Sunday, June 12, 2011

Pest Control Companies in Ft. Worth|Exterminators in Fort Worth

Whether you own or rent your home, condo, or town home, we have residential services that are
tailored to your pest control needs. Assassin Exterminating has a staff of certified pest control
technicians ready to tackle any residential pest control problem that you may have.

Pests in your home are not just an annoyance, but can pose some serious healthproblems as well.
The professionals at Assassin Exterminating are highly qualified to diagnose the exact pest control
situation that you may have and design a program to rid your home of the problem.

With over 13 years experience in pest control & exterminating,
we have the knowledge and attention
to detail that it takes to get the job done right the first time. Our residential services vary depending on the home, environment, and many other factors. We custom tailor treatments to the individual pest control situation we're presented with. No two homes are the same and each requires its own treatment method.

We offer free inspections and estimates and will analyze your pest control issue at no charge. While
we're there, we'll identify the pest issue at hand and explain the process of how we can go about
eliminating your problem. We even provide service on weekends for yourconvenience at no additional charge!

During our initial visit and on an ongoing basis, we make note of conducive conditions that should be
addressed, and consult with you about the best available options to correct these problems.
Non-chemical measures are suggested whenever practical, and pesticides applied only as needed.
This green pest control approach maximizes effectiveness while minimizing the need for pesticide

Monthly Pest Control Programs

A monthly pest control program is the best way to ensure that your home is a "pest-free zone". A
regularly scheduled pest control service ensures that not only do the unwanted insects die but, as
their eggs hatch, the baby insects will die as well.
There isn’t a safe spray on the market that will
currently kill the larvae or eggs of many household pests.

All insecticides on the market are designed to dissipate over time (usually between 4-8 weeks) which is a good thing. How clean you keep your home will determine how long a residual product is effective. If you’re the type of person who cleans the floors twice a week, expect to get about 4 weeks of protection. If you only spot clean once a week and do a full cleaning every two weeks or so, expect to get about 8 weeks of protection.

Monthly pest control programs allow a small build up of insecticide (microscopic) to form in all the
common areas that insects invade and will provide a barrier to prevent infestation. This approach is
seen as being more proactive than reactive. However, if cost is a concern to you and your family, you might be interested in a Quarterly Pest Management Program.

Quarterly Pest Control Programs

For some homeowners, quarterly pest control plans make the most sense. Each season brings its own set of pest problems, and quarterly service plans allows our pest control technicians to inspect for and address these potential pest problems along the natural, season cycle. Quarterly service also is more economical as it avoids the need for unnecessary service calls, and your home will still be warranted against infestations of covered pests that may arise between quarterly visits.

In addition, many homeowners now prefer to limit routine quarterly treatments to the exteriors of their
homes, and we encourage this practice. Routine exterior treatment provides an excellent level of
protection against the most common household pests, while eliminating unnecessary pesticide
applications inside the home. (Of course, if interior treatment is needed, it will be provided at no
additional charge.)

Our Monthly and Quarterly residential pest control plans protects your home against most common household pests, including:

  • Ants (excluding for Carpenter and Fire Ants)
  • Spiders
  • Earwigs, silverfish, millipedes, centipedes, and other occasional invaders
  • Cockroaches (excluding for German Cockroaches, which require monthly service)
  • Most other common household pests

Whether it's Ants, Bees, or any other exterminating issue, Assassin Exterminating will treat your home as if it were our own. We understand that having pests in your home can be unsettling. That's why we take the time to listen.
Assassin Exterminating Provides Professional Pest Management Services The Way It's Supposed To Be. That’s the difference when you “Always Hire A Professional”.

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Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Fort Worth, TX


  • Keep a small spray bottle handy, and spray the ants with a bit of soapy water.
  • Set out cucumber peels or slices in the kitchen or at the ants' point of entry. Many ants have a natural aversion to cucumber. Bitter cucumbers work best.
  • Leave a few tea bags of mint tea near areas where the ants seem most active. Dry, crushed mint leaves or cloves also work as ant deterrents.
  • Trace the ant column back to their point of entry. Set any of the following items at the entry area in a small line, which ants will not cross: cayenne pepper, citrus oil (can be soaked into a piece of string), lemon juice, cinnamon or coffee grounds.
  • Mix one liter of water, one teaspoon of Borax and a cup of sugar. Soak cotton balls in the solution and place them in a small yogurt container with holes punched in the lids to allow ants access. Place container in a location where ants are present. Ants will carry the bait back to their colonies where it will eventually kill the colony. Important: use indoors only; must be kept away from pets and children.
  • Leave a small, low wattage night light on for a few nights in the area of most ant activity. The change in light can disrupt and discourage their foraging patterns.
  • Ants on the deck? Slip a few cut up cloves of garlic between the cracks.
  • For long-term nontoxic control of ants, sprinkle diatomaceous earth where ants congregate.
  • Clove oil-based commercial ant killers are available in two forms: AntEater organic ant killer, and BugShooter insect control spray.

