Pest Control & Exterminator in Austin, TX
Everything is bigger in Texas—including pests
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At Root Home Services we love being a part of the community we provide services to. We help hundreds of customers in the Austin area protect their homes from invasive pests. Our family-owned company operates with the safety of your family and pets in mind by using a safe organic spray inside your home. For the outside, we offer both normal and organic options to create a preventative seal for the exterior of your home.
With the changes of the seasons and weather come different types of pests trying to invade your home. Root Home Services offers pest control that'll keep your home protected all year. We visit every 90 days to reapply the protective barriers, or more often if you notice anything out of the ordinary. With regular preventative treatments, you'll have a barrier that keeps harmful pests from damaging your home.
With every service our trained technicians will:
- We inspect both the interior and exterior of your home including your yard to find any potential problems or any pests that may have invaded.
- We spray the perimeter of your home to create a barrier that prevents invasive pests from making their way into your home.
- We check and treat common high activity areas like your lawn or garden to reduce pest activity.
- We finish with an interior treatment that is both pet and people safe to ensure that no pests remain in your house.
Below you will find a list of common pests we treat during regular services. Do you have a more severe pests? Look at our specialty pest control section for a better idea of the other types we treat and prevent.
The Standard Pests
Texas has a wide variety of ants, but fire ants are some of the more common and most damaging to your yard. Not only do these pests leave mounts and spread throughout your yard they can leave painful bites when you disturb the mound. Because of how invasive fire ants are notoriously difficult to treat on your own. The products we use for these pests get them at the root of the problem, their queen. This helps the colony die removing their leader. Do you have another type of ant causing you grief? We've got you covered whatever size or color these ants are.
Peak Season: Spring & Fall
Unlike other pests, fire ants are not seasonal and are a year-round problem. They are primarily active during spring when they start foraging and actively mating.
If you haven't seen a cockroach you're not living in Texas. These pests are amongst the most common throughout the state and should be treated immediately for good reason. Roaches are known to play a role as carriers of some diseases that can be transmitted to humans. To make things worse they create bad smells and reproduce at a rapid rate. No matter the type of roach you've got, we have a treatment plan that will remove and prevent them from returning.
Peak Season: Year round
Thankfully not all spiders in Texas are dangerous, but there are a few that are harmful to people. Despite that these spiders can be all too common in your home. We keep that in mind and with every service we treat and remove the following:
- All spiders
- Target your home's problem spots.
- Remove webs to discourage nesting.
- Remove any venomous spiders found.
We offer free venomous spider removal for everyone. Simply send us a picture, and we will get it taken care of quickly.
Peak Season: May-October. Activity is most aggressive during mating in August.
This type of pest thrives between the months of May and October with activity being most aggressive during the mating season in August.
Throughout Texas there are approximately 18 different species of scorpions; but only a few are found near Austin. One of the most common types you'll see is the Striped Barked Scorpion. Thankfully their venom has a low toxicity level to humans and most stings don't need medical attention. The scorpion’s native to Texas thankfully don't pose a serious threat to humans, but more of an irritation. Due to scorpions' thick exoskeletons and long life spans they can be difficult to treat.
Peak Season: End of March-End of Summer
Scorpion activity starts as temperatures rise near the end of March and they are most active through the summer while it’s warm. Treatment is critical prior to the winter months, as scorpions will begin seeking warmth inside homes.
Bees and Wasps
Bees, which are often thought of as cute little honey makers, are dangerous if you've got a nest near or inside your home. Just like bees’ wasps are more dangerous due to their natural aggression and ability to re-sting you. If you haven't been receiving regular treatment for these pests, you'll soon see why it's needed. Being some of the easiest pests to spot you'll know it's time for a treatment plan or retreatment. Our regular service removes the nests to prevent these stinging insects from harming your pets and family.
Peak Season: April-September
Hives will begin activity near the end of April and have reached full force by June. However, hives are most aggressive around early September when the queen has left the hive.