1. 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

  2. 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

  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