  • Diatomaceous earth is a safe alternative which can be sprinkled in areas where roaches congregate, especially hidden areas such a cabinet tops and behind appliances. Harmless to people, the tiny particles cut the waxy exoskeleton and kills the insect within 48 hours. For a week or so after the treatment, the dehydrating insects will search more actively for water. Therefore, do not be surprised if you see roaches more often after the treatment. Most roaches should be killed within two weeks of application.
  • Catnip is a natural repellent to cockroaches. The active ingredient is nepetalactone, which is non-toxic to humans and pets. Small sachets of catnip can be left in areas of cockroach activity. Catnip can also be simmered in a small amount of water to make a "catnip tea" which can be used as a spray to apply around baseboards and behind counters. This natural repellent should only be used in homes without cats!
  • Keep a spray bottle of soapy water on hand. Spraying roaches directly with soapy water will kill them.
  • In an empty one pound coffee can, place 1 or 2 pieces of bread which have been soaked thoroughly with beer. Place in areas known to have roach infestations.
  • It is a little known fact that roaches like high places. If you put boric acid on TOP of your kitchen cabinets (not inside), if space allows between ceiling and cabinets, the roaches will take the boric acid to their nests, killing all of them. Boric acid is toxic by mouth - keep away from children and pets.
  • Leave bay leaves, cucumber slices or garlic in the affected area as deterrents.

  • Bathe and comb your pet regularly. Use mild soap, not insecticides. If fleas are found on the comb, dip the comb in a glass of soapy water.
  • Citrus is a natural flea deterrent. Pour a cup of boiling water over a sliced lemon. Include the lemon skin, scored to release more citrus oil. Let this mixture soak overnight, and sponge on your dog to kill fleas instantly. Do not use citrus oil on cats.
  • Add brewer's yeast and garlic, or apple cider vinegar, to your pets' food. However, it is not advisable to use raw garlic as a food supplement for cats.
  • Cedar shampoo, cedar oil and cedar-filled sleeping mats are commercially available. Cedar repels many insects including fleas.
  • Fleas in the carpet? The carpet should be thoroughly vacuumed especially in low traffic areas, under furniture, etc. Put flea powder in the vacuum cleaner bag to kill any fleas that you vacuum up, and put the bag in an outdoor garbage bin.
  • Trap fleas in your home using a wide, shallow pan half-filled with soapy water. Place it on the floor and shine a lamp over the water. Fleas will jump to the heat of the lamp and land in the water. The detergent breaks the surface tension, preventing the flea from bouncing out.
  • In the yard or garden, plant fleabane (Fleabane Daisy Erigeron speciosus) to repel fleas. This is an annual growing 16-24" tall with violet, daisy like flowers.
  • Nontoxic flea traps are available commercially. These traps are inexpensive and very effective.
  • For long-term nontoxic control of fleas, sprinkle diatomaceous earth where fleas may occur. You can also rub diatomaceous earth into the fur of your cat or dog.

  • The most important measure you can take is to remove standing water sources. Change birdbaths, wading pools and pet's water bowl twice a week. Keep your eaves-troughs clean and well-draining. Remove yard items that collect water.
  • Campers often report that the very best mosquito repellent is Herbal Armor, a nontoxic DEET-free repellent which is also recommended by National Geographic.
  • If you're using the barbeque, throw a bit of sage or rosemary on the coals to repel mosquitos.
  • An effective natural bug repellent, mix one part garlic juice with 5 parts water in a small spray bottle. Shake well before using. Spray lightly on exposed body parts for an effective repellent lasting up to 5 - 6 hours. Strips of cotton cloth can also be dipped in this mixture and hung in areas, such as patios, as a localized deterrent. Commercially available garlic based, all natural mosquito repellent and larvae killer will repel mosquitoes up to 4 weeks
  • Neem oil is a natural vegetable oil extracted from the Neem tree in India. The leaves, seeds and seed oil of the Neem tree contain sallanin, a compound which has effective mosquito repelling properties. Neem oil is a natural product and is safe to use.
  • Planting marigolds around your yard works as a natural bug repellent because the flowers give off a fragrance bugs and flying insects do not like.
  • Safe, nontoxic pheromone-based mosquito traps are now commercially available.
  • For outdoor mosquito control, bat houses are effective. Some bat species can eat 500 - 1000 mosquitoes each per might.
  • For broad application outdoor mosquito control, electric mosquito traps are commercially available. These traps do not use chemicals or propane gas.
  • If you're stung, Ditch the Itch is a nontoxic cream which takes the itch out of bites.  
Is DEET safe?

The active ingredient in most chemical-based mosquito repellents is DEET (N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide), developed by the US military in the 1940s. This powerful chemical is absorbed readily into the skin, and should be used with caution.

Common side-effects to DEET-based products include rash, swelling, itching and eye-irritation. often due to over-application. For safer use, consider the following:

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that repellents used on children contain no more than 10% DEET. Parents should assist children in applying DEET-based products.
  • Lotions can be applied more effectively than sprays. Only a thin layer should be used.
  • Be careful to avoid areas near the eyes or mouth.
  • Wash skin exposed to DEET after coming in from mosquito areas.
  • Minimize exposed skin areas by wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants, if possible.
Recent research suggests that DEET products, used sparingly for brief periods, are relatively safe. Other research points to toxic encephalopathy associated with use of DEET insect repellents. Experts warn that DEET shouldn’t be used in combination with sun-screen because DEET shouldn’t be reapplied often. 

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