At Apple Pest Control, we also care about your families personal health and would like to share information about some of our favorite dōTERRA essential oils. This month, we’d like to introduce you to the dōTERRA Patchouli oil which is commonly used in scented products and air fresheners. Here is a more detailed breakdown on the oil:
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snake removal

If you’re scared of snakes, you’re not alone. Around 51% of people say snakes freak them out, according to a Gallup poll. Imagine walking into the kitchen and seeing a snake coiled up on the floor at your feet. Luckily, most house snakes are smaller because they can fit through the gaps. If you can call a pest control company for snake removal, keep any children and pets away from the area and keep an eye on the snake while you call. While it’s best to call a pest control company for snake removal, sometimes not interacting with the snake isn’t always an option. Here is what to do if you find a snake in your home:

  • Remain calm and try not to disturb the snake or drive it into hiding.
  • If it is possible to get it out the door, grab a broom and gently guide the snake out the door. Safety comes first, make sure you are careful if you are trying to handle the snake yourself.
  • If the snake is coiled, place a trash can or bucket over it with some weight on top and wait for a pest control company to come.

If you are unsure if the snake is poisonous, it is best to leave it for professionals to take care of and remove from your property. Once the snake is removed from your home, you want to safeguard against any further invasions. Most likely, it slithered in through a small gap or hole in your house. Finding these and fixing them will prevent any future snakes making an unwelcome visit to your home. If you have a snake in your walls, do not try to coax it out of hiding. Call a pest control company to come and remove it from your walls.

Finding a reliable and knowledgeable pest company doesn’t need to be difficult – Apple Pest Control is here for all your pest needs. Snake removal and helping you prevent future visits are part of our service. Call Apple Pest Control for prevention or snake removal.

In the colder seasons, people regularly find ants, rodents and other pests in their AC units. These pests find their way into homes in search of warmth, food and shelter. These incidents often result in damage to your HVAC system, so it’s important to know which pests you might encounter and how to keep them at bay.
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Natural Repellent for Raccoons

Natural Repellents for Common Winter Pests

As we head into the holiday months, there are several signals that tell us winter is on the way. Whether it’s the changing leaves, cooler weather or homemade gingerbread, winter is a time for families to gather around and share timeless memories. Moments like these should be cherished, nurtured and uninterrupted.

Unfortunately, this theory doesn’t apply to pests.

Winter pests are the ultimate enemy of warm, cozy households. While it’s good to check for all types of pests, certain pests are more likely to pay you a visit during the holiday season.

Natural Mice Repellent

Usually found in dark, secluded areas, mice are one of the most common pests found in households. They can not only destroy the structure of your home but spread unwanted diseases, as well. If you’re looking for a natural repellent to mice, mothballs are a tried and true trick that will scare away the furry creatures.

Natural Cockroach Repellent

They say cockroaches never die, but boy can they hide! No matter the season, cockroaches can fit inside even the smallest of cracks. They are obsessively attracted to food and moisture, so be sure to clean every corner of your home.

Natural Repellent For Raccoons

Some people find raccoons repulsive, yet others find them cute. Advice? Stay away! Raccoons are a prime host of rabies. They like to hide in chimneys, wooded areas, trash cans and even vents. Ammonia has been known to work well in preventing a raccoon sighting. While raccoons can be found during other seasons, winter is their favorite time to find a home away from home: yours.

At Apple Pest Control, we know how important the holiday season is. Whether it’s organic or standard pest control, we can guarantee professional and effective results for all your maintenance needs. Oh, and the safety of your homemade gingerbread of course.

Essential Oils for Pest Control

In today’s society, essential oils have quickly begun to complement modern-day medicine to promote safe and natural healing processes. Contrary to popular belief, oils are used for more than just stress relief. Each essential oil can play a factor in several roles, but there are few that can accomplish getting rid of everyone’s worst nightmare: pests.
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Bug-Proof Your BBQ

How to Bug-Proof your BBQ

At this point in the late summer, it is almost impossible to not have unwelcome guests arrive at your BBQ. We’re not talking about those cousins you hardly ever hear from, either – we mean bugs. Keep reading to find out how you can bug-proof your next cookout.
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How to keep scorpions out of your house

No one can deny that scorpions are one of the scariest bugs out there. Between the weird crab-like pinchers and the barbed tail, it is no wonder scorpions are scary-looking enough to inspire giant scorpion monsters in SyFy original movies. As fun (or dumb) as it might be to watch scorpions used as plot devices in movies, getting stung by one of these prehistoric creatures can be quite painful. They are venomous – and though scorpion-caused deaths are rare, they can be dangerous to small children. Here are some ways to protect your family from scorpions.
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Organic Pest Control San Antonio

When we think “organic,” the first thought that comes to mind may be the healthy selection of fruits and vegetables available at the local grocery store – or maybe even the type of chemistry that involves carbon. It’s not often that our thoughts go to pest control, although a variety of organic pest control options are readily available!
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Apartment Pests San Antonio

If you have ever lived in San Antonio, you know life is good. But there are some things we have to worry about here: mountain cedar, the summer heat – and bugs. Lots of bugs. Apartments can be especially bad when it comes to pests as they often provide ample sources of food, water and shelter for bugs most common in the area. Here’s a list of the five most common pests that like to live in San Antonio apartments.
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protecting babies from bugs

Whether it’s spiders, scorpions or fire ants – pest control is a serious matter. Even though critters can appear cute, it’s important to teach your little ones to keep their distance. While your kiddos only want to play, what they don’t understand is that pests often carry diseases or even bite. These tips will help keep your children safe.

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