural skin care products, and inform ourselves about the chemicals that enter our bodies. For those of us looking to live more naturally, avoiding toxic substances extends to what we clean with and the pesticides we use. Being conscious of what chemicals are used in the home can be important to protect ourselves, our families, and our pets, but we also want to make sure those products are effective. Do organic or non-toxic pest control options actually work?
Each year Cingo honors employees who have excelled at living and working by the Cingo core values. Some of the critera for the award include their willingness to help others, community and industry involvement, exceeding company standards for their position and exhibiting leadership in everything they do. 2017 Winners include Shawn Brantley, Ashley Crouch, Chris Landing and Jeffrey Williams.
Love is in the air, but there is not much to love about love bugs. Often called kissing bugs, they do not sting or bite, but can be quite a nuisance. These tiny red and black flies congregate in open sunny areas and splatter on vehicle windshields and grills. They are a pain to clean and can even permanently damage the vehicle’s finish.
That’s right woodchuck chuckers, it’s… GROUNDHOG DAY! This morning, both Punxsutawney Phil and our local groundhog, General Beauregard Lee, saw their shadows. The Yellow River Game Ranch, which housed General Beauregard Lee until December of 2017, boasts his accuracy rate is the highest of any predicting groundhogs at 94%.
It’s Saturday morning. The kids are up— much earlier than you would like. You get the coffee started and stumble over to the pantry to grab a box of cereal. As you open the door and light hits your shelves, out flies a pantry moth. How did he get in there?
The chairman of Delta Airlines. The governor of Georgia. The chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court. When you’re included on Georgia Trend’s list of the 2018 100 Most Influential Georgians, you’re in some darn good company. We’re proud to say that Jimmy Allgood, the man who founded the company today known as Cingo, is among the impressive list of Georgians honored this year.