1. What is a Pest? What is Pest Control?

    Exterminators are hit with a few jokes from customers each pest season, the most common being a request to take care of an unwanted and unexpected "pest" like a sulky teenager or a loud, poorly trained dog that eats slippers and jumps on guests. Silly stuff. Except, maybe those actually are pests? The word pest simply means "a destructive insect or other animal that attacks crops, food, livestock,…Read More

  2. Pest Control Advice – Roaches

    As Autumn arrives here in Austin, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce insect activity in and around your home. In this article we'll give you some pest prevention tips regarding roaches. The predominant roach in Austin homes is the American roach. Some call it a tree roach, a palmetto bug or a water bug (or just "a big nasty roach"). These are large roaches that can grow up to two i…Read More

  3. American Cockroaches

    America is big and bold and our namesake cockroaches are too. Okay, maybe they're not the biggest in the world (no thanks, South America, you and your 3.5 inch long "Megaloblatta" roaches can stay there ... FOREVER), but for most people any cockroach they see in their home is "big enough" to motivate them into action. That's where we come in. Our general pest control service is our most popular pe…Read More

  4. Are There Winter Bugs In Austin?

    If you're new to Austin (or even if you're not) you may be wondering what bugs are present during the "colder" months here. And while we introduced our "Austin Pest Guide" a couple weeks back to answer the question "What kind of bugs are there in Austin?", the next question we're tackling is: "When are the bugs most active in Austin?" Summer. Alright, thanks for reading... Ok, just kidding — mos…Read More

  5. What Kind of Bugs Live In Austin?

    Since 2010, Austin has been the fastest growing city in the United States, and is adding over 5,000 people per month on average including both births and migrations. An unofficial recent estimate puts the city population above 1,000,000 — the 11th U.S. city over one million. Before new residents arrive from out of town, they usually search for the best neighborhoods and schools. But what they pr…Read More

  6. Pest Control Using Diatomaceous Earth

    Diatomaceous Earth is one of the original organic pest control products. It is produced from a soft rock that when crumbled becomes a very fine dust. It can then be easily applied to help control ants, roaches, fleas and other pests, particularly outside. Inside, diatomaceous earth (or DE) is not recommended as it has been known to clog vacuum cleaners. How Does Diatomaceous Earth Kill Insects? DE…Read More