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What do Bed Bugs Look like?

bed-bugBed Bugs – What do they look like?

Adult bed bugs typically are:

  • Close to the size of an apple seed
  • Long and brown, an oval shaped body that is normally flat if it has not fed recently
  • If they have fed recently they are more balloon like in a reddish brown color
  • They have a smelly musty-sweetish odor that is produced through glands on the lower side of the body

Young bed bugs sometimes called nymphs typically are:

  • Smaller, whitish yellow in color or sometimes translucent
  • If they have not fed recently they can be very hard to see

Bed bugs over all are:

  • Tiny like the size of a pinhead
  • Pearl white in color
  • Marked by an eye spot if more than 5 days old

Sureguard offers Bed Bug Control in the Dallas, Irving, Fort Worth Area.

Mosquito Control

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Get Mosquito Control in the following cities: Dallas, Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, Arlington, Mansfield, Cedar Hill, Desoto, Duncanville, Lancaster, Red Oak, Ovilla, Waxahachie, Ennis, Midlothian, Maypearl, Venus, Alvarado, Keene, Kennedale, Cleburne, Burleson, Granbury and many more cities.

Large Roaches – Waterbugs

In the Summer months many beging seeing large roaches or many call waterbugs. These live in the flower beds or in garages. Like  moist dark areas. They love to get under pier and beam homes. They like the dark & dampness. large roach Once it begins to get warmer the tend to try and get into the homes. The best prevention is keep your landscaping trimmed. Do not allow areas of standing water. Under pier and beam homes keep good ventalation, this helps keep the moisture down. Some people also call them tree roaches. Sureguard Pest does offer services to help prevent the infestations and to get rid of pest problems if you are already having insects. We service DFW, Oak Cliff, Duncanville, Arlignton and beyond. Call for a free estimate.

Affordable Bed Bug Control

I recently went to a home with bedbugs. The homeowner had a severe infestation. In speaking with the homeowner I asked how the infestation got so bad. She said about two years ago that she had called one of the national companies. They sent out a sales man and he told her that it was going to be $1500 to treat her bed bugs. That is not the worst part. He then told her she would have tBed Bugso throw her furniture away and get new furniture. She just gave up because it was just going to be to much. Then recently she saw one of her friends share a post of facebook about Sureguard. She decided to try one more time. We gave a fair price, she did not have to throw her furniture away. She now enjoys a bed bug free home. Great service can be affordable. If you are looking for Affordable bed bug control in the DFW, Irving, Arlington, Lancaster Texas area call Sureguard Termite & Pest Services for your free estimate. Get yourself a Good night sleep bed bug free!

Pest Control in Cities and Schools

We Provide Pest Control, Pest Management, IPM, Integrated Pest Management. Some areas we can provide Pest Control is:

School Districts

  1. Allen ISD
  2. Arlington ISD
  3. Azle ISD

Azle Independent School District is located to the northwest of Fort Worth and is bordered by Lake Worth and Eagle Mountain Lake. It serves the cities of Azle, Lakeside, Reno, Pelican Bay and Sanctuary and portions of Tarrant, Parker, and Wise counties

  1. Birdville ISD

Birdville Independent School District is located between Dallas and Fort Worth and serves the cities of Colleyville, Fort Worth, Haltom City, Hurst, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, and Watauga.

  1. Burleson ISD

Burleson Independent School District is located just south of Fort Worth in Tarrant and Johnson Counties. Burleson ISD serves the cities of Burleson, Briar Oaks, Cross Timber, and Fort Worth

  1. Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD

Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District is located in the Dallas North area and has an average student-teacher ratio of 14:1. Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD serves portions of the cities of Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Coppell, Dallas, and Irving.

  1. Castleberry ISD

Castleberry Independent School District is located five miles west of downtown Fort Worth and serves portions of the cities of River Oaks, Sansom Park, and Fort Worth

  1. Cedar Hill ISD

Cedar Hill Independent School District serves the city of Cedar Hill.

  1. Coppell ISD

Coppell Independent School District serves the city of Coppell, located to the northwest of Dallas and near Grapevine Lake.

  1. Crowley ISD

Crowley Independent School District, located south of Fort Worth, serves the cities of Crowley, Edgecliff Park, and a portion of Fort Worth.

  1. Dallas ISD

The Dallas Independent School District is the second largest school district in Texas after Houston ISD and the twelfth largest in the nation with over 160,000 students. It serves the cities of Dallas, Addison, Balch Springs, Carrollton, Desoto, Duncanville, Ferris, Garland, Grand Prairie, Hutchins, Lancaster, Mesquite, Seagoville, and Wilmer.

