March 22, 2013
With arrival of spring you have probably started to see increased pest activity as well. Foraging ants in the kitchen, flies around the windows, and maybe even the beginnings of mosquitoes breeding. These are all signs of pest infestations in your home or even on your property. Spring usually means a high level of pest activity in Arkansas, which is why it is important that during your spring-cleaning this year, you take some time to do pest proofing around the house and property. Just a few simple modifications to your environment can make a world of difference in pest control. And if you have not already received your spring pest control services, now is the time!
February 19, 2013
Well, it’s that time again when many Arkansas residents and business owners begin to notice the signs of termites. While active all year round, termites are more easily identified in the spring because of the reproductive termites, also known as swarmers, who take flight from the colony in an epic termite swarm. If you have not yet had suffered from a termite infestation, now is the time for prevention! Most termite infestations go undetected until it is too late and the massive structural damage has already been done. And did we mention how costly the damages are? Approximately $5 billion worth of damages each year in the U.S. alone.
January 25, 2013
We don’t want to point any fingers here but the truth of the matter is that when it comes to pest infestations, many times we are the ones responsible for pests getting into our own homes and for sticking around. It is the little things like leaving the garage door open or letting dirty dishes sit in the sink overnight that could attract mice, ants, cockroaches and other insect and rodents. Though we don’t even realize our actions are only contributing to pest problems.
January 13, 2013
In a nutshell, pest exclusion is the act of denying pest access to the inside of your home and/or business. Seems simple, right? Though it can be time intensive, excluding pests from your structure is achieved by implementing preventative strategies that when combined really make your structure pest-proof.
December 31, 2012
It’s time to think outside of the box when it comes to New Year’s resolutions. Healthy living is about more than implementing an exercise regiment and practicing healthy eating habits; it should also include the care of your home. After all, it’s the place you and your family spend the most time.
December 27, 2012
If you are reading this blog it means you’ve not only survived the end of the world (based on the Mayan calendar that is) on December 21 but you’ve also made it through the holiday. And, now that the gifts you carefully wrapped have been torn apart and family and friends have departed, you probably only have the clean up to tend to.
October 12, 2012
There has been a lot of talk recently on how mice will become a bigger threat to homes as the weather cools down. If you didn’t have a chance, make sure to check out our previous blog, which lays out the many dangers of mice in the home. With the threat of disease, contamination, and structural damage it is no wonder that Little Rock residents are throwing their hands up in the air wondering what they can do to prevent such disasters.
September 19, 2012
Have you noticed spiders popping up around your property and inside of your home? If a spider has recently caught you by surprise in the shower then you are not alone. This could mean that spiders are already moving indoors in order to find shelter from the cooler weather that will be arriving in the coming months. If you are not a fan of spiders like many who live in Arkansas, now is the time to start brushing up on spider prevention tips.
August 20, 2012
Just like you find yourself running for the closest glass of water on a hot, dry day so do the pests. Spiders, ants, rodents, and wildlife are all seeking more resources when the natural world is depleted aka the climate is dry and hot so water and food are not abundant. And unfortunately, it could be your home and property that is providing such pests with the moisture and food they are seeking.
August 17, 2012
If you have been dealing with pesky rodents and wildlife around your property and inside your home, it may be time to call in the pros! While it's great to think that we can keep a control on these nuisance pests, the truth is that sometimes they find ways around our attempts to keep them out. At McCauley Services, we know how to exclude pests out of the house and offer handyman services that will take care pest proofing for Arkansas homeowners!
July 21, 2012
When it comes to DIY pest control, many homeowners attack foraging ants in their kitchen with spray, set up mouse traps in the cellar and generally focus prevention on the inside of the home. And while keeping a tidy, organized home is certainly an important aspect of pest prevention, there are also many ways in which your landscaping can deter pests.
June 4, 2012
Although it’s not as likely for larger animals such as raccoons, squirrels, and skunks to squeeze through tiny cracks to get inside, there are still many ways in which your home and especially your property could become infested with a wildlife problem. Residents across Arkansas should be on alert for wildlife problems and learn the ways to pest proof their home from wildlife intruders.
May 27, 2012
Memorial Day is the official kick off to the warm weather season full of cookouts and other outdoor activities. To make the most of this holiday weekend you want to make sure that if you are hosting a cookout that your home and property are pest proofed. Nothing can ruin a good time like masses of mosquitos or swarming stinging insects.
May 19, 2012
The warm weather pests are back and if you haven’t already, now is the time to pest proof your home before you have serious issues with Arkansas insects. We all like to enjoy the outdoors and the warm weather but we must be cautious to avoid the threat of pests while we are enjoy the long spring and summer days. Problematic pests for people and sometimes property include fleas, ticks, spiders, ants, mosquitoes, and stinging insects.
January 3, 2012
Is your Benton or Little Rock home protected from pests this winter? This is the time of year when pests are looking for a warm place to winter. In order to keep your home protected and prevent an infestation of pests in the New Year, there are some healthy habits that will keep ladybugs, wasps and rodents from coming into your living quarters.
October 27, 2011
Unfortunately, for homeowners in Benton, Little Rock, Hot Springs and throughout Arkansas, the end of summer does not mean the end of pests. In fact, as the temperatures start to cool and the leaves start to change color, mice, rats and other rodents are actively starting to seek out shelter for the cold, winter months and much to our dismay, their target just might be our homes.
September 26, 2011
Once again, McCauley Services has been inundated with phone calls from business owners and managers in Little Rock, Hot Springs and throughout Arkansas regarding the pesky, little scavengers known as cockroaches.
August 12, 2011
Last month, we blogged about how the extreme heat all across of Arkansas has driven people and pests indoors seeking relief from the soaring temperatures. Unfortunately, the heat wave rages on and McCauley Services, a longtime Arkansas pest control company, thought you might like to know why spiders, ants, cockroaches and mice are invading your home more often.
November 29, 2010When you hear mice running through your walls or spot one in your kitchen or pantry, it can be very disturbing. Sharing your home with mice and other rodents is not only unappealing; it can be hazardous to the health of you and your family and may even result in damage to your home. Prevent mouse and rodent problems with helpful McCauley's pest prevention tips.