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Providing Safe Service

Our client-centered program begins with a full inspection of your home or office, and the surrounding property, to discover how and why pests are invading your respected property. We provide you with a detailed plan that includes a range of solutions for your existing pest problems. After discussing the options with you, we implement a strategy to address the current situation and prevent problems from recurring. While we can and do provide traditional pest control techniques, our team specializes in the use of physical and mechanical methods that are safe to the environment.

In response to the demand by our residential and commercial customers for green solutions, our integrated pest management (IPM), also known

as Integrated Pest Control (IPC) is a broad-based approach that integrates practices for economic control of pests. IPM aims to suppress pest populations below the economic injury level (EIL). The FDA defines IPM as “the careful consideration of all available pest control techniques and subsequent integration of appropriate measures that discourage the development of pest populations and keep pesticides and other interventions to levels that are economically justified and reduce or minimize risks to human health and the environment. IPM emphasizes the growth of a healthy crop with the least possible disruption to agro-ecosystems and encourages natural pest control mechanisms.” IPM allows for safer pest control.This includes managing insects, plant pathogens and troublesome weeds.

Eco Friendly Tips to Protect Your Family and Home!

Use Lavender

Some people use lavender to deter pests (including scorpions) and there seems to be some evidence to support this. You can try planting lavender around your house and this should help in the efforts you are taking to keep scorpions away.

Seal Your Home

One of the best ways to keep scorpions out of your home is to make it difficult for them to get in. This means using a silicone caulk on all of the cracks where they might be able to enter. Being thorough is the key, since they can easily enter through even the tiniest of spaces. Be sure to caulk around window frames and around all of the crack in the foundation. Look for gaps in your baseboards and around window frames. The better job you do on sealing your home, the more of a problem it will be for the scorpions to enter.

Bugs Thrive in the Heat

The summer heat has definitely arrived in Texas and just like we enjoy having fun in the summer so do bugs. Breeding among bugs is at an all time high in the heat of the summer. Pests, ranging from grasshoppers and crickets to bees and ants are in greater numbers in the summer. Insects develop more rapidly with higher temperatures and they’ve had a great head start given the lack of intense cold last winter.

Safely Protect Your Pets

Dog owners can provide protection to their pets from mosquitoes and other biting pests by using repellent products approved for use on dogs. These products are commercially available from veterinarians and protect against mosquito bites, which can transmit WNV and heartworms; and ticks bites, which can transmit Lyme Disease. Cat owners should keep their pets indoors to avoid exposure to mosquitoes.

Avoiding Mosquito Bites

Take extra care to use repellent and protective clothing during evening and early morning — or consider avoiding outdoor activities during these times.

  • Install or repair window and door screens so that mosquitoes cannot get in your home.
  • Place mosquito netting over infant carriers when you are outdoors.
  • At least once or twice a week, empty water from flower pots, pet food and water dishes, birdbaths, swimming pool covers, buckets, barrels, and cans.
  • Limit the number of places around your home for mosquitoes to breed by getting rid of items that hold water, such as old tires, tin cans, buckets, drums, or bottles.
  • Check for clogged rain gutters and clean them out.
  • Check for containers or trash in places that may be hard to see, such as under bushes or under your home.

 

Keep Up With Pest Maintenance

Typically spiders end up in a person’s home because it is after other insects to eat. Since they are nocturnal, artificial light attracts them due to the large number of insects that normally gather around light bulbs. Regular pest control services will deter pests from your home.

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