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
Some business owners may believe that commercial pest control is unnecessary. What many don’t know is that there are countless pests who can infest and destroy a business quietly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.