Call Pest Defense Solutions in El Paso Texas today if you are having spider problems. The Black Widow and others are on the move in El Paso, so protect yourself and your family. Make sure you are safe from getting bit, call Pest Defense Solutions today for a free estimate (915) 591-2847.Continue reading
Los Lunas, NM, 8-18-15 – Pest Defense Albuquerque has currently expanded operations and services to include Los Lunas, New Mexco. With this new increase in service area, Pest Defense will be doing something very special for their new and existing customers.
In a slightly different approach to launching its new pest control services, Pest Defense Solutions, a Pest control company in Albuquerque, NM and El Paso, Tx has decided it will be offering a discount on their pest control services in this new city of Los Lunas, and this is expected to take place August 15, 2015. With the new city of Los Lunas coming on board PDS will also be offering this special discount to all area’s that Pest Defense Solutions currently serves.
When most businesses in the pest control services niche expand operations, a lot of companies will just add their new area of operation and never let the people know that it is happening, and don’t typically offer a discount on their new services let alone supply the discount to their existing customers. Pest Defense Solutions has decided that the right way to expand is to offer their new customers a discount and will be supplying this special discount to all of their existing customers. “This seemed like the right thing to do” said Justin Sego one of the owners.
Justin Sego, one of the owners at Pest Defense Solutions, says: “PDS wanted to do something exciting and special with the launch of their new pest control service because Pest Defense Solutions wanted to give the people of Los Lunas a special discount for allowing PDS to perform their pest control services for the first time…
This should be really worthwhile and are hoping to raise the awareness that Pest Defense Solutions is now providing pest control services in Los Lunas community and the services that they supply are using organic and environmentally friendly chemicals… This should go really well unless the people in that area think that having environmentally friendly products that can help to save the environment or at least not hurt it are not important anymore.
Pest Defense Solutions has always made a point of standing out when compared to other pest control companies in the Albuquerque area. This launch celebration is just one of the many ways that Pest Defense does so.
This is a great chance for Los Lunas residents to try a new service that they are going to love if they give Pest Defense Solutions a try. Pest Defense Solutions exterminates ants, cockroaches, fleas, ticks, spiders, wasps, termites, rodents and other critters in and around the clients home or business. Pest Defense Solutions offer eco-friendly pest control using environmentally-safe treatments that keep the clients surroundings pest-free. All products are odorless and non-staining. Only the safest and most effective pest control treatments available. Guaranteed. Contact Pest Defense Solutions for a FREE ESTIMATE and meet one of their professional technicians for the clients local business and home.
Pest Defense Solutions has been serving the Albuquerque, NM area since 2001. To date it has served hundreds of customers and has become recognized and is known for their environmentally friendly pest control products.. It can be found on 9670 Eagle Ranch Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114 near by is the store Sneaker Heads.
While Pest Defense Solutions may not be the only business with this kind of offering, local residents are choosing Pest Defense Solutions because they know we stay current on all of the pest control procedures, treatments and products. Pest Defense Solutions take the time to listen to their customers and put their satisfaction above anything else.
When asked about the new pest control services, Justin Sego said: “it’s going to be a hit because most pest control companies don’t use environmentally friendly products to treat their pest problems. The new offering will be a success because everywhere else Pest Defense Solutions work people tell us they are very satisfied with our service.”
Further information about Pest Defense Solutions and the new pest control service can be discovered at http://www.pestdefensesolutions.com.
Pest Defense Solutions is now going to be covering the Rio Rancho NM area with its unique pest control system. They are one of the few companies that use environmentally friendly products that help protect our children, animals and the environment. They use a unique 3 step process to exterminate your pest problem from the root cause.Continue reading
At Pest Defense Solutions, we have noticed a marked increase of insect activity lately, especially in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Los Lunas and El Paso. Have you noticed and increase of bugs around your house during this wet weather? Well, it’s monsoon season and the insects love it! Our residential pest control services can help.
