Worst Summer Insects

Common Summer Insects

If you love spending time outdoors during summer, you know that the warm weather isn’t without its drawbacks. A number of bugs begin to emerge in the summer, and some of them can be a real problem. While they may be small, bugs can easily take over picnics, ruin campouts and even cause you some serious pain in your own backyard. Some bugs can be kept at bay with sprays and protective clothes, but others will need to be taken care of by a good pest control company. You have to know your enemies before you can get rid of them, so below is a list of some of the most common summer insects: Read more

What are the most common bug allergies

Do you constantly find yourself bit or stung? Have you had allergic reactions to different kind of bug bites? Here are the three most common bug allergies and their symptoms.
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organic pest control

From cleaning supplies to meal ingredients, opting for organic options is on the rise. Natural, green options are even available to help keep pests out of your home and yard. Whether you’re a pet owner, a parent or just want to lower your carbon footprint, there are plenty of reasons to consider switching to organic pest control.

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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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mosquito-checklist

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.

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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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