Do it Yourself Pest Control Tips-HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We at First Response Pest Control want to wish everyone a happy and safe new year. As the year winds down and like others I like to take time to reflect on all the hard work my team put into making 2017 a successful year. We will strive even harder to maintain your trust and loyalty making First Response Pest Control our communities number 1 pest control company. As the temperature drops, pest will also want to enjoy the warmth that your home provides. Several pest have life
Don't Get Kissed by the Conenose Bug. The Kiss of Death!
Texas is home to three species of Kissing bugs (Figure a.), which can transmit the parasite Trypanosoma crizi to hosts by biting and subsequently defecating near any of their numerous bite sites. The parasite Trypanosoma thrives in the digestive tract of the Kissing bug and is discharged with/in their feces. Although the most common, “vector-fecal’ transmission is not the only means of transmission; it can also be transmitted through the consumption of infected bugs, congenit
Highland Village and Flower Mound has the Craziest Ants ever.
Very long antennae and legs compared to body First antennal segment about twice as long as head Slender, dark brown to black body with gray sheen/luster One Node segment Uneven thorax 12 segment antennae, no club Thorax lacks spines, profile unevenly rounded Circular ring of hair at end of abdomen No stinger Monomorphic workers 1/16 to 1/8 inch long The Crazy ant is not as crazy looking as the picture above, however and with that said, their actions are psychopathic. Many peo
The Ghost Ant, just in time for Halloween!
Nest Site/Characteristics: Ghost ant nests are moderate to large with thousands of workers and many queens. Inside nest are generally located within wall voids, behind baseboards, between cabinets and walls or in potted plant soil. Outside nest are in potted plants, under stones, under and inside logs and firewood, in debris of tree crotches, in cavities of dead trees and shrubs and in hollow cavities of plants. Ghost ants readily enter buildings, usually by trailing from n
Egyptian ruler lives in Texas, residing in homes across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
While you may not recognize this ant by its name (Pharaoh ant) chances are you have seen them in your home or a home of a relative or friend. They a common household pests in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex, along with being one of the most disliked, but at least they have an interesting and surprising history. So lets take a quick history lesson before jumping into how to identify these little (BIG) pests. The Pharaoh of ancient Egypt. It is true that the Pharaoh ant’s sto
Don't let the Fire Ant Ruin your 4th of July
The Red Imported Fire Ant "RIFA" (Solenopsis invicta) is a globally invasive species, in part because it lives in high densities and may dominate potential food sources. The species is omnivorous, opportunistic, and exploits recently disturbed habitats by searching for food sources through a pheromonal pathway. The species utilizes a foraging distance of around 40 m from the mound. Evolution has modified the ants' sting in various ways to produce chemical substances to injec
Going to the Circus to watch the Acrobat Ant? Don't bother you may not have to leave your house.
Crematogaster is an ecologically diverse genus of ants found worldwide, which are characterized by a distinctive heart-shaped gaster(abdomen), which gives them one of their common names, the Saint Valentine ant. Members of this genus are also known as cocktail ants because of their habit of raising their abdomens when alarmed. Most species are arboreal. These ants are sometimes known as acrobat ants. Acrobat ants acquire food largely through predation of other insects, like w
Burglars/Thieves are Hitting homes throughout Lewisville, Highland Village, Flower Mound and surroun
Not the two legged burglars but the 6 legged thief ant. Nest Site/Characteristics: Thief ant colonies are relatively small and contain a few hundred to several thousand workers with many queens. Thieve ants commonly nest close to other species of ants. Flights of swarmers begin in June and end in late fall. Indoors, thief ants nest in small crevices, woodwork and masonry. These ants forage in set trails. Their behavior is similar to pharaoh ants. Outdoor nest are found in ex