September Brings Seasonal Cricket Boom in Austin

Written By: Admin

Archive For: September 2015

Category Name: pest control

SeptCricketsMany Central Texans hope that September will bring cooler temperatures. While relief from the heat can vary from year to year, September is almost certain to bring something more unpleasant: huge numbers of crickets.

In the late summer and early fall months of August and September, people across Texas notice a big jump in the population of crickets seen gathered around homes and buildings. These annual, pesky events are sometimes called “cricket outbreaks.”

The regular, yearly appearance of cricket outbreaks is tied to the life cycle of the insects. Large numbers of the insects enter the adult stage during these months, developing wings and taking to the air to search for mates.

There is still much to be learned about why cricket outbreaks are worse in some years than others, but weather seems to play a role. The biggest cricket problems in Texas tend to develop when cooler temperatures and rain strike after a fairly dry summer.

When the insects show up droves, they often cause a very bad odor. Dead crickets can quickly pile up, causing an unpleasant experience for a homeowner and a potentially serious issue for businesses trying to attract customers.

One simple cricket control method is reducing bright outdoor lights that can attract the insects. It is also important to carefully seal off entry points like vents, doors ,and windows that can allow crickets access to the indoors. These small access points can be hard to identify, but a professional can help, and can use chemical pest control methods to get to the root of a cricket infestation.

For help to get rid of crickets in Austin, contact Pest Management, Inc. Our team of experts provides excellent cricket pest control in Austin and can rid your home or business of these bothersome insects.

The detailed approach of experienced professionals will not only help solve a cricket problem now, but help reduce the effect of those future cricket outbreaks Texas is sure to see.

Record Rainfall Means Record Number of Mosquitoes

Written By: Admin

Archive For: June 2015

Category Name: pest control

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May 2015 was officially the wettest month in Texas history. An average of 8.81″ of rain fell across the state, or about 35 trillion gallons of water. The saturated ground means lots of stagnant water, which makes the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. Mosquitoes can ruin outdoor fun and spread serious illness.

One of the Worst Seasons for Mosquitoes in Texas

Mosquito populations are at their highest during rainy and warm months. With the record levels of rain, it’s no surprise that 2015 is already one of the worst seasons for mosquitoes in Central Texas. Current conditions are perfect for mosquitoes to multiply at an extremely rapid pace. Now is the time to kill off mosquitoes- before they multiply any more!

Small To Large Scale Spraying

Pest Management, Inc. is equipped to handle your small and large scale spraying needs. Our truck-mounted fogger is a fast, affordable and effective way to treat large acreages. From large backyards and neighborhoods, to commercial complexes, hospitals, and schools, we have the ability to treat mosquito issues quickly and efficiently.

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Effective Mosquito Control

The most effective pest control methods are those administered by trained pest control professionals. Quick and efficient spraying means minimal disruption to routines and outdoor activities.

Pest Management, Inc. has provided quality pest control service for over 50 years. We know the areas we treat and what is required to treat them because we live here too. Contact a member of our team today or call 844-218-4044 to discuss your treatment needs and options.

How to Keep Bugs Gone. For Good.

Written By: Admin

Archive For: November 2014

Category Name: pest control

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

IPM is different than traditional pest control. It uses a multi-faceted approach that relies on prevention as a first line of resistance against pests and turns to chemical based solutions only when absolutely necessary. It offers reduced exposure to chemicals and lower overall pest control costs.

Actively monitoring pest activity and implementing preventative strategies helps to eliminate outbreaks or minimize the extent of pest related problems. Studies have proven that IPM is the most effective way to control pests. By catching outbreaks immediately they can be contained more effectively and pest control can be targeted and scaled to the problem, thereby saving time and money.

What is Integrated Pest Management?

Step 1: Set Parameters for Pest Control Action

Establish a threshold to determine which treatment method corresponds with each type of pest activity indicator.

Step 2: Identify Pests and Monitor Pest Activity

Accurate and thorough monitoring is essential to ensure that, when necessary, the proper pesticide is used and in the smallest and safest amount required to eliminate the problem.