  1. Denton ISD

Denton Independent School District serves the cities and developments of Denton, Bartonville, Cross Roads, Double Oak, Lantana, Corinth, Oak Point, Copper Canyon, Shady Shores, Providence, Savannah, Robson Ranch, Paloma Creek, Cross Oaks Ranch.

  1. Desoto ISD

Desoto Independent School District serves the cities of Desoto, Glenn Heights, and Ovilla.

  1. Duncanville ISD

Duncanville Independent School District is located on the southwest side of the city of Dallas and serves Duncanville and portions of Desoto, Cedar Hill, and Dallas.

  1. Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD

Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District is located northwest of Fort Worth and serves the cities of Saginaw, Blue Mound, part of Fort Worth, and some unincorporated areas of Tarrant County

  1. Everman ISD

Everman Independent School District is located to the southeast of Fort Worth and serves the city of Everman and portions of Fort Worth and Forest Hill

  1. Fort Worth ISD

The Fort Worth Independent School District is the fifth largest school district in Texas with nearly 80,000 students. Fort Worth ISD serves the cities of Fort Worth, Benbrook, Westover Hills, Westworth Village, Haltom City, Forest Hills, and some unincorporated portions of Tarrant County.

  1. Frisco ISD

Frisco Independent School District is located in the Far North Dallas area and serves the city of Frisco and portions of Plano, Little Elm, and McKinney.

  1. Garland ISD

Garland Independent School District serves the cities of Garland, Rowlett, Sachse, Wylie, and Dallas.

  1. Grand Prairie ISD

Grand Prairie Independent School District is located between Dallas and Fort Worth and serves the Dallas County portion of Grand Prairie.

  1. Grapevine-Colleyville ISD

Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District is located to the north of the mid-cities between Dallas and Fort Worth. It serves most of Grapevine and Colleyville and portions of Hurst and Euless.

  1. Highland Park ISD

Highland Park Independent School District is a top-rated school district, receiving “Exemplary” designations in eleven of the last thirteen years. It serves more than six thousand students in the cities of Highland Park and University Park.

  1. Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD

Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District is located to the west side of the mid-cities, just east of Fort Worth, and serves most of Hurst, Euless, and Bedford, and a portion of Fort Worth.

  1. Irving ISD

The Irving Independent School District is located in the center of the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex and serves most of the city of Irving and part of the city of Grand Prairie.

  1. Keller ISD

Keller Independent School District serves the city of Keller and portions of the cities of Colleyville, Fort Worth, Haltom City, Hurst, North Richland Hills, Southlake, Watauga, and Westlake.

  1. Kennedale ISD

Kennedale Independent School District is located to the east of Fort Worth in the mid-cities and serves the city of Kennedale and portions of Fort Worth and Arlington.

  1. Lake Worth ISD

Lake Worth Independent School District serves the city of Lake Worth, located northwest of Fort Worth.

  1. Lancaster ISD

Lancaster Independent School District serves the cities of Lancaster and Hutchins.

  1. Lewisville ISD

Lewisville Independent School District serves Argyle, Carrollton, Copper Canyon, Double Oak, Flower Mound, Frisco, Grapevine, Highland Village, Hebron, Lewisville, Plano and The Colony.

  1. McKinney ISD

McKinney Independent School District is located in the Far North Dallas area. Student/teacher ratios in the district range from 12:1 to 19:1. McKinney ISD serves the cities of McKinney, New Hope and portions of Allen, Fairview, and Lowry Crossing.

  1. Mesquite ISD

Mesquite Independent School District is located on the east side of Dallas and serves the cities of Mesquite, Garland, Balch Springs, Dallas, and Sunnyvale.

  1. Northwest ISD

The Northwest Independent School District is located to the northwest of Fort Worth and serves all or a portion of the cities of Justin, Roanoke, Trophy Club, Northlake, Marshall Creek, Corral City, Flower Mound, Aurora, Rhome, Pecan Acres, Newark, New Fairview, Haslet, Avondale, Westlake, Southlake, Keller, and Fort Worth.

  1. Plano ISD

The Plano Independent School District is the largest school district in Texas with over 50,000 students. The average elementary school’s student/teacher ratio is 18:1. The Plano ISD serves the city of Plano and portions of Dallas, Richardson, Parker, Allen, and Murphy.

  1. Richardson ISD

Richardson Independent School District is located on the north side of Dallas and serves portions of Richardson, Garland, and Dallas.

  1. Rockwall ISD

Rockwall Independent School District is located east of Dallas and serves the cities of Rockwall, Heath, McLendon-Chisholm, Fate, Royse City, a portion of Rowlett.

  1. Royse City ISD

Royse City Independent School District is located east of Dallas near lakes Lavon, Tawakoni, and Ray Hubbard and serves the city of Royse City and surrounding areas.

