Categories for Insect Control

How to Prepare for Pesky Pests This Spring

March 21, 2023

When the weather warms up, pests wake up from their winter hibernation and start to come out. There are some preventative measures you can take to keep these critters at bay this spring. Follow these tips and you’ll be on your way to a pest-free home. Check for Moisture Issues Spring is a great time to check for moisture issues in the home. This is because pests, such as cockroaches, mosquitoes, termites, and other pesky insects, are looking for sources of water to feed on. Using a moisture meter, you can easily determine how much moisture there is in your walls and ceilings without even... View Article

Pests and Insects You Might Encounter This Spring

March 7, 2023

As the weather warms up, pests and insects come out of hiding. These critters look for food, lodging and breeding ground. To protect your home and property from infestations, start prevention planning early. Identify and prevent access points to your home such as door sweeps, window screens and caulk around doors, windows and walls. Houseflies Flies are scavengers and feed on a variety of waste products. They liquefy solid foods with their spongy mouthparts and regurgitate them wherever they rest. These filth flies may be found in trash cans, compost piles, animal feces and moist soil. They are capable of... View Article

Tips To Prevent Ticks This Summer

July 7, 2022

How do I prevent tick bites this summer? Are there ways to prevent ticks? This will be a common question as summer approaches. Ticks usually become common during this period, increasing your chances of being bitten. These tips will help you to prevent bites and associated health problems. 1. Create a Tick-Free Zone Creating a tick-free zone is one of the best ways to prevent tick bites. This can be done in your backyard or any other area where you frequently spend time outdoors. Keep the grass short and remove any leaf litter, brush, and weeds. Ticks like to hide... View Article

What Attracts Crickets and How Do I Keep Them Away?

June 21, 2022

Crickets are a loud and annoying pest that can make their way into your home. They are not harmful, but you’ll want to figure out why you have them in your home. Continue reading to find common reasons for crickets and how to keep them out of your house.  Why Do I Have Crickets In My Home? It’s frustrating for any homeowner to have unwelcome pests inside their home. The most common reasons for crickets include moisture or damp areas, bright lights, tall grass, and small cracks or gaps in your home. Addressing these different factors can help eliminate crickets... View Article

What Happens to Ants in the Winter?

October 19, 2021

Like many pests, ants tend to disappear during the winter. But have you ever wondered where they go? Most species of ants tend to spend their winters in a warm, safe place. This is why you might notice more ants in your home as the colder weather starts to hit. Even if you don’t notice them, there could be ants and other pests hiding in the crevices of your home to escape the outdoors. Read on if you’re interested in learning how ants prepare for the winter. They eat a lot One of the first thing ants do prepare for... View Article

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