Monthly Archives: May 2017

Employee Spotlight – Brandon Houston

Employee Spotlight: Brandon Houston

Sureguard Termite and Pest Services is a family owned business coming up on our 50th year of business. Its a pleasure serving North Texas and its businesses and residents to ensure that they live pest and termite free. Beyond our business, its the people we come into contact with and our customers that make what we do so important to us.

We love getting to know our customers and doing life with them. That’s why we wanted to spotlight our service professional, Brandon Houston. He not only works hard to ensure that our customer receive the best service, he fully embodies what Sureguard stands for as a company.

Brandon has been with the company since our relaunch as Sureguard and has been a positive asset to our team. When asked what his favorite part about his job is, Brandon said, “Interacting daily with all our customers and helping them resolve there pest control needs.” He also enjoys being apart of Sureguard because, “We are a family business and we treat our customers just like they are apart of that family. We are only successful if our customers are happy which is why customer satisfaction is the utmost important to us.”

If you want to know more about Sureguard and our team of service professionals, visit our website today at www.sureguardpest.com.

Cockroaches

The Truth About Cockroaches

There is a reason why cockroaches have been around since prehistoric time. They are fairly indestructible pests. For that reason, its important to enlist the help of the professionals at Sureguard Termite & Pest Services if you are experiencing them in your home or business.

Think you can get rid of them on your own? Here’s 4 facts about cockroaches that will have you thinking again.

1. They can live for almost a MONTH without food. That’s pretty incredible and speaks to their endurance.

2. They are capable of holding their breath for up to 40 MINUTES! Seriously!? Good luck trying to drown them!

3. Cockroaches have been around since before the time of dinosaurs. That means they survived whatever killed them off. Enough said there.

4. Here’s the kicker, they can live for up to a week without their head! Gross, but true.

Wow! Those are some pretty incredible facts. We understand that cockroaches are a difficult insect to rid your home or business of on your own. Sureguard has the solutions that will quickly take care of cockroaches or other insects that you have. We have a proven record of almost 50 years of helping rid homes and businesses of these pests with solutions that work. For more information call  972-406-8600 or 817-648-7400 or visit us at www.sureguardpest.com.

weevils

Who Else is Eating Your Cereal?

Pantry pests are a real thing and can in fact be a real big problem. At Sureguard Termite and Pest Services, we want you to be aware of these pesky insects, how you can prevent them and how you can treat them.

Often found in flour, cereal, herbs and spices, pantry pests are most often weevils, a type of beetle. How do they find their way into your pantry? Most of the time, these insects are brought into the home from outside and can originate at the food packaging facilities, warehouses or retail stores.

These insects have 4 stages, egg, larva, pupa and adult. The adult phase is when we often see them but the other stages are more than likely there if you have seen the adults. You will want to eliminate the food as soon you recognize it and call your Sureguard Termite and Pest Services representative to treat the area. While routine service from Sureguard certainly helps prevent these types of insects from making their home in your pantry, as stated above, you can’t control bringing them inside from outside sources however we can certainly help eradicate the the problem if it does find its way inside.

Call Sureguard Termite and Pest Services today and receive a free estimate at  972-406-8600 or 817-648-7400.

Rodents

Warmer Weather and Rodents

I don’t know about you but we are rejoicing at the warmer temperatures in North Texas lately. Spring has certainly finally arrived! But just like with every other season, you have to be prepared for what that change in temperature means for pests and insects.

At Sureguard Termite and Pest Services, we see a lot of concerns during the cooler months about rodents such as mice and rats making their way into your home to warmer temperatures. Often times in our area people believe that something bigger such as a squirrel may be in their walls but with the amount of gnawing that mice can make often times makes them sound much larger than they really are.

While rodents are certainly not clean and the idea of them sharing a living space with you is less than desirable, there are some really important reasons why you want to make sure they don’t take up permanent residence in your home.

Rodents can do extensive damage to your home and vehicles including:

*Damaged electrical wires that can lead to fire

*Tearing, chewing and burrowing into insulation

*Chewing and nesting in car engines

*Damage surfaces due to urine and feces droppings

The first sign that you may have a problem is often time the damage or droppings that they leave behind. If you find signs of these pests in your home this season call Sureguard and let us take care and prevent them from being a bigger problem down the road.  We offer customized services to handle your pest large or small. Call us today for more information 972-406-8600 or 817-648-7400′