Stink bugs. Funny name, big problem, especially for some areas of the United States. The Omaha area happens to be one location where stink bugs have decided to set up housekeeping. This invasive species not only has taken to midwest living; it seems they really like it here and are determined to stay.
June 15, 2019
Whenever you live in a multi-family dwelling, like an apartment complex, you are liable to have to also contend with the need for insect control services. While there are some things you probably don’t mind sharing with your neighbors (like the pool or laundry room) no one wants to share the insect or even rodent pests that could migrate from an adjoining unit.
As fascinating as ants are to study, few Omaha residents actually wish to have them in or around their homes, apartments or businesses. Ants can cause everything from minor annoyance as they build their tunnels and mounds on properties, to causing food contamination or inflicting painful bites.
May 15, 2019
It’s almost vacation time! The excitement that comes with preparing for a trip and packing those bags is palpable. Your friends at Genie Pest Control hope you thoroughly enjoy your time away and make the most of that hard-earned break. Heck, even buy a few souvenirs to bring home with you so you’ll always remember the great time you had getting away from it all.
April 30, 2019
Most of the time, if you have a pest control problem, it is pretty obvious. You’ll find the tell-tale signs of insects, rodents or other pests as you go about your daily activities. You may see the remains of dead or dying insects, find evidence of something being gnawed or chewed, discover identifiable droppings, or even come upon the beady-eyed little pests themselves.
April 15, 2019
Homeowners in the Omaha, Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa areas are unique. The places where we make our homes are known for the variety of seasons, rapidly changing weather, and the friendly, hard-working people who live here.
The eastern Nebraska and western Iowa region is also known for its fair share of residential pests that can cause everything from minor irritation to serious damage to the very places where we live and play. Whether you’ve lived here for a lifetime or are new to this area, Genie Pest Control has years of experience and thousands of satisfied customers who would say, “no one knows midwest pest control like the folks at Genie Pest Control.”
March 28, 2019
Just the thought of bed bugs can make most people itch. While many feel their cleanliness standards would never allow for bed bugs to enter their homes, the facts are that keeping a clean and tidy home doesn’t prevent these annoying and unpleasant pests from entering your home.
Bed bugs are essentially parasites and as such, they get around by looking for an opportunity to hop on and ride along with an unsuspecting host. They are small, oval, brown-colored insects that live on the blood of animals or humans. Adult bed bugs are about the side of an apple seed and have characteristically flat bodies. After a good meal, their bodies puff up and are reddish in color.
March 15, 2019
With so many people living in multi-family units, there are bound to be issues that need addressing. Aside from security concerns, general maintenance of the property itself, lawn and landscape care, exterior painting and upkeep and a host of other responsibilities, the last thing Omaha property managers need to worry about is insect control for the units they manage.
Spiders can strike fear in even the bravest souls and with good reason. One of the most dangerous sorts of spiders calls our region and the Omaha area home. Brown recluse spiders are aptly named. They are indeed brown and are experts at hiding in places that are dark damp and, well, reclusive.
Brown recluse spiders have a distinctive violin-shaped mark on their backs right behind their eyes. If that isn’t creepy enough, this particular spider has a characteristic number and arrangement of eyes. While most spiders have eight, the brown recluse has six eyes arranged in pairs of three.
February 15, 2019
Even people with the cleanest of homes can experience unwanted visitors in their homes this time of year. Colder weather drives vermin inside seeking warmer accommodations, food, and water.
At Genie Pest Control, we call this “rodent season” and unfortunately most of our customers don’t find it enjoyable or sporting at all to hunt for the mice and even rats that take up housekeeping in their homes.