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Prevent Ants At Your Picnic

Prevent Ants At Your Picnic

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...

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5 Steps to Get Rid of Ants

5 Steps to Get Rid of Ants

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...

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Cave Crickets

Cave Crickets

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 […]

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Silverfish

Silverfish

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 […]

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Black Widow

Black Widow

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 […]

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Brown Recluse

Brown Recluse

  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 […]

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Wolf Spiders

Wolf Spiders

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 […]

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Centipedes

Centipedes

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 […]

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Scorpions

Scorpions

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, […]

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Subterranean Termites

Subterranean Termites

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, […]

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Drywood Termites

Drywood Termites

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 […]

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Hobo Spider

Hobo Spider

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 […]

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Rasberry Ants

The Rasberry crazy ant was first discovered in Texas in 2002 by a Houston-area pest control operator named Tom Rasberry.

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