  1. Sunnyvale ISD

Sunnyvale Independent School District is located east of Dallas and serves the cities of New Hope, Tripp, Hattersville, and Long Creek.

  1. White Settlement ISD

White Settlement Independent School District is located west of Fort Worth and serves the city of White Settlement and the surrounding area.

  1. Wylie ISD

Wylie Independent School District is located north of Dallas and serves the cities of Wylie, Sachse, Murphy, Lucas, Lavon, and St. Paul.

  1. Midlothian ISD
  2. Waxahachie ISD
  3. Red Oak ISD

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Get Rid of Bed Bugs

bed bug Many People ask How do I Get Rid of Bed Bugs!

The first step in getting rid of Bed Bugs is proper identification. We get many calls with people thinking the may have bed bugs, but do not have bed bugs. Identification is the most important thing.

Bed Bugs are small, brownish, oval shaped insects that live on blood. Adult bed bug bodies are flat and about the size of a lemon seed. After they feed on humans or animals they swell and turn a redish color.

Bed bugs can move fast on floors, ceilings and walls. Immature bed bugs are called nymphs. They shed there skin five times before reaching maturity. They also have to feed before they can shed. In ideal conditions bed bugs can develop in as little as 30 days and can produce three or more generations in a year. Female bedbugs can lay hundreds of eggs over a lifetime.

Treatment options to Get Rid of Bed Bugs:

There are several treatment methods once a positive identification is made. One method is a chemical tratment of infested areas. The second method is steam, all areas are steamed to kill the bed bugs and eggs. The third option is using heat, the property inside is raised to a temperature that will kill the bed bugs.

Remember the first step to Get Rid of Bed Bugs is a proper inspection!

Termites ! What are my options?

termites alatesThe other day one of my friends called and said I either found termites or magots. How can I tell the difference. I asked where did you find them. He was working in the flower bed near the home. I asked if the trash had been setting there. He said it was just a flower bed. That he was moving some decorative brick and these were right under it. I told him go ahead and send me a photo. This is the picture. I told him these are termites. You can see the worker termites and if you look at the longer white looking ones, they are Subterranean termite alates. They turn a darker brown in color and get wings. They are known as the swarmers or flying termites. They fly out typically in the afternoon on a warm and humid spring day. Many times property owners do not know they have termites until they see these. The best prevention is a good inspection. Sureguard offers free inspections for non real estate transactions. Call for more information on termite control or Dallas termite prevention.

Does Sentricon Termite Control Work for Homes and Businesses?

Sentricon Above Ground StationAG emptiedSentricon Termite Control

In 1998 we had to ask ourselves this. Over the years we have been very happy with the results. The best part is our clients have been very pleased knowing that the termite infestation is no longer affecting their property. Today we even use Sentricon as a preventive. Installing in hundreds of homes a year as a preventive. Some of the new construction home that have Sentricon installed have activity in the stations within a few weeks. This eliminates the temites before they can get in the home. Many ask the difference between liquid termiticides and Sentricon. In 1998 we asked ourselves that question. We had been using liquid termiticides for 30 years. With liquids you cannot get to every spot in an existing home. We were authorized to be one of the select companies to be able to use the Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System. We had about 5 homes that had been treated with liquid termiticides. The homes were installed with Sentricon at no cost to the homeowner. If we were using a product we wanted to be 100% confident. I am pleased to say within 6 months all the termite activity infesting the homes was eliminated. These home never had termites in them again as long as the Sentricon was protecting the home. We did have termite colonies show up periodically in the stations as new colonies tried to move in. They were quickly eliminated. We have used Sentricon in guest homes, all sizes of residential  homes, high rise office buildings, commercial buildings that were over a mile around and many other properties. The above photo is one of an A/G(above/ground) station that was installed on a garage floor. You can see how the termites consumed the bait. We continue to use the Sentricon System today to eliminate termites. Quality service is the key to the Sentricon. We are proud to be one of the Select companies to be able to use Sentricon.

Give Sureguard Termite & Pest Services to discuss Sentricon Termite Control for your property! 855-668-4000

Zika Virus Confirmed in Tarrant County

mosquito    On thursday the Tarrant County Public Health Department confirmed the first case of the imported Zika Virus in the county. The person infected had travelled to a Carribean country. There are not been any cases confirmed to be transmitted by mosquitoes in Texas.

The Zika virus is typically spread when an infected mosquito bites a human. It is very dangerous to pregnant women. The most common symptoms of the Zika Virus are red eyes, fever, rash and joint pains. The illness usually lasts for several days up to 2 weeks.

Treatment is limited since there are currently no vaccine available.  Prevention is your best treatment for the Zika virus, avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. They are more active during the early morning and later in the evening.