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How to Get Rid of Raccoons

Raccoons are mammals that belong to the Procyonidae family. These pests are omnivorous scavengers, and they are not afraid to venture out of their homes for food. Their omnivorous tendencies allow them to eat anything in sight, whether it be other small animals or...

Gophers

Gophers The rodent family is expansive, and telling some of these pesky animals apart from each other can get confusing. The gopher is a prime example of an animal in the rodent family that easily gets misidentified. Many myths have arisen about gophers due to the...

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

What’s the difference between mice and rats? Many people will see a rodent in their home and...

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

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...

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...

Pantry Moths vs. Clothes Moths

Pantry Moths vs. Clothes Moths

Pantry Moths vs. Clothes Moths—Identification and Prevention Invasive moths are an absolute nightmare. And that nightmare will only worsen after you realize that you used a deterrence against another species. Learning to distinguish between the clothes moth and the...

What plants repel mosquitoes?

What plants repel mosquitoes?

What plants repel mosquitoes? As warmer weather approaches, so do bugs that can be quite a nuisance, especially mosquitoes. Dealing with these insects can make spending time outdoors very unpleasant. This is unfortunate because many people want to be outside when...

What are flying ants, & how are they different from termites?

What are flying ants, & how are they different from termites?

Flying ants, also known as alates, can be a real nuisance. They can resemble termites because they are both flying insects and relatively the same size. But how can you tell the difference? How can you tell them apart, and more importantly, what do you need to do if...

Termite — Identification and Types

Termite — Identification and Types

Termites are found throughout Texas when temperatures are higher and humidity is greater. The most common types of termite found in the Waco, Temple, and Killeen areas are the Subterranean termite, Drywood termite, Dampwood termite, and Formosan termite. This article...