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30 12, 2015

Time To Un-deck The Halls in Houston TX

Pest Prevention Tips|

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.

28 05, 2015

Bed Bugs & Heat

Bed Bugs, Houston Pest Control|

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.

27 03, 2015

Cockroaches In Multi-Unit Housing

Houston Pest Control|

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.

6 10, 2014

Why Your Kitchen Is So Attractive To Bugs

Pest Prevention Tips|

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.

26 09, 2014

Tick Talk

Houston Pest Control|

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.

19 09, 2014

Pesky Pigeons: How to Prevent Them

Pest Prevention Tips|

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.

27 08, 2013

Top 2 Carpenter Bee Prevention Tips


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.

25 06, 2013

Tawny Ants In Your Texas Home

Ants, Houston Pest Control|

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.

21 01, 2013

The Noises You Hear At Night Could Be Rodents

Pest Prevention Tips, Rodents|

Do you ever feel like you are hearing noises at night? We’re not talking about the ordinary creaking of a house, the heating or cooling unit at work or even ones you just think you hear. When the lights are out and we are relying on our sense of sound, even the smallest movements or cracks in the home can often be heard loud and clear. And unfortunately in some cases, the noises you hear are the pitter-patter of little rodents (including mice and rats) running through the walls at night.

6 12, 2012

Tips for Unpacking Holiday Decorations in Houston

Houston Pest Control, Pest Prevention Tips|

While some people have had their decorations up for weeks, for many families now is the time to start lugging boxes down stairs from the attic or upstairs from the basement to prepare the home for the holiday season. It is important to keep in mind that while you unpack your holiday decorations, you may be in for more than just ornaments.

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