Common Winter Pests 2016

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.
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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.

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If you have a mosquito problem or are in need of pest control services in San Antonio Apple Pest Control is here to help. Call us today.

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.
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What to do if you find a baby bird

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?

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Common Texas Mosquitos

Texas Mosquitoes

Out of the 200 different species of blood suckers found throughout the United States, eighty-five of them call Texas their home. Are they all dangerous? How can you tell them apart? How do they breed? What diseases do they carry? To better answer these questions we gathered and compiled information into one easy to read infographic that covers six of the most common mosquitoes – that are considered to be public health concerns – in the lone star state.

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how to treat termites

Termites cause more than $5 billion in damages each year in the United States, according to the National Pest Management Association. Many homeowners end up paying the costs out of pocket because these pests are typically not covered by insurance. And what’s even more frightening than billions of dollars of damage is that termites can go undetected for years.
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Bugs in movies

If you were to pause and think about how many bugs are in show business, you would realize that you made the wrong career choice and start Googling “insect talent agent.” Whether it’s as your conscience personified or as your phobia relived, insects find a way to make it onto the silver screen. Below, we’ve made a list of films with the most memorable insects for you to enjoy. Read more

Celebrity and their bug counterparts

Celebrities are like bugs in a lot of ways. Mainly because they exist whether we like it or not. If you’re dying to see which insect best fits the hottest celebrities, below we have a list of stars stirring up the latest Hollywood buzz – all pun intended.
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