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Pest control techniques for the most common nuisances in the greater Houston area.

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Pest Control: Composting or Bug Farming?

Pest Control: Composting or Bug Farming?

This definition is of particular interest to me as a Pest Control professional especially when we view the last 3 word “and other organisms” Many of these other organisms are common household pests. It would seem to go without saying that when you create compost you are actively welcoming these pests in but it really does need to be said because most people don’t think of this when planning a compost pile or bin.

Animal Access at Eaves

Poor detailing in siding is common in newer construction and is the most common cause for animal access in new homes. This is true for both fiber cement products and wood siding products although we are seeing a lot fewer wood siding products used in construction today. One of the most common defects in siding and trim installation in new construction is poor fitting of trim at the eaves of homes where the eaves interfaces the roof surface. This detail is typically observed at the lower corners of gables having a eyebrow roof but may also be seen at changes in elevation of the eaves, at dormer roof interfaces to the main roof surface, or any similar configuration. It does not require a very large gap for animals to gain access to the space above the soffit at the eaves, about a quarter inch, and once there they typically have full access to the attic space.

Carpenter Ant Control

Carpenter Ant Control

Carpenter Ants are some of the most formidable pests that we face as pest control professionals. Due to their social nature most ant species present a bit of a challenge. This is because unlike non-social insects like roaches and spiders, social insects are working...

Spider Control

Spider Control

Spiders are without a doubt one of the most common pests we find in peoples homes and businesses. When new customers contact us they often ask if there’s anything we can do about spiders. The truth is that spiders are quite difficult to control. Due to numerous...

Sugar Ant Control

Sugar Ant Control

One thing I’ve always found very interesting about my job as a pest control professional, or Bug Man if you will, is the terminology used by customers to describe different bugs. We get all sorts of colorful and interesting vocabulary when people try to describe a bug...

Baby Roaches

Baby Roaches

One of the most common things pest control guys hear on the job is “We’ve been seeing Baby Roaches”. When most people see a small roach they don't really give much thought to what kind of roach it is. They just want it out of their home. However, as pest control...

Flea Frenzy

Flea Frenzy

I don’t know about you but for me there are few things as disturbing as finding a flea inside my home

Millipedes on the Move

Millipedes on the Move

“I have these weird brown worms all throughout my house….Please help!” The frantic calls, emails, and texts have begun for our old friend the Millipede. Millipedes are part of a group of bugs that the pest control industry labels as “Occasional Invaders.” They are...