1. Do-It-Yourself German Roach Treatment

    1. Buy 99% orthoboric acid, 1% drying agent from Home Depot...called Hot Shot. 2. Buy a hand duster from Callahan's (rubber and steel about 6 inches tall and 2 inches in diameter with a long nozzle....or just use the bottle it comes in...Shake and puff. 3. Put fine line of boric acid powder in back and sides of all cabinets and drawers, voids, around and under appliances, etc. 4. When treating Ger…Read More

  2. Sealing & Exclusion for Rodents

    So we need to revisit this topic from a previous post. It's the time of year to think of identifying & closing up rodent entry points or dealing with current rodent problems. When the weather gets cooler and air conditioners get turned off people may hear noises coming from their attic that hadn't been noticed before. When soil/houses shift it's possible for new entry points to be created. Ev…Read More

  3. Cigarette & Drugstore Beetles

    Cigarette & Drugstore beetles are the the most common pests of stored products. They most commonly get into pantry items like grains, spices, flour, seeds, dog food etc. They are oval, brown and about 1/16-1/8 of an inch long. They have wings and will sometimes fly. Sanitation is really the best way to deal with these pests as pesticides only have an effect on adults and are not very effective…Read More

  4. The crickets are arriving!

    Pesticides have a very limited effect on these fall invaders because they just keep on coming. Before crickets invade your home try some of the following tips: Turn off lights at night, direct lighting away from the structure or use yellow bulbs which are less attractive to insects Seal cracks and crevices that give entrance to the structure with sealant Remove debris that is stacked near the stru…Read More

  5. Gnats/Fruit Flies

    Are gnats around your house annoying you? Most of the issues people are dealing with are fruit flies. Fruit flies are smaller than house flies, and have red eyes.  They appear tan in color and are no larger than an 1/8 of an inch long. Fruit flies are attracted to ripened or decaying fruit and vegetables, but they are also known to breed in drains, dirty mops or rags, recycling bins, trash cans, …Read More

  6. Carpet Beetles

    Carpet beetles are tough pests to control because of their ability to find food in obscure places. Sanitation generally works better than the use of insecticides. Carpet beetles eat lint, hair, dead insects, and other debris. Regular and thorough cleaning of rugs, drapes and other locations where carpet beetles congregate is an important preventive and control method. Frequent, thorough vacuuming …Read More

  7. Mosquito Control

    Everyone get tired of mosquitoes following them around in the yard!   The Asian tiger and Culex mosquito are the two most common mosquitoes found in Texas. The Asian Tiger mosquito is more of a bother because it bites throughout the entire day. We have several solutions to reduce mosquitoes on a different blog, so please check that out. We offer a very safe mosquito service.  It is our opinion …Read More

  8. Wolf Spiders

    Wolf spiders are one of the most common spiders and are considered beneficial because of the pests that they consume. They do not spin webs but are active hunters in your yard at night. These spiders are often misidentified as brown recluse but are generally not harmful and will only bite if handled or provoked. If you shine a flashlight into your yard at night you may see the sparkles of the wolf…Read More

  9. House Geckos

    House geckos are often found in the yard or on the home. They are beneficial because they eat pests, including cockroaches. Most people don't mind having them on the home but do not like it when they find one inside. The best way to keep them out is to seal cracks around windows/doors with caulk and handle other potential entry points. These reptiles lay eggs and lose their tail as a defense mecha…Read More

  10. Silverfish

    Silverfish are difficult to get a handle on. The feed on paper, bookbinding glue and other types of cellulose & natural fibers. They tend to stay close to their food source but are often found in kitchens/bathrooms when they need water.  They thrive in humidity.  They can live in envelopes, eating the glue, making it unfeasible for pest control technicians to treat.  However, if you have s…Read More