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Damage Caused By Rodents

What kind of damage can rodents cause? Rodents are one of the most destructive species known to man. Did you know that rats alone cause up to $20 billion in damages in the United States yearly? Though rodents seem small and inconsequential, they are obviously...

Garden Pests

What are some common garden pests? Garden pests can do serious damage in very little time. They can ravage and feast on all of your hard work in a matter of seconds. Garden pests can be unruly, but if you know their habits, you can easily get rid of them. By knowing...

Why is it important to have attic insulation?

Attic insulation acts as a buffer between your home and the temperatures of the outside world. In the winter, it keeps the heat that your heater produces inside your home. Without insulation, the warm air within your home would travel outside. Thus, you’d spend more...

How to Get Rid of Raccoons

Raccoons are mammals that belong to the Procyonidae family. These pests are omnivorous scavengers,...

Gophers

The rodent family is expansive, and telling some of these pesky animals apart from each other can...

Squirrels

Squirrels

What kinds of squirrels live in Central Texas? There are two main types of squirrels that live in Central Texas: the Eastern Fox Squirrel and the Eastern Gray Squirrel. These two squirrels adapt the easiest to different climates, making them the most common breeds...

Mice vs. Rats

Mice vs. Rats

What’s the difference between mice and rats? Many people will see a rodent in their home and incorrectly identify it due to the numerous similarities between mice and rats. When determining the type of rodent in your home or business, it is important to remember the...

855Bugs—Free Pest Inspections

855Bugs—Free Pest Inspections

Whether you suspect a pest problem in or around your home or want to be proactive and prevent an infestation, 855Bugs is here to help with our FREE pest inspections! Maybe you’ve discovered some random bug bites on your body and are concerned you may have a bed bug...

Wolf Spider vs. Brown Recluse

Wolf Spider vs. Brown Recluse

The 4 Key Things to Know Many different types of spiders live in Texas. The brown recluse and the wolf spider are two more commonly known species often confused one for the other.  While these two spiders may look similar at first glance, they have some key...

Swatting Away No-See-Ums

Swatting Away No-See-Ums

You may not see them, but no-see-ums see you…and they’re hungry. They’re called by many names: no-see-ums, punkies, sand fleas, sand flies, and gnats. But the most common term used to describe those biting midges ruining your picnics and days at the shore is “pests.”...

Palmetto Bugs a.k.a waterbug

Palmetto Bugs a.k.a waterbug

What are Palmetto Bugs? Palmetto bugs, also known as American cockroaches or waterbugs, are the largest type of cockroaches in Texas. They are often found in homes and businesses and can be terrifying, not only because of their size but also because they can fly. Read...

Mosquito Hawk

Mosquito Hawk

The Myths of the Mosquito Hawk The mosquito hawk is a large, flying insect commonly mistaken for a mosquito. Despite its name, the mosquito hawk is actually a crane fly. It's probably gotten a bad rap because it looks like a giant version of its distant cousin. There...

Red Wasps and Wasp Nests

Red Wasps and Wasp Nests

Red wasps are a species known for their bright red color. They are native to the southern United States and live from New York to Florida, stretching west to Arkansas and Texas.  They are a type of "paper wasp" and build their nests out of chewed wood pulp and plant...

Early Signs of Bed Bugs

Early Signs of Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs—Early Identification and Treatment Bed bugs are a true nuisance in the insect world. They are happy to hitch a ride home from your most recent vacation or arrive with visiting friends or family. Not only do they bite and feed off of the blood of their host,...

Do Carpenter Ants Bite

Do Carpenter Ants Bite

Carpenter ants are certainly a concern. But is this because they bite? Or because they chew through wood and damage your home? Unfortunately, Texas carpenter ants are an issue. But do you need to worry about carpenter ant bites? What do you need to do if you find a...

Spider crickets are real, & you don’t want them in your home.

Spider crickets are real, & you don’t want them in your home.

What are spider crickets? Spider crickets, often called camel crickets or cave crickets, earn their name from looking like spiders and from their ability to climb and stick to walls. And perhaps, because they enjoy living inside those walls and under your home....

What Do Termites Look Like?

What Do Termites Look Like?

Termites in Texas and How to Spot Them Termites are found throughout Texas. They thrive in our environment because of the warm temperatures and high humidity. Summer is their swarming season, so it's good to know what to look for to help protect your home. The most...