Step 3: Record Information

Establish and maintain a system of recording that lists inspections, prevention methods used and control methods performed. Recording pest sightings can help to establish trends and patterns in pest behavior and prevent or minimize pest outbreaks.

Step 4: Prevention

The first and primary line of defense in an IPM program, this can include fixing structural damage where pests can get in and making professional recommendations for preventative measures to lower pest attraction factors.

Step 5: Control and Evaluate

If monitoring and action thresholds indicate that prevention methods are no longer effective, then enacting further pest control measures is necessary. IPM programs evaluate the best pest control method in terms of effectiveness and risk, with less risky methods being chosen first. Additional inspections and evaluations take place after treatment to monitor its effectiveness.

Have questions about how Integrated Pest Management can help keep your pest control costs down? Give us a call, we’re happy to help.

 

Pest Control in Schools

Written By: Admin

Archive For: October 2014

Category Name: pest control

At Pest Management, we know schools, day care centers, and college campuses should provide a safe learning environment. This means eliminating harmful pests that can threaten a student’s health and wellbeing.

From cockroach and bed bug infestations to rodents and wasps, each pest offers a different challenge. At the same time, the chemicals in many pesticides can be particularly harmful to children and young adults.

Through our Integreted Pest Management Program, Pest Manegement seeks to minimize unnecessary exposure to harmful pesticides. Our multi-faceted program utilizes pest prevention strategies while emphasizing non-chemical elimination strategies.

Pest Management specializes in and provides full-service solutions to the following pest problems:

  • Cockroaches
  • Mice and Rats
  • Ants
  • Flies
  • Bed bugs
  • Mosquitoes
  • Termites
  • Bats and Birds

We also provide a wide range of entomology and pest control consulting services. These include:

  • Pest control publications, talks, and training presentations
  • Pest identification
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) System training and support
  • Pest identification
  • Trouble-shooting for pest problems
  • Legal work and expert witnesses for bed bug infestations

We understand the health risks that pests can pose for students and staff, and that treatment options should not jeopardize their health and wellbeing. Pest Management has worked with numerous schools and educational institutions, including the University of Texas. We will treat your pest problem in the appropriate manner for the health sensitive needs of your educational facility, while utilizing pest prevention practices to ensure your facility remains pest free.

Contact Us to learn more about how we can help you prevent or eliminate a pest problem.

Pest Control for Hospitals

Written By: Admin

Archive For: October 2014

Category Name: pest control

People expect the highest standards in cleanliness and sterility in hospitals, assisted living centers, and healthcare offices. It is where our most vulnerable go: newborns, sick, and the elderly. This is why you cannot risk the possibility of pests in your facility; they carry disease-spreading pathogens which pose an increased threat to your patients’ health. At Pest Management Inc., we provide pest management solutions that deliver a pest free environment for the health of your patients, staff, and visitors and to provide you with a competitive advantage.

Our highly trained technicians utilize the latest technology and proven integrated pest management practices to keep your healthcare facilities pest free and profitable. We know the sensitive nature of the health environment in hospitals and healthcare facilities. This is why Pest Management Inc. offers full-service options that include non-chemical treatments for prevention, management, and elimination of pests.

Pest Management specializes in and provides full-service solutions to the following pest problems:

  • Ants
  • Mice and Rats
  • Cockroaches
  • Bed bugs
  • Flies
  • Mosquitoes
  • Termites
  • Bats and Birds

We also provide a wide range of entomology and pest control consulting services. These include:

  • Pest control publications, talks, and training presentations
  • Pest identification
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) System training and support
  • Pest identification
  • Trouble-shooting for pest problems
  • Legal work and expert witnesses for bed bug infestations

We understand how detrimental and costly pest infestations can be. At the same time treatment options should not jeopardize the health and wellbeing of your patients, staff, and visitors. We will treat your pest problem in the appropriate manner for the health sensitive needs of your facility, while utilizing pest prevention practices to ensure your facility remains free from unwanted visitors.

Contact Us to learn more about how we can help you prevent or eliminate a pest problem.