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

Flea Pest Control

Whether you’re an animal owner or not, chances are you have dealt with fleas or known someone who has. Fleas can come into your home through pets, unwanted rodents and even your clothes. One single flea can turn into an infestation in a matter of two weeks. Even if you only see a couple of fleas on your pet, there are more around. Whether you have seen just one flea or have a full-blown infestation, here are a few tips on flea control. Read more

Springtime Pests

Anyone who lives in Texas is used to seeing pests all year long. But it always seems as the weather gets warmer and the flowers begin to bloom, the rodents and insects are more prevalent in your yard and home. Here is a list of the most common springtime pests in Texas. Read more

Essential Oils

Finding the perfect Christmas gift is often harder than it seems. How do you buy a gift that’s both thoughtful and useful? We know how you feel – what you are looking for is essential oils. These trendy, little bottles contain oils that are additives to a diffuser. They release aromas that smell great and are also good for you! Even better, they’re affordable! Some go for as low as $5.
Essential oils can make a great gift because they have a personal touch that can cater to different people! Here are some great essential oils that could be given as a holiday gift, as well as keep pests away.
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Pest-Proofing Your Christmas Tree

It’s that time of year: Sleigh bells are jingling and ring-ting-ting-a-ling, chestnuts are roasting on open fires, and bright-nosed reindeer are gearing up to make their holiday rounds. But before you rock around your Christmas tree this holiday season, you ought to consider the pests that might be lurking inside of and around it.

So what can you do to protect your Christmas tree and keep pests out of your home? Let’s start with…
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Termite types and sizes

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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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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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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