Spring Yard Prep: Does Mulch Attract Bugs

Mulching around the Bushes

Does mulch attract bugs? The short answer is yes, it can, but it depends on the type of mulch and how it is managed. Mulch is widely used in gardens and landscapes for its ability to retain soil moisture, suppress weeds, and enhance soil quality. However, these same properties can also make mulch attractive to…

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How to Handle a Snake in Your Pool: Safety Tips and Prevention

snake swimming in pool

Finding a snake in your swimming pool can be an alarming experience. Whether the snake is simply passing through or has mistaken your pool for a natural water source, it’s important to handle the situation calmly and safely. Remember, while most snakes found in residential areas are harmless, others can be venomous, so maintaining a…

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Lone Star Stingers: A Guide to the Wasps in Texas 

Wasp nest with wasps

They say everything’s bigger in Texas, but fortunately, that doesn’t extend to every insect. Texas hosts numerous wasp species, each with its own distinct characteristics. However, irrespective of their size or type, an unexpected encounter with a wasp can result in painful stings and, in some cases, severe allergic reactions. The first step towards effective…

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8-Legged Texans: A Guide to Common Spiders in Texas

A small spider wove a web in the forest. In the forest opposite the sunny bloom there is a beautiful cobweb. Spider on the web.

If you’re living in the great state of Texas, you’ve probably shared your home or backyard with some eight-legged neighbors: spiders. Whether it’s the delicate weaving of a web in your garden or a surprising little critter in your garage, spiders are a common part of life in Texas. This vast state, with its varied…

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Termite Twins: Learn More About Bugs Often Mistaken for Termites

termites swarming

Your home is your safe space. The place that you love to keep clean, comforting, and most importantly, bug-free. Not free from just any bug: termites, the infamous destroyers of your home’s very foundation. Before panic sets in when you see one of these invaders, it’s important to remember one crucial detail: not all bugs…

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Is There a Rodent in Your Attic? Here Are the Common Suspects

Does it sound like your attic is haunted? Though a ghost might be your first guess, a more likely suspect may be a rodent making itself at home in your space. Many West Texas homeowners experience this unsettling problem.  The telltale signs of a rodent infestation often come through those unfamiliar noises in the quiet…

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German Roach vs American Roach

Cockroach on wooden floor in apartment house

Cockroaches are one pest you don’t want to find in your home. The mere idea of these creepy crawlers is enough to make anyone’s skin crawl. Unsurprisingly, discovering an infestation can be a significant concern for any homeowner. Today, we will discuss two common types of cockroaches – the German Cockroach and the American Cockroach.…

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Why You Should Consider General Pest Control Services

Dead roach on floor

Picture this: You’re rushing out of your home to make it to work in the morning. You whiz through the kitchen to grab a quick bite, maybe a coffee for your commute. And there it is: an unsightly bug crawling across your kitchen floor. What do you do? Well, first you deal with it. Then…

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Termites: What You Need To Know To Protect Your Home

Termites on window sill

Termites are a major threat to homeowners. These wood destroying insects can damage or destroy home foundations, siding and shingles, wooden decks, outdoor gazebos, sheds, and more if left untreated. Unfortunately, most homeowners don’t find a termite infestation until it’s too late. Keep reading for what you need to know to protect your home from…

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