1. Fire Ant Season is Approaching!

    With all the recent rain you may have seen fire ant mounds popping up as they get themselves out of the waterlogged soil.  Although they are visible they probably aren't foraging yet. Using baits for fire ant control is the best and least toxic way of handling them. However, if the soil temperature is below 70 degrees they probably won't be foraging which means the bait won't get picked up in a t…Read More

  2. Pantry Pests

    Small brown "beetles" can be brought home from the grocery store and infest your pantry items. They can be difficult to get a handle on and pesticides are not particularly helpful in this situation. The source of the issues is larvae in the food. Everything that is opened should be inspected then thrown away. They particularity like spices, bread crumbs and cereals.  Anything that is not in a can…Read More

  3. German Cockroaches

    German Roaches are light brown to tan and the adults grow up to about ½” to 5/8” in length. Although the adults have fully developed wings they do not fly. It is a widespread household pest. They feed on any food sources available including grease, soap and the binding of books. They can survive without food for up to 30 days, but will die from dehydration if they do not have moisture for mor…Read More

  4. Texas Giant Centipede

    Texas Giant Centipedes are very startling. They can grow up to 12" long and are usually blueish green with a red head and bright yellow legs.  They can inflict a painful bite,similar to a wasp sting, when handled but are not life threatening. They are usually found under rocks or boards outside but can occasionally enter homes when the weather cools. These centipedes are not seen frequently but i…Read More

  5. Tips for Scorpion Exclusion

    Scorpions can be difficult to deal with once they are inside the home. They can stay in an area for months without moving or eating so even with a very thorough pest service you can still see some. They tend to enter the home, go into the attic and come out through light fixtures/ceiling fans or simply gaps around doors. Here are some things that you can do to help keep them from entering in the f…Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  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. PAPER WASPS

    Paper wasps are usually viewed as pests, but they are actually considered a beneficial insect. They feed mostly on caterpillars that can be garden pests as well as flies and beetle larvae. These wasps are typically brown/yellow or red with black wings. They make a nest that has honeycomb shaped cells, typically visible along the roofline and other areas that protect them from rain. If the nest is …Read More

  10. 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