Adult insects are what we see coming out of hiding and scurrying or flying about when the humidity rises and the rains fall.
“The activity level for adults is probably at the peak in the monsoon,” he said. “They emerge as adults when the weather is good, find a mate and find a place to lay their eggs” said Carl Olson, associate curator at the University of Arizona Insect Research Collection.
Insect communications are hampered by low humidity. Their exoskeletons are less able to receive smells, sounds and touches in hot, dry weather, he said.
Pest Defense Solutions of Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and the surrounding area’s is now offering termite inspection and treatment for all home and business owners.Continue reading
Springtime Pests and Allergies
The first quarter of 2015 is coming to a quick close, which means one thing: allergies and pest season is near. We are often asked related to allergies and pesticides.
Here’s the breakdown.
Q: What is an allergy?
A: (Webster’s Dictionary) Allergy, noun: a damaging immune response by the body to a substance, especially pollen, fur, a particular food, dust, to which it has become hypersensitive. Symptoms include: red eyes, itchiness, runny nose, eczema, hives, or an asthma attack.
Q: Which pesticides cause allergies?
A: According to the Medical University of South Carolina, people may be exposed to pesticides used in agriculture, applications for pest control at home or work, roadside right-of-ways for weed control, and applications of pesticides for public health vector control programs. Most pesticides are tested for allergenic possibilities prior to marketing. Scientists have identified the following list of common pesticides that can be hypersensitive to different individuals: allidochlor, anilazine, antu, barban, benomyl, captafol, captan, dazomet, dichloropropane, dichloropropene, lindane, maneb, nitrofen, propachlor, pyrethrum/pyrethroids, rotenone, thiram, zineb.
Q: What happens during an allergic reaction?
A: From what we know about allergies, a person is exposed to an allergen by one of three ways: inhaling it, swallowing it, or through skin contact. According to WebMD, the body starts to produce an antibody called IgE to bind to the allergen. From there the antibodies attach to a mast cell. The allergens bind to the IgE, which is part of the mast cell. From that point the mast cells release a variety of chemicals in the blood. Histamine, the main chemical causes most of the symptoms of an allergic reaction.
Q: What are the most common indoor allergens?
A: There are several indoor allergies that can trigger allergies. Cockroaches, mold, animal dander, dust mites, and cigarette smoke, are among the most common indoor allergens. Cockroaches’ cast-off skins and airborne roach residue can trigger an allergic response.
Q: How do I avoid allergies?
A: If you believe you have a pesticide allergy, you should discuss this with your Pest Professional. Allergic reactions vary from individual-to-individual. Most allergic reactions can be avoided by using antihistamines.
And if it isn’t allergies getting the best of you, you can count on an emergence of new critters unearthing themselves from their winter hiding places. New Mexico has been coined as a paradise for inhabits that enjoy warm, dry summers and cool, mild winters. Albuquerque sits at the center of the “high desert” with a combination of foothills, valleys, mesas, mountains, rivers, canyons, and arroyos.
El Paso and West Texas have a similar climate which attracts desert-type insects such as centipedes, cockroaches, scorpions, ants, and other pests because of its moderate temperatures and mild climate.
If you believe your home or business is at risk, here are a few tips that may help you eliminate the problem.
- If you encounter a centipede or similar type of insect, kill them on sight
- Keep bug-spray or insecticide on hand
- Make sure debris is removed from your yard
- Seal cracks around doors and windows
- Keep your home dry (basements, closets, or damp areas can be popular hangouts for centipedes, scorpions, and ants)
- Wipe down surfaces and keep food in air-tight containers (ants prey on counter goodies)
- Call a professional
As temperatures change and the seasons begin to transition from winter to spring, we want to be there to help you before home invaders begin to make your residence their home, too. At Pest Defense Solutions, our professional staff is eager to help you protect your home or business from unwanted insects or pests. Contact our office today for more information.
Mice and rodents enjoy the warmth of your home or office during the winter.
