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Hurst, TX 76053
Fleas & Ticks
Wildlife Threat Level
No one likes to be outside in the cold, including our local wildlife. This time of year, furry pests like squirrels, raccoons and roof rats are actively seeking shelter inside homes. If you hear strange noises in your attic or walls or notice droppings in your pantry or along the baseboards, it is likely that you have some new unwanted houseguests.
Rodents Threat Level
While rodents including mice, roof rats and Norway rats are a year-round problem in our area, this time of year they are actively seeking shelter indoors. These invaders reproduce very quickly, can cause significant structural damage by nesting and chewing, transmit bacteria and rarely travel alone often bringing fleas, ticks and mites into the home with them.
Termites Threat Level
Termites pose an intense threat to homes in our area year-round. Across the southern half of the country, every yard in a suburban neighborhood will likely have at least one and probably multiple colonies of subterranean termites.
Ants Threat Level
Populations of our local ant species like Argentine, Pharaoh and Odorous House Ants begin to rapidly increase this time of year and they are all in search of sources of food and water. A minor problem can quickly become a major infestation as different ant species require different methods of treatment making them very difficult for homeowners to control on their own.
Fleas & Ticks Threat Level
The local population of fleas and ticks is on the rise in our area. More than just a problem for Fido, they can pose serious health risks to humans. These insects have become increasingly resistant to common treatment methods allowing the breeding cycle to continue and making them very difficult to control.
Fire Ants Threat Level
The local population of fire ants is growing rapidly in our area and presenting a real challenge for residents. Fire ants are extremely territorial and will attack in mass if their telltale mounds are disturbed often resulting in multiple stings. More than just a nuisance, in addition to their painful stings, they can pose a real danger to those who suffer an allergic reaction.
Mosquitoes Threat Level
While not the peak time of year for local mosquito populations, they can still be an issue for residents in our area. In addition to leaving behind itchy red welts, they can transmit diseases like West Nile Virus and Encephalitis.
Stinging Insects Threat Level
Wasps, Hornets and Yellowjackets are not at their peak populations, but are still somewhat active in our area. Wasps, Hornets and Yellow Jackets are social stingers and will attack in large numbers if they feel threatened.