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ANTS READY TO BUG HOMEOWNERS THIS SPRING

FullScope Pest Control offers pest-prevention tips to keep ants from marching indoors

Houston, Texas – Spring is officially here and with it comes one of the most persistent warm-weather pests—ants. As temperatures rise, FullScope Pest Control  warns that America’s number one nuisance pest will invade homes across Houston, TX  in search of food. While most species present problems in people’s pantries and kitchens, some species can deliver painful bites while others inflict property damage. According to a survey from the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), more than half of consumers list ants as their top pest concern.

“As most homeowners know, ants are especially drawn to the kitchen and their sheer numbers can be daunting” said Derek Salazar,. “Odorous House Ants are most likely to invade Kingwood, TX  homes this spring, but eliminating food sources can help keep them at bay.”

Of all the U.S. ant species, carpenter ants and fire ants pose the most risks for homeowners. Carpenter ants excavate wood in order to build their nests, which can compromise a home’s structural soundness, and fire ants in the southern US and California can inflict painful stings in high numbers that can cause anaphylactic shock in about 2 percent of the population.

Although ants can be difficult to control once they have entered a home, the following preventative measures can play a major role in helping to avoid infestations:

  • Wipe up crumbs and spills immediately
  • Store garbage in sealed containers and remove from the home frequently
  • Keep food packages closed or sealed and store products in air-tight containers
  • Avoid leaving food out on the counter or pet food out on the floor for long periods of time
  • Repair holes or gaps in window and door screens
  • Seal cracks and holes on the outside of the home including entry points for utilities and pipes
  • Keep tree branches and shrubbery well-trimmed and away from the house
  • Replace weather-stripping and repair loose mortar around basement foundation and windows
  • If you suspect an ant or any pest infestation in your home, contact a licensed pest professional to inspect, identify and treat the problem

For outside ant reduction is important to do a thorough inspection, identifying excessive moisture areas, excessive debris or damage trees.  Remove excessive leaf litter around the perimeter of the home.

“With more than 700 species of ants in the U.S., many of which create huge colonies, prevention is the key to an ant-free home,” added Salazar.

For more information on ants, please visit FullScope Pest Control.

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Indoor Ant pest control

Ant Invaders

Ants are the social insects which like to live in the forms of the colonies, they form groups and infest a particular area like your house. They may enter the house to seek protection from the harsh environment outside or for food.

When you live in the livable forest like Kingwood, Texas you know you will soon be invaded by some type of ant.

How Ants form groups

Even if a small number of ants infest your home, they try to find something to live upon, and for ants, any kind of food will suffice. Especially the greasy or sweet loving ants, once they have located the food, they take their share and leave the scene releasing a particular scent-based hormone called "pheromone". Other ants get on with the scent and find the location of the food, thus increasing their swarm attack in magnitude.

Getting rid of the ants

Once ants have marched in your house and have found the favourable conditions, there is a little chance that they are going to go away on their own. You'll either have to deal with the problem or call a professional for help. Either way, this isn't going to be an easy task, and takes a thorough knowledge of ants and their behavior to treat properly.

ant inspection

Our Services

We provide the most sophisticated and professional ant pest control services in the North Houston, Texas area and serviced numerous ant infestations. We use several types of technologies to provide our customers with the best possible results and to have your life and house free from ants. There are following procedures which are adopted by our professionals to get rid of ants from your place;

  • Inspecting the perimeter of the structure for entry points
  • Identification
  • Ant control pesticides/insecticides
  • Prevention and Exclusion
Carpenter Ants Kingwood
What Carpenter Ants Look Like
  1. Inspecting the behaviour

There is a vast network, and multiple varieties of ants present out there, and most common and notorious of them are Acrobat, ghost ants and pharaoh ants. After you arrange a visit with our organisation, our professionals will first inspect your house or place of infestation. Our professionals will inspect your place and find out the targeted area of the ants by getting to the “Pheromone” scent which they produce.

  • Identification
  • Location of entry points
  • Ant Trails
  • Location inside home
  • Conducive vegetation

Knowing the ant we are dealing with is important so we can use best practice for specific ants.  Identifying the entry points, and trails so that we can apply the most effective pest solutions for your particular ant problem.

