As an industry leader, Orkin requires all Orkin Men to complete rigorous training and continuous education on the latest industry technology and treatments available. This means your local Orkin Man is uniquely qualified to handle your pest control needs — whatever they may be. Based on service calls in your area.
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Top Pests in Metro Houston, TX
As an industry leader, Orkin requires all Orkin Men to complete rigorous training and continuous education on the latest industry technology and treatments available. This means your local Orkin Man is uniquely qualified to handle your pest control needs — whatever they may be.
Based on service calls in your area.
While the winters are mild in Houston, TX, pests still enter houses in search of food or warmth during cooler months, during excessive rain and when it become too hot outdoors. Cities in Texas with dense populations often encounter home-invading insects. Typical kitchen and pantry pests include:
Drugstore & Cigarette Beetles
These flying insects flock to windows and lights. The most common pantry pests in Texas, drugstore and cigarette beetles have rounded bodies with brown or red coloring. Like other pantry invaders, drugstore and cigarette beetle larvae, not the adults, feed on stored goods. Their diet includes:
Rice & Granary Weevils
Both of these pests forage for processed grains, such as pasta or cereal. Rice weevils can invade homes by flying inside through doors or windows, but the granary weevil is not capable of flight. However, rice and granary weevil infestations usually begin with infested food packages brought into the home.
In addition to pantry pests, some species of beetles enter houses to feed on fabric. Pests that target cloth and textiles in Houston include:
Carpet beetle infestations often destroy fur, feather, and woolen items. These household pests may damage synthetic materials as well as natural fibers. Adult carpet beetles travel along window ledges in the spring to enter Texas homes. Although not common, direct contact with them may cause skin irritation.
In Houston homes, the hide beetle eats leather goods as well as foods like bacon and cheese. When fully grown, they are relatively large with dark brown to black coloring. Mature hide beetles can even bore into wood. Infestations typically start due to rodent or bird carcasses trapped inside wall voids.
If all Orkin Men were like mine today, I would be very happy.
South Houston, Texas
I write you to highlight the professionalism of the staff at your N. Houston branch. I am an existing Orkin customer for my current residence and am in the process of building a new home. After discussing options for my new build with your sales staff, a pre-treat procedure was arranged. Unfortunately, my builder was not informed of the contractor’s progress, and I was forced to put your staff ‘under the gun.’ The paperwork for the application of the build was not prepared, and we needed an Orkin Man on-site the next day for treatment. The office staff provided me directions to the office to complete the documentation and scheduled an Orkin Man for the very next morning. Without the prompt action of your team, I would have incurred troublesome delays in the building of our new home. I wish to extend a sincere ‘Thank You’ to your staff and Orkin Men for making the process of doing business with you a pleasant experience.
North Houston, Texas
The Orkin Man is diligent about setting appointments and arriving on-time. After getting to our house, he is thorough and always careful to give us the best service. We are a bit picky about some things, but he doesn’t mind taking his shoes off when it is wet outside. We appreciate the total service provided. The Orkin Man has a great attitude and is a wonderful goodwill ambassador for Orkin.
North Houston, Texas
Orkin provided us with a good price, a good guarantee, and excellent customer satisfaction. You can be proud of your Houston office and, most of all, the Orkin Man. He was courteous and easy to work with. I appreciated his keeping me posted on progress. He really went the extra mile when he relaid and reglued the carpeting that had to be pulled away from the walls.