spider, pest control

Spider bites can be a terrifying experience. While many spiders are harmless and their bites do not need medical attention, some spider bites are a cause for concern. If you’ve been bitten by a spider, there are steps you can take to minimize harm and take care of yourself properly.

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organic garden

It is true…not all insects are bad. In fact, there are some that we want to attract like. As 2019 rolls in and our minds focus on the new year and the spring season that lies ahead of us, gardening can be the perfect breath of fresh air (literally). More specifically, butterfly gardens are designed …

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essential oil, patchouli oil

At Apple Pest Control, we also care about your family’s 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Natural Repellent for Raccoons

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 …

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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: …

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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 …

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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 …

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