News & Updates from Fullscope Pest Control

Information about pest control is scattered all around the internet, but isn't concentrated in one hub. That's why we thought it was important to create a useful infographic so that you are prepared year-round to fight the pests that ruin your home. Scroll through our infographic to not only find the bugs that commonly invade your house during that season, but also resources on how to fight them and prevent them from entering in the first place.

 

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Eliminate The Mosquitos In Your Yard With Our Mosquito Fogger

Texas has some of the most beautiful weather in the United States. Between the many beaches, sunlight, and warm temperature, Texas definitely won out in the temperate lottery. However, if you want to enjoy your outdoors, the pests in your yard may prevent you from leaving your home at all. Mosquitos bite and leave unsightly, itchy marks on your body. The worst part is that they inject a numbing agent just as they bite, so you don’t even realize you’ve been bitten until it’s too late and you’ve got a nasty bite (or five) on your arms and legs.

What’s the point of having a yard at all if you can’t enjoy it? However, there is a solution to this pressing problem. FullScope Pest Control now installs mosquito misting systems and mosquito foggers that will leave mosquitos begging for mercy. The system works is preprogrammed to spray your yard for two to three minutes each evening when mosquitos are most active. Once it’s done spraying, just wait for the mist to dry. Then you can go back to enjoying your yard.

If you’re worried about your small children or pets, have no fear! As long as they are inside while the mosquito fogger is spraying, they can go outside again when the mist is dry. If you have a party planned during the scheduled misting time, just bump the misting back a little bit on its timer and you’ll be set to have a successful event.

Users of the mosquito misting system say that it has completely changed their backyard experience. Imagine being able to throw parties and events in your backyard without worrying that every guest will walk away with bug bites all over them. Especially with the gorgeous weather in Texas, you shouldn’t let good, warm nights slip out of your grasp because you are tired of being bitten by mosquitos. Out mosquito misting system will revolutionize the way you think about your yard and mosquitos.

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Find The Best Experts For Rodent Control In Texas

Each part of the country has certain pests that are unique to that area. Aside from taking precautions with general pest control, it’s a good idea to look at the rodents that are common to your area so that you can take extra precautions to ensure your home’s security against rodent invasion. Here, we’ve provided a list of common rodents in Texas so that you can take care and have the proper rodent control in Texas.

First, you might need to know exactly what defines a rodent. Rodents are mammals that are characterized by their incisor teeth that grow long on each side of their jaw. For the most part, rodents have tiny but strong bodies and long tails. So mice, hamsters, and everything in between fits the definition of a rodent.

While rodents might seem like cute, furry friends, they can wreak havoc on your home. Not only can they get into your walls and chew on wires, woodwork, and put holes in drywall, but they also multiply exponentially. Two rodents can turn into thirty and then one hundred if you don’t get the proper rodent control in Texas.

Texas has many rodents that are common throughout the whole United States, like squirrels and mice. However, porcupines are native to Western Texas, and are a lot less cute and cuddly than many other rodents. Their barbed quills can severely injure a person who gets too close, which is all the more reason to exercise pest control in Texas. Beavers and nutria are river rodents, and you should take precautions against them if you live in an area near a body of water.

Animals that are specific to Texas can be found here, and in this article you will find descriptions of all the rodents that are Texas specific. We hope you don’t ever have to get a rodent out of your home, barn, or property. However, if you do find yourself in a sticky situation, Fullscope Pest Control has the best rodent control in Texas. Give us a call at 281-962-4208 and set up your free consultation. Our representatives will be happy to help you with any questions.

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Eliminate The Bugs In Your Home With Our Kitchen Pest Control Tips

Are you dealing with ants, roaches, or other crawly critters in your kitchen? You’re not alone. This is a common problem. Given the food stuffs in your kitchen, it’s the perfect breeding ground for pests. However, with some easy precautions, you can make your kitchen pest free!

Simply ensuring that there are no crumbs for pests to munch on is a huge factor in determining whether or not pests decide to reside in your kitchen. Sweeping or vacuuming after cooking and eating is the best preventative kitchen pest control. However, ensuring there are no crumbs on the ground doesn’t help your cabinets and counters stay clean. Make sure that your cabinets are crumb-free by vacuuming them out and wiping them down with disinfectant. Not only will this help your dishes stay cleaner, but it will also keep your cabinets free of ants and roaches.

Don’t worry. If you do find roaches in your kitchen, you can take steps to start practicing kitchen pest control. Now, you could go online and find some home remedies for ridding your home of ants—like putting poison in jams and jellies or using smoke. However, messing around can cost you. We recommend contacting experts for pest control in the kitchen.

Pest control in the kitchen can be a daunting assignment for a homeowner to do on his or her own. If poison is used incorrectly, it could contaminate your food or even end up killing people. That’s why we recommend using a professional pest control service for your kitchen pest control. If you live in the greater Houston area, FullScope Pest Control is the best choice. FullScope’s line of technicians knows precisely how to deal with the specific problem you’re experiencing. If you want to schedule an appointment to have the experienced pest control experts at FullScope look at your kitchen, give any one of their offices a call at 1-888-502-3133. They’ll be glad to assist you.

