Easter is drawing near and that means multi-colored eggs full of candy will be the obsession of children around the world. However, not all the eggs you may encounter this week may be filled with chocolate. Spring is getting ready to bloom in the U.S. and that means insect eggs will be hatching.
Insect eggs in your home or business should be viewed as a warning sign to the types of pests that could be infiltrating your home in the coming weeks and months. As you local pest control experts, we take pride in being able to correctly identify both pest species as well as their eggs.
While the pest eggs you’re likely to see on your property may come in as many shapes and sizes as the candies in your Easter basket, we don’t recommend consuming them!
While the winter weather does keep many pests away, homes and commercial buildings are never safe from silverfish infestations! Silverfish are small (about “½” in size), flattened insects, with a carrot-shaped body covered in silvery scales. At the tapered end of their body are three tail-like appendages.
All silverfish prefer to hide during the day in tight cracks and crevices. In a home, silverfish can be found just about anywhere, including basements, attics, bathrooms, living rooms, bedrooms and garages. In a commercial setting, silverfish are found throughout offices, libraries and stores. Silverfish thrive in areas with higher humidity, and usually live close to their food source. Read More
Mice are not the only small animals that keep us busy during the winter months. Squirrels are fond of invading homes and buildings at this time of year. Tree squirrels, (including fox, gray and red squirrels) are found throughout the United States in areas where there are trees.
Typically, tree squirrels have two litters of babies per year, one in the winter, and one in the summer. Before having their winter litter, these squirrels will readily enter houses (especially in attic areas) seeking shelter for a place to raise their young. And who could blame them—attics are a great place to live because they are warm, safe and dry! Read More
Natural mice repellents are worth trying. No harm will come from them and maybe, just maybe, they will work for you.
Concern over the miss-use or overuse of chemicals in many industries, not just pest control, means we are always intrigued to learn if there is a natural alternative that is better for us, our children, our homes, our pets and our businesses.
This may encourage you to try out the latest trick or organic repellent that is reputed to be effective against mice or any other pest, and this is, of course, your prerogative. Just bear in mind a few things. Read More
by Sean Hunter, Line of Business Manager, Wood Destroying Organism Division
A secretive and persistent force of nature, termites are the source of stress and worry for many homeowners throughout the United States. Commonly referred to as “the silent destroyers,” termites will stealthily feed on the wood within homes 24 hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week.
If left untreated, termites are capable of causing costly damage to the structural wood of your most valuable possession – your home. The National Pest Management Association estimates that termites are responsible for $5 billion in property damage every year in the U.S.
It’s easy for customers dealing with termite-issues to become overwhelmed. We at Ehrlich Pest Control regularly receive calls from panicked customers worried their homes are being taken over by termites. To help educate the public about these wood-destroying pests, we’ve created “The Essential Guide To Termites” to answer the most commonly asked termite-related questions. Find the information you’re looking for by clicking on any of the questions below. Read More