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Dealing with pests in the San Antonio, Texas area is a problem that many homeowners face at least once. Several different types of pests can plague a San Antonio homeowner, and hiring a pest control company is often the only way to solve this issue. Luckily, our team at Bulwark pest control provides excellent service for residential extermination. Here we will explore the many different pests that may arise in the San Antonio Metro residential area as well as tips for ensuring that you hire the best pest control company for your needs. Be sure to contact Bulwark to get a quote on any pest problems you find apply to you.
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The red imported fire ant was unintentionally brought to Mobile, Alabama, from South America around 1918. Since then, this pest has spread to various parts of the country, including throughout the state of Texas. It’s estimated that currently the fire ant has taken up residence in two-thirds of Texas and is continuing to spread to other parts of the state. Early attempts to eradicate the insect were a failure and the red imported fire ants remain a common pest in San Antonio residences. Homes with fire ant infestations often require continued treatments to keep these pests at bay.
The tawny crazy ant, scientific name Nylanderia fulva, has been increasingly making its way into the homes of San Antonio residents. This ant was first found in Houston in 2002 and has continued to spread throughout the state of Texas. The tawny crazy ant is a very invasive ant species that can carry pathogens and cause the displacement of other pests.
These ants nest in walls and crawl spaces and can cause serious damage to the internal part of a home and most notably home electrical equipment. This type of ant cannot be terminated by over-the-counter pesticides, so it’s best to call the professionals if you find yourself facing a tawny crazy ant infestation.
San Antonio is home to several different species of roaches with the most notable roach types being the German and American cockroaches. The American cockroach is the most common type of roach found in San Antonio. This roach species is recognizable by its solid brown appearance. American roaches are typically one-to-two inches long and can fly more than 100 feet in the air. These roaches are most commonly found infesting San Antonio residences with excess foliage around the home.
German cockroaches are another common roach variety found in San Antonio homes. These roaches are much smaller than their American counterparts and are not able to fly. German roaches typically nest in small areas located close to water sources in the home such as sinks. This roach variety is not only a nuisance but can also be dangerous; German roaches can cause respiratory illness in children and spread other infectious diseases throughout the home. German roaches require special extermination measures to be taken, so if you find one of these roaches in your home, call an exterminator as soon as possible.
Mosquitos thrive in San Antonio thanks to the humidity and warm temperatures. The most common types of mosquitos found in Texas include the house mosquito, the Asian tiger mosquito, the yellow fever mosquito, and the southern mosquito. All of these mosquitos are a nuisance and can make their way into your San Antonio home. Signs you may need to consider extermination services for mosquitos include constant bite marks on the skin, mosquitos in your home, stagnant water, and damp soil in your flower beds.
Fleas and ticks are two common pests found in the homes of San Antonians. There are more than 2,000 species of fleas as well as an abundance of ticks in Texas, making these pests one of the most common reasons for extermination in the area. Fleas and ticks can cause annoying and itchy bites on the skin and can cause harm to pets.
Once fleas or ticks enter the home, they can leave eggs that can quickly increase the population of these pests in a residence. Proper flea and tick control services can relieve you of these common household pests and is recommended for the initial control of an infestation. Once you have received pest control services, be sure to vacuum daily and regularly wash all bedding to keep these pests away.
Termites can cause serious damage to San Antonio homes. A termite is a wood-destroying insect that can wreak havoc on the integrity of a home’s structure which can cost thousands of dollars in repairs. The Super Termite, also known as the Formosan Subterranean Termite, is the most destructive termite species in the San Antonio area. A solid termite protection plan can ensure your home remains structurally sound and that damage is prevented.
Black widow spiders are a dangerous pest that can make their way into the homes of San Antonio residents. These spiders are shiny and black in appearance with a distinctive red hourglass shape on their abdomens. Their bites are painful and dangerous and often require immediate medical attention. While the bite of a black widow spider is not often fatal, it can be especially dangerous to young children and the elderly. Spider-specific treatment is often required to rid your home of these pests.
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Wasps and bees are found nearly everywhere in the United States, and San Antonio is no exception. These pests can make themselves at home within the walls of your residence and cause a host of problems, including increasing you and your family’s risk for painful stings. Additionally, if someone in your family is allergic to stings from these pests, their presence in your home can become a serious and dangerous problem. Pest control is the best way to eliminate wasps and bees and keep your family safe.
Mice and rats are two of the most common pests that homeowners face. These pesky critters can chew on wires, contaminate food, and cause a host of other problems within your home. These rodents are typically found in more congested locations such as residences that are situated closely together. They can also be found in the countryside in the homes and gardens of residents. Rats and mice can easily get in the home through tiny holes and build nests in the walls or even in furniture. An infestation of these rodents can be not only a nuisance but also unsanitary. Consider regular pest extermination services to keep these pests at bay.
There are several factors to consider when hiring a pest control service to eliminate the pest problem in your home. These factors include the following:
Hiring experienced professionals is key to ensuring you get the highest-quality pest control services available. The pest control professionals you hire should be background checked as well as have high ratings on local review sites. You should also compare the company’s prices to its competitors to see where they stand in terms of costs. Additional things to consider include whether the technicians are licensed, the pest control company’s reputation within the community, and whether the company offers a free estimate for their services.
Bulwark Exterminating is a well-known pest control company proudly serving the San Antonio area. The termite solutions we offer include the following:
Our services are customized to meet the needs of San Antonio residents, so you can rest assured our solutions are exactly what you’re looking for.
Other considerations when looking into hiring a pest control company include whether they are state-licensed, how many years they have been in service, and if they offer any guarantees such as a money-back guarantee. You can also check to see if the company is registered with the Better Business Bureau or other organizations that rate companies that provide services such as pest control. All of these factors play a role in the trustworthiness and reliability of a pest control business. The higher the ratings and the better the reputation of a pest control company, the more like you are to be satisfied with their services.
If you are struggling with pests in your San Antonio home, don’t hesitate to reach out to Bulwark Exterminating today. As a family-owned company, we take the needs of residents seriously and do our best to provide the highest quality of service to every customer. We are sure to have the right solution for your specific pest-related needs.
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