Last month we talked about things that we wished homeowners knew about pest control… but what about the step that comes before homeownership? That’s right, house hunters, we have the red flags that you need to be on the lookout for when shopping for your potential home. And just to be certain, we’ve ranked them on a sliding scale from 1 (cause for concern) to 5 (call us immediately). After all, creepy, crawly past residents aren’t the kind of house warming presents you’d like to receive.
Spring has officially sprung, complete with chirping birds, blooming flowers, and unfortunately, very hungry termites. Although they’re tiny, these pests pack a mighty appetite and can cause extensive, pricy damage to your home if untreated.
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Mosquito-born illnesses have been in the news over the past several years. Viruses that most of us had never heard of, like Zika and West Nile, have become well-known. What is the threat?
If pizza rats roaming the New York City subway lines and roach gifts for a vengeful ex were some of your favorite headlines from 2015, you’re in the right place. If you missed out on those stories, don’t fret. We’ve got you covered on last year’s blog. This year, we’re covering everything from tropical bed bug invasions to scientists creating a disgusting human flavor. So, grab your repellent and don’t scratch the itch because have we got some pest doozies for you! read more →
Admit it. At some point you or your friend or your cousin or your daughter dressed up as a ladybug for Halloween. It’s an easy, last minute costume, when you’ve let time get away from you. Paint some black dots on some red fabric and stick on some bug antennae. Vualah!
However, while you expect little human ladybugs to be knocking on your door come Halloween, you don’t really anticipate a swarm of the real deal come wintertime. read more →
The tree is decorated and the stockings are hung with care. The vegetable stew is simmering on the stove and the fire is roaring in the fireplace. Your home is a picturesque scene of coziness and warmth. On your drive home from work or picking up the kids, all you can think about is that you just can’t wait to get home.
Unfortunately, the pests stationed around your home are thinking the exact same thing! They’re just waiting for the opportune time to sneak in and plant the flag in their new territory. Vegetable stew for all!
Thankfully, no matter how inviting the inside of your home is, we have the tips to make the perimeters pest-repelling!
At some point and time, spiders have probably made their way into your nightmares. Whether you were a kid and your older brother let you watch the movie, Arachnophobia, or you encountered one face to face in the attic getting down the Christmas decorations, spiders are a feared creature for a reason.
All pests have a potential for danger, but when one of them has eight legs and a powerful jaw, you tend to put that one at the top of your list of Pests to Avoid Forever.
On the positive side, they were created with intricate designs and bodies that help us identify them as harmless or dangerous. We’ve gathered the top 4 of our favorite spiders that can be found right here in Arkansas, so that next time, if you see one, you know exactly how far to go on the panic scale. Of course, you should always call us to eradicate the problem – and to keep your wife from finding out you scream like a little girl.
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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and we at Command are taking time to reflect on all we’re thankful for – and our list (unsurprisingly) is long. We’re fortunate to spend each day doing work we enjoy, and that we know makes a difference in the lives of thousands of Arkansans in Little Rock, Conway and the surrounding areas.
While we have countless things to be thankful for, we’re sharing our top three below. read more →
Time and time again we’ve seen homeowners come to the same conclusion after discovering a rodent problem – it’s time to get a cat. Felines are natural hunters, so it’s not out of the realm of possibility that introducing a cat to a home with a rodent problem will result in a few dead rats and mice. But as far as a cat being an end-all solution to your rodent problem, we’re still not convinced.
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