All types of pests are irritating and discovering insects or rodents in your home is always upsetting. However, pests can be more than an annoyance. Some pests can cause serious problems, from spreading illness to damaging your property.
Pests can cause serious problems, such as:
- Spreading disease – While many pests are a mere nuisance, some can pose serious health risks. Mosquitoes, ticks, rodents, and other wildlife can spread Lyme disease, rabies, and other infectious diseases.
- Triggering asthma and allergies – Certain pests, such as cockroaches, can trigger asthma and allergy symptoms in susceptible family members. Increased symptoms can be a sign of a pest problem.
- Property damage – Some pests can cause damage to your home. Termites eat wood and large infestations can cause significant structural damage. Rodents chew through drywall, nest inside walls, and have been known to chew wiring and cause house fires.
- Contaminating food sources – Cockroaches, ants, rodents, and other pests can get into your food containers contaminating and spoiling your food.
Seeing live pests is often the first time people notice they have a pest problem. There are other signs to watch for, since pests like to hide and some are nocturnal, such as cockroaches. If you notice droppings, wings, discarded skins, gnaw marks in food boxes or baseboards, or smear marks along the bottom of your walls, you may have a pest problem.
The best thing you can do when you suspect a pest problem is to call for professional Pittsburg, TX pest control service. Effective pest treatment requires accurately identifying the pests, their entry points, nesting sites, and using the right products and application methods to target the entire colony or infestation. Trained and experienced technicians have the expertise needed to get rid of your pest problem.
Many pest infestations, especially large infestations, may require more than one treatment to fully eliminate them. Regular pest control service is effective for eliminating pests and preventing re-infestation. Your pest control technician can provide the best treatments according to the schedule that is best for solving your pest problem.
"Cory and his crew have been servicing our home for years. They have always provided a great service at reasonable prices.
Highly recommend them for any pest control needs."Andy C.
At Moore Pest Control, we understand that you are eager to get your pest problem handled. Whenever possible, we are happy to accommodate requests for same-day service for Pittsburg, TX pest control services. Our technicians show up on time for your appointment and work quickly to eliminate the pests and keep them away.
Give us a call today at (903) 623-9135 or contact us online for a free quote for pest treatments.
Can I Use Store-Bought Pest Treatments?
With all of the access we now have to various over-the-counter pest control treatments, it can feel like an easy fix for a sudden infestation. However, there are three things to consider before adding a product to your cart.
1. They are often insufficient in the amount of chemicals needed to properly eradicate pests
2. They are not EPA-approved
3. They are often unable to target a specific pest, which can lead to collateral damage for desirable insects like butterflies or certain pets
Many of our first-time customers come to us after a DIY attempt. Instead of wasting time and money, give our team a call the moment you spot a pest.
Are Spiders Dangerous?
Spiders get a bad rap, with the sight of one often sending shivers down spines and their webs being synonymous with Halloween. While it is true that all spiders are venomous, they actually use this venom as an aid in eating, not to harm us. In fact, a wide variety of spiders—known as orb weavers—have terrible vision, so will typically only bite when they are cornered. Additionally, most spider bites present themselves similarly to that of a mosquito bite—creating a red bump that can be itchy or tender. The two species of spider that are most likely to create a more severe reaction—and are present in Texas—are black widows and brown recluses. These bites can cause nausea, weakness, pain, cramping, and in severe cases, even convulsions and necrosis at the bite site. The likelihood of this type of reaching increases drastically in the most vulnerable populations, like children and the elderly. If you suspect you or a loved one has been bitten by one of these two spiders, give your family physician a call. They might refer you to the Texas Poison Center Network for treatment.
How Can I Determine if I Have Termites?
Termites damage nearly 600,000 properties in the U.S. each year. There are two species of termites that are particularly hazardous to the structure of your home—subterranean and drywood. Because these small insects are typically burrowed under wood or underground, it is important to keep an eye on some of the more subtle signs of an infestation to avoid costly property repairs.
9 Signs of a Termite Infestation Include:
1. Drooping or discolored drywall
2. Wooden structures that sound hollow when tapped
3. Peeling paint and wallpaper
4. Small holes in drywall
5. Crumbling or damaged wooden structures
6. Small muddy lines around your home’s foundation
7. The presence of maze-like, discolored patterns on walls or floorboards
8. The presence of droppings, which appear like piles of salt and pepper around your foundation
9. You notice wings, which resemble fish scales, around your home
If you notice any (or all) of these signs, give Moore Pest Control a call. We offer a detailed inspection to understand the nature and scope of your infestation before providing a customized treatment plan.
What Are Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation?
Bed bugs are a nasty business, often hitching a ride on clothing, luggage, and furniture to infiltrate your home. While the adults are only 5mm in length, they can cause a surprising amount of frustration—leaving behind itchy bites and stains on furniture. These nocturnal bugs are notoriously hard to spot until a full-blown infestation is in full swing. If you aren’t able to spot an adult, there are other signs to look for if you suspect a bed bug infestation, including:
- Stains on your bedding, linens, or furniture. These stains can range in color from black or brown, caused by their droppings, to rusty red, caused by blood.
- Small, itchy red bumps on your skin. These are often found in small clusters.
- You notice discarded bed bugs exoskeletons. These appear tan to brown in color and are typically found around the sides of your mattress, along baseboards, and the seams of your furniture.
- There is a musty odor around your bedding or furniture.