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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 | 855Bugs

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? 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...
Sugar Ants

Sugar Ants

What are sugar ants? Sugar ants are an ant species attracted to sweets. They can be found in many places, including kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas where food or sweets may be present. These sweet-eating ants may get their moniker because they love sugar, but the...

Cockroaches—The Ultimate Guide

Cockroaches—The Ultimate Guide

If you're like most people, the mere mention of cockroaches probably sends shivers down your spine. They are some of the most hated pests on the planet, and for a good reason—they can be incredibly nasty. In this guide, we will discuss everything you need to know:...

Flying Insects in Central Texas

Flying Insects in Central Texas

Flying Insects in Central Texas—Lovebugs, Mosquitoes, Wasps, and Bees Folks around Waco and Temple are used to dealing with flying insects. Our area is home to lovebugs, mosquitoes, wasps, bees, and many other flying pests. While some can pose a danger to residents,...

What Happens To Cockroaches During Winter?

What Happens To Cockroaches During Winter?

Cockroaches: Where do they go in winter? You wake up one winter night for a midnight snack and flick on the light and see a cockroach scurry under the stove. If you were wondering where cockroaches go in winter, you just found your answer. Cooler temperatures may mean...

Mice in Winter

Mice in Winter

Where do mice go in winter? If you have mice in your home during winter, you're not alone. Mice don’t hibernate when temperatures drop. Like any other warm-blooded animal, they need protection from the cold during the winter months. They also need alternative food...

Traveling Bed Bugs

Traveling Bed Bugs

How to Avoid Bed Bugs When Traveling Travel is the most common cause of a bed bug infestation. Hotels, even the very nicest and expensive ones, can be infested. Unfortunately, it’s also possible to get them from an unaware friend or family member. The following steps...

Spiders In Texas

Spiders In Texas

What are the most dangerous spiders in Texas? The four species (not two!) you need to watch out for—       The Most Dangerous Spider in Texas: Black Widow       The Copycat: Brown Widow AKA Grey Widow       The Runner-Up: Brown Recluse AKA Fiddle Back AKA Violin...

Bats In Texas

Bats In Texas

What kind of bats live in Texas? Texas is home to as many as 33 different species, with around nine to 12 types found in the Waco area. The Mexican Free-Tailed Bat is the most common, but you may also find Big Brown, Evening, Tri-Colored, or Cave Myotis bats.  Mexican...

Pest Control Myths That Can Be Dangerous

Pest Control Myths That Can Be Dangerous

These pest control myths can be dangerous to your health! Rats and Mice Myth: The biggest issue with rats and mice is the damage they do from chewing. Rats and mice no longer carry diseases as they did in the middle ages. False! Rats and mice do cause significant...

Fleas in Texas

Fleas in Texas

Fleas in Texas There are over 2,500 species of fleas. Fleas are flightless and live externally on mammals. If you’ve ever had pets, it’s possible you’ve...

Crickets In Texas: The Definitive Guide

Crickets In Texas: The Definitive Guide

When is cricket season in Texas? Late summer and early fall signal the beginning of cricket season in Texas. If you’re not from around here, you might think the vast swarms of field crickets are a sign of an impending apocalypse. The good news is that the world will...

What Kinds of Ants Are in Texas?

What Kinds of Ants Are in Texas?

Texas is home to several species of ants that can be troublesome for homeowners. Taking measures to prevent ants from getting inside your home and knowing what to look for when you’re enjoying the outdoors will help protect you, but once you have an infestation, it’s...