After several months of heavy rainfall and the flooding that comes with it, Southeast Texans are ready to see what fall and winter have in-store. [...]
With summer on the horizon and stay at home orders in place, many of us are spending more time in our houses and in our [...]
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.