Fruit flies in the kitchen? Save money DIY

Fruit flies in the kitchen is a common problem in many homes.  In most cases a pest control company is not needed. Knowing where to look and what to look for will help you solve the problem on your own. Flies in the kitchen? When a commercial customer calls and says that they have fly […]

Can mice be dangerous? Yes, they chew wires

Can mice be dangerous? As a pest management professional I’m painfully aware that droppings are the main reason why people want mice gone.  However, mice along with other rodent pests can cause fires. Mice show up in the strangest places. Can mice be dangerous and cause fires? I’m writing this blog post on the sad […]

Strange noises in the attic

Strange noises in the attic is a call that we get often.  As a company we’ve been around for over 22 years.  In that time we’ve learned that a lot of the noises that people hear repeat depending on the season and time of day.  Attics are the most notorious for having this occur. If […]

What do termites look like?

What do termites look like, do you really know?  More often than not the answer is “I know what termites look like I’ve seen them before”.  The truth is that most people are wrong and that’s ok.  There are pest control companies all over the world that would be happy to make the ID for […]

Carpenter ants and moisture

Carpenter ants and moisture go together.  In fact, some of the worst carpenter ant damage that I’ve ever seen has been accompanied by moisture.  This moisture typically means there is a leak.  However, in some cases it’s much worse as you’ll read in this post. Crawl spaces, bugs and moisture Bugs love moisture and crawl […]

Mice getting into your house?

Mice getting into your house? You’re not alone. This is by far and away the most common problem homeowners have during the winter season.  In fact, most pest control operations in winter will solely focus on this one pest.  But how are they getting in? This question is fair to ask and to many homeowners […]

Carpenter ants on the roof

Carpenter ants on the roof can be a problem for many reasons, but it’s usually a symptom of a bigger issue. The person who finds them is usually a carpenter or a roofer. Carpenter ants on the roof usually means water damage Carpenter ants are a wood destroying insect and they love wet wood.  These […]

Do you have beetles in your floor?

Do you have small holes made by beetles in your floors?  If you do you’re probably dealing with powder post beetle.  This is a generic name for an entire group of wood eating beetles and larva. At first sight you may have images of the house falling down around you, but I can assure you […]

How are mice getting in the basement?

How are mice getting in the basement? It’s one of the most common questions I’m asked by homeowners.  If you’ve read the articles in our blog I’ve detailed many of the areas to start looking.  However, there is one area that is often overlooked, the basement door or hatch to the  outside.  If you want […]