Hello July! What took you so long to get here? (And, please don’t hang around a long time.) If you could just give us a little rain, we would be greatly appreciative! You know it’s hot and dry when the big Texas “tree roaches” are carrying their own cups asking for water and using wasp as fans!!!

I wish I could tell you that at this time of year you would only be experiencing a couple of insect issues. But, the reality is that ALL of the insects and rodents are active. (Good thing about that is that they are getting ready for “winter”…3-5 months from now… maybe.) There truly has not been one specific continuous insect issue this season. We continue to have requests for spider, wasp, roach, flea, scorpion, termite and rodent control. (At least our days are not boring.) All of these insects can be controlled and minimized with consistent services. Even for the “Do-it-Yourselfers”. The key, as I have mentioned in the past, is to read your product label. Mix properly. Apply properly. And, re-apply at the prescribed intervals. Over the counter products are effective, but generally do not last as long as our “commercial” grade products. Additionally, with our extreme environmental changes, these products dissipate faster. Hence, consistency.

If you are located in one of the many growing areas around Montgomery County, I can pretty much tell you that you are having issues with spiders, ants, “tree roaches”, scorpions and field mice. Because of all the new developments around your home or office these intruders are searching for a new “home”, as well. Don’t allow them to select yours. It is greatly recommended that you have your property professionally treated and maintained so that pest infestations are minimized. We provide routine exterior services (with NO “Contract”) to many homes and businesses in Montgomery County. This enables us to be aggressive at controlling your pest populations; reduce the challenges of scheduling appointments; and, maintain consistency.

Additionally, please do not overlook the protection of your home or office from termites. Chances are extremely high that termites were on that property before the structure was built, and they are not leaving unless you “persuade” them to vacate. It has always amazed me that such a little insect can cause so much damage. And, for less than 1% of the value of the structure, protection from termite damage can generally be obtained. (It’s the old saying…”you can pay me now or you can pay me, the carpenter, the painter and the decorator later”.) When choosing a company for termite control; select a company that has been performing termite treatments for many years; is stable and will be around for many years; utilizes a proven quality product with good residual values; and, will take the required amount of time to fully explain the treatment procedures and options. Every home and office should have termite protection, especially in our region.

If you would like more information on any pest related services, please contact me at Chase Pest Control. Our office number is 936-441-2847/281-296-2847 or by email at chasepestcontrol@consolidated.net. Until the next issue, have a great time outdoors. Drink plenty of Water and take many breaks…. And, just think… only 5 months until Christmas and cooler weather!!!!