1. RODENT PROOFING YOUR HOME

    The best longest-lasting form of rat & mice control in homes is sealing & exclusion. Rodents can get into entry points that are 1/4" or larger so sealing cracks and openings in foundations and any openings for water pipes, electric wires, sewer pipes, drain spouts, and vents is a must. Make sure doors, windows, and screens fit tightly. Their edges can be covered with sheet metal if gnawing…Read More

  2. FIRE ANTS

    If you see a mound of fluffy soil in your yard, usually after a rain you have a fire ant problem. When it is hot and dry these ants are underground and may not be noticed, unless you are stung. When the ants go unchecked in your yard they can eventually go into the house to forage. They are usually found on the floors, around pet food and in laundry. The best way to combat this is to treat the yar…Read More

  3. PANTRY PESTS- GRAIN/FLOUR BEETLES & MEAL MOTHS

    Getting rid of food-infesting moths or beetles takes continuous, persistent effort at removing and cleaning up the infestation, especially if it has been present for a while. Some pests are capable of living for many weeks without food, so the threat of reinfestation exists until they die off or are killed. It is best, at least for several months after eliminating the infested products, to store a…Read More

  4. CICADA KILLER WASPS

    These solitary wasps are around 2” long and which makes them the largest wasp. They are usually yellow and black and hunt cicadas to eat, hence the name. Males cannot sting but will use intimidation to defend their nests. Females can sting but rarely do. They dig a nest about a foot down into the ground where they store paralyzed adult cicadas. Eggs are laid on the cicadas and when they hatch la…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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