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What to Know About Opossums Living in Your Houston Home

By Alicia Coleman | Dec 16, 2019

Imagine this: You and your spouse are enjoying a quiet night on your back patio. It’s quiet and peaceful — until you hear a crash coming from the side of your home. As you get up to see what fell, you see a large rodent with a thin, rat-like tail scurry away towards a tree …

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The Complete Guide to DIY Cockroach Control

By Alicia Coleman | Dec 16, 2019

There’s nothing worse for a homeowner than seeing a cockroach scurry out from a dark space and run across the kitchen floor. As great as it is to live in a warm climate where snow is almost certainly not a problem, Houstonians aren’t the only ones that love the climate. Cockroaches do too. In Houston, …

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What Do Rats in the Attic Sound Like?: How to Tell If You Have a Rodent Infestation

By Alicia Coleman | Dec 16, 2019

If you’re the night owl of your home, then you’re probably attuned to all the sounds that go on in your home every night. You know the sound the furnace makes when it kicks on, the refrigerator’s low whirling noise and the wind rustling through the trees outside your window. But one night, you might …

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Top Upcycled Christmas Decorations You Can Make Right Now

By Alicia Coleman | Dec 16, 2019

It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but if you’re like most people, it can be one of the most expensive times of the year. Not only are you buying Christmas gifts for family members, but you’re also probably spending money on food for holiday meals and parties as well as travel …

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All About Asps: How to Know When It’s Time to Call in an Expert

By Alicia Coleman | Dec 16, 2019

When you see a fuzzy caterpillar, you probably think it’s pretty cute. Most caterpillars are harmless, and because we know that they turn into butterflies, most people want to let caterpillars live. They’re also more likely to pick up caterpillars in their homes and move them outside. But not all caterpillars are as harmless as …

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Think Green, Not Red: 8 Tips for Holiday Shopping on a Budget

By Alicia Coleman | Dec 16, 2019

Underneath all the glitter, the glamour, the bright lights, the merry carols and gifts, the true spirit of the holidays has always been about spending time with friends and family members. It’s about being grateful for what you have — your loved ones, your health, your good fortune — and sharing that good fortune with …

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Common Pests That Might Live In Your Christmas Tree and How To Get Rid of Them

By Alicia Coleman | Dec 16, 2019

Christmas is one of the most wonderful times of the year and dealing with pests during this period of celebration can put a damper on the festive season for your family. As Christmas trees sit on the lot waiting to be brought home to a good family, they do endure the outdoors and the pests …

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How The Carpet In Your Home Can Contribute To Pest Problems

By Alicia Coleman | Dec 16, 2019

Although having carpet in your home might offer a more comfortable and cozy environment for your family, carpet is also prone to becoming host to a variety of different types of pests for a few different reasons. Each pest will seek out the carpet in your home as a means of survival, with most of …

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4 Functional Decorations for Your Home that Do More than Look Pretty

By Alicia Coleman | Nov 18, 2019

Choosing decor for your home can be a balancing act. After all the furniture finds its place and the rugs are laid out on the floor, you probably feel that your room could use a little added decor — paintings, wall clocks, decorative accessories — to bring the look together. But as they say, too …

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