Mulch, Termites, and Your Home’s Foundation

A common worry for homeowners is the threat that a layer of mulch next to a house foundation might draw termites. It can enhance curb appeal and minimize weeds, but not every pest control company likes it. If you have your heart set on it, we’ll explain the best way to apply it to help [...] Read More >

How to Get Rid of Pantry Moths

Are you dealing with pantry moths? Yates-Astro Termite and Pest Control can handle your problem, but we need your help. Here’s what you need to do before we treat your pantry for Indianmeal moths. What You Need A vacuum cleanerVinegarSoap and waterA mop What You Do Inspect all food in your pantry for signs of [...] Read More >

German cockroaches: identify, prevent, & control

What Adult German Cockroaches Look Like The German cockroach adult: is long and slender, about 1/2 to 5/8-inch a light to medium brown color.has two short lengthwise stripes on its “pronotum”—the plate that covers part of the head in front and the base of the wings in back. What Baby German Roaches Look Like The [...] Read More >

Why are earwigs so hard to kill?

Do you ever wonder why you kill an earwig or spray an insecticide in your tub only to find another one a few hours later or the very next day? Earwigs are not a special bug that just cannot be killed. There’s no super hard shell that protects them, and they’re not super fast. The [...] Read More >

Benefits of Bees: More than the sting & honey

Just the sight of a yellow and black, fuzzy body buzzing around a patio or picnic table can send anyone into panic mode. If a bee stings you, you could be in for a world of hurt. But there’s more to bees than their sting and delicious honey. They play a huge role in the [...] Read More >

Don’t get confused: Know the difference between termites and ants

How do you know if it’s termites or carpenter ants destroying your home? Both are notorious for causing wood damage. If you notice wood damage and suspect termites or carpenter ants, a solution to the problem starts with correct identification. Two Damaging Insects Termites and carpenter ants share more similarities than just being wood-destroying insects. [...] Read More >

Why DIY fire ant treatments often fail

Fire ant season is here. Sometimes in the Coastal Empire it feels like it’s always fire ant season. The ferocious, biting insects thrive when the temperature reaches 72 degrees up to 96 degrees. You’ll know if you have them in your yard; step on a fire ant hill, and you’re in for a world of [...] Read More >

Safely use insect repellents this season

We know better than anyone mosquitoes and gnats can ruin backyard fun in the summer. Yates-Astro Termite & Pest Control is here to help! You can take back your yard with our monthly mosquito prevention plan. But if you’re planning a camping trip or a trip to the beach, we’ve put together some guidelines to [...] Read More >

Debunking DIY bed bug treatments

Bed bugs can be one of the hardest pests to get rid of. This is because they are traveling pests. A bed bug can hitch a ride in your luggage, on your clothes, and even in used furniture. Just the thought of the possibility of these blood-sucking bugs in your home or business can keep [...] Read More >

8 Effective Tips for Spider Control

Spiders are one of the most-feared pests in the home. There are more phobias about spiders than any other pest, and understandably so. If you get bitten by the wrong spider–a black widow or a brown recluse–and you have a bad reaction to the venom, you can end up in the hospital. And yes, there [...] Read More >