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  • Wildlife Control

    • Is wildlife on my property dangerous?
      Having wildlife on your property is extremely dangerous. Not only do many species of wildlife in our area carry rabies and other illnesses, but they can also do severe damage to your home that can cost thousands of dollars to repair. Our services can protect your property and your health by controlling local Texas wildlife.
    • How can I keep wildlife away from my property?
      You can do a few things to prevent wildlife on your property. The best thing you can do is cover up your outdoor garbage cans with wildlife-proof lids. You can also exclude animals from places like garages and crawl spaces. Also, don’t store dry foods in easily accessible areas, and keep pantry foods in airtight containers. Avoid leaving pet foods sitting out, as well.
    • What should I do if I wind up with an infestation?
      If you wind up with a wildlife infestation, do not try to take care of it yourself. Doing so could get you bitten and leave you needing painful rabies shots that could cost you thousands. For this reason, you should always contact professional wildlife removal services.
  • Termite Control

    • Do I need to leave my home during the treatment process?
      No, you do not need to leave your home while we are treating for termites. Our technicians take all necessary precautions when using Termidor® and other treatments to make it safe for you and your family. We will advise you of any steps you can take to ensure a safe environment in your home during the treatment process.
    • How do I know if I have a termite problem?
      There are several signs of termites, including visible mud tubes on the exterior walls of your home, the appearance of wood dust along baseboards and window sills, and the presence of flying swarmers in your yard or house. You may also see holes in wood or discarded wings from swarmers. If you notice any of these signs, contact Accurate Pest Control for a thorough inspection.
    • How can I prevent future infestations?
      There are several steps you can take to help prevent future termite infestations. Our technicians will provide you with a list of measures you can take, such as sealing any cracks or crevices in the exterior of your home and removing potential sources of food, water, and shelter for termites. We also recommend scheduling periodic inspections to detect any signs of a new infestation before it becomes a major problem.
  • Scorpion Control

    • Are scorpions in San Antonio, TX, venomous or dangerous?
      There are approximately 2,000 different species of scorpions located worldwide — all of them are venomous. However, only about 25 to 40 species carry venom strong enough to cause damage to humans. There is only one highly venomous species in the United States; the Arizona bark scorpion, sometimes simply called the Arizona scorpion. These scorpions are rarely a deadly threat to healthy adults but can be extremely dangerous to compromised adults, young children, or older individuals. The neurotoxins released by Arizona bark scorpions can cause convulsions and shortness of breath, meaning medical attention is always necessary after a suspected sting.
    • What are the most common types of scorpions found in San Antonio?
      The most common species of Central and South Texas scorpion is the striped bark scorpion. The striped bark scorpion usually hides under rocks and surface debris and may be difficult to see without closer inspection. These pests make their way into our homes through the attic to rest during the day, then come out at night to stretch their legs and search for food. Their sting can cause uncomfortable swelling and itching that can last for several days. Thankfully, their stings are not fatal to humans.
    • How do you treat scorpion activity around homes in San Antonio?
      The professionals at Accurate Pest Control treat scorpions with Integrated Pest Management methodologies. By addressing environmental considerations and mitigating future infestations, we only apply products as necessary to create a more effective scorpion barrier around your home. Plus, we offer same-day and emergency scorpion services to help you rest easy at night. We’d be happy to provide additional details about your vulnerabilities and conducive conditions. Call today to learn more.
  • Rodent Control

    • Are mice and rats the same?
      Although mice and rats are both types of rodents, they are not the same. Rats are typically larger and have plump bodies, while mice are small and round. Both have equal ability to invade local homes and businesses.
    • What is the best trap for rodents?
      There are many inhumane and ineffective traps that we always recommend people avoid. We prefer industrial-grade traps that optimize catching potential. If you are looking for a cheap option, snap traps baited with peanut butter can be helpful with new infestations of three or fewer rodents.
    • Do ultrasonic devices eliminate rodent infestations?
      We wish these devices eliminated rodents. All sound and smell-based rodent control methods do not work as advertised. These furry pests are not bothered by much and need firm action to remove them from local homes and businesses.
  • Raccoon Control

    • What sets your raccoon control services apart from others?
      Our raccoon control services are unique because we can provide you with same-day estimates and services. You'll benefit from our well-trained technicians and a robust two-year warranty. If you encounter any issues during the warranty period, we ensure you receive priority service over new clients.
    • Do you offer post-removal cleanup and sanitation services?
      While we don't offer cleanup and sanitation services directly, we can connect you with our trusted partners who specialize in post-removal care. We're committed to helping you find the best services to ensure your home is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized after raccoon removal.
    • Are your technicians qualified and experienced in raccoon control?
      Definitely. You can rest assured knowing that our technicians are not just licensed but also bring a wealth of experience to your raccoon control needs. They're comprehensively trained in all aspects of the job, ensuring your raccoon issue is resolved safely and effectively.
  • Mosquito Control

    • How do you get rid of mosquitoes on your own?

