Aug 202011
 

Irving Cockroach ExterminatorIf you’ve been in Irving, or any other city in Texas, then you know that cockroaches aren’t uncommon here. While you may have to deal with them outside in public, that doesn’t mean that you have to settle for them coming into your home. First, let’s go over the types of which is seen as two distinct ones.

The American Cockroach

This type, and other similar ones such as the smokey brown or oriental, can reach up to two inches in size. You might hear friends and family refer to these as tree roaches or wood roaches. People will use a number of names to keep from calling them cockroaches. These ones are typically live outdoors in wood piles or hollow trees. If you live anywhere near trees, then you probably have a hollow tree somewhere that’s perfect for these to nest in. It’s common for residents to encounter these outside. Many people also find a few of them in their homes in week. These will often enter through cracks found near loose-fitting windows, or holes where electric wires or pipes pass through. These are usually won’t hide immediately when you turn on the lights. If you have been having these insect enter your home and you would like to not encounter them in the future, we can come out and spray around your house. We’ll also inspect your home and cover up any problematic areas where they are entering from.

The German Cockroach

This is the disgusting one that most people think of when they think about cockroaches. They’re typically about a half-inch in length and they have wings when they’re adults. If you notice one of these in your home, then you need to call us immediately. Once they’re in your home, they can lay egg capsules, which hatch in about three days after being deposited in your home. Each capsule contains 30 to 40 eggs. This means that within a few days of them entering your home, you could soon be dealing with 10s, if not 100s of them, depending on how many females there are. These are active at night, and are afraid of the light. They’re often found in kitchens and bathrooms because they look for a source of food, moisture and warmth. Other common areas they’re found include attics, crawl spaces, and garbage areas. They has also become more resistant to over-the-counter insecticides over recent years. This is another reason why it’s important that you call us immediately at the first sign of such a cockroach in your home.

Everyone agrees that they are one of the most disgusting insects. Not only are they disgusting, but they are also known to transmit food poisoning, salmonella and typhoid. We care about the safety of your family, pets, and home. If you suspect cockroaches, please be sure to call us or any other qualified expert in the area.

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Aug 192011
 
Irving Spiders Removal Black Widow

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We’ve been responding to an un-countable amount of phone calls recently involving spiders. These calls are due to an unbelievable amount of different reasons, all of which our techs can handle with ease and are more than happy to assist you with the job.

Some people simply hate all of them and don’t like to see them in their homes. If you happen to be one of these people, please give us a call today; leave it to us to remove and eliminate them from your property and ensure that they won’t want to return. To do this, we must first eliminate the ones currently taking over your property, along with any other type of bugs that have decided to claim your property as home. They tend to live where they have a sufficient number of food sources, such as different kinds of bugs, to live off. Making sure to remove all present bugs, as well as them, will ensure that they do not have a food source causing them to keep searching for a new home.

There are also the people that don’t seem to mind them here and there on their property but they also know when to take immediate action if they happen to come across one of poisonous spiders. There are two different types of well-known species of poisonous here in Irving: the black widow and the brown recluse.

Brown Recluse Removal & Extermination

The Brown Recluse that you find here in the state is isn’t very big in size at all; typically averaging around 1/2 of an inch up to 3/4 of an inch. Brown Recluses are a brilliant color of golden-brown and possess a black line on their backs. This black line has been said to be in the shape of a violin and the brown recluse has these nicknames because of this shape; the fiddle-back, the brown fiddler and even the violin spider. A Brown Recluse web appears in such a manner that their web results in looking as if they has just made a complete mess. A Brown Recluse’s web appears in a way that it seems that they has spun together random threads into one huge mess. Some common hiding places that our professionals have discovered these webs in Irving have been places such as piles of wood, inside of sheds, the basements, garages and even in some closets.

