Unwanted Insects in the Texas Hill Country

An insect infestation can be troublesome, and once found, removing them can be a daunting task. From bees, wasps, and hornets to ants, mosquitoes, fleas, and many more, the pests that call our beautiful Hill Country home can cause damage, spread disease, and cause annoyances in our lives. If you have an infestation, your local expert exterminators at HCPC provide pest control services in Kerrville and the surrounding areas.

Bees, Wasps, and Hornet Infestations

If you're experiencing a high number of bees, wasps, or hornets near your home or garden, there is likely to be a nest nearby. In the Texas Hill Country, we experience infestations from these insects, and they can cause severe grief. Distinguishing between a bee, wasp, or hornet can be tricky. However, while their appearances may be similar, their behaviors are not.

No Sting Zone: Bee Extermination

There are many types of bees in our local area, and they provide many incredible benefits to our local environment. However, a nest near your home can cause property damage, bodily harm, and harm to these key pollinators.

Bee and daisy flower
Wasp crawling around nest

Aggressive Wasps and Hornets

Unlike bees, wasps and hornets are significantly more dangerous because of their aggressive nature when disturbed. Additionally, these pests do not die after stinging.

Treatment and Prevention

The first thing to do if you're stung by any insect is leave the area to seek treatment. If stung by a bee, make sure to apply treatment immediately by removing the stinger and using a cold compress to lessen any pain and ease the swelling. Should your symptoms worsen, then seek emergency medical treatment, as you could be having an allergic reaction. Similar to bee stings, if you are stung by a hornet or wasp, and your symptoms worsen, please seek emergency medical treatment.

Hill Country Pest Control can inspect your home and deliver rapid, effective hornet, bee, and wasp removal and treatment services.

Ant Control Services

Aside from biting people and potentially causing allergic reactions, ants can damage your property or ruin your lawn. When dealing with ants, our expert ant exterminators employ specialized methods to deal with various types of ants more effectively.

Carpenter Ant Extermination

Active year-round, these large ants can be found inside or outside your home. Generally, carpenter ants will make their nests outdoors, making their homes in dead trees, telephone poles, porches, pillars, and roofs. However, they will come inside when searching for food and water.

Putting Out Fire Ants

Fire ants are small reddish-brown insects that become very aggressive when disturbed and can even damage electrical equipment. They generally prefer sunny areas preferring to make their mounds in these locations. The network of tunnels underneath allows them to forage unseen.

Expert Ant Solutions From HCPC Kerrville

Hill Country Pest Control combines chemical and non-chemical solutions for exterminating workers, eggs, larvae, and queen of the colony to handle carpenter ant remediation.

Due to their aggressive nature, the best way to handle ant colonies on your property is to contact our expert Hill Country Pest Control exterminators to devise an effective treatment plan.

group of carpenter ants
group carpenter ants on wall
Mosquito on green leaf

Mosquito Control Services

While mosquitoes might be among the most annoying pests to encounter and may not seem to be the most severe pest to deal with, they are among the most dangerous. This is due to the number of diseases that mosquitoes can carry malaria, encephalitis, yellow and dengue fevers.

Mosquito Extermination

The best approach to mitigating the mosquito population around your home is by draining any standing water. This provides them with the right environmental conditions to thrive. Examples of areas with standing water mosquitoes can use rain gutters, buckets, birdbaths, and swimming pools, to name a few. Taking proper care of your yard by mowing your lawn and pulling weeds along the fence line also helps. When using mosquito repellent, ensure that your using is EPA approved.

Using these methods can help control the situation for more permanent mosquito service needs contact HCPC to have our exterminators administer treatment.

Flea Problems in Kerrville, TX

Creating a lot of havoc for such a small insect, fleas are a nuisance for both humans and pets. They are able to jump high to gain access to food sources. These pests feed on the blood of humans, household pets, and various other animals. Along with itching, swollen red bumps, skin irritation, and flea allergy dermatitis, fleas can transmit diseases with their piercing bites. Pets, like dogs and cats, can experience hair loss, skin irritation, and contract tapeworms from fleas.

Flea Prevention and Treatment

Prevention is always the first line of defense when dealing with fleas. However, if there is an infestation, there are remedies to get of these insects. First, you'll need to remove adult fleas from any infected people or animals using shampoos and treatments. Second, you'll need to thoroughly deep clean your home, including all bedding and linens, to rid your home of flea eggs and larva. A flea infestation can be challenging to tackle. Hill Country Pest Control's team can effectively treat and eliminate the issue with our expert flea control methods.

flea on white fabric
Roach on limestone

Cockroaches Infestations

Like most bugs, roaches infest a home looking for food, water, and shelter. They will use pipes, drains, and exterior cracks and gaps to gain entry to their new home. Once inside, cockroaches grow their nests until overcrowding forces them out of hiding, and the homeowner realizes the problem.

Roach Prevention and Treatment

Keeping food in sealed containers and eliminating clutter helps prevent and control possible roach infestations. To treat a cockroach problem, our technicians administer rapid and effective treatment methodS.

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

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