Entries by Cantu Pest Control

Ticks Can Transmit a Number of Serious Diseases

Ticks Can Enter Homes by Hiding In Pets’ Fur Like many other kinds of insidious pests, ticks require mammalian blood in order to survive. Ticks are often tiny, and even when engorged with blood are often the size of sunflower seeds; this means that ticks can remain undetected for extended periods, particularly if they happen […]

Fleas Can Lay Eggs in Inconspicuous Places

Outdoor Pets Can Exacerbate Flea Infestations When the weather begins to warm in the spring and summer, all manner of outdoor pests will become more active. Unfortunately, this also includes fleas, which generally experience a period of inactivity during the winter. Like bedbugs, these parasites require mammalian blood in order to survive. In most cases, […]

Beetle Populations Explode During the Spring and Summer

Beetles Help Maintain a Healthy Ecosystem Beetles can be particularly troubling pests because of their ability to reproduce quickly and to consume vegetation at an alarming rate. These pests can be found all throughout the world and even twenty-five thousand different species have been discovered in North America alone. Despite their generally small size, beetles […]

Formosan Termites Can Cause Structural Damage, Even in Winter

Formosan Termites are Particularly Threatening Because of Their Huge Populations It may surprise many homeowners to know that termite damage is not covered by many insurance plans, despite that fact that some termite populations in Texas, including that of the subterranean Formosan termite, have reached epidemic proportions. Formosan termites are a particularly dangerous and invasive […]

Mice Infestations Can Facilitate the Spread of Dangerous Diseases

Mice Can Damage Wiring, Walls, and Furniture As they try to seek out spaces for nests that aren’t likely to be disturbed by humans, mice will often traverse dusty attics and seldom-used basements, meaning that if a mouse were to scamper across a particularly dusty patch of floor, they’ll likely leave behind their telltale footprints. Mice have a […]