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Do you have concerns about termite damage? In such a case, you're not alone. Property owners pay over $2 billion annually on termite control. Termites wreak billions of dollars in damage to buildings each year. This post will educate you, as a customer, on how to recognize termite damage and what you need to do to keep these pests out of your house.

If I Have Termites, How Can I Tell?

Keeping an eye out for termites is the first line of defense. Termites seldom emerge from their tunnels in the ground, mud, or food sources. It is not until a swarm appears or damage is discovered during building that most individuals realize they have termites. Following are a few of the methods you may check for termites:

  • Use a flathead screwdriver or similar instrument to poke the exposed wood for hollow places.
  • Recognizing a swarm of ants from a swarm of termites is critical.


  • The wingspan is significantly wider at the front than at the back.
  • The antennas are bent at a 90-degree angle.


  • The span of both wings is nearly equivalent.
  • Its antennae are straight and may droop.

Pest Management vs. Termite Treatment

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Termite control is very different from standard pest control. Most termites are too well protected underground or in mud tubes to be eradicated by conventional pest management methods. Specialized chemicals developed to eliminate an entire termite colony, as opposed to just a few, are necessary for effective termite management.

Subterranean termites, for example, construct mud tubes underground and reside in them. Subterranean termites build "mud tubes" out of their excrement to reach their food source because furniture and walls are crafted from wood.

Professional solutions must be put to the ground surrounding the foundation to eradicate these Termites properly. When you hire us for termite control, they will dig trenches around the perimeter of your home and drill into the soil under any concrete slabs to eradicate any lingering colonies.

Pest Control

In most cases, pest control treatments are used externally. They are most effective against insects that can move freely, such as crickets, desert roaches, spiders, ants, earwigs, centipedes, etc. Flying pests that land in treated areas may also be eliminated.

However, Subterranean Termites in their fortified mud tubes and underground colonies are impenetrable to standard pest management methods. While termite treatment is a separate service, our technicians check for the little buggers throughout every visit.

Let’s Stop Termite Infestation Now!

There are occasions when pest treatment on your own isn't possible. A professional certified pest control operator is the one to call for jobs like these. If you need pest control, hire someone who has the appropriate license. That's when Fullscope Pest Control got your back.

When working with us, you'll always know what's happening with termites and how to handle the situation effectively. Our blog on recognizing and eliminating termites is provided with the hope that it will be helpful to the reader. With 30 years and more in the business, we are the go-to exterminators in this region. Just dial 832-898-0190 now! Schedule your termite inspection now!

Posted on by Gary Gill | Posted in Termites

Spiders are often known as "arachnids" and have developed a negative reputation over time. They are connected to spooky places, dangerous bites, and other unpleasant things. However, most spiders are not harmful to humans, except species like brown recluses and black widows. Some are just interesting, like the jumping spider

However, spiders are a natural part of life and help control garden pests. But, they are not permitted in your house. They can stay out with the help of these advice and home treatments!

How To Keep Spiders And Webs Out Of Your House?

1.Seal wall cracks 

Spiders can be avoided by preventing their entry. To do this, you must know how bugs come in. Spiders enter your homes through cracks in doors and windows. Caulk windows and door cracks to keep spiders out. Caulk outdoor wires and cables. Wire mesh vents and chimneys. Most likely, they'll stay outside.

2. De-clutter 

When cleaning spider webs, cleanliness is crucial. Like plants and leaves outside, clutter inside helps spiders hide. Keep tidying newspapers, unwashed clothes, and other clutter-prone items. They can't hide. When seen, spiders can be evicted.

3. Lights out 

Spiders typically invade your home on purpose in search of food. Other bugs are their preferred meal. Since these insects are most drawn to lights, be careful to turn out all outdoor lights at a decent hour. Use yellow-colored sodium vapor bulbs or opaque filters for indoor lighting. This will deter most insects, which will also prevent spiders.

4. Regularly dust 

The traditional method is the finest when considering how to get rid of spider webs. Regularly vacuum and tidy your house. This prevents a spider from weaving a web. As a result, their hunting methods are reduced, which prevents them from remaining in your home. If you remove their capacity to capture and kill their prey, they will seek new hunting grounds. Regular dusting not only keeps spiderwebs away but also ensures that your home is free of other things that attract insects, keeping the prey away.

5. Maintain Cleaning Schedule

Always stick to a predetermined cleaning plan. If you dust or vacuum your home regularly, whether or not you are aware of it, you will eliminate spiders. The importance of vacuuming cannot be overstated because it removes ugly spider webs and eliminates spider eggs and young spiders.

