1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Beneficial Nematodes for Flea Control

    If you suspect that your yard may be infested with fleas, beneficial nematodes are a good choice for control. They are microscopic worms that are broadcast into the soil. They feed on flea larvae and can also help with fire ants, white flies, grubs among other undesirable lawn pests. If you pull white socks over your ankles and walk around the yard for a few minutes you should be able to see fleas…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  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. 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