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5 Pest Control Tips for Apartments and Multi-Unit Complexes

[fa icon="calendar'] February 23, 2017 at 12:00 PM / by Carol Schmitz posted in Commercial Pest Control

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Roaches, bedbugs, mice, rats, silverfish, ants, spiders, termites, and others pests are all pests that most people don’t think about until they are there. However, if you own a rental property such as an apartment, condominium, or multi-unit complex, a critical part of keeping your property safe and damage free means paying attention to pest control.

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How a Mice Infestation Can Affect Your Health

[fa icon="calendar'] February 16, 2017 at 12:08 PM / by Carol Schmitz posted in Rodent Control

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Not only are they pesky and disgusting, having rodents in your home can be very dangerous to the health of your family. Even if you or your children are not getting bitten by mice or rats directly, rodents that are in or near your home can carry many diseases that may be dangerous or even deadly to your family members.

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Are There Mosquitoes in Houston During the Winter?

[fa icon="calendar'] February 14, 2017 at 10:41 AM / by Carol Schmitz posted in Mosquito Control

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While most people expect that the end of summer means the death of mosquitoes, the fact is that they survive throughout the year, simply going dormant during the winter. And because the idea of “winter” in Texas is relative in comparison to the incredibly hot summers, even the winter months can bring weather that is unseasonably warm filled with rain and flooding. Because of the humidity combined with warmth, the weather conditions in Houston in the winter are ideal for breeding the more than 80 aggressive species of mosquitoes that reside in the area.

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Which Pests are Still a Threat During Houston Winters?

[fa icon="calendar'] February 7, 2017 at 7:28 AM / by Carol Schmitz posted in Residential Pest Control

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Although winter may bring quite a bit of reprieve from the heat and insects of summertime, pests never completely disappear in Houston and awareness is a critical part of managing pest control.

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Quarterly Pest Control Services: What They Should Provide

[fa icon="calendar'] January 31, 2017 at 7:16 AM / by Carol Schmitz posted in Residential Pest Control

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Keeping each room in your house healthy and pest-free assures comfort and peace of mind for your family. A regularly scheduled pest control program offers early protection from the various types of pests that each season brings. By using professional pest control services in places where pests are most likely to spend time, you can rest assured that your home is protected from pesky critters in each and every room.

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7 Facts You Didn’t Know About Mice

[fa icon="calendar'] January 24, 2017 at 8:13 AM / by Carol Schmitz posted in Rodent Control

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Although they may look cute and furry when they appear in an animated movie, having mice roaming about your home is not a pleasant experience. Rodents are filthy, germ-carrying mammals that invite themselves into your house and make themselves very difficult to get rid of! Even if you thought you knew everything about mice, there are a few things that you may not know. And learning these things could be important when it comes to mouse and rat control.

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10 Signs Pests Have Gone Too Far

[fa icon="calendar'] January 19, 2017 at 11:13 AM / by Carol Schmitz posted in Residential Pest Control

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While most Texans recognize that a slight presence of pests may be simply a part of life, the ability to realize when a nuisance has turned into an infestation is critical. A significant difference exists between the random presence of a pest or two and a significant problem. These warning signs will give you the insight you need to determine if you have a growing infestation that needs to be handled immediately.

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7 Signs of Rat Infestations in Your Home

[fa icon="calendar'] January 11, 2017 at 1:00 PM / by Carol Schmitz posted in Residential Pest Control, Rodent Control

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Houston offers the heat and climate that is particularly attractive for rats to dwell. As rats search for food and comfortable places to make a nest, they may very well look within areas of your home to live as uninvited guests. When rat populations are low, they are very difficult to detect as they remain unseen—but that does not mean that they aren’t there. Performing a pest check regularly is the best way to catch a problem early, before it becomes a full-blown infestation.

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Understanding and Controlling Cockroaches

[fa icon="calendar'] January 4, 2017 at 10:53 AM / by Carol Schmitz posted in Cockroach Control

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Knowing your enemy has been said to be one of the best strategies for defeating your enemy, and the adage particularly holds true with cockroaches. The most effective way to embark on a cockroach extermination or cockroach control plan is to first understand as much as you can about the creepy critters. And as grotesque as the cockroach may be, the characteristics that make them hearty survivors can be downright fascinating.

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The Dangers of Pests to Your Health

[fa icon="calendar'] December 19, 2016 at 8:14 AM / by Carol Schmitz posted in Residential Pest Control

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Whether they bite, sting or simply scurry across your floor, insects that invade your territory can bring a slew of health risks right along with them. The most extreme risk is death, which can occur from severe allergic reactions to certain insect stings. The more you know about the potential health risks insects carry, the better you can protect yourself, your home and your family.

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