Roaches are one of the most hated, and unfortunately also the most common, types of pests found inside the home in the Southwest. Not only are roaches clearly unsightly and embarrassing to have around the home, but because roaches eat garbage and waste they can spread bacteria and disease as they crawl around our kitchens and homes searching for food sources while leaving fecal matter behind in their wake. According to the American Lung Association and the Institute of Medicine, roaches can actually irritate asthma in adults and children and cause asthma to develop in preschool aged children*. But – the real question is – “What can you do to get rid of roaches?” Read more →
Often a potential customer will ask me – “Why would I need pest control visits in the winter?” – and the truth is, this is a pretty good question. Whether you’re up north in Chicago, or down south in Texas or New Mexico, ice and snow is still a reality in the winter months. Albuquerque and Texas just had a winter storm come through last night and dump a foot and a half of snow in some parts of the states – which again begs the question, do I really need a recurring pest control service in the cooler months?
The warm southern climate we enjoy here in the southwest attracts a few unwanted pests. Most notably, ants. While a variety of pests enjoy the warmer weather, ants are particularly attracted to higher temperatures. Although some ants are more of a nuisance than a serious threat, other species have bites that can seriously harm both pets and humans. This is why it is important to quickly identify and eliminate an ant infestation in or around your home or business. To give you a better idea of what you should be looking out for, we’ve created a list of the most common southwest ants below.