Quarterly Pest Control Services San Antonio Texas
Beeline Pest Control
Beeline Pest Control is well known in San Antonio and the surrounding area as the preferred pest control provider for families and businesses. You get the best of both worlds with Beeline Pest Control, the friendly customer service of a locally owned family business, and the expertise of an established, experienced company. Many people hire us for immediate pest control problems, but most of our clients see the value in quarterly pest control in San Antonio, Texas. This ensures proper extermination and prevents future re-infestation.
Your home is your castle, your haven from the world around you. You should be able to entertain guests, relax and enjoy your family without worrying if your home is safe from pests. As a pest control company, your safety is our biggest concern. At Beeline Pest Control, getting rid of pests, that are unwanted guests in your home, is our specialty. Eliminating them tends to be a tough job without the help of a skilled pest control service. Here are few common intruders to this area that you may encounter:
These insects take first place on the list of local nuisances because of their sheer numbers as well as their potential for destruction. The most prominent sign of a termite infestation is the mud tunnels they build on foundations between the ground and a home’s wood components. However, there is a significant reason to consider contacting Beeline Pest Control for an evaluation of your property before visible signs are detected. Because so many Texas homes are likely to experience termite infestations, it pays to be proactive in controlling their populations. As the local industry leader in termite pest control, we’re here to keep them from literally eating you out of house and home. We guarantee the effectiveness of our termite services for 15 years; if termites happen to return during this time, we’ll provide further treatments at no cost to you. Here are a few ways to prevent termite infestation:
- Eliminate any termite attractions-clear away food sources such as rotting trees, firewood, and paper.
- Get rid of moisture sources such as leaking faucets and pipes
- Make sure vents aren’t blocked
- Seal up all possible entry points around your home, including cracks and crevices
- Turn rain gutters away from your home’s foundation to prevent leaks and flooding
- Frequently check outdoor furniture and decks for damage
One out of five Americans have had a bedbug infestation in their home or knows someone who has encountered bed bugs at home or in a hotel. Bed bugs are usually active at night but are not exclusively nocturnal. They usually feed on their host’s blood undetected, which includes animals or humans. Bed bugs can be picked up and brought home quite easily and even though their reproduction rate is much slower than a house fly, the female is able to produce 1 egg per day and within a couple of weeks, you will have a bed bug problem on your hands. Our technicians will educate you on how they will treat the infestation and your problem will soon be gone. If you think you may have bed bugs, here are a few things you should look for:
- Adult bed bugs: which are light to reddish brown, flat and oval in shape and do not have hind wings
- Bed bug bites: these will occur where there is exposed skin. They prefer the face, neck, and arms of a sleeping person. The bites will usually produce swelling and itchy, reddish spots may appear after the swelling subsides.
- Blood smears: you will find these on your pillows or sheets caused by bed bugs being crushed
- Dark spots: excrement, which looks like tiny specks of dried blood, usually found in dark corners and crevices
- Eggs and eggshells: these are about 1mm and yellow skin that nymphs shed
Ants are a highly diverse insect group, very specialized, and exist almost everywhere. Ants can live up to 10 years and their colonies can hold from 300,000 to many millions of ants, depending on size and variety of ant. In 2013, the National Pest Management Association reported that ants were the number one pest in the country. Here in Antonio, there are few common types of ants that cause problems for homes and businesses:
- Fire Ant: You don’t have to live in Texas for long to have an encounter with a fire ant–when you do you’re sure to feel it! These ants are also known as red ants and can be invasive in many parts of the U.S. In Texas alone the impact of these red ants is estimated at over $1.2 billion annually. What sets fire ants apart from many other ants is their ability to sting by injecting an alkaloid venom; this and their reddish color give them their signature name,“fire ant”.
- Crazy Ant: It is called a “crazy ant” for its quick, erratic movements, these ants are a serious problem in Texas and have even reached epidemic proportions in South America, where they originate. These ants are commonly found near the coast, are not attracted to ordinary ant bait, and can be difficult to fully eradicate since their colonies contain multiple queens. These ants cannot sting, but they can bite and are responsible for widespread damages to homes and electrical equipment across numerous Texas counties.
- Sugar Ant: The name of this ant tells it all–they are attracted to sugar and other savory foods. These are one of the largest groups of ants in the U.S. and are identified by their orange/brown body and black head. Sugar ants don’t feed primarily on sugar but are attracted to sweet items and collect plant secretions. Their nests are commonly found in holes, wooded areas, between rocks, and in the soil. They are common in both urban and rural areas.
A single encounter with another animal or a trek through the back yard is all it takes for a dog or cat to bring fleas into your home. One flea can lay as many as 1,200 eggs in a month, each hatch and grow into adulthood to continue the cycle in a matter of a few weeks. Over-the-counter pesticides may kill all the adults coming in contact with it, but larvae nestling safely inside their cocoons intuitively remain hidden until conditions are once again safe. Our pest control services cover treating your home for adult fleas as well as those in other stages of life.
