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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What is it called when you're afraid of spiders?

The world wide web can often help you solve most problems, but is there something else bugging you? Maybe it’s the tiny insects you find sneaking in and around your home? Your local pest control company can help your bug fears disappear. However, not all of them can be solved with a simple extermination. If you’re creeped out by creepy crawlers, you might relate to some of these pest phobias.
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Apple Pest Control in San Antonio

Are you bugging out? Whether it’s ants in your kitchen or crickets in your living room, bugs are everywhere. The tiny pests you find in your home might not be welcome, but your local pest control company can help with that. Here are some fun facts about bugs that you probably didn’t know.
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Popular bugs

Villains and bugs have one thing in common: their intrinsic evilness. But do you ever wonder what kind of pest your favorite villain would be if he or she were in a bug movie? From comic book characters to children’s movies, here’s a breakdown of a few villains and the types of bugs they most identify with.
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What to do if you have a raccoon in your home

In Texas, it’s not unheard of to wake up with a squirrel, opossum, raccoons, armadillos or snakes in your home. Surrounded by nature even in the busiest areas, wildlife can often make its way into the houses of unexpecting San Antonio residents. Today we are sharing what you should do in the event that a wild animal is trapped in your home.

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Crazy Ants Extermination

“What is that?”

“They look like little ants.”

Randomly scattered in the corner of our office were little bugs. Within a week they seemed to be everywhere. We couldn’t find the source. We couldn’t even Google the right terminology for this mysterious insect crawling around our office, but we knew one thing; we had an infestation. It seemed like they were falling from the sky. These little black insects mysteriously crawling across our keyboards, running across our desks and basically taking over.
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Are there bugs in my Christmas tree?

Nothing says Christmas quite like a freshly cut Christmas tree. They are so beautiful and fill your home with a lovely aroma, but bringing home a living tree also invites small pests and insects along with it. Thankfully there are many ways to get rid of these critters, but first, let’s discuss the types of pests that could be inhabiting your tree – and now your home.

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rodent damage in your insulation

With temperatures dropping, many homeowners will begin to prepare their homes for the change in seasons. While several pests seem to be less of a problem during these months, your house is still at risk of a different type of infestation – rodents. Rats, mice, squirrels, raccoons and even possums consider your home as cozy as you do and will not hesitate to move in. The crawl space below your house, walls and attic are all perfect hiding spots for these pests. Rodent insulation damage is the biggest concern once discovering an infestation.
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Signs you have a cockroach infestation and allergy.

Despite just the obvious annoyances, pests can cause a whole host of problems. From house damages to diseases, an infestation is not something anyone wants to deal with. While some infestations can be easy to spot by the physical damage to your home, another clue to a pest invasion could be your own health. Cockroach allergies are a common case and could be the reason behind your sneezing and coughing. Paying attention to your general health might uncover a pest-related problem that is affecting both your home and your health.

Signs and symptoms of cockroach allergies:

  • Coughing and sneezing
  • Congestion
  • Rashes and itchiness
  • Watery eyes
  • Ear/Sinus infection
  • Asthma attacks or wheezing
  • Runny nose
  • Itchy throat

While many of these symptoms seem common with any allergic reaction, they should still be taken into consideration. If someone was to experience any of these health problems year-round, rather than seasonally, it could be a sign that the problem could be found in your home. In many cases, some refer to feeling like they have had a common cold that they have not been able to get over. Those who have asthma seem to be particularly vulnerable to the allergy and can experience stronger symptoms and more frequent asthma attacks.

Along with dust mites, cockroaches carry a certain protein that commonly triggers asthma and allergies. This protein is found in their urine, feces and shedding. While a cockroach may never be seen or in direct contact with someone, any cross-contamination of these things can set off the reaction. Since an infestation usually is throughout a house, this leaves almost no space safe.

While there is no direct cure for a cockroach allergy, the symptoms can at least be treated if diagnosed by a doctor. Over-the-counter drugs can also help alleviate some of the discomfort. The best idea for solving the issue would be to contact your local pest control service for advice on how to control the infestation and to thoroughly clean your home.