Hi everyone, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. I wanted to let everyone know what I see for this spring. With the mild winter and abundant rain the conditions are very favorable for a major population explosion. When we have these conditions and increased populations the pest pressure is greatly increased.
You can minimize the pest problems around your house by removing any areas the pests can use as harborages near the house. Items such as firewood stacked next to the house, pet housing and bedding next to the house and so forth will help to minimize the pests that enter the house. Hope everyone has a Blessed spring.
Ken Jones, Bulverde Pest Control.
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As spring approaches and the weather warms up, the pest populations start to emerge. The South Texas “rollercoaster” weather is easy on the critters that have to survive outside.
We can easily see temperatures swing from hard freezes to very moderate in the span of a week. As a result of this moderate winter weather, the various pests can survive by hiding under rocks, in leaf mulch and even under low lying vegetation.
As in all home maintenance, the best time to address a problem is before there is a problem. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound cure.
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How do they get in? People ask me that question an awful lot.
The pests we encounter in and around our homes are on the move 24/7. They are always looking for the best place to live and survive. The most important thing to the pests is a safe harborage that offers either food or moisture or both. The environment in and around our homes satisfies these basic requirements for their survival.
So, How do they get in? Most of the homes have common entry points the pests can use to gain entry, such as ill fitting doors or windows, utility penetrations that lead into the walls, poor fits where the siding meets the foundation, weep holes and mortar cracks in masonry construction and vegetation growing on or
touching the home just to name a few.
These and other entry points and harborages the pests can use require a knowledge of the individual pests behavior and the different forms of materials it requires to control them. Bulverde Pest Control, with over 35 years experience, will find the entry points and harborages the pests use and utilize the best forms of materials and techniques to control the pest problems in and around your home.
Fleas are pests of humans and their domestic animals all over the world. Fleas are ectoparasites, meaning they feed on the outside of the host. While most fleas prefer non-human hosts, many can and do feed on humans when infestations are heavy or when other hosts are not available.
Fleas are small, wingless insects which average 1/12 to 1/6 inch long, but can vary from as small as 1/25 to 1/3 inch long. Fleas have a complete metamorphosis (the fleas development consists of egg, larva, pupa or cocoon and adult). The flea larva are small, active, worm like creatures. They feed on all types of organic debris, and develop especially well when they can feed on the feces of adult fleas. Read the rest here »
Ants are among the most successful insects and can be one of the most challenging pests to control. Ant colonies include a collection of workers, (the oldest workers become the foragers we see hunting outside the nest for food and are the most dispensable members of the colony. If the foragers do not return to the nest, the colony is not harmed), one or more reproductive’s (queens), eggs, larvae, and pupae.
Ant colonies build structures called “nests,” which typically require much effort by the worker ants in the colony to maintain. There are two primary types of ants. These types are referred as ground nesting ants and wall nesting ants with some ground nesting ants being able to nest in both the ground and the walls. The imported red fire ant and crazy ant are two that display this ability. Read the rest here »
Those of us that live in the northern parts of San Antonio and the hill country know what it is like to be afraid to walk across the floors of our homes at night, always on the lookout for scorpions. The most common scorpion that we have our area is the striped bark scorpion.
While the sting of the striped bark scorpion produces only moderate reactions in most people and has little effect on the nervous system, it can have a profound effect on the very young, the aged and those that may have reactions to arthropod venom.
For expert scorpion control service contact us today!
Thank you lord for the rain! Unfortunately, with the rain and the warmer temperatures as spring advances, the insects that have been dormant will start to become active. This increased activity can include stinging bugs like scorpions, wasps and fire ants, as well as the ‘biters’ like fleas, ticks and mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes in particular become more active in wet weather, and they can make life outdoors miserable, especially for those of us that are ‘mosquito magnets’. Also, the mosquito can transmit encephalitis, malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever, west nile virus and can even transmit heart worms to our pets.