      There are many over-the-counter mosquito control products, but they don't work well in keeping mosquitoes away. Most of these products attempt to repel mosquitoes. Unfortunately, you cannot easily repel female mosquitoes. They require a blood meal for reproduction and the continuance of their species.

    • What scent repels mosquitoes?
      There are many products that repel mosquitoes. Synthetic materials work best. If you're looking for an all-natural solution, consider citronella, eucalyptus, cinnamon, peppermint, lavender, or catnip. When applying essential oils, keep in mind that frequent applications are necessary.
    • How many eggs does a mosquito lay?
      When a female mosquito enters your yard, it will lay one hundred eggs at a time in stagnant water resources. These eggs hatch into wigglers (mosquito larvae) and develop into tumblers (mosquito pupae) before taking to the air as adult mosquitoes. The process takes more than a week.
  • Cricket Control

    • How do I know if I have a cricket problem?
      You can identify crickets by their chirping as well as the presence of dead or dried cricket skins in your home. You may also notice droppings, eggs, and webs near windowsills, doorways, and other entry points. If you see any of these signs, it's important to contact a professional as soon as possible.
    • What should I do if I have a cricket infestation?
      The best thing to do for a cricket infestation is to contact a professional exterminator. Trying to control the infestation on your own can be dangerous and time-consuming. At Accurate Pest Control, we offer comprehensive cricket control services to help you get rid of these pests quickly and safely. Contact us today for a free estimate.
    • How do I prevent a cricket infestation in the future?
      Limiting their access to your home is the best way to prevent a cricket infestation. You can do this by sealing entry points, installing screens on windows and doors, and keeping clutter away from walls and foundations. Additionally, regular pest control services can help keep crickets away from your property and protect your home from future infestations. Accurate Pest Control offers monthly, bimonthly, and quarterly service plans that cover crickets and other common pests.
  • Bed Bugs Services Page

    • What are the first signs of bed bug activity around San Antonio property?

      Look at the seams of your mattresses, mattress tags, and bed sheets for evidence of unwelcome bed bug invaders. If you find any sign of these nasty little critters, seek immediate professional assistance to rid your living space of them fast.

      Other evidence of bed bug activity may include the following:

      • Blood stains on cushion covers and mattresses
      • Fecal spots or dead skin
      • A musty odor

      Are you struggling to identify bed bugs on your own? Call Accurate Pest Control today to set up a bed bug inspection.

    • What does your bed bug control treatment look like?

      Once Accurate Pest Control finds bed bugs on your property, we utilize a three-step process to kill, seek, and reduce breeding bed bug populations. We will address your entire room if we use a chemical treatment, treating every possible hiding spot with product. Finally, we apply an insect growth regulator to stop breeding populations in their tracks and provide rapid relief to even the most severe infestation.

      Curious to learn more? Call today for details.

    • Do I have to get rid of every bed bug in order to stop the infestation?
      Getting rid of every bed bug on your property is necessary to ensure your home or business is bed bug-free. Remember, if even one female bed bug is left alive, a new infestation can start all over again. Thankfully, you can rest assured that Accurate Pest Control will eliminate all bed bugs on your property. You can sleep soundly once again and stop infestations completely with the help of Accurate Pest Control.
  • Wildlife

    • What is wildlife?

      Texas is a vast state filled with many types of wildlife. While most wild animals live well away from people, others have become fixtures in and around our yards.

      The most common wild animals to take advantage of the food, water, and shelter our properties offer are raccoons, skunks, opossums, and squirrels.

      • The raccoon is known for the black and gray fur that forms a ringed pattern on its tail and the black "mask" of fur that covers its eyes.
      • The skunk has a body covered with black fur with white stripes or spots and produces a foul liquid from glands at the base of the tail.
      • The opossum is the only marsupial in the United States and has a rat-like tail, a pointed face, hairless ears, and a mouth filled with sharp teeth.
      • The squirrel is a rodent and is well-known for their large bushy tails and ears that stand up off their heads.

      If wild animals ever become a problem on your property, reach out to Accurate Pest Control. We are here to help you guard your property and family against problematic wildlife!

    • Is wildlife dangerous?

      Wildlife can become a danger to your family and property when they decide to use it as a place to live or forage for food.

      Wild animals make terrible guests. Their primary focus is survival, and while gathering food or creating nesting or borrowing sites, they are destructive. Wild animals dig up lawns and gardens, turn over trash cans, walk over outdoor tables, and tunnel under and damage foundations.

      In addition to being destructive, they pose health risks. The pathogens they carry on their bodies and in their excrement and saliva can make people significantly ill. Furthermore, wild animals are wild and won't hesitate to defend themselves by spraying noxious liquids (skunks), biting, or scratching.

