Help! I Have Ants in my Kitchen!

If you have ants in your kitchen, it can be pretty disconcerting. Ants carry germs and can create an uncomfortable atmosphere in your home, especially if they are in the kitchen. The important thing to understand  is that you can’t get rid of ants on your own. You need professional help. Adopting better cleaning techniques and generally putting food away … Read More

How Do I Know If I Have Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are a real problem in Wichita, KS, especially for people who travel, have kids in school, stay in hotels, buy second-hand furniture, or just interact with other people in general. In essence, all of us can be affected by bed bugs. Let’s start out with an important fact: the only way to be 100% sure of a bed … Read More

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

The best way to ensure that you effectively get rid of bed bugs in your home or business to is to seek the help of professionals. Skilled exterminators use conventional, steam, and/or heat treatments that have been proven for decades to be the most successful and efficient way to get rid of bed bugs for good. Don’t Do Anything The … Read More

How Can I Tell If I Have Termites?

Termites are small but they have the ability to impact your home in a big way. So many homes in Wichita have termite colonies living in the foundation without the homeowners even realizing it. According to the National Pest Management Association, termites are responsible for as much as five billion worth of property damage each year. In fact, as you … Read More

Termite Swarm Homes in April

What is a termite swarm? Termites can unexpectedly explode from a tiny hole in a wall or a crack in cement creating a horrific scene for homeowners known as a termite swarm. The swarm is the emergence of large numbers of reproductive termites from a termite colony, usually in the spring when conditions are just right. These winged insects, brownish … Read More

Bed bug bite symptoms and treatment

While many people tend to think that bed bugs are only a problem in large-group living situations (like dorms or hotels) or in inner-cities, the truth is that they are a problem all over – suburban areas and rural communities included. Some will want to prevent having a bed bug infestation through DIY methods, but the sad reality is that … Read More

Interview with the Owner

What should home owners be thinking about right now? This time of year, people should be getting ready for bugs that will emerge in the spring. Brown recluses are hibernating in the attic and having babies and once it warms up they will come down looking for food. Because of this, it’s best to be proactive and do an attic … Read More

Green Without the Wimpy

[heading type=2]A Green Product That Actually Works[/heading] We’ve all been there before. Green detergents that don’t actually get your clothes clean. Water-saving toilets that have to be flushed twice. Does the promise of green always come at the cost of compromise? Not always. A growing number of green products actually equal or outperform less earth-friendly options. That’s the case with … Read More

Swarming Insects in Your Home

What the experts at Patton Termite & Pest, a trusted Pest Control Wichita KS company will ask you is this: What’s more terrifying…the killer from the Texas Chain Saw Massacre standing in your front yard with his chainsaw running, or a plume of flying insects blowing up in your living room? For some people, it is the bugs suddenly exploding … Read More

Mapping the Termite Genome?

Termites are a big problem for all of us in Wichita, from different companies and industrial spaces to individual homes and apartments. They are certainly persistent and troublesome little things. Once they get into any structure, it is important to act quickly and go to great lengths to deal with them. Most of the time, it requires a lot of … Read More