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What Kind Of Pests Are Invading Your Home?

No one wants to share their home or business with insects, rodents or other pest invaders but, unfortunately, it is a widespread occurrence. However, identifying the source of your Texas pest problem is the first step to eliminating a pest infestation and preventing future pests from gaining access to your home. To learn more about the common Texas pests, as well as discover how our pest control experts can help you get rid of your pest problems, check out our pest profiles below!

Texas Wasps

Texas Wasps

What are the wasps? Wasps are stinging insects and are a separate species from both ants and bees. Unlike bees, wasps are capable of inflicting several stings at a time. Many wasps live in large colonies, while several species prefer solitary lives. Some of the more...

Scorpions

Scorpions

What are scorpions? A fact about scorpions that is not commonly known is that they actually fall under the same category as spiders - they are arachnids. Scorpions and spiders are distant cousins. Like spiders, scorpions have eight legs, no antenna or wings, and they...

Spiders

Spiders

What are spiders? While it may be easy to slip up and mistake spiders for insects, they are actually better categorized as arachnids and are closely related to ticks. These pests are some of the most common home-invading pests and can be found all throughout the...

Termites

Termites

What are termites? Termites are small, wood-destroying insects that are usually between 1/4 of an inch and 1/2 an inch in length. These destructive insects are creamy-white to dark brown or black in color, and they live in large colonies with anywhere between 4,000...

Rodents

Rodents

What are rodents? Rodents are small mammals with a set of large, constantly-growing front incisors. Their front teeth, located in both the upper and lower jaws, are used to break open hard seeds and nuts. Common rodent names you may be familiar with include roof rats,...

Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes

What are mosquitoes? Mosquitoes are insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals to provide the proper nourishment for their eggs. Interestingly enough, this means that only female mosquitoes are responsible for biting humans, while both male and female...

Fleas

Fleas

What are fleas? There are over 2,000 species of fleas that reside in the United States, but there are only one species of flea (Ctenocephalides felis, the "cat flea") that tend to invade homes more often. These tiny, parasitic pests depend on the blood of animals or...

Cockroaches

Cockroaches

What are cockroaches? There are several types of cockroaches that can be found invading properties here in Texas, but the most common cockroaches to invade homes and business are the American, smokey brown, Oriental, Asian, and German cockroach species. Cockroaches...

Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs

What are bed bugs? Bed bugs are small, parasitic insects that depend on the blood of humans or animals to survive. Unfortunately for us, bed bugs seem to prefer the blood of humans over that of other animals. These pests are commonly found invading homes and...

Ants

Ants

What are ants? There are over 12,000 different species of ants, but most common home-invading ants display similar behaviors and habits. Ants are small social insects that are usually dark brown, black, or reddish-brown in color. Ant colonies may have 1,000 or more...

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