    • Why do I have a wildlife problem?

      Whether you live in the suburbs, the middle of the city, or way out in the country, wildlife can become a problem on your property. The outdoor spaces surrounding our homes provide wild animals easy access to food, harborage spots, and water sources.

      Once wild animals become comfortable outside your home, they may decide to move into your house. Wildlife typically becomes a problem in our houses when environmental conditions outside turn harsh; extremes in temperatures, drought conditions, and periods of heavy rain will cause wildlife to seek indoor shelter.

    • Where will I find wildlife?

      Wild animals live in various places; their main concern is that their chosen shelter protects them from predators and the elements. They also like to live in areas close to food and water sources.

      Common harborage spots include trees, dense shrubbery, woodpiles, and brush piles. They also take shelter in spaces under decks, sheds, and foundations. If a wild animal moves into your home, it will do its best to hide its presence from you. We regularly find wild animals hiding within San Antonio homes in attics, wall voids, chimneys, and crawl spaces.

    • How do I get rid of wildlife?

      When it comes to wild animals, you should never try to remove them from your property on your own. Always consult a local and experienced home pest control and commercial pest control company. Local experts will provide the quality services necessary to remove problematic wildlife from your property.

      At Accurate Pest Control, our technicians always stay current on all procedures; education is our top priority. We offer many wildlife control options, including one-way doors (they allow animals to leave your home but not come back in), live animal trapping, snake repellent, and more. For the best pest and wildlife control in San Antonio, reach out today!

    • How can I prevent wildlife in the future?

      Keep wildlife from wanting to call your property home by implementing the following wildlife prevention tips:

      • Eliminate areas of standing water.
      • Prune overgrown shrubs and trees.
      • Always keep tight-fitting lids on trash and recycling bins.
      • Never leave uneaten pet food outside for long periods.
      • Remove bird feeders.
      • Place fencing around the bottom of decks and sheds.
      • Get rid of harborage spots like piles of construction or yard debris.

      To remove raccoons or other problematic wildlife from your property, partner with Accurate Pest Control.

  • Termites

    • What are termites?

      Termites are pests that homeowners fear because of their feeding habits. Termites are one of the few organisms that can convert cellulose (a central component in wood) into a usable food source. When termites get into homes, their feeding habits cause structural damage.

      Several kinds of termites live throughout the United States. In our region, subterranean termites are the most common. Characteristics of the subterranean termite include underground colonies, high moisture needs, and a preference for wet or decaying wood to feed on. Termites are social insects and work together as a team to ensure the colony's success. Their ability to work together makes them challenging to control and prevent.

    • Are subterranean termites dangerous?

      Termites pose significant dangers to our structures and bank accounts. These destructive pests are known as the "silent invaders," moving in and out of homes without notice. Termites do not advertise their presence and are often only noticed once they've done a lot of damage.

      A termite infestation left unnoticed and untreated will, over time, lead to costly structural damage. An important fact to be aware of is that most homeowners' insurance will not cover the cost of repairing termite damage.

    • Why do I have a termite problem?

      Termites can become a problem on any San Antonio property that offers access to food and nesting sites.

      Subterranean termites will build their colonies in damp soil. In San Antonio, termites often place their nests under woodpiles, fallen trees, tree stumps, or wooden construction debris. They like to choose nesting sites that put them close to food sources.

      If a subterranean termite nest is close to your home, it will only be a matter of time before the termites find their way indoors. Because moisture is the biggest attractant for subterranean termites, things like mulch, poor indoor ventilation, or leaky pipes or air conditioners can make your home attractive to them.

    • Where will I find termites?

      In our homes, subterranean termites typically feed on structural wood under floors, behind walls, and above ceilings. Termites are most likely to infest wood near roofs, windows, doors, water pipes, and drains.

      Termites are not pests that people regularly see. That is not because they aren't common in our region; it is because they spend their lives either in the ground or inside a piece of wood. The exception to that rule is a termite swarm.

      Termite swarms occur when large numbers of mature, winged reproductive termites "swarm" from a nest to find a mate and start a new colony. In San Antonio, termite swarms usually occur between February and April. If you spot termite swarmers around your property or find piles of their discarded wings, immediately reach out for help.

    • How do I get rid of termites?

      Termites thrive in Texas. Proactively partnering with a local, experienced pest control company is your best defense against these pests.

      At Accurate Pest Control, we work closely with our customers to understand their unique concerns about termites. Our home pest control and commercial pest control experts want to know what pest issues you see on your property and where you see potential termite activity. We will then perform an inspection to identify the presence of termites, provide treatment, and, if wanted, install bait stations.

      To learn more about termite control in San Antonio, please reach out today!

