After a hard day (traffic, work, kids), have you ever dreamed about that piece of delicious chocolate cake that you left out on your counter? We’ve all been there, we understand. But, if you aren’t careful this spring, you may find that something else will have gotten to it before you - ants, that’s right ants! Ants are pesky creatures that will enter into your home and eat your food without any apologies. Now is the perfect time to implement changes around your home to ensure that ants stay out of it and away from your chocolate cake.
There are many types of ants in Texas, but two in particular may be bothering you this summer - crazy ants and fire ants. What’s the difference? When you’ve had problems with both, you can spot the differences very quickly, but to the untrained eye these pests may seem quite similar.
We usually don’t look at ants inside our homes as a good thing. If you have ants in your Houston home, what does it mean? Knowing which type of ant you are dealing with makes all the difference. Some ants are just a nuisance, while others can be very destructive.
Spring is almost here, and in Texas that means pests are becoming active again. These pests can enter your home intentionally or accidentally, but you can take control by taking precautions in and around your home. It is common to assume that because the weather is generally mild in Houston, pests remain active year-round.
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.
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.
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.
At some point or another you have probably seen an ant or two crawling around in your kitchen or maybe your bathroom. Ants in Texas are one of the most common springtime pest invaders because as the weather warms, their colonies become active again and that means thousands of hungry ants! While some ants in Houston are merely a nuisance, other types of ants pose a more serious threat. To help homeowners in our region better understand the types of ants they are likely to find, here is a guide to the most common ant species in the area.
Taking ants to a whole new level of nuisance is the erratic behavior of a species called rasberry crazy ants. Named after Texas exterminator, Tom Rasberry, these ants truly are crazy both in name and as a pest. While they may only be about 1/8 of an inch in size, there are many reasons why homeowners in Houston, as well as across Texas, do not want crazy ants problems and why they are doing everything they can to avoid an infestation of crazy ants.
We’ve all had a run in with a few ants around the home and while that is annoying, when ants and other pests infest healthcare facilities the threat level increases. Pharaoh ants are one of the most commonly found species infesting hospitals and other healthcare facilities in Houston and throughout Texas.