6. Hire A Professional Pests Exterminator

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It is sometimes best to seek expert assistance. It might be time to engage an exterminator to hunt out and eliminate all of the creepy crawlies in your home if the infestation grows to be more than two or three spiders. 

Although spiders cannot harm you, it is usually accepted that only a few species, such as the tarantula or black widow spider, are generally harmful. Because they pursue and destroy other bugs that are carriers of deadly diseases, spiders, like lizards, occasionally become a blessing in disguise. If the spiders are not fatal, or if there are few, think about using a non-lethal method to eliminate them in your home.

If you are taking measures to prevent spider webs but still have to get rid of arachnids more often than you would like, it is time to contact Fullscope Pest Control. Our trained personnel can assist you in developing an individual preventative strategy. 

Posted on by Gary Gill | Posted in Spider Control

Cockroaches are indeed one of the world's most common household pests. They are also one of the most robust insects and can colonize almost any place. Understanding roaches' fundamentals will make assisting in their eradication easier. 

To make matters worse, roaches have been found to contain diseases that cause food poisoning and diarrhea, as well as induce asthma, allergies, and skin rashes. Cockroaches can emit a nasty odor in huge quantities—all the more incentive to get rid of cockroaches before they become an infestation. 

Fullscope Pest Control can safely and effectively control the infestation and keep the pests from returning. We employ the most recent and advanced pest control treatment solutions available. These include bait and poison solutions that attract and kill the roaches that are already in your home.

What Draws Cockroaches To My House?

Many people are astonished to see cockroaches in their tidy homes. In actuality, your home does not need to be filthy to attract these pests. Cockroaches may be enticed to your home for a number of reasons, including:

  • Cockroaches are attracted to moisture, which can be provided via dripping faucets and other open water sources.
  • Cockroaches will find nourishment in your house. It's not even necessary to place food out in the open. These bugs can feast on wallpaper, cardboard, leather, and soap in addition to what you have in your pantry.
  • Cockroaches are attracted to all types of refuse. Standing water, compost, woodpiles, and garbage cans near your home may be a homing beacon for hungry and thirsty cockroaches.

Even if you follow all precautions, cockroaches may enter your home via your neighbors' property, especially if you share an adjoining wall, as in an apartment complex, condo, or row home. German cockroaches are commonly introduced into standalone homes with other products such as groceries, new clothing, furniture, or other stuff. That is why professional pest control is always your best bet for cockroach management.

Cockroach Prevention Tips

Although you can help reduce the likelihood of a cockroach infestation by implementing appropriate cleaning measures, simple cleaning and keeping a watchful eye cannot guarantee that cockroaches will not infest.

Here are some approaches to help you avoid roaches:

  • Keep the house clean and free of food scraps.
  • Store food properly in airtight containers to prevent them from attracting cockroaches.
  • Remove all items from under sinks, behind appliances, and in cabinets to eliminate potential hiding spots for roaches.
  • Routinely check for cracks around doors and windows, as well as any other signs of water leaks that may be contributing to a cockroach infestation.
  • Get rid of standing water around the house and keep gutters clean.

What's Next?

If you cannot control your roaches on your own, contact a pest control professional. At Fullscope Pest Control, we offer a proven and effective approach to getting rid of cockroaches that provides you with peace of mind. We offer a personalized approach to eradicating the cockroaches in your home. Contact us for more information!

Posted on by Gary Gill | Posted in Roaches

At some time, every homeowner has the uncomfortable feeling of seeing a little ant crawl over their kitchen or bathroom surfaces. The presence of a single ant isn't usually a cause for concern, but when there are dozens or even hundreds, it's time to call in the experts. An ant exterminator may use various techniques to eradicate your ant problem from the nest to the colony. 

So the question is, how much does it cost you to get those pesky ants removed? The cost of hiring an ant exterminator can vary greatly depending on multiple factors.

Ant Classification

When it comes to ant control, one is not the same at all. It may cost more to eliminate fire ant mounds around your home than it would remove carpenter ants that invade their way inside your walls.

See the cost breakdown to eradicate some ant species below.

Carpenter Ants ($250–$500)

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants burrow through the wood for their nests, as their common name may imply. Carpenter ants, in contrast to termites, do not eat wood; instead, they spit it out of their tunnels as sawdust. 

Fire Ants ($100–$300)

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Fire ants, with their distinctive reddish-brown coloring and severe sting, are typical in backyards, parks, and playgrounds. These unwanted guests are drawn to your home by the warm temperatures and the food or garbage scraps you've left lying around.

