Our Pest Control Blog

Have you ever wondered why certain pests behave the way they do, thought about how they’re getting inside, or wanted to know a few DIY tricks to get rid of them? If so, read on and get your questions answered

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How to Prevent a Carpenter Bee Infestation

Carpenter bees look similar to bumblebees. It can be hard to tell the two apart, but only one of these can cause damage to your home. Bumblebees have a hairy abdomen and are more yellow than carpenter bees, which have shiny black abdomens. Both of these bees, however, are pollinators.

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Why Do I Have Carpenter Ants?

As homeowners, we know a thing or two about ants invading our properties. And by properties, we mean our yards, outdoor decks, basements, bathrooms, picnics, pool parties, and pretty much anywhere else we don’t want ants to be.

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Property Owners' Guide To Boxelder Bug Control

Boxelder bugs are aptly named based on their attraction to boxelder trees, found in various parts of the U.S. and Canada. Often mistaken for stink bugs, these pests have a flat body measuring roughly ½ inch long and appear black with distinctive red or orange markings.

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What are Some Occasional Invaders?

As their name suggests, occasional invaders are types of insects that “occasionally” enter into homes and other structures throughout the year. These insects do not prefer to live indoors full-time. These insects usually enter into homes in groups when the weather outside becomes too extreme for them to live comfortably.

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How to Handle Fleas & Ticks in Texas

Fleas and ticks are external parasitic pests that feed on the blood of both people and animals. Both species can invade properties, where they become a nuisance, a danger, and are difficult to eliminate. The cat flea is the most common species of flea found in our area of Southeast Texas. The American dog tick and black-legged deer tick are the two most common species of ticks.

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Common Ants in Texas

Ants are common pests that can be found living in and around homes. They are quite social and live together in large colonies. Ants can be identified by their three distinct body regions: their head, thorax, and abdomen. The reproductive members of an ant colony are the only members with wings. When a colony is mature, the reproductive ants emerge to find mates and create a new colony.

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What are Common Stinging Insects in Texas

There are many types of stinging insects found living throughout the United States. Stinging insects are beneficial to the environment. Predatory species hunt down and feed on various species of nuisance insects. Many species of bees and other stinging insects are responsible for pollinating a wide variety of plants and crops, playing a huge part in the ecosystem. Bumble bees, carpenter bees, cicada killers, honey bees, paper wasps, yellow jackets, and scorpions are all examples of stinging insects that live in Southeast Texas.

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Where Did These Bed Bugs In My Beaumont Home Come From?

One second, you’re happily sleeping through the night surrounded by soft blankets and pillows. The next, you’re waking up covered in itchy red bumps. And you keep having dreams about tiny bugs crawling over you… Bed bugs are nightmarish pests that attack when you’re most vulnerable: at night. Though bed bugs aren’t considered dangerous pests, they’re still frustrating and difficult to deal with. Find out where these bugs come from and how they get into Beaumont homes.

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Steps Texas Homeowners Can Take to Avoid Summer Spiders

There are a lot of creepy creatures in this world. Spiders are high on the list. Whether small or large, spiders have a certain way of moving that, when observed, can send chills down your spine. Obviously, these are not insects you want in your home. It doesn’t matter how many bugs they trap and kill, spiders themselves, when they get into homes, are a problem, a problem that requires a solution.

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