Frequently Asked Questions

Bed Bugs

Yes, bed bugs are visible. But, they are very small. Only bed bugs in their final maturity stages are visible. You can easily spot them if you know what to look for. Where there...Continue Reading

It is commonly thought that bed bugs are caused by an unsanitary living environment because bed bug infestations were once associated with low-income places where people...Continue Reading

While many DIY treatments claim to get rid of bed bugs, they often fail to work. This is because bedbugs can take months and several sessions to get rid of. Bed bugs can survive...Continue Reading

Bed bugs are hard to get rid of for several reasons. Bed bug eggs are difficult to find. They hide in cracks, crevices, wall voids...Continue Reading

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Bee Removal

In most cases, honey bees are not dangerous. They are generally peaceful creatures and help pollinate the planet. they will, however, react when they feel their hives are threatened...Continue Reading

Beehives thrive for much longer than the bees within them often live. In beehives, each bee has a specific role. The majority of bees are assigned to be worker bees. A large colony can...Continue Reading

When beehives are removed, not all of the bees are present. Some are still flying around the area. Worker bees might be pollinating plants nearby. These leftover bees after a hive removal...Continue Reading

Avoiding bee stings is usually easy. The first step is to avoid aggravating bees. Honey bees. aren’t dangerous as long as you do not threaten their hive. In some cases, people are allergic...Continue Reading

Flea Control

There are several household products like boric acid and diatomaceous earth that can be used to deter fleas. Along with thoroughly vacuuming flea-infested areas, this can be an effective...Continue Reading

Not always. The need for an exterminator depends on how severe your flea infestation is. You may be able to eliminate fleas yourself if there is a small area being...Continue Reading

If you decide to professionally treat your home and lawn for fleas, there are several preparations and aftercare tips to get the best results. Any reliable pest control company...Continue Reading

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General Questions

We offer many personalized options for treatment. We know that effective pest control is not a one-size-fits-all approach. The price for services varies depending on factors...Continue Reading

There are a variety of reasons to hire a professional pest control company, such as Hill Country Pest Control Kerrville to deal with any pest control issues...Continue Reading

Bugs are so creepy to some people for a few reasons. It might be due to the Hollywood horror industry scaring movie fans with swarms of killer bees, gigantic oversized spiders...Continue Reading

Scientists are still determining if bugs sense emotions like fear or pain. For most bugs, humans are seen as predators. This fear causes a trigger response for them to scatter, run or seek...Continue Reading

Bugs can seem gross because they have unsettling looks and behavior patterns. Bugs have evolved for survival which has given them unique features. The creepy-crawly...Continue Reading

The simple answer is – bug populations usually flourish in spring and summer and plummet in winter. They are often unable to function properly below 40 degrees. Some bugs...Continue Reading

Your flea problem may persist for months or worsen with time if you choose the DIY route. This is because many over-the-counter products and advice don’t work...Continue Reading

Cold weather does kill some bugs, but many hibernate. Especially bugs like queens hibernate during cold weather and reemerge at the first sign of warm weather to form new colonies...Continue Reading

Bugs seemingly disappear in the winter because the cold weather makes them less active. While many bugs die off, others find unique ways to survive the winter weather. Some find...Continue Reading

Mosquito Control

Mosquitoes are attracted to a multitude of things. While some people’s chemical compounds attract mosquitoes, other compounds may repel them. It depends on the...Continue Reading

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Pest Control

In the past, many companies recommended monthly services. With modern technology, research, and new products, visits aren’t needed as frequently. In most cases...Continue Reading

This can vary from company to company. A company will usually use a package treatment plan that is specific to their local county’s common pest requests...Continue Reading

Most people do not notice any strong odor if any at all. The chemicals we use are modern and approved for home use. Although not all treatments require you to leave...Continue Reading

Roaches are one of the most distressing and upsetting pests to find in your home. Not only are these resilient bugs creepy looking, but they also can carry diseases through...Continue Reading

Pests like kitchens because they contain the resources for survival. Just like humans, bugs are interested in food and water. Even small traces of food and water on countertops...Continue Reading

Tiny black bugs could be several different types of bugs. Determining which type of bug is in your kitchen will help you get rid of the best. # 1 Ant. Ants walk in lines that can easily be traced. They form...Continue Reading

Pests can enter homes in many ways. Some pests hitchhike in bags or packages. The most common types of bugs that enter the home like this are fleas, beetles, and weevils...Continue Reading