    • How can I prevent termites in the future?

      Prevent these insects from feasting on your San Antonio home with the help of our helpful termite prevention tips.

      • Reduce excess moisture in or around your home.
      • Repair cracks in your home's foundation.
      • Eliminate as much wood-to-soil contact on your property as possible.
      • Remove structural wood from your home that is decaying or water damaged.
      • Rake back mulch from your home's foundation.

      Partnering with a professional is always the best way to prevent issues with destructive pests like termites. To get rid of termites in your home with the help of our effective termite solutions, please call today.

  • Stinging Insects

    • What are stinging insects?

      Flying insects that sting are commonly known as stinging insects. These pests are notorious for their aggressive behaviors, painful stings, and the dangers they present when invading in large numbers. The most common types of stinging insects you may encounter around your property include wasps, bees, and hornets. Most of these species have yellow and black striped coloration, but some wasps and hornets will have solid black, red, brown, or even blue colors.

      Contact Accurate Pest Control if you need help with stinging insect identification.

    • Are stinging insects dangerous?

      Stinging insects are considered dangerous pests due to their aggressive nature and tendency to sting at any mild threat. Their stings are painful and may trigger allergic reactions even in those without preexisting conditions if they receive many stings at once. Stinging insect nests are also difficult to remove without proper protective equipment, making them a serious problem around your property.

    • Why do I have a stinging insect problem?

      Stinging insects are typically attracted to properties with plenty of sweet-smelling flowers, access to human food and drinks, and overgrown areas where they can build their nests. If you notice a problem on your property, it's likely because you have many stinging insect attractant factors available.

    • Where will I find stinging insects?

      Stinging insects are usually found outdoors in their nests that hang from trees or under the eaves of porches and decks. You may also find them along the siding of structures on your property and in holes in the ground. If they do invade interior spaces, you may find them nesting in the space between walls.

    • How do I get rid of stinging insects?

      Get rid of the worst stinging insects on your property by contacting Accurate Pest Control. Our technicians will provide tailored solutions that fully eradicate all traces of these dangerous pests from your property so you can reclaim what's yours.

      Call us now to learn more about our home pest control and commercial pest control plans or to get started.

    • How can I prevent stinging insects in the future?

      The following prevention tips help keep stinging insects far away from your property and stop future issues from occurring:

      • Replace sweet-smelling flowers with plants stinging insects hate, like basil, marigolds, and cucumber.
      • Cut back long grass, remove piles of debris, and trim overgrown foliage to reduce stinging insect nesting spots.
      • Fill in any abandoned holes in the ground to prevent stinging insects from nesting in them.
      • Clean up any food and drink spills to stop the aroma from attracting stinging insects.
      • Make sure outdoor trash cans and compost piles are properly covered, as stinging insects love to scavenge in these areas.
      • Address moisture issues and leaks around your property to prevent excess water and humid conditions from attracting stinging insects.

      If you need more advice about how to prevent stinging insects or need immediate assistance safely defeating an infestation of stinging insects on your property, contact Accurate Pest Control and let our expert team help you out.

  • Scorpions

    • What are scorpions?
      Scorpions are a type of arachnid recognizable by their eight legs, grasping pincers at the front of their body, and a segmented tail that often curves up and over their body. Depending on the species, scorpions range in color, but they are most often in light yellow, tan, and light or dark brown colors. Dangerous scorpions do exist, and they may be hard to identify without getting uncomfortably close, which is why you should trust Accurate Pest Control to remove all scorpion species from your property.
    • Are scorpions dangerous?

      Scorpions are dangerous pests due to their venomous stings and the pain their stings can cause. While most scorpion stings are painful, they are only a major risk to individuals with preexisting conditions or the elderly and children. That said, some species of scorpions deliver painful stings with serious health consequences, such as numbness, swelling, slurred speech, and difficulty breathing. Seek medical attention if you encounter any of these symptoms.

    • Why do I have a scorpions problem?

      Scorpions are attracted to areas with plenty of pest prey that act as food, pools of water or moist conditions, and sheltering spots. If your property has these on display, you may end up with a group of scorpions looking for a place to live.

    • Where will I find scorpions?

      Most of the time, you'll find scorpions hiding in crevices between rocks, underneath piles of brush or debris, or in the cracks of your property's foundation. If they do invade interior areas, they will most likely be in dark, cool, and secluded locations such as storage spaces and closets.

    • How do I get rid of scorpions?

      Get rid of scorpions the easy way by contacting Accurate Pest Control at the first sign of these pests on your property. Our team of expert technicians will identify scorpion problem areas on your property and help you remove all traces of scorpion invaders from both indoor and outdoor spaces so that you can regain your peace of mind and safety.

      Call us now to learn more about our home pest control and commercial pest control solutions or to get started.

    • How can I prevent scorpions in the future?

