A homeowner whose dwelling is subjected to termites will spend an average of $3,000 to make the necessary repairs, with the wood consuming pests accounting for nearly $5 billion in damages to American homes each year.
Houston-area homeowners and businesses begin noticing subterranean termites in early spring, when they become visible in swarms by entering homes, commercial buildings and other structures. [...]
Houston-area homeowners and businesses begin noticing subterranean termites in early spring, when they become visible in swarms by entering homes, commercial buildings and other structures. Known as the “silent destroyers,” termites cause an estimated $5 billion in property damage each year – that’s more damage to homes and businesses than all other natural disasters combined. Adding to the challenge, termite presence is difficult to detect as their activity is hidden behind wallboards, siding or wood trim.
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and Holder’s Pest Solutions are celebrating the fifth annual Termite Awareness Week, March 13-19, 2016 to bring awareness to termite prevention, detection and treatment. Although termite treatment is most effective when performed by a licensed pest control professional, it is important that individuals know the signs of a termite infestation and become familiar with prevention methods to combat the invasive insects.
Constructing your home’s deck is a significant emotional and financial investment, but is ultimately a rewarding undertaking. Not only does it provide an outdoor gathering space to entertain guests, it can also add value to your home’s listing price. In a cost/value analysis of home improvement projects across the United States, Remodeling Magazine found that homeowners living in the South Central region – which includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas – recovered almost 80% of the deck investment after selling.
The Brazilian government is actively warning its female population to avoid pregnancy for the next few years, and the World Health Organization (WHO) recently labeled [...]
Determining specific property values can be a complicated task that doesn’t necessarily have a standard outcome. A number of factors determine a home’s worth. An assessor uses a variety of metrics and formulas to assign a specific dollar amount to a home, most importantly its location. A multitude of other factors beyond an owner’s control might sway that initial estimate.
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!
Is your Houston home prepared? If you have not yet committed to year round pest control, spring is the most important time of year to get your home sealed against pest invasion. Even though the winters in Houston can be mild, and pests don't tend to overwinter, they still slow down when it gets cold. This slowdown can trigger their nesting instinct when temperatures rise again, and send them off by the hundreds, or thousands, in search of a place to build another home. This makes your home more vulnerable to infestation. Here are some tips for keeping them out.
What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Like us, you’re probably thankful for family and friends, food on the table and a place to call home. Throughout the year, our customers let us know through reviews and their comments that they are also thankful for us! Well, we appreciate your praise, so THANK YOU! After reading our reviews and comments from our happy customers, we’ve come up with the top 5 reasons why our customers are thankful for their home pest control services.