With the holidays fast approaching, our weekends are booked. Whether you’re traveling to a beach resort with your family or staying overnight at your relatives’ [...]
National Pest Management Month Reminds Us of The Importance of Commercial Pest Control Got questions about pest control? We have answers! We pulled together the [...]
As we recently uncovered, deterring mosquitoes in your own backyard can be a futile task. A massive infestation of uncontrollable mosquitoes, however, can also be [...]
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.
Technology can be a pretty amazing thing. Such is the case with Doppler radar. Doppler is used to monitor cloud cover and rain potential. It is so sensitive that it can tell how heavy or light the rain will be, if there is lightening or hail in the storm, or if there is a rotation indicating a tornado. Radar can detect wildfire smoke, bird migrations, and even bats. Amazing! But, did you know that it can also detect bugs. That’s right, bugs!
There are many things that today’s cities strive to earn a top 10 position in, but top 10 cities for most rodents and cockroaches is surely not one of them. Here in Houston we have earned the dubious distinction of being in the top 10 list for the highest rates of rats and cockroaches when comparing the 25 largest cities in the United States. According to the most recent American Housing Survey, Houston ranked 4th highest in rat infestation, 9th highest in cockroaches, and 10th overall in evidence of unspecified rodents. The rodent population is surely a concern when you consider all that these little pests imply.
Texas Parks & Wildlife posted this picture of the infamous Texas Redheaded Centipede and, as you can imagine, the post went viral. The folks at Texas Parks & Wildlife say this isn't surprising. This is an insect that inspires fear. I mean, just look at it. Would you want that thing crawling across your bed? I didn't think so.
There are only two types of ticks (hard and soft) with four prevalent species in the greater Houston area, but these little creatures can cause debilitating diseases that can disrupt our lives in a big way. These four dangers include: the Lone Star Tick, Black Legged Deer Tick, American Dog Tick and the Brown Dog Tick. Although they are all very similar in size and shape‐with only minor differences‐they transmit very different illnesses.
If your business is located in an area where mosquitoes are present, you are surely aware of how troublesome these pests are. Not only do they tend to swarm in the masses, but also mosquito bites can lead to the spread of West Nile Virus and other mosquito borne illnesses. Bottom line, mosquitoes and your business are not a good match. Our Houston pest control professionals at Holder’s Pest Solutions have a few tips and solutions to share in order to help you get through this summer without the mosquitoes forcing your employees and customers to run away!
Pest birds can pose a serious threat to your commercial facility. Anyone who has dealt with pest birds including pigeons, sparrows and grackles can understand just how hard it is to get rid of birds. Not only are they an unsightly addition to your signs and exterior, but pest birds also pose many health hazards when they find a business facility for nesting. But the good news in all of this is that the Houston pest control professionals at Holder’s Pest Solutions has the knowledge and expertise in eliminating the threat that pest birds pose to your business including your hard earned image and reputation.