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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What diseases can mosquitos give you

Before you can even mutter the phrase, “Spring is here,” it shows up in your backyard and brings all of its little insect friends with it. With those insects come problems – most notably mosquito transmitted diseases. The best thing to do when the risk of infection is present, is to educate yourself on the different kinds of infections, their symptoms and how you can avoid them. Read more

Winter Pest Control Tips

Winter had a warm start this year, but colder weather is finally here! While mosquitoes and ants may have stopped buggin’ you for the time being, other household pests become more active as temperatures start dropping. Checking around your house and pest-proofing isn’t just for those warmer parts of the year, pest control is a year-round duty. Being proactive and checking your home for any signs of winter pests can save you the headache of having to deal with a bad infestation that has gone unnoticed.
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venus flytrap facts

The Dionaea muscipula, or Venus flytrap, is an interesting, carnivorous plant. To put it nicely, the Venus flytrap is more of a living death trap for surrounding insects. The species is one of nature’s baffling inventions that shows us just how amazing Mother Nature truly is. These alien-like plants have been a source of mystery and legend for centuries. Here are five fun facts about Venus flytraps:
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Rare insects

5 Rarest Insects and Where to Find Them

Just when you thought nature couldn’t get any weirder, you find out there are a variety of things insects eat and there are also more than a million insects out there that haven’t even been discovered. Of those that have been discovered, there are thousands of insects going extinct and becoming increasingly rare to find. Check out some of the rarest insects on Earth…these certainly aren’t your common household pests.
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Insect diets

Bugs… Do you ever wonder what they eat? They can’t possibly eat everything. Can they? The myth is that insects in your home survive off of leftover foods and spilled drinks. But this isn’t the only way they live off of your home. Let’s take a look at what fuels their fire.
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Most common Texas insects

Between cowboys, longhorns and championship basketball teams (Go Spurs!), Texas has earned a reputation for being a bit on the tough side. It also has its fair share of insects and other creepy crawlers to add to its ruggedness. At Apple Pest Control, we like to help homeowners in Texas understand the bugs they come across every day. So today we answer the question:
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