Have you seen beetles in your home? If you have, you're not alone. We get calls regularly from concerned home and business owners that are seeing beetles inside their properties and although they aren't sure what kinds of beetles they have, they know they have a problem.
If you haven’t heard about crazy ants and you live in Texas, some might wonder if you’ve been living under a rock. But if that was the case, there’s a good chance you’ve become acquainted with crazy ants anyway! These pests have gotten everywhere, but only in the last decade. Here is some insight into the history of crazy ants in Texas.
Houston, we have a problem! The city and surrounding communities has been taken over by roaches and rats… or at least it seems that way in recent weeks. Here at Holder’s Pest Solutions, we’re seeing an increased number of calls about these two pests and unfortunately they are both a threat to people and property. Let’s take a closer look them, shall we?
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.
Do you have a bed bug plan? In this modern age of social media, you can't afford not to. All it takes is one bed bug incident to keep potential guests away. Three or more complaints could leave you with a publicity nightmare--not to mention a possible lawsuit. Don't let bed bugs take you by surprise. Get proactive and develop a written plan that will protect your business from bad press and potential liability. The following are guidelines established by the National Pest Management Association to help you get your plan started.
Have you heard the saying, "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen?" Well, when it comes to bed bugs, there is another lesser-known saying: "If you can't stand the heat, get out of my house!" Bed bugs have a love/hate relationship with heat. Here's how it works.
If you became aware that your home is currently resting on a fault line, would you get earthquake insurance? What if you learned that the region your home sits in is 5 times more likely to get flooded in spring? Would you get flood insurance? Houston, we have a problem. Eastern Texas is home to every type of termite that can infest a home, including the voracious Formosan subterranean termite. Some have said that this termite can total a new home almost before the paint dries. If you live in Houston, you're crazy to not have termite insurance.
Red imported fire ants are much more than a nuisance to the residents of Houston. The impact of this ant in the State of Texas has created a serious problem, costing an estimated $1.2 billion each year. The red imported fire ant is no respecter of persons, attacking urban, agricultural and wildlife areas. This red ant poses a tremendous health risk to humans, animals and plants.
It can be more than a little horrifying to go into your kitchen flip on the light and see scurrying little bugs head under your fridge or cabinets. Millions all over the world are faced with just this scenario every day. Cockroaches can easily survive anywhere but in warmer climates, like Houston, these resilient insects will flourish. If you are living in an apartment or condo the problem can quickly take on a life of its own with multiple units to hide in.