  • Targeting the colonies

When we have the positive location of the ant’s colony in your house, we’ll be ready with an effective strategy depending upon the type of the ants we are dealing with.

Once all the colonies and their locations have been marked, our team will start the preparatory practices and will be ready to evacuate the unwanted guests.

  • Ant control

For ant control we use the newest non repellent technology on the market, whether we determine that baiting or spraying is your best option, you can trust it will be the most effective.

Success

Our ant control solutions are state of the art, pest management procedures.

When you call FullScope Pest Control you can expect the highest level of professionalism and success with your ant control needs.  We have the most professional and trained pest control personnel and exterminators who have the ability to tackle any condition on the field.

Located in Kingwood, Humble, Atascasita, Porter, New Caney, Cleveland or Conroe Texas? We can offer you the highest level of professional pest control services, fast and effective.

All you have to do is just give us a call.       832-898-0190

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Termite Facts and Prevention Tips

TERMITE FACTS

  • Termites are wood-destroying insects whose presence dates back to the dinosaurs.
  • Termites are known as “silent destroyers” because of their ability to chew through wood, flooring and even wallpaper undetected.
  • There are about 2,000 known species of termites in the world.
  • The most common termite species found in the United States are subterranean termites, Formosan termites, dampwood termites, drywood termites.
  • Subterranean termites are by far the most destructive species of termite as they eat 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Each year, termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage.
  • Termite colonies can have upwards of 2 million members.
  • Termites are present in 70 percent of countries across the world and their population outnumbers human beings on a ratio of ten to one.
  • The queen termite can lay up to 40,000 eggs per day.

TERMITE PREVENTION TIPS

There are many steps a homeowner can take to help prevent termites from infesting their property. Most importantly, a homeowner should eliminate or reduce moisture in and around their home, which termites need to thrive. Here are some other tips:

  • Divert water away from your home’s foundation by installing properly functioning downspouts, gutters and splash blocks.
  • Reduce humidity in crawl spaces with proper ventilation.
  • Trim vines, hedges and other vegetation to prevent them from blocking vents.
  • Remove old form boards, grade stakes, tree trunks and roots near a building, as they may attract termites.
  • Maintain an 18-inch gap between soil and any wood portions of your home.
  • Store firewood at least 20 feet away from the house and 5 inches off the ground. Check it for pests before bringing it indoors.
  • Routinely inspect the foundation of your home for signs of termite damage.

Call FullScope Pest Control for an Inspection Today 832-898-0190

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Natural Pest Control Services

There are great options for natural / Green pest control services.  So if you as a homeowner want a more natural, organic approach than FullScope Services can help you discover the best option.

We offer services that would be considered 100% green, low impact and a combination.  Because of our extensive pest and product knowledge, we can offer the highest level of success with minimal chemical use.

Taking a More Natural Approach

Ants, centipedes, cockroaches, flies, wasps, bees along with rodents can be controlled and managed with an integrated pest management approach.  Using these type of practices, FullScope Pest Control Services, can alter habitat, exclude and eliminate in the most eco friendly manner.

They can act in swarms or individually damaging the property, food, grains and other things which come in their way. And they don’t even stop right there, the contamination and other likewise health threats which they pose are also very huge.

Health Risks

Following are a few health risks which are quite common and are caused by the pests in the home and other residential areas;

  • These pests can cause respiratory and other infectious diseases through contamination of the utensils and food
  • Other stomach related diseases like nausea, trouble in digestion and abdomen inflammation followed by the severe pain
  • Allergic reactions

So you can see that there should be no reason to avoid calling a pest control service today. Therefore, the better course of action is to get rid of pests and make your place more secure and impenetrable to these vicious pests, with natural pest control solutions.

Our Services

We are the most sophisticated and balanced pest control company stationed in Kingwood, Texas who can provide any type of pest control services for your home, apartment, garden or commercial area. The season, place and time does not matter, our professionals are equipped with the latest technology and prestigious knowledge which can tackle every kind of pest infestation.

How we work

The very first and foremost strategy is to analyze the behaviour of these natural pests and the habitats which they have occupied for their growth and reproduction. Only then, our experts will be able to develop a brilliant and working strategy against these pests.

And the very next thing is not only to stop their infestation, but also put an end to their life cycle once and for all. Finding the habitat, behaviour, growth pattern and their origin of growth will help to sustain this task.