The holidays are here and 2015 is just around the corner. That means mice and other rodents are likely going to be enjoying the warmth of your home or office, too.
Mice and other rodent infestations are more prevalent during the winter months as they search for food and shelter in warm locations such as pantries, garages, outbuildings, closets, etc. Unfortunately, they quickly reproduce, and homeowners should address the problem immediately once signs (or sounds) of mice are found. Mice are resourceful pests, and enter homes through the smallest openings or cracks. They can easily fit through spaces as small as a nickel. More than 21 million American homes experience a rodent infestation every winter.
Mice are among the most mischievous on Santa’s Naughty List because of the damage they cause. Of particular concern, mice or other small rodents may cause an electrical fire by gnawing through electrical wires. They also carry bacteria such as salmonella, and can contaminate food, kitchen surfaces and equipment. In New Mexico and parts of West Texas in particular, the risk of Hantavirus from mice droppings is a concern.
Preventing and eliminating rodent infestations doesn’t have to be a major undertaking, and can be as easy as install door sweeps on exterior doors and repairing damaged windows screens.
The Pest Management Association recommends taking the following steps to prevent mice:
- Install door sweeps on exterior doors and repair damaged screens.
- Screen vents and openings to chimneys.
- Seal cracks and holes on the outside of the home, including areas where utilities and pipes enter the home, using caulk, steel wool or a combination of both.
- Store food in airtight containers and dispose of garbage regularly.
- Keep attics, basements and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.
- Replace loose mortar and weather stripping around the basement foundation and windows.
- Eliminate all moisture sites, including leaking pipes and clogged drains that provide the perfect breeding site for pests.
- Inspect items such as boxes, grocery bags and other packages brought into the home.
- Store firewood at least 20 feet away from the house and keep shrubbery trimmed and cut back from the house.
- If you suspect a pest infestation in your home, contact a licensed pest professional to inspect and treat the pest problem.
Pest Control Services can help you address mice and other rodent issues. For more information about our services, please click here, or fill out a contact request form.
Fall Pest Preparation
The arrival of fall means more than brisk mornings and changing leaves. Now, that December is here, it also means pests will begin to seek out their winter shelters. The perfect winter home for many pests is often YOUR home. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) recommends fall pest-proofing methods to deter rodents, spiders and cockroaches from setting up residence in your house.
In addition to the nuisance, NPMA also warns of the health risks associated with these pests in homes. NPMA representative Missy Henriksen says, “The real concern is that rodents and other smaller pests can pose serious health threats by contaminating food and transmitting bacteria.”
For the detailed story along with pest-proofing tips, please visit NPMA’s Business Wire. For more about Pest Defense Albuquerque’ services, please click here or fill out our contact request form.
Jingle Bells, Cockroaches Smell, Keep that Hantavirus away
Hunters should remember that opening winter camps or cabins that have gone unused since last hunting season may expose them to Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). It is good to take some simple precautions to protect against exposure to this serious lung disease.
Hantavirus is spread by exposure to rodent droppings, urine and nesting materials. Deer mice, which are found in New Mexico, are known to carry the disease. According to David Wolfgang, an extension veterinarian and field studies director in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, it is important to take precautions, particularly when opening or cleaning a hunting camp or cabin since you may come in contact with rodent droppings and dust contaminated with the virus.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists the following steps for preventing spread of the disease:
- Exclude rodents from cabins and camps by blocking holes and filling cracks.
- Wash all dishes and utensils with hot soapy water, and store food in rodent-proof containers.
- Make sure bedding, pillows and sleeping bags are clean, and launder them prior to use if they might have been contaminated by rodents.
- Air out buildings for at least 30 minutes before you start cleaning, and wear rubber gloves. Spray all materials or surfaces, wetting thoroughly, where droppings and urine are suspected with a general purpose disinfectant. For large areas, use a 10 percent household laundry bleach solution (1-1/2 cups of bleach per gallon of water). Pick up the wet material with a damp towel, or gently sweep it into a dust pan. Following this, mop or wipe the area with disinfectant
Pest Control Services can help you address mice and other rodent issues. For more information about our services, please click here, or fill out a contact request form.
