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 […]

The best time to spray for pests

The best time to spray for pests is a two part question.  The simple answer is whenever you see pests, but the real answer is much more complicated. The first question that must be answered is what are you trying to accomplish?  There are really only two answers.  You’re either trying to prevent a pest […]

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 […]

Ants in the spring and seasonal changes

Ants in the spring is a normal event for homeowners to call about.  In fact, it’s our number on service request during the months of April-June.  The question is why and what does the weather if anything have to do with it? Weather and pests Every year like clock work we get calls from 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 mice in your shed? Stop them now

Do you have mice in your shed?  It’s a common issue, but there are ways to stop this from happening.  However, first you need to know how the mice are getting in. The vast majority of people are under the impression that just because you can stop mice from getting into your home that the […]

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 […]

Termites and pressure treated wood

Termites and pressure treated wood are generally two things you don’t hear in the same sentence.  This is mainly because we’ve been led to believe that pressure treated wood will prevent all instances of termites.  Contractors use treated wood for ground contact installs, new sill plates and finally even to repair termite damage.  I have […]

Keeping mice out of outdoor appliances

  Keeping mice out of outdoor appliances is hard.  There probably is no greater frustration in the spring time than getting a bill from a contractor for $1000 or more because mice got into a pool heater, generator or A/C condenser.  Yet, every year this happens to thousands of people.  Did you know this could […]