Rest assured your home will be adequately cleaned and any kind of infestation will be removed appropriately or taken care of.

Our Services

Following is the brief overlay of the services which we provide to our potential customers;

  • Inspecting the area
  • Pest Identification
  • Exclusion / Habitat
  • Determine Protocol

Investigating the area

When you book a time with our FullScope Pest Control, our experts will be readily available to serve you in all possible ways. We will do a complete inspection, listen to your concerns and determine the best course of action.

Pest control/Protection

Then, after the behaviour and types of the pests have been confirmed we will develop an effective strategy against these pests. The strategy may include the use of certain chemicals or other methods including exclusion and changing the habitat. Using an integrated pest management technique and appropriate green pest control products, we will insure success.

Use of Organic Prowess

Instead of using the conventional pesticides and insecticides, our experts offer a more green or natural chemicals which have the minimum effect over the environment. Use of these different techniques allow us to tackle the situation with a broad insight, while keeping these pests out of your house and keeping natural harmony intact. We use certain Non-chemical solutions to control pests.

We are committed to using the most powerful and highest quality botanically based products which takes care of almost all kinds of pests. You’ll not feel even a slight difference in your home environment before and after the treatment while all pests will be gone.  

Going Green



Let FullScope Pest Control Services be your natural greener pest control service provider.  We understand that our customers want options and pest control is not a one fit solution. Call for your estimate today and an open, honest discussion with our knowledgeable staff.

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Checklist for a Successful Flea Treatment

This guide is designed to simply help you the homeowner prepare for a flea treatment inside and outside the home.

Following these recommendations will help the technician provide a successful professional flea treatment.  Fleas are very resilient and stubborn and it takes a combined effort between the professional service provider and the homeowner.  

Fleas can return time and time again and can cause great anxiety, so if we work together we can get your home completely flea free, and keep them from returning.

Steps to Take Prior to the Flea Treatment:

Pick up as many items off the floor as possible.  

Underbeds, in closets, and even under furniture

Vacuum:

You will want to vacuum all floors, carpeting and hardwood, and tile.  Would highly recommend vacuuming under furniture and upholstered furniture.

Pay special attention to cracks and crevices in the floors when  you vacuum.

Make sure to dispose of the contents of the vacuum cleaner, place in a sealed plastic bag and place outside in a covered receptacle.  

You will want to mop any tile, vinyl and hardwood floors prior to treatment and after vacuuming.

Pay special attention to areas that pets frequent and rest.  Window sills, shelves in the case of cats, should be vacuum and wiped down.

Outside:

You will want to clear out any dog bedding in the dog house, or other areas that pet has access to in the yard.

Make sure to try and pick up any excess items in the yard that may obstruct the treatment.

Mow the yard prior to treatment.

Treating Your Pets:

Remove all pets from home and yard if possible.  They should also be treated by a professional or shampooed and or dipped the same of the treatment.

You and any pets will need to leave the day of the treatment for at least 2 hours to allow the treated area to completely dry.

Treat Your Pets for Fleas
Treat Your Pets for Fleas

After the Treatment:

You will want to clean and wipe down any countertops, and tables.  Wash pet bowls and water outlets.

Do not mop the floors for at least 2 weeks after treatment with detergents or cleaners.

If you wash the surfaces you are removing the residual insecticide and IGR that is meant to control the hatching eggs.

Vacuum regularly throughout the next 2 weeks to help remove eggs and adult fleas, and encourage faster hatching.

To Avoid Another Infestation:

Please keep your pets on a treatment program to manage the fleas on the animal themselves.  This could be a simple as a flea collar, flea drops or an oral pill.

Be sure to keep animals out from under the house, and rodents and wildlife out of the attic and under the house.

Expected Results:

Flea treatments could take up to 2 weeks to take effect.  

Flea eggs are protected from the products that we apply to control the adults, and those eggs won’t die with the application.  

Once the eggs do hatch out, the residual product and the insect growth regulator will take effect and prevent any new fleas from forming.  

At FullScope Pest, we typically try and return after 2 weeks for a follow up treatment, depending on the level of infestation.  

Vacuuming is critical to the success of the flea treatment.  Vacuuming causes vibrations, which stimulates eggs to hatch, where the adults will now come into contact with the materials the we applied.  

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