Termite Prevention: Stop Those Termites in Their Tracks

February 28, 2017 | Posted in Ants and Termites | By

In the US, termites cost homeowners about $5 billion in property damage…per year! Often, people don’t know that they have an infestation until it’s too late. Once you can see the damage, you can be certain there’s even more destruction

Are Moths Eating Your Woolens?

February 15, 2017 | Posted in Moths | By

The webbing clothes moth can be found worldwide, and is easily the most common fabric moth in the US. “Fabric moths” are just what they sound like: moths that feed on (and, therefore, damage) fabric. What’s interesting is that the

Possums and House Mice and Rats, Oh My!

September 8, 2016 | Posted in Rodents | By

Some people may think these furry critters are cute and cuddly, but when they’re infesting your home, they are anything but. Today we’re talking about three common rodent pests you can find in North Texas and what you can do

Cockroaches: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

August 25, 2016 | Posted in Cockroaches | By

Upon hearing the word “cockroach,” most people involuntarily grimace or shudder. These bugs don’t have a good reputation, and they’re usually towards the top of people’s “Most Disgusting Pests” lists. But are cockroaches all that bad? Let’s take a look.

Enjoy Your Backyard—Without Mosquitoes

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July 29, 2016 | Posted in Mosquitoes | By

Summer is here, and you’re all set to head to the backyard to enjoy your swimming pool or relax on the porch—except you know that you’ll be eaten alive my mosquitoes. In 2015, Dallas-Fort Worth was ranked #8 of the

What is an earwig?

earwig

March 31, 2016 | Posted in Insects | By

An earwig is a small, cockroach looking, insect that has a pair of forceps pinchers on their abdomen, and membranous wings folded underneath short forewings that they do not use often. Earwigs are mostly nocturnal and often hide in small,

The Top Three Signs That You Have Termites

March 24, 2016 | Posted in Ants and Termites | By

Homeowners rarely realize termites are causing damage to their home until the pests have permanently damaged their structure. Their activities are cryptobiotic, hidden from view, so it can be a surprise to home owners when they are informed that their

Termites or Carpenter Ants?

March 17, 2016 | Posted in Ants and Termites | By

A common mistake that homeowners experience is mistaking a carpenter ant for a termite. While having carpenter ants is a problem, termites are a much bigger problem. To distinguish between the two you can look at a few different components,

Information to Your Rat Problem

January 21, 2016 | Posted in Rodents | By

Human dwellings and outbuildings provide shelter for rats and mice during cold periods. Crawl space areas beneath homes or attics are common rat escapes. Rats will also utilize garages, sheds or even inside your home. They do not like open

The Myth Behind Carpenter Ants

January 12, 2016 | Posted in Ants and Termites | By

Carpenter ants are large ants that tend to invade homes in Texas starting in late winter and early spring. The common myth about Carpenter Ants is that they invade homes by eating wood the same way termites do. This is