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4 Tips to avoid Snakes this Summer

4 Tips to Avoid Snakes Around Your Home This Summer

Did you know that Sureguard Termite and Pest Services can help you with those dreaded snakes around your home this summer? Snakes are definitely another pesky problem that we have a solution for. While it’s true that they are not all harmful, most people aren’t experts at telling whether they are or not. That being said it’s best to not bother them. Here are 4 tips to avoid snakes around your home this summer.

1. Stay clear of snake hangouts
Most snakes like damp, cool areas where they can protect themselves. Keep wood piles and other debris away from your house.

2. Keep rodents under control
Let Sureguard help keep any rodent issues under control as snakes feed on them. Snakes will also eat birds and reptiles so keep bird feeders away from your home as well.

3. Snakes are attracted to water
Keep in mind when watering and irrigating your yard that snakes are attracted to water. Over watering, allowing standing water and well watered, cool gardens are all favorites of snakes. Either limit your watering or stay clear of these areas.

4. Pay attention to gaps and holes in your home 
Do a quick sweep of your home and utilize screens, weather stripping and wood where needed to cover holes or spaces that would allow snakes to come in.

As always, any questions you have, feel free to visit our website, www.sureguardpest.com. A service technician will be available to help you with your service needs.

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  855.668.4000 or visit us at www.sureguardpest.com. 

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Cooler Weather and Rodents

I don’t know about you but we are rejoicing at the cooler temperatures in North Texas lately. Fall 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 855.668.4000.tumblr_inline_oebnyjap0z1tm4xkj_400tumblr_inline_oebnzqx4oy1tm4xkj_1280