Pest And Rodent Information
GENERAL INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT
All-purpose pest control programs protect your loved ones, living structures and place of work from crawling, difficult-to-detect insects such as roaches, ants, spiders, scorpions and many others. Our trained and certified technicians are thorough, environmentally conscious and treat your home just like it’s theirs. Our program includes an initial treatment of the interior, attic, crawl space and exterior entry points to establish control of any infestation, once accomplished we establish a recurring scheduled service to maintain control.
A Termite is an insect that eats away and destroys wood structures and trees. Termites cause more damage annually then all of the fires, storms and earthquakes combined. National estimates on Termite damage are an estimated $5 billion annually. Termites love cellulose, unfortunately that means they love wood and wood-based products. These items are found in the structural elements of many homes. Once the wood is damaged the options become obvious: repair, replace or remove the wood. Since each property is unique, our trained and certified inspectors will inspect your home and provide a written estimate for the best solution for you and any structures needing protection.
The adult house mouse is small and slender and about 1-2 inches long, excluding tail. A mouse will eat almost anything, but prefer cereal grains, seeds, or sweet material. They require very little water, obtaining most of their water needs from their food. Mice can consume large quantities of stored seed and grains from farmers and granaries. These rodents are carriers for numerous diseases and carry parasites such as fleas and ticks. The Norway Rat, Root Rat and house mouse are the rodents we most encounter in our homes and businesses in Texas. These rodents are all destructive in a variety of ways as they urinate and defecate everywhere they eat or travel; causing spoilage and product loss. Rodents constantly chew and gnaw on everything to keep their constantly growing teeth worn down. This can cause electrical fires, property damage and can open additional access points for more infestations. Our certified and trained inspectors can determine the level of infestation, if any and identify access points. Lastly, we develop a plan to eliminate the current rodent population and close all entry points.
Bed bugs are small wingless insects that feed solely upon the blood of warm-blooded animals. Bed bugs are increasingly becoming a problem within residences of all kinds, including homes, apartments, hotels, cruise ships, dormitories and shelters. Bed bug eggs are tiny, whitish, and hard to see without magnification, as individual eggs are about the size of a dust spec. When first laid, the eggs are sticky, causing them to adhere to substrates. Bedbugs are generally active only at night, with a peak attack period about an hour before dawn, though given the opportunity, they may attempt to feed at other times of day. Attracted by warmth and the presence of carbon dioxide, the bug pierces the skin of its host with two hollow tubes. With one tube it injects its saliva, which contains anticoagulants and anesthetics, while with the other it withdraws the blood of its host. After feeding for about five minutes, the bug returns to its hiding place. The bites cannot usually be felt until some minutes or hours later, as a dermatological reaction to the injected agents. Although bedbugs can live for up to 18 months without feeding, they typically seek blood every five to ten days. Certain kinds inhabit bird nests and bat roosts and await the return of their hosts; others have adapted well to living in the ‘nests’ (homes) of people. Our trained and certified technicians will identity and construct a careful plan devised to eliminate the bed bugs. It usually takes several visits (at least two or three) over several weeks to inspect, treat and eliminate bed bugs.
URBAN WILDLIFE CONTROL
Professional wildlife control for residential homes and commercial businesses in the city is on the rise and includes a multitude of challenges depending on the animal. We offer custom animal control solutions for almost any type of wildlife problem, whether it be the noises of squirrels running through the attic, a colony of bats living in a building, or the destructive behavior of a raccoon or other critters. Wild animal control typically includes the trapping and removal to a safe location of any raccoons, possums, skunks, etc. that have set up shop in your home or on the property. Our certified and trained inspectors review each circumstance to determine what type of live trap and placement is needed and what repairs are required to prevent another infestation.
Birds carry as hosts or can transmit thru other vectors: Paratyphoid, Vibrissa, Salmonella, Candidacies, Blast mycosis, Encephalitis, Meningitis, Newcastle Disease, Encephalitis, West Nile Virus, Toxoplasmosis, Rickets and many more diseases. Although everyone enjoys watching birds as they fly though the air, no one wants them roosting on or nesting in their property. Their droppings are not only unsightly and messy but also harbor these before mentioned diseases and air born funguses which cause multiple health problems. Our trained and certified inspectors will review your situation and develop a plan that denies access to roosting sites and encourages unwelcome visitors to move to a more favorable site far away from your property.
Mosquitoes not only irritate and annoy people, but they also can transmit many disease-causing organisms to humans and animals. They spread such diseases as encephalitis, dengue, yellow fever, and malaria. Mosquitoes are also responsible for transmitting heartworm in dogs. To control mosquitoes effectively around the home, it helps to know about their life cycle. There are different control strategies for different life-cycle stages. Mosquitoes have four distinct stages during their life cycle: egg, larva, pupa and adult. They can complete this life cycle in as little as eight to ten days, depending on food availability, weather conditions and the species of mosquito. Females of most mosquito species require a blood meal as a source of protein before they produce eggs. Some adult mosquitoes seldom travel more than 200 yards from the breeding sites; other species can travel for more than a mile. This ability to travel long distances can create problems in management. If the source of the mosquito problem is far from your home, you may not be able to control them without cooperation from other individuals or groups. Our Mosquito Service is guaranteed to return the fun to your outdoor activities.