Thursday, July 13, 2023

Pest Control

While we were gone during January 2023, our daughter stayed in the house.  She was uncomfortable with the level of insect life in the house, so she called a pest control company to treat the outside and inside of the house. 

That seemed to work pretty well, but over the past couple of weeks, we noticed more silverfish in the pantry and random cockroaches in the house, so, it being 6 months, we figured we would try treating again.

The company used was Research Pest Control, in Cedar Park.  They came out today and sprayed the outside and inside of the house, with TEMPRID FX (Imidacloprid 21.0% Cyfluthrin 10.5%) and also sprinkled some Permethrin granules around the outside.  It took about 30 minutes for the spraying, and cost $135.31 ($125 plus tax).

Update: September 2023.  Daughter noticed a few ants in the shower of the central bathroom.  It seemed they were coming from the central valve of the shower, so I sprayed a little Raid in the opening in the wall, resulting in a deluge of ants (mostly dead or dieing) over the next few days.  These were little ants, with wings.  Which I did not know.  So I called Research Pest again.  They sent a guy out that said they were acrobat ants.

He sprayed something into the wall of the shower (turns out there is an easy opening to it in the cabinet under the adjacent sink).  When I mentioned that they were also falling onto the window sill in the back bedroom, he then went up in the attic over that window and misted it with some powder spray.