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Wolly Bear Caterpillar aka black fuzzy caterpillar

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Big M Pest Control provides the best pest control tips and services for New Braunfels and Corpus Christi TX.

Pyrrharctia Isabella: Woolly bears, the caterpillar form of a Tiger Moth are found across North America. These cute, fluffy caterpillars can be raised indoors and often are used as classroom projects. These caterpillars become moths within months of hatching. The larvae feed on a wide range of flowering plants and prefers herbs as their diet. They are not poisonous and do not inject any type of venom as many think due to their fuzzy hair. They do not generally cause any type of skin irritation when handled. There are many folklore beliefs that the size or the stripes on the wolly bears will determine the strength and lengths of the winter months to come. 


Brown Widow Spider Treatment for Corpus Christi and New Braunfels, TX pest control service areas

corpus christi and new braunfels pest controlHOW TO IDENTIFY BROWN WIDOW SPIDERS: It is sometime difficult to distinguish a brown widow from other  brown spiders. Males are smaller than the female brown widows. Female brown widows can be up to a half-inch long with legs extended. Males are much smaller. Brown widows also have an hourglass-like marking on their abdomens and they are orange unlike black widow spiders who have a red hourglass shape on their back. You can determine if brown widows are nearby by finding their egg sacs, which are unusual. Instead of being smooth, they’re covered in tiny spikes.

HIDING PLACES: They tend to hide in places where they run into people — backyards, in patio furniture, gardens, outdoor toys, playgrounds and even vehicles.

MORE INFO: Brown widows are less aggressive than black widow spiders and less likely to bite someone. They are more likely to retreat than to fight. Brown widow bites are reported to be less venomous than black widow spiders but it is recommended that people who are bitten by a brown widow see a doctor.

New Braunfels
 (Residential and Commercial Pest Control) and Seguin, Selma, Schertz, Garden Ridge, Canyon Lake, San Marcos, Kyle, San Antonio and Bulverde, TX

Corpus Christi (Residential and Commercial Pest Control) and Ingleside, Portland, South Side, North Padre, Rockport, Fulton, Aransas Pass, Gregory, Taft and Sinton, TX

McAllen (Commercial Pest Control Service Only) and Mercedes, La Homa, Alton, Mission, Edinburg, San Juan, Donna, Weslaco, La Feria and Harlingen

Since all needs are not the same, please contact our offices if you have any commercial/industrial pest control questions. 800-864-4922










Commercial Pest Control

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From off shore oil refineries to chemical plants and commercial factories Big M Pest Control provides expert extermination beyond homes and offices. Our Big M Pest Control in Ingleside, TX services inland commercial factories, plants and buildings from Corpus Christi, North Padre, Portland, Ingleside, Port Aransas and South Side, TX. We exterminate rodents like rats and mice from factories and oil rigs and also kill eggs and larva that generate roaches that make their way in from packages and food boxes. CONTACT US ABOUT YOUR FREE INSPECTION TODAY!

Big M Pest Control also has pest control locations in New Braunfels, TX which services New Braunfels, San Marcos, Kyle, Buda, Wimberley, Seguin, Canyon Lake, Selma, Schertz, Cibolo and San Antonio, Tx with expert extermination of insect control, rodent control, wild/stray animal trapping, wood destroying insect control, weed control, fungus control, herbiciding, bird control, bat exclusion/control, and sanitation consulting. We safely provide the extermination of  bees, rodants like mice, rats and squirrels including extermination of scorpions, snakes, bed bugs, termites, roaches, ants, fleas, ticks, moths, beetles and more.

In McAllen, TX our pest control office provides all of the great extermination services listed above for commercial businesses and offices.

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Triatominae Kissing Bug of Texas

pest control new braunfelsNAME THAT BUG! Found in Texas this so-called “Kissing bug” has a habit of biting people and animals at night, often around the face or lips. The bite can be extremely itchy and there is a small risk that these bugs could transmit a parasite disease called Chagas.