      Prevent scorpions in the future by following our expert tips below that make your property less desirable to scorpion invaders.

      • Fill in holes around outdoor areas, remove piles of brush, store woodpiles in elevated areas, and cut back long grass and overgrown foliage to eliminate scorpion hiding spots.
      • Make sure to seal up all crevices and cracks around your property's structure to prevent scorpions from hiding in them or slipping inside.
      • Address scorpion pest prey issues around your property with the help of Accurate Pest Control to eliminate scorpion food sources.
      • Fix leaks and other moisture issues that might contribute to the damp and humid conditions scorpions seek.
      • Install window and door screens, weatherstripping, and door sweeps to make sure scorpions stay out of interior areas.

      Contact Accurate Pest Control for more advice or scorpion removal assistance.

  • Rodents

    • What are rodents?

      Rodents are troublesome pests notorious for their constantly growing large front teeth, prolific nature, and widespread infestations that are difficult to remove without professional assistance. Many different types of rodents may invade your property, but mice and rats are the most common.

      Mice are smaller than rats and tend to have grayish-brown fur, while rats grow large, have longer tails, and their fur ranges from dark brown and gray to black. Both types of rodents bring significant health and safety issues with them once they invade a property, making quick and reliable rodent control essential.

    • Are rodents dangerous?

      Rodents are dangerous for several reasons. These pests carry serious illnesses with them and spread pathogens throughout the properties they invade. Illnesses rodents can transmit to you include hantavirus, salmonella, and tularemia, among many others. In the case of mice, their urine and feces often dry up and become airborne, greatly increasing your risk of disease.

      Rodents also carry parasitic pests like fleas and ticks on their bodies, dropping these off when they scavenge and causing further infestation issues for your interior and outdoor areas.

      Additionally, all rodents are constantly chewing, and once they invade your property, they will gnaw their way through wood, electrical lines, plumbing, brick, and cinder block. Over time, a rodent infestation causes serious structural damage and the need for costly repairs.

    • Why do I have a rodent problem?
      In most cases, rodent problems occur on properties that have plenty of rodent necessities like food, water, and shelter on display. If you see more and more rodents around your property, you are likely attracting them with leftover food, excess moisture, and accessible harborage areas.
    • Where will I find rodents?

      Outdoors, rodents commonly hide around woodpiles, piles of debris, and within long grass or overgrown foliage. Once they move inside, rodents head to kitchens, food storage areas, bathrooms, basements, attics, and spaces between walls.

    • How do I get rid of rodents?

      Get rid of rodents the easy way by skipping DIY control products and contacting Accurate Pest Control at the first sign of a problem on your property. Our expert technicians will inspect your property for rodent problem areas and provide you with effective home pest control and commercial pest control that eliminates these pests and the many problems they bring with them.

      Call us now to learn more about our rodent control plans.

    • How can I prevent rodents in the future?

      Prevent rodent problems from occurring in the future by following our expert rodent tips below:

      • Keep outdoor areas clear of debris and brush piles, store woodpiles in elevated areas, and cut back long grass or overgrown foliage to remove rodent hiding spots.
      • Seal cracks around your property’s windows, doors, foundation, and utility lines to stop rodents from squeezing inside.
      • Apply mesh screens to vented areas around crawl spaces, attics, and basements to ensure rodents stay outside.
      • Always store leftover food properly and never leave out dirty dishes or food and drink spills, as the aroma is a major rodent attractant.
      • Seal up trash bags tightly and promptly dispose of all waste to stop rodents from scavenging.

      Reach out to Accurate Pest Control for rodent control assistance.

  • Occasional Invaders

    • What are occasional invaders?

      Occasional invaders are those insects that don’t typically invade human structures but generally make their way into homes or businesses either by accident or in pursuit of safe sheltering locations during unfavorable weather conditions. Occasional invaders may be a problem year-round, and it’s important to keep your property guarded against occasional invader bugs to ensure your interior and exterior areas stay pest-free.

      While there are many different types of occasional invaders, centipedes, field crickets, house crickets, and tree crickets are some of the most problematic in our area.

    • Are occasional invaders dangerous?

      Most occasional invaders aren’t dangerous beyond creating nuisance problems on your property and damaging items with their droppings. However, some occasional invaders do carry diseases, and the longer these pests are allowed on your property, the higher your risk of illness. It’s also frightening to see occasional invaders everywhere you look, which ruins your peaceful existence.

    • Why do I have an occasional invader problem?

      Occasional invaders tend to gravitate to properties that provide plenty of access to food, water, and shelter. If your structure has lots of gaps that allow pests inside, food or drinks left out, or moisture issues, you may start experiencing problems with occasional invaders throughout the year.

    • Where will I find occasional invaders?

