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.
The warm, adventurous summer has come to a close. You've basked in the sun, partied with your friends, and squeezed the joy out of each and every day. Now, it's time to shift gears.
Everyone loves summer! The barbeques, the beach, the campfires, but maybe not the mosquitoes.
May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. You’ve probably heard that this disease can be spread by ticks, but is it something you need to be worried about in the Houston area? Unfortunately, yes, Lyme disease, as well as other tick-borne illnesses, can be found in the area according to the Texas Lyme Disease Association, and can be extremely debilitating if not treated properly.
Most people think that meadow voles are a summer problem. These pests (also called meadow mice, or just simply ‘voles’) are small mammals that are known for causing damage to lawns and vegetation. In Texas, meadow voles are a problem even in the winter. Meadow voles in Texas don’t hibernate, so they can continue to cause problems for Texas homeowners even during the cooler months of the year.
As 2013 comes to a close, we all start thinking about everything this last year has had to offer. If 2013 has been full of crazy ants, German cockroaches and other pests inside your home, we would like to help you in 2014!
Have you seen those crazy ants in your yard? You can recognize them by the erratic and almost pointless way they meander about your property. You may see thousands of them crawling around an area outdoors, although they sometimes find their way indoors to forage. The South Texas pest control professionals at Holder’s have been dealing with these invasive ants in Texas for awhile now and we have a few tips to help you identify crazy ants on your property as well as prevent them from being a problem.
Bats get a bad rep for their status as a pest inside of business facilities across Texas. Not only are they capable of causing damage to structures after roosting and leaving their urine and feces, but they can also transmit several pathogens. Bats in your Texas facility or any type of property where people congregate for that matter are a serious health hazard and should be taken care of right away.
Just as our society is going green with reusable bags, hybrid cars and energy efficient appliances, the vast world of pest control is following suit. Or should we say, the vast world of pest control has been going green for quite some time now. The reason that we are so into the idea of green pest control is because it benefits both those receiving pest control services and the environment as a whole.
Signed into law on January 4, 2011, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is changing food safety laws. This means big changes for the entire food production industry including food processing and food manufacturing facilities. According to the FDA, “[The Food Safety Modernization Act] aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it.” For food processing or food manufacturing facilities in Houston, it is important to be aware of the laws and regulations under the new FSMA and also how your commercial pest control plan is already helping.