Anyone who lives in Texas is used to seeing pests all year long. But it always seems as the weather gets warmer and the flowers begin to bloom, the insects and rodents are more prevalent in your yard and home. Here is a list of the most common springtime pests in Texas. Read more
Finding the perfect Christmas gift is often harder than it seems. How do you buy a gift that’s both thoughtful and useful? We know how you feel – what you are looking for is essential oils. These trendy, little bottles contain oils that are additives to a diffuser. They release aromas that smell great and are also good for you! Even better, they’re affordable! Some go for as low as $5.
Essential oils can make a great gift because they have a personal touch that can cater to different people! Here are some great essential oils that could be given as a holiday gift. Read more
It’s that time of year: Sleigh bells are jingling and ring-ting-ting-a-ling, chestnuts are roasting on open fires, and bright-nosed reindeer are gearing up to make their holiday rounds. But before you rock around your Christmas tree this holiday season, you ought to consider the pests that might be lurking inside of and around it.
So what can you do to protect your Christmas tree? Let’s start with… Read more
We all want what’s best for our four-legged companions. Cats, dogs, and other pets are valued companions in many a household across the world. But a lot of us unwittingly expose our pets to toxic pesticides daily, putting them at a greater risk for poisoning, cancer and organ failure.
Keep an eye out for these pesticides and consider swapping them out with the healthier alternatives below. Read more
What do the sisters from Frozen, Batman and cats all have in common? They are all overdone Halloween costumes. Be different this year! I know what you are probably thinking, who has time to make an extravagant costume? Have no fear, we have some quick and easy ideas for your kids and yourself to make this Halloween and look great wearing! Read more
Summer has come to a close and the autumn days are getting cooler and cooler. Before you know it, winter will be here and all of our pest problems will be solved. Actually, this is not true and our homes can still have pest control problems during the coldest months of winter. Our best defense against a pest infestation is a good offense that consists of prevention tactics to keep our homes free from them. Read more
Mosquitoes are vectors for many diseases like West Nile and Zika. It is important to know how to protect yourself from them and help prevent their breeding sites around your home. Below we have gathered and listed simple steps to stop mosquitoes from getting out of control:
Birdbaths: Clean Weekly.
Chain Link Fence: Cap or seal uncapped fence pipes.
Containers: Cover or turn upside down.
Decorative Ponds: Stock with fish that eat mosquitoes.
Drains: Keep outdoor drains flowing.
Flat Roofs: Inspect for puddles after it rains.
Irrigation: Do no overwater.
Lawn Ornaments: Check for areas that hold water.
Tool Sheds: Clean weekly and keep covered.
Playground: Drill drainage holes in tire swings and any playground equipment that holds water.
What do Brown Recluse Spiders, Yellow Fever Mosquitoes and Red Imported Fire Ants have in common? They’re currently active here in San Antonio – and pretty much around the state! We’ve gathered some helpful information – to better help folks recognize these pests and learn how to better avoid a potential sting or bite – in a simple-to-read infographic.
It’s not uncommon to come across a baby bird out of their nest. Many times, folks find these seemingly orphaned avians in their backyards, on their balconies or during a jog. While the instinct for many is to save the poor feathered fellows, they may end up causing further harm to the baby bird because they were not handled properly. So what should you do if you find a baby bird?