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Travel Tips

After a long and cold winter, people across the country are jetting off to warmer destinations. It is important to be aware of any pest that might be hiding in your luggage on the trip home. Bed bugs are known to be hitchhikers and are not welcomed souvenirs to bring home from vacation.

 

In addition to hiding in mattresses and box springs, they can also hide in baseboards, wallpaper, upholstery, and the crevices of furniture. The National Pest Management Association’s 2018 Bugs Without Borders research has found that these pests are even more prevalent in home and apartment buildings.

 

If you suspect your room is infested, notify management and request to change rooms immediately. Be sure to avoid rooms next to and above/below the suspected infestation, as bed bugs can easily move and spread by housekeeping carts, luggage and even through wall sockets.

Scorpion Prevention

 

Scorpions tend to avoid human contact and their bites are known to be accidental. Most bites feel similar to a bee sting, but some can be deadly and cause severe reactions. There are 1,200 species of scorpions across the world, so it is important to know what species might be lurking in your home or backyard.

 

They are known to enter in through structures such as torn screens and holes and cracks in building exteriors.  It is important to seal any cracks or holes in the outside of your home and repair any damaged window or door screens. They can also find their way in through poorly fitted garage and entry doors.

 

If you have run into a situation with scorpions in or around your home, Call Sureguard Today to schedule a service. (972)-406-8600

4 Things Property Owners Can Do Now To Avoid Mosquitoes Later

 

Just because you’re not getting bitten by mosquitoes doesn’t mean you shouldn’t think about mosquito control. Mosquitoes are going to be back in the spring, and they are going to be biting again. Here are 4 things you can do right now to avoid mosquito bites later.

 

  1. Remove Containers

          All of the containers in your backyard will turn into stagnant water resources for spring mosquitoes to breed in.

 

  1. Unclog Gutters

          Your gutter system protects your home from fungi, mold, and pest infestations. When your gutters become         clogged, various problems can arise. It only takes an inch of water for mosquitos to hatch and develop. Pools of water   from rain or melted snow can allow for mosquitos to breed. It is a good idea to clear out your gutters after all of the fall leaves have settled.

 

  1. Trim Bushes

           Mosquitos prefer highly humid environments in order to thrive.  Pruning your brushes help prevent them from    becoming moist and damp, allowing mosquitos to hide in them for protection against the sun.

 

  1. Invest in Mosquito Control

          While mosquito control services are seasonal, setting up your service now means you won’t have to remember to set it up in the spring when mosquitos begin to hatch. All of this can make your yard a much nicer place to be during the warmer months of the year.

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  (855-668-4000).

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.

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.

Bed Bugs- How Do I get rid of them?

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 step.

 

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

 

Bed bugs be 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 has been made. One method is a chemical treatment of the infested areas. The second method would be to steam all areas to kill the bed bugs and their eggs. The third option is using heat by raising to a temperature that will kill the bed bugs.

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

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Termites- THE FACTS

 

 

Termites, are they your best friend or your worst nightmare?

According to Dow Agro Science most recent study, Termites cause 5 billion dollars in damage each year from invading our homes, to commercial structures or anything that provides food to sustain their need for living. Termites in Texas have become prevalent and make themselves known during the early Spring and sometimes in the later Summer months. Termites are constantly foraging for a food source and they don’t know the difference between the wood studs in your walls, dead tree stumps in your yard or firewood piles up against your home. Termites work 365 days a year without ceasing to feed their colony without sleep. The termites we have here in Texas live underground and they can forage up to 250 feet from their colony. Remember, termites don’t know an address, they just know where the food sources are.

FACT… We identify Termites by the mud tubes on the walls, unfortunately when mud tubes are found, the damage in most cases have already been done! This is why preventive actions are so important in the state of Texas.

Surguard Termite & Pest Services can protect your home from these silent invaders by installing the Sentricon Termite Colony elimination system around your home, it’s like having us in your home 24/7 365 days a year protecting your greatest and largest investment. Don’t be one of the 5 million homes that TERMITES INVADE EACH YEAR!

 

 

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Wildlife Removal in Dallas

Wildlife can get into homes by many ways. Be sure doors are kept shut. If you leave your garage and ladder down an animal may get into the attic. They can also get into the properties other ways. Animals that get into a property the can nest and cause damage, they can leave urine and feces. Do not let them stay in the property. They can cause extensive damage. Call Sureguard for your inspection, 972-406-8600

Ant Control – I do not want ants in my home

Ants tend to show up when seasons change. When cold or hot weather come ants get into homes and businesses. Ants can contaminate food or other items. Ants can bite people, nest in walls or other places. The best prevention is proper maintenance and care of your property. Preventive treatments can help you avoid infestations of ants. Get your services started today.

Rat Control – How do I stop rodents

Rat Control – How do I stop rodents?

Rats can show up anywhere or anytime. We had a home that had never had a rat or mouse. There was a vacant lot next door to our home. One day we came home and the had mowed the lot. Within the next 7 days we caught 32 rats. The only explanation we could determine is that the rodents came from the lot that was mowed. You need to look at the areas on your property or surrounding properties. Exclusion is the best means of keeping rats out.