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
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.
There are plenty of pests that really scare people, and if there were a list of most frightening pests, rats would easily be near the top. Their hefty size is intimidating, their sharp teeth and super long tails make folks fearful, they're known carriers of disease, and they destroy belongings. Additionally, they can quickly become a nightmare for Conroe home and business owners because they multiply at a fast rate and are extremely hard to eliminate.
Montgomery home and business owners shouldn’t take pest management lightly, since insects and other pests can really bring disaster to your doorstep. Some can tear up your belongings and your property, and some can bite, sting, or otherwise attack you. If you don’t visit the emergency room for a direct assault, you could be there because you wound up ill. Many pests have harmful germs, and cockroaches are a prime example.
Texas is a great state, with delicious food and one-of-a-kind culture. If you live in Texas, you know there is much to celebrate here year-round. You're probably also familiar with some of the drawbacks that can come with living here, such as the dreaded fire ant. Fire ants are found across the southern United States. They are small ants but give painful stings that can send you running indoors faster than any other pest. Their mounds are often built outdoors near old stumps or in open areas. They can sometimes build nests under buildings and get inside, but they’re usually only found outdoors.
If you were raised on TV and movies, you may think that all scorpions are dangerous creatures that only need to sting you once to kill you. Although this is true in some parts of the world, scorpions here in Montgomery are a bit different. This isn’t to say that they aren’t dangerous, but just that it’s rare for one of their stings to be lethal. To help you better understand scorpions and the threats they pose to homeowners, here is everything you need to know.
There are many different species of ants that live across Southeast Texas, including carpenter ants, fire ants, black ants, and more. Ants often enter homes in search of food. They’ll feed from crumbs and spills in your kitchen. Ants are colonizers, which means where there is one, there are more. Here’s what this means for your Texas home and some tips to prevent an ant infestation this summer.
There are many pests that homeowners and business owners in Montgomery have to deal with, but one that makes people stressed out is the scorpion. Because of the fact that these pests look terrifying and the fact that they can sting, most people find them frightening. They definitely aren’t a pest that you want to find in your home or business!
It’s easy to underestimate these tiny, long-bodied arthropods, but when it comes to centipedes, their bite is worse than their bark. A bite received from a centipedes' forcipules, or modified leg stingers, allows the insect to quickly wound with a painful venom. The irritants in the venom travel into the bloodstream where they can cause swelling, itching, and severe pain to the afflicted area. A centipede bite is not deadly, but it may cause headaches, palpitations, and nausea in at-risk populations or allergic persons.
Most spiders are harmless gentle ‘giants’ that crop up from time to time in the home or lawn, but these black and white fiends are unwelcome visitors in all Beaumont homes and businesses.
In life, all living creatures seek out food to survive. Lions stalk through tall grass to hunt for caribou and bear wade through rivers to catch salmon. Even humans will travel whatever distance is necessary to buy food. Every creature has a food attraction; the question is what attractions are drawing spiders into your home?