It’s safe to say not a single home is completely free of an eight-legged stowaway. Even if you haven’t seen one cowering in the corner of a cabinet or clinging to the ceiling of your garage, you can be assured they’re hiding somewhere. Seeing one spider scurrying past is not enough reason to call a pest control company, but if this becomes a routine event, you may want to enlist our help. While most of the varieties of spiders found in our state are harmless, some can make your home a dangerous place to live. Here are a few types of spiders to look for in your area:
- Yellow Sac: they are generally pale, yellow to beige in color and grow up to 10mm in size. They can be attracted to the smell of fuel and can be known to create nests in fuel lines. When cold weather hits they tend to move indoors even though they prefer vegetation as their shelter. The venom of a yellow sac spider has the capability to destroy cells much like the venom of a brown recluse. However, yellow sac spider bites can heal much more quickly than the bites of a brown recluse which takes about 2 to 3 months to heal.
- Hobo: These spiders tend to be smaller than 2 inches in diameter, have a zig zag design on their abdomen and are generally brown in color. Their signature funnel-like nests are the biggest sign of their presence. If you get bit by a hobo spider, seek medical help immediately. Within half an hour, the affected site will become numb, swollen, red and callous. Over the next couple days, blisters will crop up, break and begin to weep, potentially causing the skin to die.
- Black Widow: The bite of the female black widow spider can cause severe symptoms. Its venom is rarely dangerous for adults, though it can be fatal for young children and senior adults. It can be easily identified due to its crisp blackness, big spherical abdomen and of course, the red-orange hourglass symbol located on their abdomen. It is recommended to seek medical help immediately if you think you were bitten by a black widow spider.
- Wolf: Wolf spiders have an intimidating appearance, but they are not dangerous. Though they are capable of biting, they generally will not bite unless directly handled or threatened. Their bites are not deadly but will generally sting for about 10 minutes. Some people tend to be allergic to their bites, but one only knows after they are bitten.
Wasps pose a serious threat to many homeowners, especially in Texas. If someone in your home is allergic to wasps, even one sting can result in serious infection or a visit to the emergency room. Though wasps usually stay out of the way and rarely cause problems, they can attack suddenly if they feel threatened. They’re notorious for moving into eaves, crawlspaces and even behind vinyl siding. Addressing wasp nests while they are small is important to keeping the nests from expanding and the problem worsening. If you have a serious wasp infestation, you may need professional pest control to extinguish the problem entirely. In some cases, the only pest control services necessary are pesticides; other times, the entire hive needs to be removed.
In Texas, rats are becoming increasingly problematic and tend to scare people with good reason. They spread disease and illness throughout human populations and can do significant damage to a home in a short period of time. They tend to be active within the roof and walls at night. This can prevent occupants from getting a good night’s sleep, and just knowing a rodent is present in the house can be enough to keep people awake at night. Rodent issues need to be addressed immediately by a company that specializes in rat pest control to ensure no one becomes ill and no damage is done to the residence. These rodents tend to be more abundant and problematic from October through April in San Antonio. Here are a few things you need to know about these dirty rodents:
- Entry: Rats only need a small space to get into a residence, an opening that is merely 1/2 inch is enough for them to gain entry. The location where AC tubing enters a home’s siding is an area where rodents may gain entry to a home. Also, any small gaps in the eaves of the roof provide access to the attic, and garage doors that aren’t sealed properly are another way for them to enter the home.
- Diet: Rats are not picky eaters. In order to keep their teeth short, a rat needs to gnaw on various objects but will eat anything when they become hungry. Pet food tends to attract rats, so it is recommended to keep food bowls indoors. Rats will also turn to bird feeders when they want food. This may lead to them nesting in or around the home, where they will work their way indoors when food is scarce.
- Detection: Rats like to move around at night, so they often go undetected until other signs are present. These signs may come in the form of furniture that has been chewed or rat droppings. Because of how fast rats can multiply, it is wise to call a pest control company as soon as one is detected.
How We Help
Our job is to make your home uninviting and inaccessible to invaders while keeping it safe for your family. We only use odorless treatments guaranteed safe for use around people and pets. We are dedicated to serving our purpose to the fullest extent. Our pest control products are the most effective on the market today. Our services include proactive measures to reduce the likelihood of an invasion, extermination of current intruders and prevention of future infestations. Our expert team is also well aware not all needs are exactly the same when it comes to pest control. Because of this, we offer three different categories of services.
- One-Time Treatments
- Quarterly Maintenance Program
- Termite Control: Since termites are among the most common and destructive forces at work in the communities we serve, we offer pest control services in Texas geared specifically toward this issue.
Visitors to your home should only be allowed inside at your discretion, but some choose to forgo common courtesy. At Beeline Pest Control, we’re a licensed and insured authority in the field of pest control in San Antonio, bringing you the benefit of both our training and experience.
We provide expert pest control services in San Antonio and the surrounding area. To learn more about our services, visit our Contact Us page and fill out the form or call us at Call (210) 876-4566.