 

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Superior Pest Control From Atascocita to Conroe

FullScope Pest Control provides the best pest control in Atascocita, Huffman, Humble, Kingwood, New Caney, and Conroe. What does that mean for you? Well, we thought we’d give you a brief history of our company. At Fullscope, we want to make lifelong friends and partners. We would never wish a pest control situation in Humble or Kingwood on any of our friends. That’s how we approach every client who comes to us with a problem. We want you to live pest free! So, in the interest of friendship, mind if we talk about our history for a moment?
The vision for FullScope Pest Control actually began long before the company formed. Our owner, Lyn Hitt, had over twenty years in both the back end and front end of the pest control industry in Houston. When Lynn founded Fullscope, he intentionally created a company that shares information with all its employees. That means that when a Fullscope employee comes to your house, Lynn’s expertise is ringing your doorbell.
Lynn wanted to share that expertise and help customers directly. It was time to start a company. In 2014, Lyn Hitt founded FullScope to provide the best pest control around to Atascocita, Conroe, Huffman, Humble, Kingwood, and New Caney.
Why has our company expanded and flourished so well in so short a time? Because of our commitment to people. We genuinely want to see your home life returned to normal. We’re thrilled that we can offer our services to you and eradicate your pest problem from your life. If your pests come back, we’ll even come out and do a second sweep for you.
Don’t settle for some big branded pest control agency that won’t know you personally or care about your problems. Instead, work with the pest control experts at FullScope to make your safe, clean, and healthy again. Give any one of our offices a call today to begin talking with one of our employees about a home inspection.

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Yard Foggers For Mosquitoes and Grilling Recipes Make Your BBQ A Success

Barbequing is one of the most common American summer traditions. Late night bonfires, grilling, and fireworks make summer a favorite season, and being able to reconnect with neighbors and friends at backyard barbeque parties is a highlight of the summer season. However, if you don’t know some of the problems that could arise at a barbeque, you could end up with some unhappy guests and embarrassing stories. To avoid all this, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best ways to ensure a successful summer bash.

  1. Don’t let it get buggy: Whether you live in a humid climate or in the middle of the desert, bugs are a consistent problem. Some of the peskiest bugs are mosquitoes. Before your next big barbeque, ward off the bugs with a mosquito fogger. Yard foggers for mosquitoes are easy to get ahold of and will ensure that your guests won’t go home an itchy, swollen mess.
  2. Don’t let them get bored: If you have different groups of people coming to your barbeque—maybe some coworkers and family members—they might feel awkward talking to each other. One surefire way to have an icebreaker is to set up some fun outdoor games. Bocce Ball, Badminton, and Cornhole are just a few games you could set up. Your guests will begin talking to each other and you won’t have to worry about awkward conversations.
  3. Consider the food: When going to a barbeque, you expect foods like burgers, hot dogs, chips, and veggie trays. However, keep in mind that not all of your guests might eat like you. Some might be vegetarian for religious or health reasons, and others might just be trying to diet and not want to eat greasy chips and cakes. Try to strike a balance between the amount of healthy food and fatty food you offer, or, at the very least, provide a few alternatives.
  4. Find some creative lighting: Instead of using the boring florescent lights that come standard with outdoor patios and decks. Try to find creative lighting that speaks to you and your personality, like tiki torches, hanging twinkle lights, or even a revolving disco ball. There is no shortage of options from which you can choose.

If you live in the greater Houston area, FullScope Pest Control can provide yard foggers for mosquitoes for your next backyard barbeque party. FullScope has been in the business for years and knows the best ways to eliminate mosquitoes from an area. Trust them to get rid of your mosquito problem and get you results today.

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What does a pest control expert do on the job? Let’s face it, we’re a little mysterious. We use unusual chemicals to exterminate microscopic creatures that most people don’t notice until there are 500 of them. However, this documentary from Modern Marvels sheds some light on the lives of exterminators and the world of pest control.

The documentary looks at pest control that regular homeowners may not encounter every day, like crop dusting. It also talks about the ways in which pests are dangerous to human health. For instance, mosquitoes carry yellow fever and malaria. Rats can carry diseased parasites like fleas and ticks. When problems like this occur, the Center for Disease Control gets involved to ensure the safety of the general population. What is even scarier is that the pests who carry these diseases aren’t just found in one area—they are found in urban and rural areas alike. As the Modern Marvels documentary shows, pest control is actually much more intricate than most people believe.

If you live in the greater Houston area, then the pest control experts you should consult are FullScope Pest Control. We have over 26 years of experience in the pest control industry, and will be able to help you with all of your pest control needs. We can do anything from removing a rodent from your garage to installing a mosquito misting system in your backyard so you can enjoy the outdoors. No matter the pest, FullScope can to exterminate the pest with ease. Trust our pest control expertise—we know that you’ll be happy with the result.

