With the New Year arriving shortly, you may be of the mind to bring Christmas to a close. If you are still sitting amidst piles of ribbons, bows and wrapping paper or still have your tree up and adorned don’t worry, you are not alone. It takes time to clear out after unwrapping presents, feasting and spending quality time with family and friends.
Have you heard the saying, "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen?" Well, when it comes to bed bugs, there is another lesser-known saying: "If you can't stand the heat, get out of my house!" Bed bugs have a love/hate relationship with heat. Here's how it works.
It can be more than a little horrifying to go into your kitchen flip on the light and see scurrying little bugs head under your fridge or cabinets. Millions all over the world are faced with just this scenario every day. Cockroaches can easily survive anywhere but in warmer climates, like Houston, these resilient insects will flourish. If you are living in an apartment or condo the problem can quickly take on a life of its own with multiple units to hide in.
No one can dispute that the heart of every home is the kitchen. It is where families gather to make meals, laughter and memories. The moment that the dishes are done and the lights go out however, the kitchen can become home to a new kind of family. A multitude of household pests will naturally gravitate toward the largest food source in the home, your kitchen.
What is a tick? It is a small, brown, eight legged bug, with a tiny head, and a fat round bottom that burrows into skin and feeds on blood. Ticks live in the forest, and typically crawl up and over shoes to get to your skin, but it is not uncommon for them to fall on you from above. This is why many people find them attached to their scalp.
Believe it or not pigeons are a major pest problem for home and business owners, especially those living in urban areas, but also for those living in suburban and rural areas as well. Homes and other buildings provide the perfect area for these pesky pests to roost, rest, and nest in. Also, residential and business properties often provide ample food and water sources for these birds to easily live off of.
If you are seeing any signs of pest activity in your Texas home, contact Holder's Pest Solutions today! Mice, rats, crazy ants, and beetles are just a few of the common offenders. To successfully get rid of and keep out unwelcome critters, sign up for year round pest protection from Holder's Pest Solutions.
Many people have heard of bumble bees and honey bees, but have you heard of carpenter bees? These bees behave a little differently than the typical bees you see in your garden; as their name suggests, they will bore into wood. Carpenter bees in Texas can actually pose a problem for the structure of your home, but maybe not for the reason you would expect. The Houston pest control professionals at Holder’s would like to offer you some helpful information in regards to carpenter bees and what you can do to prevent inviting them to your Texas home.
What are tawny ants? Maybe you’ve heard of them but called by another name: Rasberry crazy ants. These ants are an exotic invasive ant species that was introduced into Texas in 2002. Since then, they’ve been a very big problem for home and business owners across the state. They were first identified in Houston but have spread throughout southeast Texas and into Mississippi, largely thanks to the help of people, who are unknowingly transporting them in their travels. The problem of tawny ants is getting worse, but there are a few things you can do to help limit them on your property.
American cockroaches are a problem in many Texas properties and they can cause serious stress for home and business owners. Also known as palmetto bugs or water bugs, they are approximately two inches in length and their large size makes a lot of people squirm! They are oval, normally shiny reddish brown in color with long and threadlike antennae and a pale brown figure eight shaped band on the back of their heads. You may have them in your home or business in the warmer months in humid areas that have access to food. The Houston pest control professionals at Holder’s Pest Solutions know the dangers that these bugs can pose, which is why we’ve come up with a few prevention tips for South Texas property owners to keep these large cockroaches at bay.