Protect your property from Pest Control in Midland TX with service plans tailored to your specific needs. Your local Midland Orkin Pro performs an initial assessment and implements treatment solutions to target a variety of household invaders.
IPM programs utilize comprehensive knowledge of pest biology and seasonality to manage pests with the least amount of harm to people and the environment. Knowledge includes pest-feeding habits, life cycles, favored habitats, and other factors that affect how pests behave.
A warm, summer day can be ruined by the itchy bites of mosquitoes. These pests thrive in wet conditions and are particularly active after rainfall, searching for standing water where they can breed. They can also carry diseases such as West Nile virus, encephalitis, chikungunya, dengue fever, and malaria. Additionally, they can spread lone star ticks which can transmit pathogens including rocky mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, and southern tick-associated rash illness (STARI).
To keep mosquitoes out of your yard, change the water in bird feeders, pet dishes, and fountains often. Apply repellents containing DEET to exposed skin. Avoid outdoor activity at dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active. Also, consider spraying your yard with an insecticide containing permethrin to kill mosquito larvae and prevent them from maturing into adults that can sting and cause disease.
Wasps are aggressive pests that can sting multiple times. Unlike bees, they have smooth stingers and can sting their victims multiple times without losing their stinger. Some species such as hornets and yellow jackets live in social colonies but others, such as paper wasps, mud daubers and yellowjackets are solitary. Stings from these pests can result in a painful, red welt but may also cause more serious systemic reactions such as hives, airway constriction, rapid pulse, nausea and diarrhea.
During the summer, social wasps can be found in large numbers around homes and structures. These stinging insects build nests above the ground, in soffits, on trees and in crawl spaces or attics. Solitary wasps can also pose a threat and may enter buildings through vents or open windows.
Foraging ants can be found along sidewalks and home foundations, under mulch and stone, and in grassy areas. If you have an ant problem, carefully follow their foraging trails and look in cabinets. It is important to remove attracting plants and to routinely wipe cabinet surfaces.
When a forager locates a food source, it leaves behind a trail of pheromone scent. Other ants will follow that trail to the food.
Carpenter ants tunnel through wood to form nests and can cause structural damage. The winged forms of these ants swarm during May through late July. They can be controlled by bait. It is recommended that a Pest Control in Midland TX professional treat for ants before using any repellent spray indoors.
Whether you have mice in the house, raccoons in the chimney or squirrels in the attic, Midland wildlife control experts can trap and remove these rodents from your property. Rats and mice can cause damage to drywall, wood paneling, carpet and electrical wiring. They may also carry diseases such as rat bite fever.
Squirrels often enter homes in search of a place to have their babies. They can cause costly damage to walls, sheetrock and roofs by chewing through wires.
Residents of Midland-Odessa are dealing with a rat problem. It’s a problem that stems from trash and food being left out in alleyways. Residents north of Loop 250 are being urged to keep the area clean. NewsWest9 spoke with a representative of Keep Midland Beautiful who offers some tips.
Midland-Odessa is home to many families and businesses. This thriving community is well-known for its many museums, cultural institutions and natural beauty. However, despite its small size, it can be susceptible to pests, including termites.
Termites are wood-eating insects that can cause significant damage to homes and commercial buildings. Infestations are typically difficult to spot, but there are a few signs that homeowners should look for.
One sign is mud tubes. Termites create these cylinder-shaped pathways when they are foraging for food. Mud tubes may appear on stumps, grade stakes, house foundations and metal fences. Another sign is frass, which is sawdust-like material that termites excrete as they tunnel through wood.
Additionally, homeowners should look for pinpoint holes in walls and floors. If they notice any of these signs, it is important to call Pest Control in Midland TX professional as soon as possible.