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Rodents are a problem that almost all homeowners have to deal with at some point. However, even if you aren’t sure if you have a pest problem, it’s best to get your home inspected by an exterminator. Exterminators will be able to see the signs of a rodent infestation before you will, and can stop the problem right in its tracks. Not only do rodents indicate a possible problem with the outside structure of your home, they are also harbingers of disease and can carry smaller pests, like fleas and ticks. Because rats and mice can give birth so quickly, one mouse can turn into 40 in just a month. That is a story of an infestation gone terribly wrong, and it’s the reason that you want to catch a rodent infestation as soon as possible.

You should always look out for signs of a rodent infestation so you’re ready to call an exterminator if need be. Signs include scratching, holes in food containers, pellet-like droppings around the home, and squeaking/rustling in the walls. If you have any of these signs, let your local exterminator know immediately. You don’t want to end up with a full-fledged infestation, because that will be much harder to extract.

If you want to take some preventative measures, store food in glass containers and ensure that there are no holes in the outside structure of your house. For extra security, setting out a few freestanding mouse traps is a good measure. However, if you end up with a mouse in your house despite all these measures, the exterminator should be the next place you turn. If you live in Houston, the exterminators at FullScope Pest Control can provide the highest level of protection for your home. Professionalism and integrity are the way we run, and we will answer all of your questions thoroughly. We’ve been in the pest control business for over 26 years, so we know what we’re talking about. We’ll even come out and give you a free inspection if you aren’t sure that you have a pest problem. Next time you need a pest control expert, work with FullScope—we know that you won’t be disappointed with the results.

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Raccoons may look cute from a distance. They are furry, their walk is adorable, and they look like little bandits. But if a raccoon gets into your garage, basement, or any other part of your house, that apparent cuteness disappears. They are destructive creatures. They can eat and chew through wood, and they have claws that can scratch up even the toughest surfaces. Besides this, they also carry hidden dangers. Certain parasites attach themselves to raccoons. These parasites are relatively harmless to the animals, but dangerous to humans. When wildlife experts advise that you leave raccoons in the wild, they want to keep you from getting hurt. That’s why it’s imperative that you call a pest control expert if you have a raccoon infestation. If you improperly handle a raccoon, you could end up injuring yourself. That’s pretty risky, given the diseases that raccoons carry.


If you see tracks in your yard, scat marks, or rub marks, you may have a raccoon problem. However, you should exercise extreme caution, especially around the scat marks. Raccoon excrement contains a parasitic ringworm.


Raccoons are skilled at finding ways into your home. They may be living in your garage, attic, or even inside your walls for a while without you knowing it. If you hear noises like scratching or biting, rap on the walls to ensure that it is indeed a raccoon living in your home.
If you do discover a raccoon family living in your home, you should call a pest control service immediately. Pest control experts will know how to treat your problem humanely. If there is an entire family of raccoons, pest control experts will do their best to keep the family together or will wait until the cubs are old enough to be separated from their parent.


FullScope Pest Control is dedicated to humane pest removal. We know how rough it can be to have an animal pest residing in your home, and we want to help you get rid of it. We also can protect your home to reduce the chances of a pest entering it again. If you live in the greater Houston area, the clear choice for pest control service is FullScope. Don’t wait until the home invasion has already happened to call pest control—get a head start on safeguarding your home today!

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Start Practicing Pest Control And Enjoy Your Yard Longer!

Summertime rocks. You can explore, go hiking, and experience the outdoors so easily. Compare that to winter! While summer has some great qualities, it also has its own difficulties. You guessed it—insects. To be exact, biting insects. Like mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are some of the most irritating biters because you often don’t feel them until it’s too late. Their itchy bites last for days, not to mention the unattractive red bumps. Time to get that pest control going!
If you plan on being outdoors on a summer evening, better safeguard yourself against mosquitoes. You could take an all-natural approach to your mosquito problem. Certain plants like lavender, lemon thyme, lemon balm, catnip, and marigold repel mosquitos naturally. By planting these, you really cut your chance of these bugs bothering you. However, aside from the fact that you probably don’t want a backyard full of lavender bushes and catnip, these plants can’t completely guarantee that mosquitoes won’t bother you. That’s where mosquito misting systems come in.
Mosquito misting systems give you that extra layer of protection against mosquitoes. Unfortunately, for many areas of the United States, like the South, mosquitoes are common enough that a plant-based approach won’t repel all the mosquitoes in your area. A mosquito misting system will douse your yard in mosquito repellant twice a day, at the times when mosquitoes are most active. The system is virtually invisible once it’s installed! Check out Full Scope's mosquito misting systems and find something that's right for your yard.
Imagine what you could do with your yard without worrying about mosquitoes. You could have more evening picnics. Your kids could play outside until dusk. The possibilities are endless. The best way to make these possibilities a reality is to invest in a mosquito misting system. Don’t go unprotected. You’ll get eaten alive in your own backyard again! Make the responsible and convenient pest control choice. Your whole family will thank you!

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