Great Austin Pre-Spring Pest Issues

Big Winter Pest Issues One of the biggest pests of Winter is the rodent population. Rat and mice have been living in your outbuilding, in your walls, in your kitchen and they have all been having babies. By now the babies are big enough to be having babies and the population is about to explode

Is It Termites?

Subterranean – Underground Living at Its Best Insects – termites, ants, and grubs, are just one subset of pests that live underground. Gophers, ground squirrels, and voles are another. These are all organisms that have evolved to thrive, living beneath lawns, in hedgerows, and they sometimes make themselves pests in our homes. Subterranean pests cause

Subterranean Pests and Winter Pest Problems

There are a number of pests around the Greater Austin Area that are pests all winter long. A good example of these types of pests is ants. Texas is home to many different species of ants and many are happy to invade your home. Ants are just one problem. In this blog, we talk about

Redback spider bites: the facts

There have been no deaths in Australia from a confirmed spider bite since 1979, according to the Australian Museum. An effective antivenom for redback spiders was introduced in 1956, and one for funnel-web spiders in 1980. They are the only two spiders that have caused deaths in Australia in the past. About 2000 people are bitten each year

7 Signs You Might Have Termites

Here are 7 signs of termites that you might have these unwanted guests living in your home: 1. Head banging Not yours, but the termite soldiers! You may be wondering what do termites sound like? One sign of termites is quite clicking sounds coming from your walls. Soldier termites bang their heads against the wood or

Cannibal Cockroaches

For some people, even the mention of cockroaches sends shivers down their spines. These crawling insects are synonymous with notions of dirtiness, and rightly so. Cockroaches are known for spreading diseases such as salmonella, and also triggering allergies and asthma!But did you know on top of these unhygienic ideologies cockroaches also portray another unpleasant characteristic?

Super Rats and Giant Rats – Fact or Fiction?

Before Superman and Batman hit the big screen, the news has been filled with stories of people spotting giant rats in their homes and businesses with tales of indestructible super rats. With all this media attention around these new “breeds” of rodents, it was about time some truth was shone on these urban legends. Super

How To Save Your Home From Termites

A little known fact is most home insurance policies do not cover termite damage. They can be eating away at the timbers in your house and garden for years before you even notice the damage — hidden inside walls, floors, roofs or behind paint on hollowed out woodwork. So taking termite prevention measures is a