Where do bed bugs come from and how do they spread?

Where do bed bugs come from and how do they spread?

We have been in the pest business a long time and honestly, up until a few years ago bed bug calls were few and far between. In my 30+ years of pest control, I hadn’t even seen a bed bug until maybe 10 years ago! That has all changed and bed bugs are a big deal...
Do Dirt Daubers Sting?

Do Dirt Daubers Sting?

I’ve always liked Dirt Daubers. I like the way their little “homes” look like the bead of a good weld on metal. But do they sting? While they can sting, it’s unlikely. They are not very aggressive and don’t defend their nest like Red Wasp...
Crapemyrtle Bark Scale: A New Insect Pest

Crapemyrtle Bark Scale: A New Insect Pest

A relatively new insect appearing on crapemyrtle in our area is the Crapemyrtle Bark Scale, or more commonly referred to as CMBS. The insect was first discovered in Dallas, Texas in 2004 and was thought to be identical to Azalea Scale. However, it has since been...
Should You Winterize Your Sprinkler System?

Should You Winterize Your Sprinkler System?

Lawn sprinkler and irrigation systems are a large investment that require preventative maintenance. One of the best ways to take care of your system is to winterize it before the season’s cold weather hits. If you aren’t using the service of an irrigation company to do this, here’s what you need to know.

Rodents seek shelter with cooler temperatures

Rodents seek shelter with cooler temperatures

With this time of year, we get our sweater and jacket season and think, “Yay! Cooler temperatures!”  Well, we are not the only ones to notice the change in weather –  So do mice and rats!  These rodents are looking for access to your home for a warm...
Control of Cockroaches in the Home

Control of Cockroaches in the Home

Care and planning must be used by the home owner to control cockroaches.  We have listed several non-chemical means of control for you to practice in limiting these pests in your home….     Practice good sanitation inside and outside your home. Keeping...
Winter Rest for the Garden

Winter Rest for the Garden

Winter Rest for the Garden Preparing your garden for the cold months ahead Every gardener has a different version of the “best” way to prepare a backyard garden for the winter and we are about to present you with ours ! 1. Out with the old plants. One...
A season for Fescue:  Autumn’s favorite grass.

A season for Fescue: Autumn’s favorite grass.

Fall is on the way and that is a great time for a fescue lawn.  BUT don’t just sit back , there are things to do….. 1. Get a Soil Test Let’s find out what the nutrient levels are in your soil.  You can generally get a free soil test from you County...
Preparing your grass for Winter

Preparing your grass for Winter

It is after Labor Day, your grass is still green (Bermuda or Zoysia should be, at least), the temperature is tolerable, and life is good! .. Now what? Winter and the first freeze of the year is on its way and with that, so is WINTER DORMANCY for your warm season...

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