      Typically, occasional elevators are outside on your property, hiding in piles of debris, woodpiles, long grass, or near trash cans and compost piles. Once they invade interior areas, you may find occasional elevators around windows and doors, in kitchens and food storage areas, or inside basements, garages, or other dark, secluded spaces.

    • How do I get rid of occasional invaders?

      Get rid of occasional invaders by contacting Accurate Pest Control at the first sign of these pests on your property. Our technicians will help you identify which occasional invaders are causing issues on your property and provide you with home pest control and commercial pest control solutions to effectively get rid of these pests.

      Call us now to get started removing occasional invaders from your indoor and outdoor areas.

    • How can I prevent occasional invaders in the future?

      The following prevention tips for occasional invaders will help you keep these pests at bay year-round.

      • Make sure that outdoor areas are clear of debris piles, store woodpiles in elevated areas, and cut back long grass and overgrown foliage to eliminate hiding spots for occasional invaders.
      • Take time to seal cracks around your property’s foundation, doors, and windows to keep occasional invaders out.
      • Pest-proof your property by installing sturdy window and door screens, weatherstripping, and door sweeps.
      • Always store leftover food properly, clean up food and drink spills, and never leave out dirty dishes, as the odor of these items often attracts occasional invaders.
      • Fix moisture issues around your property and ensure interior spaces are well-ventilated to prevent humid or damp conditions.

      Reach out to Accurate Pest Control today for more prevention advice or pest removal assistance.

  • Mosquitoes

    • What are mosquitoes?
      Mosquitoes are species of small flies that belong to the family Culicidae. You can easily recognize them by their almost translucent pair of wings, thin-waisted bodies, and elongated mouthparts. Both male and female mosquitoes use their extended mouth parts to feed on plant nectar, and female mosquitoes also bite mammals to obtain blood meals. This blood is essential in developing mosquito eggs and continuing their life cycle.
    • Are mosquitoes dangerous?

      Though mosquitoes are small pests, they are fairly dangerous to encounter. There are several diseases you can get from mosquitoes, including the Zika virus, West Nile virus, malaria, and yellow fever. Not every mosquito is infected, but the more bites you receive, the greater your chances of serious health issues.

      Additionally, mosquitoes may trigger allergy issues in some people, and bites may become infected due to bacteria on the mosquito. Swelling, pain, and fever are all signs that a mosquito bite needs medical treatment.

    • Why do I have a mosquito problem?
      Mosquitoes love to be around moist, humid conditions and areas with lots of overgrown foliage and long grass to hide in during the heat of the day. You may be experiencing a mosquito problem because you have mosquito attractants easily accessible on your property.
    • Where will I find mosquitoes?

      Mosquitoes typically hide in swampy, humid, and damp areas, around long grass or piles of debris, or near puddles of standing water, as this is where they lay their eggs. One of the best ways to get rid of mosquitoes is to eliminate conducive conditions on your property.

    • How do I get rid of mosquitoes?

      Instead of investing in hit-or-miss mosquito control, reach out to Accurate Pest Control at the first sign of a mosquito problem. Our technicians will provide you with expert home pest control and commercial pest control services that get rid of these pests without you having to stress about applying treatments yourself. When you trust in us, we will keep mosquitoes at bay on your property long-term.

      Call us now to get started.

    • How do I prevent mosquitoes in the future?

      The following natural ways to get rid of mosquitoes help prevent these pests from invading your property again in the future:

      • Instead of bright and sweet-smelling flowers, opt to use plants and flowers that repel mosquitoes around your yard, like citronella, marigolds, and rosemary.
      • Eliminate all areas of standing water on your property, as it only takes a few inches of water for mosquitoes to lay their eggs.
      • Fix leaks and moisture problems on your property that might contribute to the moist and humid conditions mosquitoes love to be around.
      • Cut back long grass, trim overgrown foliage, and remove piles of debris or woodpiles from your property to eliminate mosquito resting areas.
      • Treat all water features on your property, such as bird baths, with a larvicide that will ensure mosquitoes can’t breed in these locations.

      Reach out to Accurate Pet Control if mosquitoes are moving onto your property or need further advice about mosquito prevention and control.

  • Cockroaches

    • What are cockroaches?

      Cockroaches are troublesome pests with a notorious reputation among home and business owners for being prolific, dangerous, and difficult to eliminate. Many types of cockroaches may invade your commercial property, but German and American cockroaches are two of the most problematic species in the San Antonio area.

      German cockroaches are smaller, typically growing around half an inch in length, and they have a light brown to tan color with two dark stripes on their back. On the other hand, American cockroaches are larger, growing up to two inches in length, and tend to be reddish-brown or dark brown.

    • Are cockroaches dangerous?

