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

What is an earwig?

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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,