Ants are extremely social insects, in fact, they aren’t able to survive without their colony. It is because of this, if you see one ant lazily crawling across the floor or countertop you should expect that there are many more nearby. These tiny insects need a food source to survive, so the single most important factor in deterring them is to clean up any spilled food or drinks right away. Even in the tidiest areas, you can still experience an ant invasion. A tiny morsel of food that is hidden from view under a cabinet is enough to attract ants. They will also eat food that you would typically store in cabinets.

How to Keep Crickets from Entering your Basement


We’ve all seen them hopping around in the grass or in our gardens. Although crickets are typically harmless when they are outdoors, where they mainly eat a variety of plants, they can wreak some serious havoc when inside your home. The crickets themselves aren’t particularly harmful to humans, but they can damage your upholstery and clothing. These pests will also eat through a variety of household materials such as wood trim, molding, and wallpaper glue. You might even notice them eating your indoor plants as they will look for food sources when inside your home. These concerns, as well as possibly spreading worms through their feces, makes these seemingly harmless insects a huge nuisance if they invade your home.

5 Reasons You Should Check for Termites Annually

Termites pose a growing threat to homes and businesses across the globe. In the United States alone, termites affect up to 600,000 homes each year. This not only poses a threat to the structural integrity of a building but also to the health and wellbeing of the building’s inhabitants. That’s why it’s critical that you take action against termites the second you suspect their presence. The professionals at Spence’s Pest Control are here to help you learn about how termites can cause damage to you and your building.

The Difference Between Good and Bad Insects

Spring is right around the corner, which means if you’re a gardener or outdoor enthusiast, it’s time to start planning out your springtime garden. One of the first things you should consider before beginning your garden is the difference between which insects are beneficial and those that are harmful when found in your garden. The Spence’s Pest Control team has put together this article to help you understand which insects should be welcome in your garden this coming spring.

Seasonal Pest Control Calendar

Pest control is a never-ending job. The Spence’s Pest Control team has helped you understand how to master winter pest control already, but keeping your home pest-free is a year-round job. We’ve put together this post to help you navigate your pest control needs throughout the year.

Preparing Your Home for Winter Pests

Whether you’re a fan of winter or not, there’s seldom anything better than cozying up in your warm home on a cold winter day. That warm feeling isn’t only inviting to us, but it also screams “come on in!” to pests. Though it may seem scary, don’t let the potential for a high volume of pests heading indoors frighten you. With these helpful and easy tips in hand, you can keep your home pest-free all winter long!

Is it Venomous? Spence’s Guide to Household Spiders

With the weather steadily getting colder each day, you’re likely to come across more pests throughout your home, including spiders. While we typically associate spiders with the arrival of fall and the Halloween holiday, they can remain present in your home all throughout the winter. Maybe it’s their potentially venomous bite, but the fear of spiders is one of the most common fears that people have. That’s why it’s important to understand which spiders pose a danger to you and which ones are harmless so you can keep your family safe from dangerous spiders all winter long.

Signs You Have A Mouse Problem Even if You Haven't Seen One Yet

Just about all of us have read the classic children’s story, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.” The tale tells the story of a mouse who, after being offered a cookie, continually wants more and more as a result. While this fictional children’s story is certainly cute, it also tells the truth about mice; If a mouse finds food or shelter in your home, it’ll only keep coming back for more. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you understand the signs of a mouse infestation even before you see one of these little critters scurrying past you.

Pest Control Tips for Fall

The leaves are beginning to change, children are going off to school and halloween decorations are popping up all around. It’s clear that fall is officially upon us. While fall may be the favorite season of many because of the crisp air and beautiful seasonal change, it’s important to remember that the change in weather from summer to fall can send many pests right into your home. "When the weather cools, our warm homes are just as enticing to pests as they are to us," says Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for National Pest Management Association. In fact, you may not realize it now but fall is one of the most important seasons for pest control services for this very reason.

Why You Should Treat Your Yard for Mosquitoes

Nothing ruins a backyard barbeque like a swarm of pesky mosquitoes. There’s nothing more annoying than constantly having to swat mosquitoes away while you’re trying to enjoy time with friends and family. That’s why we’ve put together this article with information about what you can do to help eliminate mosquitoes on your property and the services that Spence’s Pest Control offers to ensure that they never return again.