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Month: February 2020

Interesting and Weird Facts About Pests!

We talk often about the prevention and treatment for some of our most common Central Texas pests, but, this month, we are going to share some interesting facts about the pesky critters! While there are tens of thousands of different kinds of insects inhabiting Texas,...

Why You Should Schedule Your Fall Home Maintenance Services Now

September 22nd marked the autumn equinox, our calendar’s way of reminding us that fall is upon us and winter is coming. Although we typically see a downtrend in outdoor pests with the arrival of cooler weather, we all know the bugs have to go somewhere. Oftentimes,...

Tips to Prevent Rodent Infestation

With falls arrival comes cooler temperatures! While that is certainly a welcome change in Texas, there is one thing that isn’t welcome with the cooler weather. Rodents. Just as we start to spend more time indoors to stay out of the cold, rodents will be looking for...
3 Types Of Ants That Can Wreak Havoc On Your Yard

3 Types Of Ants That Can Wreak Havoc On Your Yard

This time of year, isn’t it nice to have a yard that is the envy of your neighbors? Many towns even have a “yard of the month” contest. While we all want to have lush, thick, green grass, the reality is that it’s hard to keep our yards in tip-top shape in the...

The Top 10 Questions Answered

The Top 10 Questions Answered

Here at 855Bugs, we know homeowners and business owners have a lot of questions when thinking about enlisting the help of a pest control company to keep pests at bay. Oftentimes, people don’t think about pest control until they are already seeing signs of infestation....

All About Spider Season

All About Spider Season

It’s been said that you’re never more than a few feet away from a spider – and that’s especially true in Texas. It’s hard to go too long without running into one, and everyone should have a basic understanding of the types of spiders you’ll find in Texas, as well as...

World Pest Day & the Importance of Pest Control

World Pest Day & the Importance of Pest Control

In June of 2017, three of the largest pest management associations on the planet came together to declare June 6th as World Pest Day, in an international effort to raise awareness about the importance of pest management on a global scale. Regardless of where you’re...

How to Detect, Prevent, and Treat for Bed Bugs

How to Detect, Prevent, and Treat for Bed Bugs

It’s Bed Bug Awareness Week! While bed bugs are most certainly not a fun topic to discuss, it’s important to be aware of how to look for bed bugs, how to prevent them, and what to do if you find them. Here at 855Bugs, we strive to be your go-to source for information...

The Importance of Pest and Flea Control for Pets

The Importance of Pest and Flea Control for Pets

Warmer weather is something to be celebrated in Texas, with blue skies and budding wildflowers beckoning us outside. It’s a time for families to enjoy themselves under the sun, and for many of us dogs and cats are part of that family. No doubt we love our animals, and...

What We Want Our Customers, Friends, and Family to Know

What We Want Our Customers, Friends, and Family to Know

These are certainly strange and uncertain times for us as a community, as a nation, and as a human race. Anxiety and stress levels are at an all-time high for a lot of us. We are having to learn to adapt to our new (hopefully temporary) normal. This includes learning...

Why Pest Control Is An Essential Service

Why Pest Control Is An Essential Service

What comes to mind when you think of essential services? With the emergence of the Covid-19 outbreak in the United States, we are seeing cities and states across the country enact policies to close down or limit the activity of services that are considered to be...

Spring In To Bug Season

Spring In To Bug Season

Spring has sprung! Spring brings us longer days, birdsong, greener grass, beautiful blooms… and bugs. Don’t forget the spiders! Here in Texas, we can’t prevent the seasons from changing, but we can be prepared for the changes the seasons bring. In this article, we’ll...

How to Prevent, Spot, and Eliminate Termites

How to Prevent, Spot, and Eliminate Termites

Did you know that Texas has one of the highest termite incident rates in the United States? There’s a lot of great things about our state; unfortunately, being home to so many termites is an accolade we’d much rather do without. Termites are one of the most...

Top 5 Reasons for No Hassle, Year Round Pest Control

Top 5 Reasons for No Hassle, Year Round Pest Control

Here at 855Bugs, we offer a year-round residential pest control program called the “Don’t Bug Me Plan.” When you sign up for this annual service agreement, our professional, knowledgeable technicians come to your home quarterly to ensure from “curb to curb” your...

Don’t Hibernate on Winter Pest Control

Don’t Hibernate on Winter Pest Control

Here in Texas, we often look forward to that first freeze to kill off those pesky mosquitos and annoying house flies. Thank goodness we get a little reprieve from mosquitos! But, the truth is, winters in Texas are often relatively mild compared to northern states, and...