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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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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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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