      Cockroaches are among the more dangerous pests you might encounter on your property, thanks to their scavenging activities. These insects are constantly wandering through unsavory areas such as sewers and dumpsters. When they infiltrate your property, they track all the diseases and pathogens they pick up in these unhygienic areas. The diseases cockroaches carry include serious ones such as salmonellosis, listeriosis, and gastroenteritis.

      Cockroaches also trigger allergic reactions in certain individuals. Due to the saliva, shed skins, droppings, and egg cases that roaches leave around properties, itching and other skin reactions, or the triggering of asthma and respiratory issues may occur, especially if an infestation is large and widespread.

    • Why do I have a cockroach problem?
      Cockroaches tend to infiltrate properties with lots of readily available food, water, and shelter. If you encounter a cockroach problem, your property is likely easy to invade and provides plenty of the necessities roaches need to thrive. You should evaluate your property for these issues to help deter future infestations.
    • Where will I find cockroaches?

      Cockroaches typically hide in dumpsters, organic waste, debris piles, and composting areas. When they invade interior areas, they tend to hide around food preparation and storage areas, dark, secluded spaces, or any areas with easy access to moisture and food crumbs.

      Cockroach identification provided by Accurate Pest Control will help you narrow down your major cockroach problem areas.

    • How do I get rid of cockroaches?
      Instead of investing in hit-or-miss cockroach control products, contact Accurate Pest Control the moment you suspect roaches are invading your property. Our technicians will help identify your major cockroach problem areas and provide you with reliable home pest control and commercial pest control solutions that effectively eliminate these pests. Call us now to get started.
    • How can I prevent cockroaches in the future?

      Prevent cockroaches in the future by following our easy expert tips below to make your property less hospitable to roaches:

      • Seal cracks around the foundation of your property, windows, and doors to stop roaches from easily slipping inside.
      • Invest in sturdy window, and door screens, weatherstripping, and door sweeps to fully cockroach-proof your property.
      • Make sure that all outdoor waste disposal areas and trash cans have tight-fitting lids and that you cover composting piles when possible.
      • Clear away areas of debris piles and organic waste like fallen fruit, as well as long grass and woodpiles, as these all encourage cockroaches to hide on your property.
      • Always store leftover food properly and never leave out dirty dishes or food and drink spills, as the aroma attracts roaches.

      Contact Accurate Pest Control for more advice or assistance with roach infestations.

  • Bed Bugs

    • What are bed bugs?

      Bed bugs are external parasites that primarily feed on the blood of humans. If people aren't available, they will feed on other warm-blooded hosts like birds, rodents, dogs, and cats. Bed bugs are structural pests; they live indoors where their hosts live or spend large chunks of time.

      These insects are mainly nocturnal and feed at night when their hosts are asleep. Bed bugs are reddish-brown and about the size and shape of an apple seed. They are wingless, have six legs, and have a beak-like mouthpart that allows them to pierce the skin of their host and feed on their blood. After consuming a blood meal, the bed bug retreats to its daytime hiding spot to digest the meal.

    • Are bed bugs dangerous?

      Most blood-feeding pests like mosquitoes and ticks pose significant health risks to people. They acquire and then spread diseases to their hosts during their feeding process. Thankfully this isn't the case with bed bugs. Currently, they are not known to spread diseases to people.

      While it is good news that bed bugs don't spread diseases, they should never be allowed to remain in our homes. Bed bugs bite, and their bites make openings in the skin that can become infected and require medical attention. Additionally, an unpleasant red itchy rash can develop around bed bug bites in some people. And finally, no one can feel at ease in their home and sleep knowing they are a food source for biting bugs.

    • Why do I have a bed bug problem?

      It is essential to understand that you are not experiencing a problem with bed bugs because your home is dirty or cluttered. Bed bugs are in your home because they are hitchhiking pests and move wherever people take them. Bed bugs live almost exclusively with people because it provides them easy access to their preferred food source; human blood.

      These insects move from city to city and structure to structure on people or our personal belongings (coats, luggage, purses, bags). Some of the most common public places people encounter bed bugs are hotels, airports, laundromats, movie theaters, shopping centers, schools, and dormitories.

    • Where will I find bed bugs?

      During the day, bed bugs in your home rest out of sight in dark, protected areas. They typically hide in places that place them near their hosts. Some of their preferred hideouts include the seams of mattresses, cracks in floors, walls, wood furniture, and inside upholstered furniture. Other places we discover bed bug activity include inside electrical outlets, behind wall hangings or loose wallpaper, and under areas of clutter.

      If you ever discover bed bugs hiding in your home, immediately seek help. Bed bugs can travel throughout your house and infest multiple rooms. A professional will be able to determine the extent of the infestation and provide the treatments necessary to eliminate the entire infestation. For the best bed bug control in San Antonio, call today!

    • How do I get rid of bed bugs?

      If bed bugs find their way into your home, don't ignore the problem or try to tackle it alone. A bed bug infestation requires the experience and dedication of a trained and local pest professional.

