Fleas in the House

Fleas thrive when temperatures hover between 65-80 degrees and humidity sits between 75 percent and 85 percent. These pests are a summer problem in some parts of the country but basically a year-round menace here in Texas. An obvious way to know your dog has fleas is if you see little dark specks in their…

Eco-Friendly Pest Control

We share a planet with other creatures, some of which we live peacefully with, others not so much. Unfortunately, most pesticides, including herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides, contain chemicals that cause health complications for humans and wildlife. Pesticides cause a wide range of short and long-term health symptoms, such as headaches, skin and eye irritation, dizziness,…

Keeping Your Home Bug-Free

Uninvited guests can put a damper on your enjoyment in the summertime. It’s much, much worse if those guests have several sets of legs. It doesn’t matter the type, bugs are probably the last thing that you want to deal with when you’re supposed to be relaxing at home. It can be hard to know…

Keeping Fruit Flies Away

Fruit flies can be a pesky pest, especially indoors. While they can be annoying, luckily infestations of fruit flies and other flying pests are relatively easy to control.  In fact, fruit flies are almost impossible to keep out of homes. They can fly in doors when we come and go, hitch rides home on ripe…

Bed Bugs

Preventing Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are small, reddish-brown blood-sucking, wingless insects. Bedbug bites usually clear up without treatment in a week or two. Bed bugs aren’t known to spread disease, but they can cause an allergic reaction or a severe skin reaction in some people. Bedbugs are about the size of an apple seed. They hide in the…

Stop Mosquito Breeding

Summer is quickly approaching here in North Texas. With it comes the risk of mosquito breeding. These tiny creatures are all over and gearing up for their busiest season. In Texas, they are more than an annoyance. They buzz around and transmit diseases that can make you sick. In worse cases, the mosquito bite can result…

Cockroaches in the Kitchen

It’s late evening and you’re feeling hungry. You head to the kitchen for a snack and flip on the light. Then, your heart starts hammering as cockroaches scatter to the nearest hiding spots. Finding cockroaches in the kitchen is annoying, not to mention disgusting and upsetting. After all, this could mean you have a roach…

Keeping Rats Out of Your Garage

Rats, they can get anywhere! They can live in the country, and they can live in the suburbs. A highly adaptive creature, rats can chew pretty much anything and climb tons of things too. As they are highly adaptive, they can even survive in your garage. Before you can understand how to get rid of…

How to Prevent a Termite Infestation

Termites just might be a homeowner’s worst nightmare. While they’re tiny, they can wreak big-time havoc on your home. In fact, termites alone cause over $5 billion in property damage annually, according to the National Pest Management Association. What’s worse is that homeowners insurance does not cover the destruction these ravenous critters can leave behind.These…

How to Get Rid of Ants in the House

An ant infestation isn’t the worst pest problem in the world, since most species of ant commonly found in the home do no real damage. The good news is that out of more than 1,000 or so classified species of ants in North America, only a few species are likely to take shelter in homes,…