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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

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 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

Bed Bugs—Early Identification and Treatment Bed bugs are a true nuisance in the insect world. They...

Do Carpenter Ants Bite

Do carpenter ants bite? Carpenter ants are certainly a concern. But is this because they bite? Or...

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...

Swarming Insects and Flying Ants— Identification and Issues

Swarming Insects and Flying Ants— Identification and Issues

Texas is home to a wide variety of swarming insects and flying ants. While most of these pests are nothing more than a nuisance, some can cause significant damage to your property. Knowing how to identify different types of flying insects will help prevent issues....

Sugar Ants

Sugar Ants

What is a sugar ant? Sugar ant is 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...