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How to Get Rid of Cockroaches Have you ever gotten up in middle of the night, turned on the lights, and seen a fast crawling insect scurry out of sight? If you see one cockroach, it’s likely you have more hiding where you can’t see them. Don’t panic....
How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies No one wants to deal with a fruit fly infestation. Fruit flies are a nuisance. They spread bacteria and contaminate your food. Fruit flies thrive on overripe and decaying fruits and vegetables. They even enjoy fermented drinks...
How to Prevent Ants At Your Picnic on Boerne Lake It’s a beautiful day for a picnic at Boerne Lake. The sun is shining. You packed a delicious picnic lunch. Found the perfect picnic spot near the lake. Started setting out your tablecloth or picnic blanket and...
13 Tips For Bug & Mosquito Free Deck in Texas We’ve all been looking forward to getting back outdoors and enjoying time with family and friends. What better way than spending quality time on your deck? Enjoy the comforts of home in the beauty of the...
Got Ants? These 5 Steps to Get Rid of Ants Can Help. We’ve all been there. Ant infestation is all too common, especially during the warmer months. When ants can’t find a food source outside, they seek out food sources inside your home or business. And by the time you...
Most cave crickets have very large hind legs with “drumstick-shaped” femora and equally long, thin tibiae, and long, slender antennae. The antennae arise closely and next to each other on the head. They are brownish in color and rather humpbacked in appearance, always wingless, and up to 5 centimetres (2.0 in) long in body and […]
This insect gets its name from its silvery, metallic appearance and fish-like shape and movements. Silverfish have no wings, but are able to run very fast. They tend to hide their presence from humans which means any damage they have caused could go unnoticed as well. Silverfish tend to feed on paper items, glue, clothing […]
Black widow spiders are most recognized for the red hourglass shape under their abdomen. This spider gets its name from the popular belief that the female black widow spider eats the male after mating, although this rarely happens. Black widows are poisonous when ingested during the first 17 days of their life. Black widows are […]
Brown recluse spiders have a characteristic dark brown violin marking on their back. These spiders often infest cedar shake roofs and spin irregular webs, which are used as a retreat. Brown recluse spiders are nocturnal and eat other small bugs like cockroaches and crickets. These spiders spin irregular webs, which are not used for […]
Unlike most spiders, wolf spiders don’t hunt with webs. Instead, they chase their prey using their fast running ability. These spiders are often big and hairy which alarms some people, but they are primarily nuisance pests. Over 100 species of wolf spiders are found in the United States and Canada. Wolf spiders actively hunt during […]
Centipedes are sometimes called “hundred-leggers” because of their many pairs of legs, but they can actually have anywhere from 15-177 pairs of legs, depending on the species. Interestingly, centipedes always have an odd number of pairs of legs. Most house centipedes are nocturnal, and prey primarily on flies, spiders, and sometimes plant tissue. Centipedes are […]
Scorpions are nuisance pests that are closely related to spiders, mites and ticks. There are about 1,200 scorpion species in the world and 70 species in the United States. Of these, the most dangerous species is the Arizona Bark Scorpion, which is found in the American southwest and in Northern Mexico. Scorpions are nocturnal pests, […]
The best method of subterranean termite control is to avoid water accumulation near the foundation of the home. Prevent subterranean termite access by diverting water away with properly functioning downspouts, gutters and splash blocks. Store firewood at least 20 feet away from the home, and keep mulch at least 15 inches from the foundation. Indoors, […]
Usually, the first sign of a drywood termite infestation is the presence of winged reproductives swarming from small openings (kick holes) in the surface of wood. These termites lose their wings quickly after swarming, but the wings are important for proper identification of drywood termites. If swarmers are found inside a structure, then the colony […]
The Hobo Spider is one that is considered to be very aggressive in nature. They are highly adaptive to many locations. They are ranked right up there with the Black Recluse and the Black Widow when it comes to what people perceive from them. The Hobo Spider don’t have bands of colors like so many […]
One of the best-known summer pests, mosquitoes breed in stagnant water or soft soil. There are about 170 different kinds of mosquito species in North America alone.
Fleas are parasites that feed on the blood of any warm-blooded body. The most common species is the cat flea, which often feasts on cats, dogs and humans.
This pest is the only crustacean that has become completely adapted to spending its life on land.
Ground Beetles can grow a little over half an inch long. It is nearly all black with some dark reddish-brown coloring on antennae and legs.
Earwigs got their name from the myth that they crawl into sleeping people’s ears and tunnel into their brains.
House crickets get their common name from the fact that they often enter houses where they can survive indefinitely.
Boxelder bugs get their common name from the fact that they are often found on and around boxelder trees.
Pharaoh ants get their name from the mistaken belief that they were one of the plagues of Egypt.
Pavement ants get their name because they make their nests in or under cracks in pavement.
This species of ants is highly aggressive and will attack the smallest potential threat.
The Rasberry crazy ant was first discovered in Texas in 2002 by a Houston-area pest control operator named Tom Rasberry.
Carpenter ants get their name because they excavate wood in order to build their nests.
Brown-banded cockroaches get their name from the two lighter bands they have across their dark brownish bodies.
The German cockroach is the most common species of the cockroach.
The American cockroach is the largest of the house-infesting cockroaches.