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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...

Squirrels

What kinds of squirrels live in Central Texas? There are two main types of squirrels that live in...

Mice vs. Rats

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

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 pantry moth will help determine...

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 bed bugs. Hotels, even the very nicest and most expensive ones, can be infested. Unfortunately, it’s also possible to get them from an unaware friend or family member. The following steps help...

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...