1. SILVERFISH CONTROL

    Silverfish can live in envelopes and will eat clothing and do damage to papers, etc if left unchecked.   They are usually found in stored boxes.  You can purchase silverfish baits online, and if they are fresh, they can be effective.  We recommend buying a roach powder (99% orthoboric acid, 1% inert ingredients) and dusting boxes that have papers, etc in them (available at Home Depot, etc).  …Read More

  2. SCORPION STINGS

    The sting from the scorpions found in Central Texas can be painful but are usually not dangerous, as long as you are not allergic. If you get stung, first put an ice cube on the sting for the pain. If you have some digestive enzymes for protein (you can try meat tenderizer) you can make a paste with it and put it on the sting. This will digest the sting and can eliminate the pain and can work on w…Read More

  3. CHIGGER AND TICK CONTROL

    posted in May, 2015 Sulfur helps to control chiggers and ticks.  Many consider it to be safe and effective.  It is a useful soil additive for alkaline soil, such as much of our Texas soil.   Feed stores carry it - broadcast 5# per 1000 square feet. If your soil is acid, don't over do it as it can unbalance the soil microorganisms.   I have read that it repels pests, including chinch bugs …Read More

  4. PEST CONTROL FOR MOSQUITOES!

    Mosquitoes are a bane to Austinites existence!!  We like to give recommendations rather than treat, as unless you are having a party and we can treat on that day, it is pretty much a never ending task  However, we have quite a few recommendations that help control those pesky pests. Mosquito Barrier (not Garlic Barrier – it is quite a bit weaker) helps for a while. It repels and kills mosqui…Read More