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Navigating Texas’ Pestscape– Understanding Common Intruders in Your Home

Welcome to the vast world of Texas pests, where invaders come in all shapes and sizes. Today, we delve into the world of general pests, those versatile nuisances that often find their way into homes across the Lone Star State. Learn about ants, stinging insects, and...

Exploring Texas’ Big Rodents–A Glimpse at the Furry Inhabitants

Step into the diverse landscapes of Texas, where wildlife thrives amidst the beauty that spans from the Gulf Coast to the Panhandle. Today, we embark on an intriguing exploration of the large and formidable rodents that make the Lone Star State their home. Discover...

Winter Pest Problems in Texas: All You Need to Know

As winter approaches, Texans may breathe a sigh of relief, believing that the cold weather will put an end to pest problems. However, even during the cooler months, several pests continue to pose a threat to homes and families across the state. Many of these unwanted...
Wolf Spiders—Behavior, Habitat, and Control

Wolf Spiders—Behavior, Habitat, and Control

Wolf spiders are creepy little creatures that belong to the family Lycosidae, which consists of more than 2,300 species found worldwide. The name "wolf spider" originates from their wolf-like hunting behavior, wherein they chase and pounce on their prey instead of...

Cockroaches and Your Home—A Year-Round Battle

Cockroaches and Your Home—A Year-Round Battle

Cockroaches, also known as roaches, are a common household pest found all over the world. They are members of the Blattodea order, which includes over 4,600 species of insects. Cockroaches are known for their flattened, oval-shaped bodies, long antennae, and hard,...

How do I get rid of squirrels in Texas

How do I get rid of squirrels in Texas

How do I get rid of squirrels in Texas? Effective Strategies Squirrels can be fascinating creatures with their playful antics, but when they invade homes and gardens, their presence may be unwelcome. In Texas, there are several species of squirrels that can create a...

Problems with mice and rats in Texas

Problems with mice and rats in Texas

Problems with mice and rats in Texas: A growing concern Mice and rats pose significant problems in Texas, where these common rodents are drawn to food, water, and shelter offered by homes and other buildings. With over 21 million homes invaded by mice and rats during...

A Guide to Beetles in Texas: Identification and Traits

A Guide to Beetles in Texas: Identification and Traits

Beetles are fascinating insects that inhabit various ecosystems across Texas. With their incredible diversity, some are small and round, while others are big and brown. In this blog, we'll look at the beetles in Texas and give tips on how to identify them. What are...

A Guide to Common Spiders in Texas: Identification and Safety Tips

A Guide to Common Spiders in Texas: Identification and Safety Tips

Texas has many different spider species. Most are not dangerous, but some may look scary or have venom that can be harmful. In this blog, we'll explore the most common spiders found in Texas. What is the most common spider in Texas? The most common spider species in...

Understanding Tick-Borne Diseases in Texas: Lyme Disease and Beyond

Understanding Tick-Borne Diseases in Texas: Lyme Disease and Beyond

When it comes to outdoor activities in Texas, it's essential to be aware of potential health risks, including tick-borne diseases. Ticks are arachnids that can transmit various illnesses, with Lyme disease being one of the most well-known. This blog will explore ticks...

August is upon us and so are bed bugs

August is upon us and so are bed bugs

Summer is finally here! You can’t go wrong with sun, snowcones, swimming, and late-night star-gazing during a Texas summer! Summer is one of the greatest times in the Lone Star state. However, August not only brings peak fun but peak bed bugs too. Keep on reading to...

What are ticks?

What are ticks?

Though ticks may seem tiny, they carry a mighty punch. Ticks are pretty common pests that you will likely have to deal with your entire life. So, it’s best to get educated on these pesky critters sooner rather than later!  Ticks are teeny parasitic arachnids that...