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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mice in your hot tub? It can be controlled

Mice in your hot tub can be a terrible problem.  I know this first hand as it happened to me not long ago when I sold mine.  I was so mortified at what happened as it was carted away I offered to fix the problem for free. Mice in your hot tub is bad, but […]