Pharaoh Ants ($200–$250)


Pharaoh ants can be anything from tan to brown and are notorious for eating almost anything. These pests invade your house in search of any food source, from sugary snacks to leftover meat. 

The Size Of Your House

Pricing for ant extermination may vary depending on your property's square footage and the pest control company you work with. An undeniable fact is that the value of a property will increase proportionally with its size. One-time treatment charges for a 2,000-square-foot home may be $160, while a 3,500-square-foot property would cost $200.

Infestation Severity

The quantity and intensity of the infestation is another aspect that might increase or decrease your costs. The price will be lower if the ant problem is contained to a limited area of your property. The expense of pest management may rise if you have a big ant problem that requires many visits.

Quantity Of Treatments

One treatment may not be enough to eliminate your ant infestation. Plan on repeated ant eradication treatments if the infestation is extensive and if the tiny pests keep coming back. It costs between $800 and $1,400 for four treatments each year to deter returning ants.

General Cost 

If you need a one-time treatment for your ant problem, you may expect to pay around $150 to employ an exterminator. The price of an ant treatment can range from $80 up to $500. Various variables, like the square footage of your property and the number of treatments necessary, will determine the final cost.

Ants are distinguished by their extensive underground anthills and widespread colonies. It's easy to get rid of an ant or two from your kitchen counter or window sill, but if you have an infestation, you might want to get help. 

Here at Fullscope Pest Control, we will determine what kind of ant infestation you have in or around your house before developing a pest management strategy to eliminate them. Call us to get rid of ants professionally so they won't return.

Posted on by Gary Gill | Posted in Ant Control

For people who work in the food service sector, flies are among the most annoying pests you might encounter. 

A fly infestation significantly compromises hygiene. Unfortunately, flies are drawn to settings found in restaurants, where they may do the most damage. When flies land on human food or surfaces used in food preparation, they can introduce harmful bacteria from their feet that they have picked up from decomposing organic waste.

There is a risk that the tiny bugs will ruin a restaurant or bar's reputation. Here's how to keep flies away from a restaurant.

Fruit Flies

Fruit Flies

Garbage: Do not let the trashcan sit in for more than a day. Make sure the bins are emptied if there are any leaks or spills. As a result, fruit flies are less likely to breed rapidly in trash cans.

Sink: A fruit fly's best friend is water, so make sure your sink is always dry. This reduces the amount of water they can consume and prevents them from reproducing.

Drains: Drains offer fruit flies water, food, and a safe place to breed. Run sanitizer or bleach into drains before bed. Use store-bought medicines to kill fruit flies.

Bottles: Put a plug in the bottle's opening to keep fruit flies out and preserve the quality of your wine.

Common House Flies

Common House Flies

It is the responsibility of the staff to maintain clean garbage cans, sinks, and drains in the kitchen.

Kitchen surfaces, including cutting boards, should be regularly washed off.

Kitchen staff should close doors and windows as much as possible to keep flies out. Windows and doors might benefit from the installation of screens.

Bar mats: Over the day, bar mats accumulate a great deal of waste matter. Wash them in warm, soapy water often to eliminate any residue.

Drain Flies

Drain Flies

As drains are the most common breeding ground for these pests, they must be constantly and thoroughly scrubbed clean.

  • Use a pipe brush to remove debris from the drain, then flush it with hot water.
  • Next, add 1 cup vinegar and 1/2 cup baking soda after waiting an hour.
  • Rinse the solution with more hot water by pouring it down the drain.
  • One alternative to using vinegar is to flush a mixture of one bleach and ten water parts down the pipes.
  • If you like, you may also try using drain treatments from your local hardware or home improvement store. If there are specific directions for using the product, adhere to them.

General Solution For Flies

Maintaining hygienic conditions are essential.

Closely examine the fruit and vegetable shipments that come in.

Using a fan to create significant air circulation will deter the flies from settling on the food.

Flies spread diseases such as cholera, typhoid, and TB. Fullscope Pest Control is aware that managing a restaurant is a full-time commitment. We can reduce the number of flies by limiting their breeding grounds, which include water and damp areas. Your attention is better served by managing your personal and ensuring everything goes correctly, rather than worrying about pests. 

All flies, from fruit flies to house flies, may be a restaurant nuisance. Therefore, they must take preventative steps. Do not delay contacting us immediately if you are experiencing issues with pests. We can help you protect your business and your reputation!

Posted on by Gary Gill | Posted in Flea Control