Category Archives: Pest Control Professionals

Subterranean Termites Inspection

Termite season has started in Austin, Texas.  I found a good video from an house inspector about subterranean termites.  Blue Planet Pest Control termite inspectors also actively help home owners, business owners and builders treate, pre-treat or inspect termites. Subterranean … read more »

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Make Your Own Natural Mosquito Repellent

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The essential oils that work well against mosquitoes are: cinnamon oil lemon eucalyptus oil citronella oil castor oil Safe carrier oils and alcohols include: olive oil sunflower oil any other cooking oil witch hazel vodka Natural Mosquito Repellent Recipe Mix … read more »

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Naturally Get Rid of Ants

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Have ant hills in your yard and think about do the ant control by yourself.  Don’t leave it uncontrolled because ants could build nests in the foam roofing insulation.  It would be very costly to remove ant nests from the … read more »

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Does Frigid Weather Kill Insect Pests?

Does Frigid Weather Kill Insect Pests? NO! Fridged weather Does Not Reduce Pest Population Some Insect Species hibernate. Others Thrive Indoors with Us. The bone-chilling weather around the northeast and much of the nation does not mean that insect pests … read more »

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Identify a Spider

There are nearly 1000 different species of spiders located throughout the state of Texas.  Two venomous species of spiders, the black widow (Latrodectus mactans) and the brown recluse (Loxosceles reclusa) are commonly found in Texas. Both of these species of … read more »

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Insect Art

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Free eBook for kids – Pest Detective

A great pest book is written for kids.  Adults will love it, too.  Join Millie, an 8-year-old insect lover, as she solves real-life pest mysteries with her father, a pest professional. Download the free Pest Detective eBook from National Pest … read more »

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Scary

  Invasion of brain eating insects Scientist have discovered an insect (Tyrannos necrotizing sauros fasciitis,) in several western states. These insects works their way through the ear canal into its victims brain and starts to eat inward towards the center … read more »

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Dragon Fly

I walked out of my house this morning to be bewildered  over this strange  ancient creature on the side of my house. It was a Dragonfly.  Not only beautiful, Dragonflies are a very important part of our Eco-system.   There are some 5680 different species of dragonflies are known … read more »

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Are your Pest Control Operators licensed and certified?

Chapter 1951 of the Texas Occupations Code (known as the Structural Pest Control Act) requires that all businesses and personnel who engage in the practice of pest control be licensed by the Texas Department of Agriculture through its Structural Pest … read more »

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