Identifying Different Stinging Insects

Identifying Stinging Insects Texas is full of all sorts of wildlife, including those that can sting. If you’ve noticed a nest of buzzing critters on your property or inside your home, it is crucial to keep a safe distance until you determine what you’re dealing with – especially if you have any family members allergic to stinging insects.

Here is a list of stinging insects commonly f… Read more »

Are Texas Water Moccasins Poisonous?

 poisonous water moccasins - Waco TexasThe warm weather conditions of Texas not only make it a desirable destination for snowbirds, but also for snakes. Indeed, the heat index and varied terrain allow cold-blooded reptiles to thrive. While there are more than 100 different snake species residing in the state, one of the more common species found throughout Texas and in the Waco area … Read more »

Things That Attract Wild Animals

rodents in trash With rapid development and deforestation, wild animals and common pests are finding less space out in the wild. As a result, they are looking elsewhere to take up residence. Where are they looking? Your yard. You might not think so, but your backyard provides wild animals with an abundance of the most vital components for survival: food, shelter, and water.

Read on for a list of some of the most common attractions.

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How to Safely Remove Birds

When you think of animal pests at your home or business, birds aren’t likely on the top of your list. But, if you’ve ever dealt with a nasty pigeon problem or some other bird infestation, you probably have a whole new outlook. If you have noisy, messy, distracting birds roosting in your attic or invading your commercial property, removal is the solution. But you need to be aware of the proper me… Read more »

Identifying Venomous Snakes

Most venomous snakes in Waco, TX, like other venomous snakes in the U.S., are generally more colorful than non-venomous snakes. For example, coral snakes have brightly colored black, yellow and red stripes covering its head and body. Typically hiding in rock burrows and soil, coral snakes prefer scrubby sand hills where they emerge mostly at night. Symptoms of a coral snake bite include blurry vision, slurred … Read more »

Could You Have a Carpenter Ant Infestation?

If you have an ant problem in your home or business, it could be more severe than you think. While most ants are primarily a nuisance and cause little damage, carpenter ants can destroy wood, resulting in weakened structures and costly repairs. Understanding where ants like to nest and eat is essential for getting rid of them.

Carpenter ants are black or black and red and are one of the largest species of ants. Workers can range in size from 3/16 to 1/2 in… Read more »

Bees and Wasps – What’s the Difference?


They both fly, sting, and are black and yellow in color, so it is easy to see how people can get bees and wasps confused with one another. However, knowing the difference and knowing how to tell them apart is an important way to determine what is in your yard, so you can act accordingly.

Bees and Wasps – The Differences

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How Early Squirrel Removal Saves You Money

Something many homeowners have learned the hard way is that ignoring an animal problem, especially squirrels in your home, can cause serious financial repercussions. Squirrels are part of the rodent family, meaning they have large front teeth that are constantly growing. As such, they always gnaw on something to wear their teeth down to a reasonable l… Read more »

Why Humane Honey Bee Removal is Important

At Critter Control® of Waco, we take honey bee removal seriously. The world’s bee population is slowly recovering but still in danger, so it’s important to take every possible measure to help their numbers thrive. You’ve likely heard about what an important role honey bees play in our world, but why are they so crucial?

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How to Rodent-Proof Vents to Your Attic

Attics are prime locations for rodents because they love to nest in warm, rodent proof attic and ventsisolated places. While there, they can cause havoc by shredding plumbing pipes, gnawing electrical wires, and introducing infectious diseases to your home and family. As a result, you need to be proactive and take steps to rodent-proof… Read more »