1. 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

  2. Fire Ants

    Fire ant bait consists of the active ingredient in corn grits coated with soybean oil. Worker ants take the bait back to the colony, where it is shared with the queen, which then either dies or becomes infertile depending on the type of bait being used. Baits are slow-acting and require weeks to months to achieve 80% to 90% control but results can be seen in the first week or two. When the ground …Read More

  3. Fungus Gnats

    When moving plants indoors during the cooler months, you may see small gnats flying in the house. This is common with indoor plants whether they're houseplants, poinsettias for the holidays or for those outdoors plants being temporarily stored indoors when it's cold. Fungus gnats are small flies that are blackish with two wings & long legs. Fungus gnats may be seen flying indoors around pott…Read More

  4. 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

  5. BOXELDER BUGS

    In the fall boxelder bugs may try to overwinter on or in homes. Pest control is generally not necessary, or as effective, as sealing/exclusion. Here are some helpful steps to help with these and a variety of other crawling pests. • Inspect the areas where pipes or wires enter your home. Caulk or expandable foam can be used to seal these spots. • Stuff weep holes with aluminum window screen to …Read More

  6. HACKBERRY PSYLLIDS- (gnats on your window screens)

    Have you been finding lots of small, dark flying insects on your window screens or even inside on the window sill? If so,you may be seeing Hackberry Psyllids, sometimes called Hackberry Nipplegall Makers. These insects develop on the leaves of hackberry trees and in the fall when the weather becomes cooler they may try to enter homes to escape the lower temperatures. These small flies are small en…Read More

  7. MOTH OR DRAIN FLIES

    Moth flies, often called drain flies, are small, about 1/8 inch in length and often dark-colored. They are typically found on walls and do not fly well. They do not bite or do damage, but could carry bacteria from the organic material they develop in, usually in drain or sewage lines. The best method of managing these flies is dealing with their breeding sites. In homes this is most often in bathr…Read More

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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