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Should Texas Fear the Asian Giant Hornet?

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Should Texas Fear the Asian Giant Hornet?

Saturday, May 23rd, 2020

The Asian giant hornet has generated a lot of fear in the U.S. in recent weeks since it was spotted in North America. It is the largest wasp in the world, up to 2 inches long, with a sting that has been described as hurting like a hot nail punched through the skin. There are also concerns about its effect on honey bees, since they attack honey bee nests and rapidly kill entire colonies.

The good news is that the Asian giant hornet has only been spotted in Washington state, and there have been less than 10 confirmed sightings. These hornets are only aggressive when their nests are disturbed, and their nests are usually found in wooded areas.

There are several species of Texas native hornets that are often mistook for the Asian giant hornet, such as the cicada killer wasp, which can grow as large as 1.5 inches. Cicada killers are solitary and rarely sting.

So there’s no need to fear Asian giant hornet in South Texas, now or likely ever. If you have problems with other hornets or pests, schedule a home inspection with one of our licensed professionals at Hitman Pest Control today!

Texas Heat Means Increased Termite Activity

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

Termites are a problem that you never see coming. By the time you’ve found them the damage is often extensive. Especially as the weather warms up, termites can become a serious problem.

One potential problem can come from swarming termites. The good news is that the swarming termites that fly around in spring and summer do not bite, sting or even eat wood. Swarming termites’ job is to find a new home, to build a new colony.

The bad news is that the presence of these swarmers means that a colony is nearby, either already in your home or nearby, ready to expand into your area.

Don’t let your home become their base of operations this year. Schedule a home inspection with one of our licensed professionals at Hitman Pest Control today!

Swarming Carpenter Ants

Sunday, March 8th, 2020

An insect that you should look out for in and around your home this spring are carpenter ants. Similar to termites, carpenter ants can damage the wood in your walls, ceilings and foundation as they make paths throughout the structure.

The carpenter ants that we mostly deal with around our area are the red and black colored species.

One of the signs of infestation is swarming, which often occurs around this time of year. During swarming, some of the ants make a one-time flight and then die soon after. If you see large winged ants in or around your home, you likely have a colony nearby.

Most home ant infestations indicate the presence of a moisture problem, either plumbing or weather related. Problem areas often include areas around doors, windows, chimney flashing and so forth.

The good news is that we have very effective bait that has proven very effective. The local ants love it, sometimes carrying it back to the nest before we’re done.

Do you suspect the presence of these or similar pests? Schedule a home inspection with one of our licensed professionals at Hitman Pest Control today!

Spike In Cockroach Activity Predicted for San Antonio

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Unseasonably warm and wet conditions across the country have prompted experts to offer warnings for the season ahead for many areas, including San Antonio.

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) today released its bi-annual Vector Sectors™ list of the top 10 U.S. cities with the greatest risk for increased pest pressure. San Antonio was among those ten cities, and the report says in part:

San Antonio: After an unseasonably warm fall and start to winter, above-average precipitation for the remainder of the season could lead to a spike in peridomestic cockroach activity.

https://www.pestworld.org/news-hub/press-releases/erratic-weather-contributes-to-spike-in-unlikely-pest-populations/

Cockroach infestations can spread bacteria and lead to food contamination and respiratory issues. If you suspect a problem, contact us to properly identify and treat any infestations.

Yard Fogging For Mosquitos (Video)

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Yard-fogging is quick, easy, and low cost to both the customer and the application company. Quick drying, low volume fogging treatment is perfect for events and parties. ECO ExEmpt IC III (organic).

Mosquito Misting Systems in Canyon Lake, Spring Branch, and Bulverde.

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Mosquito Kill Zone!

Mosquito Kill Zone!

Fully automatic mosquito control has arrived to the Northern San Antonio, Bulverde, Spring Branch, Canyon Lake areas. Protection from these bothersome and dangerous pests has evolved to fully self contained units that are pre-programmed to automatically dispense pre-mixed pesticides at EPA approved concentrations at times when mosquitoes are most active and exposure to humans and pets is minimal.

If mosquitoes are keeping you from enjoying this beautiful Spring weather we are experiencing here in South Texas, fret not…there is a solution! Automatic Mosquito Misting Systems by MistAway might just be what you are looking for in that never ending search for relief from a never ending nuisance. If state of the art technology and proven chemical applications are what you are looking for than Hitman Pest Control  is the company for you in the San Antonio, Bulverde, Spring Branch, Canyon Lake, Blanco and New Braunfels communities.

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Whether you have a small garden home with plenty of lush tropical plants in your private little back yard or a large country estate along with swimming pool and all the amenities, Hitman Pest Control can provide you control over mosquitoes and other pests that can endanger you and your home!

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