Why are Ants coming into my House?

June 8th, 2013-

Ant season is upon us.  We start getting several calls for ant extermination early spring when the weather is warmer.  Ants move indoors and become a nuisance in search of food.  Don't be embarrassed, if you have an ant infestation.  This does not mean your house is dirty!  Pharaoh ants are very tiny and can find very small openings into your home.  These ants are usually found in bathrooms or kitchens.  Ants like dark warm areas near hot water pipes.  DO NOT use sprays on these ants.  It will cause the ants to spread.  Instead, A-Team Pest Control uses baits for Ant Control that the ants will feed on and take back to the colony.  This usually requires 2 treatments.  Other ways to prevent ants from coming into your home are clearing vegetation and debris from the perimeter of your home, cleaning up crumbs and spills right away,  controlling moisture, and sealing cracks and crevices.

  Mosquitos and West Nile Virus

June 11th, 2013-

The West Nile Virus is an epidemic in the United States.  Last year was the deadliest on record in U.S. history.  4 of those deaths occurring in Nebraska.  Some states around the U.S. are already seeing many mosquitos this year.  There has also already been mosquitos that tested positive for the West Nile Virus.  There is no vaccine at this time for West Nile Virus, and the best method of protection is Mosquito Control.  Remove any standing water to prevent breeding, have screens on all windows and doors, stay indoors or wear protective bug repellent from dust to dawn when mosquitos are more active.  A-Team pest control can do a Yard Spray to help keep the pests out of your yard.  Seek medical advice, if you have any symptoms of West Nile Virus.  These may include fever, headache, fatigue, nausea, and vomiting.

Preventing Termite Damage

Aug 18th, 2013-

No matter if you are protecting your current home, purchasing a new home, or building, there are several things you can do to prevent termite damage.  Keep firewood piles away from the house and up off the ground.  Also, keep mulch and wood chips away from the foundation. When building a new home, a pre treatment can be applied to the soil prior to the concrete being poured.  This is a fairly inexpensive process and prevents the headache or a more expensive treatment down the road.  Things to look for include "mud tubes", holes in drywall, and cracked and bubbling paint.  In the springtime, swarmer that look like flying ants may leave wings in windowsills.  Another tip is Termites like moisture, so fix any moisture problems you may have.