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
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.
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.
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.