Pest Control Questions and answers:

What are these bugs in my yard?

Lubber locusts are small black grasshoppers that appear in large numbers in the landscape. It is possible to control them when they are young before they become 3-4 inches long. Learn more about these colorful insects in George’s article on Medium.com HERE.

Lubber Grasshopper
Lubber Grasshopper

Jadera bugs are small reddish insects that feed on the seeds of the Golden Rain trees and appear in large numbers.

Mining Bees (ground bees) are harmless borrowing bees found in the landscape. They are known for their small mound of soil with a clear pencil size entrance hole.

Mining Bee
Mining Bee

How can I tell if my house has fleas?

If you think you have a flea problem inside of your home. Do this simple test: Place a white cloth on the area of the floor that is most likely to have the fleas. Whether it’s where your pet lies during the day or it’s simply near a chair that YOU sit in and are continually bitten. Fleas are attracted to white, and they will appear on the cloth.  This would obviously be an area that needs to be treated.

Flea Extermination
Test your home for Fleas

Flea treatment for homes is just as important as the treatments used to protect our pets. Creating a safe and comfortable home for your pet. Although the pet may be shielded from fleas, you could be living in a house that is flea infested. These biting insects are very creative! They can enter a home on your shoes or pants. Treating both the home and yard is important.

Am I seeing flying ants or termites?

Flying Ants have a pinched waist and Termite Swarmers have a straight waist. Flying Ants have bent antenna and Termite Swarmers have straight antenna. Ants have larger front wings while Termites have wings of the same size. A diagram of the difference between the two insects is visible on the YouTube video below.

Why am I seeing more Mosquitoes this year than I did last year?

It is important to begin your mosquito control efforts as early as possible before the breeding cycle goes into full swing. Things you can do around your yard are:  remove any standing water. Mosquitoes need water to breed.  This can be flower pot bases, garbage can lids, coolers, even a stagnant birdbath. Here are some facts about mosquitoes that you may not be aware of:

Should I add lime to my lawn?

It is recommended that you check the pH of your soil before adding lime. This video will explain the details:

Why are some weeds not dying?

Weed control is a partnership between the homeowner and the Local Pest Control Company. There are three types of weeds in our area and they all react differently to herbicide. This video will explain the difference:

What do termites look like?

Here’s how you tell the difference between flying ants and termites swarmers:

What should I do if I see termite swarmers?

Call us immediately so we can inspect your home to make sure they are termites, not flying ants. Once you have your Sentricon® System in place you can simply vacuum them up.

What can I do to help keep termites out of my home?

What are some signs of subterranean termites?

Finding Termite Wings Around or Outside Your Home. … Mud Tubes Near or Within Your Home. … Hidden Subterranean Termite Damage under Bubbling and Peeling Paint. …

What can I do immediately to prevent termites?

Prevent Extra Water Accumulation. … Don’t Store Extra Wood Near Your Home. … Have a Sentricon Specialist install a Subterranean Termite Baiting System.

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