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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does essential oil help keep bugs away?

At Apple Pest Control, we make a living by keeping your homes free of pests. We’ve picked up a few tricks along the way. In addition to professional pest maintenance, here are a few pro tips to maximize your pest-fighting efforts.
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Snake removal in San Antonio

At Apple Pest Control, we’re no stranger to snakes. While the majority of the snakes we encounter are not venomous, it’s never a bad idea to have a gameplan if you happen to stumble upon a serpent.

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prevent pests with mint

Fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, ants, mice and more can be a major nuisance both in and outside of your home. Luckily, if you’ve got a knack for gardening, cooking or landscaping, you can design a pest-repellant yard that is both beautiful and multi-functional. But what about man’s best friend (dogs) and man’s cool-but-standoffish roommate (cats)? Plants like Citronella, Eucalyptus and Tansy that are known for the pest-repelling properties are also toxic to dogs and cats. Don’t worry! You can still repel pests safely and naturally with pet-safe plants. Read more

fire ant stings

We often associate venom with snakebites, but did you know fire ants have it, too? If you’re unlucky enough to be injected by fire ant venom, you’ll likely suffer from small, red welts that are itchy, swelling and painful. In the worst case, you could even have a severe allergic reaction. Here’s how to mitigate the damage.

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