Frequently Asked Questions & Videos


Having an ant problem in the kitchen? A squirrel in your attic? Our Q&A and video sections below are intended to provide you with tips to be used as a home remedy. And, remember, if you can’t eliminate your pest problems on your own, simply contact The Bug Man, Inc. today!

Videos

  • How to Protect your Home from Rats +

  • What to do About Bed Bugs in your House +

  • How to Get Rid of Ants in your House +

  • Water Bugs vs Roaches and How to Deal with Them +

  • What to do About a Ladybug Infestation +

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Other Questions

Pests


Ants


  • What is the best way to prevent ants from entering my home? +

    Avoid over mulching or over watering your plant beds. This is the perfect habitat for ants. Also keep shrubbery and tree limbs from touching the walls or roof of the house. Keep leaf accumulation removed from the ground around the house, roof valleys and gutters of your home. Keep plants and shrubbery free of aphids.
  • How do I get rid of ants? +

    Applying ready to use ant baits can be effective, (at certain times with certain ants) as well as homemade baits with syrup or jelly and 10% boric acid. Always place baits where they are not accessible by pets or children! Their regular food source must first be removed!
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Termites


  • When do termites usually swarm? +

    Termites can come any time of year, but they arrive most during the Spring and late Summer, due to increased moisture and heat.
  • How do I know if my house has a termite problem? +

    Subterranean termite colonies are almost always connect to the ground by a network if “shelter tubes” that are easily removed. Sometimes they appear out in easily visible places, but other times they are very well hidden. If you notice these tubes, or large number of flying insects that appear suddenly in or on you home, this could be an indication of Termites. In either case, a processual inspection is recommended.
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Bed bugs


  • How do I get rid of bed bugs? +

    There are home remedies that can get rid of bed bugs, but the most effective method of treatment is to call a professional.
  • How do I get bed bugs? +

    Bedbugs are known as the most efficient hitchhiker of the insect world. They can move rapidly to a host from their harborage. The most common ways bedbugs are introduced into a home are by the people that visit you, the places you visit, and by used furniture brought into the home. Bed bugs feed on a host, then retreat to their harborage, usually upholstered furniture or adjacent to or in a bed, then wait for the next host to appear for their next meal. So as you can see, they are as easy to pick up as a cold.
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Cockroaches


  • How hard is it to get rid of cockroaches? +

    Since it is believed that cockroaches could live through an apocalypse, it can be really difficult to get rid of cockroaches on your own. It is best to call professional help to ensure that your cockroach problem is completely remedied.
  • What is the best way to prevent cockroaches in my home? +

    The best way to prevent cockroaches is to CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN. Wipe out cabinets, wipe down counters, clean your floors, your stove, your microwave, etc. Do the dishes immediately after you eat, rather than leaving them in the sink. Reduce boxes, paper, and cardboard. Roaches love these items, and it contains material they can actually eat.
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Flies


  • How can I keep flies from getting inside my home or office? +

    Keep your windows, doors and their screens tight fitting and in good repair. Reduce what attracts flies. Keep waste receptacles clean and as far from house as possible. Keep pet waste removed. Don’t keep moist pet food next to the house. Keep old grass clippings and compost as far away as possible, or remove it completely.
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Wildlife


Squirrels


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Moles


  • How do I get rid of moles in my yard? +

    Moles are eliminated either by kill traps or by toxicants. Either method’s success depends on identifying the one time used feeding run from the often used runs connected to the den. The bug Man has had better success by apply toxicants, or baits, into the runs. In either case, Moles can be frustrating because other Moles can move into your yard later.
  • How do I know if I have moles? +

    You know you have moles when you see dirt mounds in your yard or you see what will appear to be tunnels on the surface of your property.
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Mice & Rats


  • How do I get rid of mice or rats? +

    If you would like to get rid of mice and rats yourself, you can always set out rodent bait stations (away from pets or children), or set out snap traps. However, mice and rats can be dangerous, because their droppings and saliva can be hazardous. They can also bear fleas and bring them into your home.
  • What is the best way to prevent mice or rats from coming inside my home? +

    This is a two-step process. First, seal up entry points, such as foundation vents, utility line and plumbing entrances. Roof rats are adept climbers, and often enter at the roof line. Reduce clutter next to the house, such as piles of firewood and used lumber, and all those other items we like to hold on too. Secondly, reduce food opportunities for rodents, such as bird feeders, non-eaten pet food, or open trash. Storage rooms and outbuildings are a common place for rodents to infest because they are often not as tight as our homes. Keep the doors in good repair. The Bug Man offers these services as “rodent exclusion”
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Birds & Bats


  • How do I get rid of bats in my house? +

    Bats are protected and beneficial mammals. We use methods approved by The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and bat Conservation International that allows bats to leave the house unharmed and prevents their re-entry into the home. Bat removal is not performed from May 1 to July 15 to avoid harm to flightless juvenile bats that may be present in these months.
  • How do I get rid of a bird that has flown in my house? +

    If it is just one bird, you can use a sheet to herd the bird to an opening to get it back outside. Beware of using a towel or sheet to try and pick the bird up, as they are sensitive to pressure.
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