In the big picture, several factors can cause pest infestations, including: Weather and Seasonal changes. Loss of wild habitat or food and water shortages in the wild...Continue Reading

Most bugs are most active Spring through Autumn. At around 40 degrees Fahrenheit, insects lose mobility. Many insects hibernate or have other means to survive...Continue Reading

Just a few fruit flies can quickly turn into a nightmare of buzzing tiny black bugs. These creatures are attracted to the smell of fermenting fruit and vegetables...Continue Reading

To stop bugs from coming into your home you need to make your home unattractive to pests and make it difficult for them to maneuver around the home...Continue Reading

Preventing pest infestation is a lot easier than trying to get rid of pests once they’ve infested a home. However, sometimes it’s too late for prevention and the pests have already...Continue Reading

Silverfish get their names from the silver, hard steel-like outer shell. Also, silverfish appear to move like a fish swims. These pests are not commonly thought of as destructive...Continue Reading

Rodent Control

Professional exterminators use a dual method plan. Not only will they get rid of rodents, but they also prevent rodent infestations by locating entryways...Continue Reading

If you suspect you have a rodent infestation at your home or business the most effective way to get rid of them is to set traps. If this is successful, you will find rodents...Continue Reading

You can keep mice and rats away from your home or business by making it difficult for them to find food and water or maneuver...Continue Reading

Roof rats are a common rodent in Hill Country. They might be a smaller variety of rats but they are just as dangerous. They can carry diseases and chew through important electrical...Continue Reading

Rats are mostly nocturnal but they will come out during the day if it means survival. Night clubs, restaurants, and noisy family homes places that are busy at night, for instance...Continue Reading

Rats are dangerous creatures because they carry diseases and contaminate food sources but when they aren’t sharing the same space with you and your loved ones, they have many...Continue Reading

They are also neophobic creatures, meaning they are afraid of new things. This contributes to the fact that they are difficult to control with bait traps. They are truly afraid of many things...Continue Reading

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Termite Control

Subterranean termites are the most common and destructive termites for buildings and structures. They aren’t covered by home insurance and can cause expensive damage. There are three...Continue Reading

Subterranean termites can be identified by several factors: During the warm seasons of spring and summer, subterranean...Continue Reading

If you’re noticing the first sign of an infestation, the best way to get rid of subterranean termites is to call a professional pest control company...Continue Reading

The main difference between the two lies in the name, Drywood termites have adapted to live only from the water in the wood they eat...Continue Reading

Contacting a professional pest control company is the best way to get rid of any type of termite. Professionals have special tools to determine the extent of termite damage...Continue Reading

In many cases, it is hard to tell if you have termites. Even if you can determine that termites are in your home, it is hard to tell the extent of the termite damage...Continue Reading

Often, it is hard to tell if you have termites. Termites burrow deep into the wood. Since the majority of the wood in your home can’t be seen from the outside...Continue Reading

In Hill Country, the question is not if you should get a termite inspection but rather when? Thanks to modern technology, termites can not only be eliminated...Continue Reading

When renting, buying, or selling a home or business, banks and other financial institutions may require a wood-destroying organism (WDO) state report when considering...Continue Reading

In general, tent fumigation kills everything. Although it kills many bugs, it is mainly used to prevent drywood termites from causing structural damage...Continue Reading

For Drywood termites, there are no-tent and tenting solutions available. When a professional pest control service member does an inspection, they will be able to tell...Continue Reading

Drywood termites have adapted to living without a water source. They rely solely on the moisture from the wood they eat. They are hard to spot because ...Continue Reading

Drywood termites might go unnoticed for long periods of time because they live in the wood they infest and burrow deep into it...Continue Reading

Yes! The tent fumigation process releases chemicals that can be harmful or in some cases, deadly to humans and pets if they are exposed to the pesticides at any point...Continue Reading

Yes! If you are a home or property owner in Hill Country, you should worry about termites. Termites can cause safety issues in the home because they jeopardize...Continue Reading

While termites can wreak havoc on buildings, termites in a natural environment are helpful because they do the important work of breaking...Continue Reading

Several factors make termites hard to control. First, termites burrow deep into the wood they infest and rarely leave it. Even subterranean termites...Continue Reading

For a thorough and knowledgeable bed bug inspection, call Hill Country Pest Control, Inc.

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