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The Yellow Garden Spider

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YELLOW GARDEN SPIDER: The Argiope aurantia is commonly known as the black and yellow garden spider. Typically building webs in areas adjacent to open sunny fields they spend most of their days sitting waiting for prey. Yellow garden spiders breed once a year. After mating, the male dies, and is sometimes then eaten by the female.

Big M Pest Control provides insect control, rodent control, wild/stray animal trapping, wood destroying insect control, weed control, fungus control, herbiciding, bird control, bat exclusion/control, and sanitation consulting. We safely provide the extermination of  bees, rodants like mice, rats and squirrels including extermination of scorpions, snakes, bed bugs, termites, roaches, ants, fleas, ticks, moths, beetles and more. Pest Control Services for New Braunfels, Seguin, San Marcos, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Ingleside, Portland, North Padre, Southside and McAllen, TX


Flea Extermination Pest Control Services

corpus christi pest controlAre your pets bringing in fleas from outdoors? Maybe a neighborhood pet infested your home with a minor or major flea control issue. Regardless of the situation fleas in the home or yard are a serious problem. Fleas live off of blood whether it’s human or pets. Once in the home fleas can live up to 100 days without a blood meal. A female flea can lay up to 2,000 eggs within her lifetime speading the offspring throughout homes and yards for a lifetime.

Where are fleas found? Fleas are found just about anywhere you sit or lay. Your pets move around from the yard to the couch to the rug and maybe even your bed. Fleas can jump up to nearly a foot off of the ground making it easy for them to move around the areas you and your kids, pets and friends sit. Pets with fleas may develop anemia, tapeworms or intense  bouts of itching. Some pets may develop an allergy to flea salive, which will cause bad irritation and itch.

Protect your family from fleas by contacting Big M Pest Control in Corpus Christi, New Braunfels and McAllen, TX today! Be sure to ask about our free pest control extermination inspection. Contact Us!


Brown Stink Bug in Texas

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THE BROWN STINK BUG: Accidentally introduced into the US from China and Japan it was first reported in 1998 in Allentown, PA. It has been found to be a pest of fruits, vegetables and other farm crops in the Mid-Atlantic States. It is being watched closely by the Texas agricultural community to see if it will have a negative impact on certain crops. The stink bug does not reproduce or feed indoors. When crushed or disturbed it emits a “stinky” fluid. Hence, the name stink bug. Currently it is not recommended to use specific store bought pesticides on the brown stink bug. Please contact our Big M Pest Control offices for information on how to contain these outside insects.

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Corpus Christi Pest Control

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Big M Pest Control provides Corpus Christi, TX with expert extermination services from integrated pest control management scheduling monthly pest control sprays, laying traps and surveying your property for future insect or rodent issues. We handle both indoor and outdoor pest control infestation and prevention. From rodents like rats and mice from raccoon, possums and armadillos we handle more than just your basic home or commercial pests.

Big M Pest control also provides extermination and prevention of bees and wasps from yellow jackets, red wasps, hornets, honey bees, africanized and killer bees. We also specialize in located and eliminating ants from fire ants, carpenter ants, sugar and raspberries also known as pavement ants, crazy ants and odorous ants.  Termites are common is wet and moist areas just like Corpus Christi. Big M has the tips and know how in preventing and eliminating the damage termites cause. From roaches, ants, bees, fleas, ticks, bed bugs, moths, spiders, beetles and more Big M Pest Control offers the best pest control services in and around Corpus Christi, Portland, North Padre, Southside, Ingleside and all around the beautiful Texas coast.

Bee ControlBee Control

Big M Pest Control provides the best extermination of bees including africanized bees, wasps, hornets and yellow jackets.

Ant TreatmentAnt Treatment

The bait is taken by the ants as food and brought back to the nest where the poison is inadvertently spread to the entire colony.

Termite PreventionTermite Prevention

Termites are the number one pests for property owners. They can cause major damage to a home’s or building’s foundation.

Roach Elimination Roach Elimination

One of the most common household pest insects are Cockroaches. They feed on common household food including human and pet food.