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Why an Over-the-Counter Spray Is Not Enough for Successful Austin Pest Extermination

Why an Over-the-Counter Spray Is Not Enough for Successful Austin Pest Extermination One of the major misconceptions about Austin pest extermination is that an over-the-counter spray is enough to get the job done. The reality is that over-the-counter sprays simply aren’t enough for successful extermination. Here’s why: They aren’t always safe. Over-the-counter sprays are often loaded with powerful chemicals and insecticides that simply aren’t safe, especially if you have pets or young children in the house. In contrast, many professional Austin pest extermination...

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Make Sure You Are Not Making These Mistakes When It Comes to Termite Control in Austin

Make Sure You Are Not Making These Mistakes When It Comes to Termite Control in Austin There is no denying it: Termites can be a major hassle. The good news is that you can significantly reduce the risk of a termite infestation simply by correcting these mistakes. Piling excessive mulch around your home. There are few things that termites love as much as mulch. Mulch is typically made from soft wood, such as pinewood, and can serve as an abundant food source for hungry termites. Termites can forage in a mere 1 inch of mulch. When mulch is piled too high around your home, termites...

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Common DIY Austin Pest Control Pitfalls to Avoid

Common DIY Austin Pest Control Pitfalls to Avoid When it comes to Austin pest control, many people think they can do it themselves. However, the reality is that effective pest control is much more complex than just spraying an insecticide. If you are going to go it alone, be sure to avoid these common pitfalls. You put mousetraps in the middle of the room. Many people erroneously assume that putting mousetraps in the dead center of their kitchen is a great idea. However, mice are timid creatures and have pretty poor eyesight; therefore, they...

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What You Should Do Prior to Hiring a Pest Control Company

What You Should Do Prior to Hiring a Pest Control Company The presence of pests in your home or business can be a real nuisance, which makes it even more important that you take action as quickly as possible when you notice the presence of vermin of any kind. Hiring a pest control company in Austin is the best course of action to take, but it is also important to ensure you hire the best and most professional pest control company. Austin residents have many choices when it comes to pest control services. Considering the following factors will help you...

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Getting Rid of Unwanted Critters with Austin Pest Control

Getting Rid of Unwanted Critters with Austin Pest Control While wildlife, insects, and even rodents all have a useful purpose out in nature, they usually are not very welcome in our homes. With summer just around the corner, you may have noticed the presence of invaders, such as bees, ants, and other pests. Unfortunately, those pests do not go away during the fall and winter, either, thanks to our rather mild temperatures. At BrockStar Pest Services, we understand that Austin pest control is a year-round necessity. Protecting Your Home Year-Round from...

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What You Don’t Know about Spider Control in Austin Can Hurt You

What You Don’t Know about Spider Control in Austin Can Hurt You While spiders are largely identified by the fact that they have two body segments and eight legs, there are actually many different species. In fact, around the world, tens of thousands of species of spiders have been identified. If you have noticed a continual presence of spiders around your home, there are a few important things you should be aware of regarding spider control in Austin in order to protect your family. How Spiders Enter Your Property Spiders may enter your home in one of a...

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Tips for Summer Ant Extermination in Austin

Tips for Summer Ant Extermination in Austin They say that everything is bigger in Texas, and if you’ve seen ants around your Austin home, you can probably attest to that. Ants are no laughing matter in Austin and the surrounding area, so if your property is infested, there are a few things you need to know about ant extermination in Austin. An ant infestation can often seem like a hopeless cause given their sheer number. Far too often, many homeowners will spray layer upon layer of pesticide where they see ants hoping to get rid of...

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Tips for Effective Pest Extermination in Your Austin Yard This Spring

Tips for Effective Pest Extermination in Your Austin Yard This Spring Spring is known for beautiful weather, but it also brings a fresh influx of hungry pests as they come out of hiding or fly in with the warmer climate. Whether you have tried to preempt these spring pests from coming into your Austin yard or not, there is nothing wrong with having a professional come in for an inspection and effective pest extermination. Spring’s Uninvited Guests The most common spring pests are termites, ants, spiders, Japanese beetles, mosquitoes, ticks, cluster flies,...

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