A Quick Overview of the Brown Recluse Spider

The brown recluse spider, more popularly known as the “violin spider”, is one of the most terrifying pests in households. A person can experience really bad skin ulcers, extreme pain, and sometimes complications that can endanger one’s life. The name “violin spider” comes from their violin-shaped patch on the broad, almost heart-shaped cephalothorax. Their overall color is grayish-yellow-brown while the oblong abdomen … Read More

5 Signs of a Termite Infestation

A termite infestation is one of the worst problems your home can have. These pests create major property damage if left untreated and undetected. Termites can remain undetected for a long time since they burrow from the inside out of a wooden structure. They can easily survive where there is moisture, soil, wood or materials that are made of cellulose. … Read More

Indoor and Outdoor Ant Prevention for Your Home

Ants roaming inside your home can be annoying, especially if you continually see them every day. Unlike termites, ants are not shy to show themselves. They will even ignore you as they passed by and collect their food from your sink, kitchen table, or on the floor. How to properly prevent ants from overrunning your home may be a bit … Read More

4 Ways to Prevent Termites in Your Home

Termites annually cost $1 billion in damage in the United States. Subterranean termites in particular, can travel underground in soil and can eat wood, roots, or processed cellulose materials like paper and cardboard. They can tunnel through foam insulation or chew through some thin plastics. While termites eat and live in wood, which is what our homes are built on, … Read More

Check out Preventive Pest Control on TV!

Chesley Elkins, the general manager at Preventive Pest Control in Albuquerque, NM was featured on 2 KASA providing simple tips on preventing pests as spring arrives. Mr. Elkins discusses the pest threats that exist in New Mexico and how you can protect your  businesses and homes this spring.  

The Importance of Termite Inspection for Home Buyers

When purchasing or refinancing a new home or building, most lending institutions will require a termite inspection to know if the property has been damaged by termites or other wood destroying insects. If the home has any structural damage, the lending company will require the property to be treated and any structural damage be repaired by a license termite control … Read More

How to Protect Your Business Establishment and Decrease Pest Activity

Businesses need to be aware of pest threats on their property. Pest issues can blow up into major expenses that hit your bottom line. Business especially in food service and food processing, retail stores, warehouse and storage facilities, and hospitals and pharmaceutical locations are commonly prone to pest issues. Preventing these issues can save your business thousands in downtime, regulatory … Read More

Why You Need a Termite Inspection for Real Estate Transactions

Termite Inspections and the Law Real estate transactions require termite inspection first before the process of buying a house can be possible. It is very important for a real estate property to pass pest inspection because this will determine if loaning companies will lend the buyer some money for the house. Depending on each state, lending companies require an inspection done … Read More

How to Stop Rodents from Entering Your Home This Winter

  Don’t let rodents invade your home this winter. With a little knowledge and understanding you can prevent this pest. Rodents are sneaky. They usually enter our homes without being detected. The saying “quiet as a mouse” did become famous without a reason. But in order to survive they need to be quiet and get into safe places – like … Read More

Understanding How Termites Eat Homes

The damage caused by termites can be very costly especially if the problem is not solved right away. Termites can inflict more than $3 billion worth of damage nationwide to homes each year. And, to add more insult to injury, termites are very hard to see until they have finally made a great damage to the structure. Termites will crawl … Read More