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Meet your Pest Professional in McAllen, Texas

There are questions about pest control out there that people never knew to ask. So we asked a few fun questions to our service manager in McAllen, Josh Castelan, to gain a little insight into pest control service

Plus, there are a few interesting facts we learned on the way.

Leafcutter Ants: Heavy Lifters and Wide Travellers

Josh Castelan has worked with Fox for about six years, so he's learned a number of interesting facts about pests along the way.

"A lot of people don't realize leafcutters travel great distances because they have a purpose," he explained. "Leafcutters are actually trying to take away the dead vegetation of the earth.

"Some people [say], ‘My plant is getting eaten by these leafcutters,'" he continued. "But the truth is that plant is unhealthy and it's sick, and it's actually on its way to dying. It wouldn't have the bacteria that the leafcutters need to ferment that if it wasn't in that state."

It is important to note that some species of leafcutter ants will cut out leaves from any plant they can find, regardless of its state of health.

If you have problems with ants of any kind, Fox Pest Control has the resources and expertise available to help you.

Long-Distance Leafcutter Ants

Joshua explained that many leafcutter ant species travel long distances to find the right leaves.

"I also highlight how far the leafcutters travel because they'll travel blocks and blocks.

"Think about that," he said. "If I'm hungry, I'm going to get a burger that's right across the street. Why would I go ten miles away? It's because I couldn't eat that burger. And that's leafcutters."

How to Properly Treat for Leafcutter Ants

These facts about ants made us wonder what a homeowner should do if they discover leafcutters in their garden.

"I tell customers right away," he said, "'Your plant is sick, and you need to work on MiracleGro. You need to work on the balance of that plant, and the PH balance, making sure it's a healthy plant. [Then] it's going to be unsuitable for these leafcutters to eat."

Healthy plants are much less likely to become susceptible to leafcutters or other pests. Sometimes, the presence of pests will make plants sick, like spider mites, scale, aphids, or other pests.

If you find healthy or unhealthy plants in your yard or garden under attack from any kind of pest, contact Fox Pest Control. Our Pest Pros have seen it all, and we have all the tools ready and at your disposal to help.

Household Tips from a Professional

Josh provided us a few everyday tips every Texan should follow to keep the pests away from the home.

"The most obvious ones in the Texas region," said Josh, "are just decluttering your back yards. Right now, we have a season of fleas and ticks that are about to bloom in the springtime, and if you're preparing your backyard by decluttering … trash, debris …. That's one of the bigger ones on the outside, decluttering."

So take a look at your back yard, and if you find any kind of debris, consider removing it right away. Debris that attracts pests could be anything from overly long grass (especially grass directly next to the house, fencing, shed, or other structure) to an old refrigerator or rusty car that was never repaired.

Leaves, fallen branches, or other things that touch the house should also be cleared off immediately.

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We don't just care about getting rid of pests. We care about you, your peace of mind, and your safety.

Maybe you've never had pest control before and you're calling for the first time. Our Service Coordinators and Scheduling Coordinators are friendly, helpful, and willing to answer all the questions you might have.

Our Pest Pros are certified, well trained, and vetted by our Fox-approved process to ensure that you feel welcome and a part of the Family.

For us, No Bugs is Simply Better, so next time to think pest control, think Fox Pest Control.

Posted on February 10, 2020.

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