Black Widow Removal & Extermination

There are three different types of widow species found here in Irving, Texas; the Brown Widow, the Western Black Widow and the Northern Black Widow. Now, keep in mind that the Black Widow is quite common and extremely poisonous. Many people  are very aware of what a Black Widow looks like, because it has one of the most unique and distinct patterns. The body of a Black Widow is a shiny black color and contains a bright red hour glass placed in the middle of the top side of the belly.  When you know you you will be or there is a good chance that you will be coming into close contact with a potentially poisonous one, or any at that, you should always make sure to wear some type of protective gloves to prevent a bite.

If you are beginning to notice them in or on your property, it is time for you to grab your phone and give our licensed professionals a call immediately to prevent an invasion or even worse, getting bit. We know that eliminating them that you have found in your home simply takes a few seconds when you use the closest shoe that you can find, but that isn’t always the best solution. Unfortunately, that definitely does not eliminate them that you have yet to discover, because where there is onethere is definitely more. Our specialists are waiting and are more than happy to assess your property and pin point the spiders that are hiding among the many places on your property. Our techs will make sure to remove the current ones entirely and make sure that you won’t have this problem in the future.

If you are experiencing any types of problems with spiders or just have a few concerns or questions that you want to have addressed, pick up the phone and give our pest professionals a right at (972) 445-7245 today; we are happy to help and assist!

 

Jun 292011
 

Rodents, such as mice and rats, are social creatures. This means that they tend to get lonely without companionship. Once they find a good source of food, warmth, and security, such as your home, they’ll bring their entire family and start adding to the family.

Rats & Mice

Not only are most people disgusted by the thought of rats or mice in their home, but these are also pose a number of health threats. According to the CDC, they can carry the following diseases:

  • Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
  • Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome
  • Lassa Fever
  • Leptospirosis
  • Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis (LCM)
  • Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever
  • Plague
  • Rat-Bite Fever
  • Salmonellosis
  • South American Arenaviruses
  • Tularemia

While not all of them will be carriers of the above diseases, they can still be a nuisance around the house as they chew everything in sight.  It is not uncommon to find chewed electrical cords and food supplies when mice and rats are involved.  They will chew through practically anything when trying to get to food.  In fact, they will even chew through a wall if they think there is food on the other side.

Now, they don’t have to chew a very large hole because they can squeeze through tiny holes.  In fact, mice can squeeze through a hole the size of a nickel while rats can squeeze through a hole the size of a half dollar.  This is usually how mice and rats originally get into a home or business.  They have squeezed through some tiny hole that no one noticed. That is why it is very important that any rodent control measures include finding the gaps and holes that allowed entry in the first place.  This is a service that our specialists can perform for you.

Below is a list of the common areas to find these holes and gaps inside your home.  Remember that mice are not restricted to low areas as they are expert climbers.  The common areas are:

  • Around doors.
  • Around the fireplace.
  • Around the pipes under sinks and washing machines.
  • Around the pipes going to hot water heaters and furnaces.
  • Around floor vents and dryer vents.
  • Between the floor and wall juncture
  • In the basement or crawl space and in floor drains of basement or laundry room
  • Inside, under, and behind kitchen cabinets, refrigerators and stoves.
  • Inside closets near the floor corners
  • Inside the attic.

Don’t forget to look on the outside of your home for points of entry as well.  The last thing you want is a rodent trapped in your walls and scratching all night and day.  Some good places to look for holes and gaps on the outside of your home include:

  • Around doors.
  • Around holes for electrical, plumbing, cable, and gas lines.
  • Around the foundation
  • Around windows.
  • Attic vents and crawl space vents.
  • In the roof among the rafters, gables, and eaves.
  • Under doors.

Fill any small holes and gaps you find with steel wool which is kept in place with caulking around the edges.  Larger holes can be fixed with metal sheeting, cement, lath metal or screen, or hardware cloth.  Flashing can also be used around the base of your home to prevent entry.  If this all sounds like too much work for you, don’t fear.  We’d be happy to sent out our experts to not only rid your home of existing rodents, but to secure it from future invasions as well.  Just give us a call at (972) 445-7245 to schedule your consultation.

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