If you have a pest infestation in your home, or your business has a pest problem that needs to be resolved, there are a variety of pest control Richardson in TX. These professional services will work to eliminate the pests and keep them from coming back in the future.
Termites are one of the most destructive pests in Texas and can cause billions in damage to your property each year. Termite treatment in Richardson is recommended to protect your property from these wood-destroying insects.
Mosquitoes are one of the most annoying outdoor pests. They’re known for buzzing around your face and biting you, and they can also spread diseases that are dangerous to you and your family.
Mosquito bites can sting and itching, but they can also carry infections that cause fever, headaches, skin irritations, and other symptoms. Some of the most common mosquito-borne diseases include malaria, West Nile virus, dengue fever, chikungunya, Zika, and encephalitis.
They are small, slender insects with three body segments — the head, thorax and abdomen. Females feed by sucking blood from their hosts to produce viable eggs.
Males, on the other hand, don’t bite and don’t carry disease. Instead, they’re hairy and have specialized antennae to detect host odors and breeding sites where females lay their eggs.
There are about 174 species of mosquitoes in the United States, but the Aedes group is the most common. Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus are black with white specks and lay their eggs near stagnant water, such as ponds, lakes, or streams.
The sting from fire ants is painful and can cause severe allergic reactions in some people. If you are bitten, seek medical attention immediately.
Fire ants are aggressive pests that live in large colonies and form mounds in lawns, fields and pastures. They can also invade houses and other structures if they feel threatened.
They can enter homes through cracks and gaps, including around windows, doors, siding, and around incoming wires, cables and pipes. Sealing these gaps will help prevent an invasion.
Imported fire ants are especially tough to control because they have multiple queens and are resistant to most traditional pesticides. This is why the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service recommends a two-step approach to pest control for imported red fire ant problems.
Stinging insects are a common pest in North Texas, with yellow jackets and paper wasps being the most prevalent. These pests are usually found in areas where there is plenty of food, water, and flowering vegetation for them to nest.
Depending on the species, stinging insects build their nests outside up off of the ground or along the ground in a sheltered spot like rock crevices, in woodpiles, or behind wall voids. Hornets, for example, typically build their nests in hollow trees and woodpiles, while mud daubers can find shelter under decks, eaves, porch ceilings, and sometimes in wall voids or attics.
Stinging insects are known to sting with minimum provocation and can sting repeatedly, making them a dangerous and potentially life-threatening problem. They can be especially troublesome during the summer and early fall when colonies are at their largest and members are actively foraging for food.
Spiders are arachnids (not insects) that differ from insects in having eight legs, six or more eyes and spinnerets on their abdomens which produce silk. Many scientists consider spiders to be an important component of the ecosystem as they control populations of insects that damage crops and food supply.
They also have a role as natural predators. They prey on a variety of insect pests including mosquitoes, flies, beetles and mites.
Some species are active hunters, while others are passive. They may search for their target by jumping or pounce and then construct webs to trap and kill their quarry.
Female spiders are much larger than males, a phenomenon called sexual size dimorphism. The difference in body size has evolved as a result of selection for fecundity in females and “bridging” locomotion in males, which allows them to build silk bridges across varying distances.
While a few spider species have dangerous venom, the majority are harmless and are considered a beneficial part of the ecosystem. If you have a pest infestation in your Richardson home or business, don’t hesitate to contact the experts at White Knight Pest Control.