Spiders, ants, bats, and other creepy crawlers may be more acceptable during October because of Halloween décor invading your doorstep, but homeowners should be on the lookout for these real-life pests this fall.
Here are a few prevention tips related to the most common Halloween real-life pests that may be lurking in the shadows of your home.
Ants are tiny insects that invade many homes and businesses throughout the year, especially in the desert climate. Ants are social insects that evolved from wasp-like creatures after the rise of flowering plants between 110-130 million years ago. There are more than 22,000 species of ants roaming every landmass of the Earth.
- Inspect your home for cracks, voids, weep-holes, or other areas ants can gain access. Seal these areas upon inspection.
- Make sure windows and doors are closed tightly
- Check brushes and shrubs to avoid contact with your house
- Don’t stack firewood, bricks, or other materials next to your house where ants can nest
- Flood unwanted colonies with club soda or white vinegar
- Use bait to deter ants from food sources
- Kill off the ant trail
- Squish the soldiers
- Keep your home clean
- Call a professional
According to the University of New Mexico, two venomous spiders reside in New Mexico, the black widow and the brown spider. The black widow has a large round midsection. Female black widows are identified with a red spot on her abdomen. Black widow bites are venomous. The symptoms of a black widow bite include muscle spasms all over the body and can be deadly if not treated within a timely manner.
- Dust and vacuum crevices and furniture
- Wear gloves when working around the perimeter of your home
- Shake shoes and clothing before wearing
- Call a professional to spray pesticide on a regular basis
- Call the New Mexico Poison Center for treatment advice: 1-800-222-1222
House mice are the most common rodents found in nooks, cracks, basements, attics, and floorboards of your home. House mice enjoy commercial establishments, open fields, farms, and desert climate where temperatures are moderate. Cold weather forces house mice from fields to shelter, in search of food and warmth. House mice originated from Asia and arrived in North America via European settlers. House mice are the most troublesome rodents in the United States and commonly found in the desert climate of Albuquerque.
- Seal cracks, doors, tiny holes
- Set traps
- Keep your home, garage, and other outbuildings clean
- Put trash cans as far as you can from food sources
- Adopt a house cat
At Pest Defense Albuquerque, we’re used to dealing with different types of ghoulish goblins. We’re happy to help you rid your home or office of these annoyances so you can have a happy, safe Halloween!
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As fall quickly approaches, it’s time to think about which pests will unearth themselves during the cooler temperatures. The most common bug that superfluously rears its’ ugly head in the fall is the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB). The name “stink bug” refers to the scent glands located on the dorsal surface of the abdomen and the underside of the thorax. These critters have a “shield” shape with patches of a coppery color.
Stink bugs are problematic in areas of farm fields, community gardens, and for homeowners. Unfortunately, stink bugs have a penchant for sheltered locations such as business offices, sheds, garages, outbuildings, and other structures that protect them from the harsh winter months. Oftentimes, as the leaves begin to turn colors, you will see campers, boats, and other recreational vehicles become invaded.
According to Dr. Michael J. Raupp from the University of Maryland, the colder temperatures bring the movement and development of the stink bug to a standstill. Stink bugs seek refuges to stay protected from dangerous predators and the bitter cold of winter. For residents and business owners in the Albuquerque or El Paso areas dealing with this pest problem, there are several remedies that may help eliminate your stink bug problem.
- Kill stink bugs on the spot. Yes, it is a messy job, but the smell actually warns other stink bugs to run for their lives.
- Flush them down the toilet.
- Vaccuum bugs and empty the bag afterward.
- Secure all points of entry.
- Rub window and door screens with dryer sheets. The pungency of the sheets creates a barrier of odor against stink bugs.
If the above techniques do not work, contact our office for an appointment. Our team can provide an inital service to treat all areas conducive to the stink bug problem.