Night lights attract…

Night lights attract… Night lights around a house are great for a feeling of security. Unfortunately, night lights also attract pests. What kind of pests? Mostly flying insects including moths and mosquitoes. This in turn they attracts spiders and scorpions. Often times these pests are able to find their way inside a home. Still, night… Continue Reading

Mosquitoes and a wet season

What a difference a year can make. Last years wet season didn’t arrive until June 1st. This year we’ve had rainy conditions since Thanksgiving. How will this influence the upcoming mosquito season? An early wet season, or one that is completely lacking during the autumn, winter, and spring months will definitely create a much busier… Continue Reading

Fleas and their host

Fleas and their host It’s been awhile since we talked about fleas and their host. There is often some confusion among clients about the biology of fleas. Specifically, who can be the hosts of the fleas. Over the years, dog and cat owners have asked us to treat the yard of the property and not… Continue Reading

No pest strips

No pest strips are fairly popular and can be bought at most hardware stores. Even though they are easily obtainable, they are not always used safely. Today we’re going to be talking about the safety precautions that should be taken when using one. Like all pesticides, they should be treated with respect. So, how does… Continue Reading

The Importance of Identifying the Species & Conducive Conditions

The Importance of Identifying the Species & Conducive Conditions Identifying conducive conditions is an important step in protecting your business or home against pests. These are the conditions that attract and welcome a pest into your living space. Identifying conducive conditions can be easy at times for example, an innocent bird feeder could bring rodents… Continue Reading

Termites invading homes on treeless properties

Termites invading homes on treeless properties Termites invading homes on treeless properties. Can it happen? Even if the lot has been cleared of all trees and brush years ago? The short answer is, yes they can. Here is the simple explanation on how they do it. Swarmers! Termite swarmers are the winged reproductives of termites.… Continue Reading

Termite season 2018

Termite season 2018 Termite season 2018 marks the fourth year of our blog here at Meryl’s Termite and Pest Control. I think it would be a good time to talk about termites since it’s now the height of termite season. The calls are coming in! Last month I witnessed termite swarms in a Walmart parking… Continue Reading

Electric Racket Bug Zapper for the occasional invader

Electric Racket Bug Zapper for the occasional invader First let me begin by say from all of us to all of you at Meryl’s Termite and Pest Control are wish you a happy and healthy new year. Here’s to 2018! Let’s start the new year off by introducing the electric bug zapper racket for those… Continue Reading