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Prevent and Control Leaf Spot on Your Humble, TX Trees

Leaf Spot (fungi: Mycosphaerella platanifolia, Phyllosticta plantani, and Septoria platanifolia) is a common term used for several different plant and tree diseases, including anthracnose LINK to anthracnose article and/or canker LINK to Botryodiplodia Canker article. The primary characteristic of fungal diseases referred to as Leaf spot is the yellowing of leaves, accompanied by premature leaf drop. The fungi involved are also known to be able to survive and overwinter, making them able to reproduce themselves later when conditions are right. Leaf spot is a common disease in Humble, Texas, that your trees are easily prone to. In fact, the Phloeospora multimaculans fungus that can cause variations of Leaf spot is mainly known to be native to Texas. 

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Bed bugs are small, oval-shaped insects, reddish-brown to dark brown in color, that hide near areas where humans and pets sleep, and feed on their blood. 

On the plus side, you don't have to worry about them infesting your yard, but when they establish a presence indoors, they'll make everyone miserable with their itchy bites.   

Bed bugs are among the most hearty, resilient, and adaptable insects, and they can be difficult to find and get rid of without a thorough treatment once they're in your Kingwood home. It's a good idea to know what you're dealing with to help you in managing them.

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If you have pets, you may have had to deal with fleas at some point. Especially if your pets love to go outside to play, you will probably deal with fleas at some point. Even if you have a pet that stays indoors, he or she can still get fleas! Even on an innocent trip to a clean, sterile area like the veterinarian's office, one of your pets can get fleas and bring them home. They are simply prevalent pests, especially in warm, humid regions like Southeast Texas.

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No doubt you're probably used to thinking about dogs scratching their torsos vigorously because they have fleas. Cats also can get fleas, even if they are primarily indoor cats. Fleas are aggressive external blood-sucking parasites that have been known for centuries to plague animals and humans alike.

Fleas' first choice of animal hosts are actually rodents and other mammal vermin, like raccoons, squirrels, mice, and rats, but they will also feed off of the next best alternative. In the absence of rodents/vermin, and of domestic pets, guess where fleas will go next for blood meals if they've made their way indoors. Yes, fleas also bite and feed on human beings to get the blood they need to survive and to reproduce.

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Why Are Wasps Aggressive?

When you hear the common term "wasps," you probably think specifically of Paper wasps. There are actually several thousands of wasp species that we know of, found all over Texas, many of which are aggressive, and others which are not.

"Wasp" is usually used in reference to flying, stinging insects known as "social wasps," many of which build nests and colonies. Many of these wasp species (e.g., Paper wasps, hornets, yellowjackets, etc.) can become very aggressive when threatened, and then there are others, like Mud daubers, that are more loners, and not as aggressive as social wasps, but which will attack and sting if provoked. Most wasp species actually remain isolated and are harmless to humans.

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Posted on by Full Scope Pest Control | Posted in Wasps & Hornets