You Know What Ticks Us Off?

July 25, 2017 | Posted in Seasonal | By

That’s right, it’s ticks. Ticks belong in the family Arachnida (like spiders and scorpions), and can be found all over the world. They are ectoparasites, meaning that they live on the outside of their host. Because ticks are parasites, they

Mosquitoes: Everywhere from my head to mo(squi)toes!

July 14, 2017 | Posted in Mosquitoes | By

Summertime is here, and with it comes those annoying pests with a taste for blood. Mosquitoes, despite their small size, can pose a great threat to our health. This is because they can sometimes transmit more than just an itchy

Millipedes: Did You Know?

Millipedes

June 28, 2017 | Posted in Millipedes | By

Millipedes are not only one of the oldest land animals on earth, but are in fact THE oldest land animals on earth. In 2004, a millipede fossil was discovered in Scotland dating to be roughly 420 million years old. This

Knocking on Wood: Carpenter Ants (Part 2)

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June 22, 2017 | Posted in Ants and Termites | By

Last week, we posted Part 1 of this article (click here if you missed it). Today, we’re wrapping up by talking more about how the nests function and what you can do if you find an infestation. Give Me My

Knocking on Wood: Carpenter Ants (Part 1)

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June 16, 2017 | Posted in Ants and Termites | By

Worldwide, there are more species of carpenter ants than any other kind of ant—back in 2000, we knew of over 1,000 species! These creatures are fascinating, but there’s no place for them in your home. We’re doing a two-part blog

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