Pest Control | Tips
Pest Control | Tips
Here in Texas, it is well-known that we have a mosquito problem. Every summer, backyards are swarmed by hundreds of thousands of mosquitoes looking to feast on human blood. Thankfully, most mosquito bites are relatively harmless, though they’re annoying. A simple mosquito bite can cause redness, swelling, and itching.
For treatment, a simple antibiotic cream will suffice to help reduce swelling and itchiness.
There are nearly 160,000 moth species in the world today. The clear majority are absolutely harmless – they want nothing to do with humans and do not bite. They can still be pests, though. For instance, the pantry moth, typically known as an Indian Moth, feeds on dry foods, nuts, flour, and spices of all kinds. If you find one, it’s best to throw out the contents of your pantry if you suspect contamination.
The best way to prevent moths in your home is by keeping it clean. Frequent vacuuming will help prevent larvae. It’s important not to use pesticides, though.
Rodents, including rats and mice, are a common household nuisance known to carry a wide variety of diseases, infections, and illnesses. Unfortunately, rodents are tough to control. Even worse, they tend to bring in ticks and fleas, too.
To prevent rodents in your home, your best option is to routinely examine your siding and exterior for signs of damage, such as holes or gaps. Repair these immediately. If you are bitten by a rodent in your home, immediately seek medical attention. You may require antibiotics and shots.
Ants are one of the most common household pets on the planet. They’re difficult to control and prevent due to their minuscule size, but professional pest control services can provide an ongoing solution to effectively eliminate ants.
You should know, as all homeowners should, that ants are tough to kill. Some pose serious health hazards due to their bites, which can cause swelling, itching, and nausea. Treatment is relatively simple, though. Antibiotic cream should do well enough unless you’re swarmed by fire ants
Living in Texas brings about all manner of challenges. One challenge we all face is spiders. Most spiders, while certainly creepy, are practically harmless to humans. They want to be left alone and live in peace. On occasion, someone is bitten by a spider. Whether venomous or non-venomous, a spider bite can have a unique reaction. It’s best to err on the side of caution and seek prompt medical attention.
To keep spiders out of your home, we recommend reducing clutter and keeping your home clean. If necessary, replace the weatherproofing or stripping around your doors and windows to keep any eight-legged pests outdoors where they belong.
If you hear a scuttling sound from overhead, it’s likely that a squirrel has found its way inside of your attic. Most often, squirrels tenter through small gaps in the siding or through a missing roof shingle. Once inside, squirrels tend to chew on boxes and blankets, make their nest in a dark corner, and raise a family right under your roof – all without paying rent.
Trapping and removing squirrels is not a DIY task. It requires patience and persistence from a pest control expert. For example, we use specialty traps to remove squirrels from your home. When trapped, squirrels can become dangerous. If you are bitten, seek immediate medical attention from your general practitioner.