      At Accurate Pest Control, we offer local home pest control and commercial pest control for bed bugs. We provide our customers with full house treatments to eliminate bed bugs. Our bed bug control service includes:

      • A thorough inspection.
      • Mattress encasements.
      • Effective treatment using our three-step process.
      • Follow-up services.
      • A 90-day warranty.

      Our pest control services are proven effective, and our bed bug service can't be beat. Reach out today and schedule a bed bug inspection for your home. Don't live with bed bugs one more day than necessary.

    • How can I prevent bed bugs in the future?

      Use the following bed bug prevention tips to help keep your home free of bed bugs throughout the year.

      • Avoid purchasing secondhand mattresses, box springs, or bedding for your home.
      • After returning home from travel, wash and dry all clothing you brought, whether the items were worn or not.
      • Reduce bed bugs hiding spots in your home by reducing clutter.
      • Regularly vacuum floors and upholstered furniture to remove stray bed bugs.

      Call us now to learn more about the exceptional bed bug control services we offer!

  • Ants

    • What are ants?

      Ants are small social insects that live together in large colonies. Each colony divides its members into different groups, and each group has a job that helps the colony to succeed. Ants are so successful because of their ability to work as a team and communicate with each other. They work militantly to build and maintain their nest, gather food, care for their young, and defend the colony from harm.

      Some of the most common species of ants to become a problem for San Antonio homeowners include:

      • Acrobat ants
      • Carpenter Ants
      • Crazy Ants
      • Fire Ants
      • Ghost Ants
      • Leaf Cutting Ants
      • Pharaoh Ants
      • Rover Ants

      Each ant species is unique, so the best way to identify and control ants in San Antonio is to partner with a local professional. Accurate Pest Control is here to meet all your home pest control needs.

    • Are ants dangerous?

      While you shouldn't feel the need to run away in fear after coming across an ant, some species are dangerous, and you should not underestimate their ability to cause harm. Dangerous ants are those like the fire ant or pharaoh ant that can cause harm to people or the carpenter ant that causes damage to our property.

      If ants have taken over your San Antonio property, it is always best to consult with a professional. Pest control experts will accurately determine the ant species present and devise a plan to eliminate and control them. Getting rid of ants from your property as quickly as possible is always best will minimize their damage.

    • Why do I have an ant problem?

      Many factors attract ants to our properties. The three biggest reasons ants become permanent fixtures in and around our homes are because they offer food, water, and shelter.

      Our yards and homes offer ants many sources of shelter. Carpenter ants like to nest in fallen trees, tree stumps, or structural wood in our homes damaged by moisture. Suburban yards often attract fire ants that like to nest in open sunny locations. The damp soil found in gardens and flower beds provides acrobat ants and many other ant species with the soil they seek in which to create their nests.

      Though moisture and shelter sources are essential, food is usually the biggest reason ants find their way to our properties. Ants are omnivores and eat various sweets, fruits, vegetables, seeds, and proteins. Trash cans, outdoor eating areas, kitchens, and pantries provide ants with reliable food sources.

    • Where will I find ants?

      Ants in Texas live quite successfully outside; our warm temperatures allow them to remain active year-round. While ants prefer to live outside, they will move into our homes while foraging for food or to escape harsh weather conditions. In San Antonio, ants regularly move indoors to escape hot temperatures and drought conditions.

      Ants are not pests that hide their presence. If ants are in your home, you will spot them out and about during the day, crawling over tables, counters, and floors, foraging for food. Their nesting sites are usually in hard-to-reach areas of your home, like wall voids, crawl spaces, attics, electrical equipment, or structural wood.

      If you are noticing regular ant activity in or around your house, take action and call Accurate Pest Control. Our experts are happy to provide the commercial pest control solutions necessary to remove these pests from your home and help you stop them from returning in the future.

    • How do I get rid of ants?
      Get rid of ants from your property with the help of Accurate Pest Control. Though many pest control companies exist in our region, we are your best bet to control and eliminate ants and other common household pests. In addition to quality pest control services, we offer our customers competitive pricing, fast response times, and excellent customer service. Call now to learn more about general ant control or our carpenter ant pest control services. We are the top choice for pest control in San Antonio!
    • How can I prevent ants in the future?

      Prevent problems with ants by implementing regular pest control services and our helpful ant prevention tips.

      • Use an appropriate sealant to repair cracks in your home's foundation and exterior walls.
      • Fix worn weatherstripping and damaged screens.
      • Regularly remove trash from your home and place it in trash cans with lids.
      • If you feed pets outside, pick up uneaten food.
      • Quickly wipe up spills and crumbs from counters and tables.

      Don't try to eliminate ants on your own; call us today and implement a pest control plan to keep these common pests away.