Spiders can strike fear in even the bravest souls and with good reason. One of the most dangerous sorts of spiders calls our region and the Omaha area home. Brown recluse spiders are aptly named. They are indeed brown and are experts at hiding in places that are dark damp and, well, reclusive.
Brown recluse spiders have a distinctive violin-shaped mark on their backs right behind their eyes. If that isn’t creepy enough, this particular spider has a characteristic number and arrangement of eyes. While most spiders have eight, the brown recluse has six eyes arranged in pairs of three.
February 15, 2019
Even people with the cleanest of homes can experience unwanted visitors in their homes this time of year. Colder weather drives vermin inside seeking warmer accommodations, food, and water.
At Genie Pest Control, we call this “rodent season” and unfortunately most of our customers don’t find it enjoyable or sporting at all to hunt for the mice and even rats that take up housekeeping in their homes.
January 30, 2019
You may have seen the old animated cartoon where an unsuspecting gentleman buys a log cabin for a bargain price. The former homeowner quickly packs up and exits the scene while the new resident prepares to set up housekeeping. As quickly as the new homeowner moves in, the entire cabin disintegrates around him into a pile of sawdust. Termites!
While these pests can’t consume a log cabin in a matter of moments, there is some truth to the fact that they can and will do a lot of damage if left to their chewing devices. Termites feast on wood structures, rotting logs, even old newspapers and the pages of books; they are notoriously hearty and difficult to eliminate.
January 15, 2019
Today’s homeowner is keenly aware of the dangers of household chemicals in the environment and in their homes. When it comes to keeping living spaces free of these potentially dangerous products, we often are asked about the treatments we use in Omaha homes to control pests.
Mice have one true goal in life and it is to find food and shelter. They aren’t choosy about the accommodations as long as they can find a warm place to nest with their friends and family and they can have an ongoing source of food to pillage. Oftentimes, our homes and businesses become the ideal place for mice to set up housekeeping. Do you have a mouse problem? Don’t waste time trying to solve it yourself. Call Genie Pest Control and talk with one of our expert technicians.
November 21, 2018
If your home or business has a rodent problem, the very best way to get it under control and keep
Termites make no sound, can chew and eat 24 hours a day and can do thousands of dollars of damage before the first sign of their infestation becomes apparent. Oftentimes mistaken for flying ants, termites in the Omaha and Council Bluffs area often are the subterranean type – those that come from underground – and are extremely hard to detect unless you are a pest control professional or know exactly what signs to look for.
Of course, it’s always best to put preventative treatments in place by way of a professional pest control service like Genie Pest Control. If you haven’t invested in preventive treatment and think you may have a problem, here are few of the tell-tale signs that your home may have a termite issue.
September 19, 2018
An essential strategy for keeping pests of all kinds under control is to schedule recurring pest control services with a reputable, reliable and affordable pest control service. Scheduling an ongoing appointment with a company like Genie Pest Control, serving the Omaha, Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa areas, can be your first line of defense against pests and all that comes with them.