ABC 13 Eyewitness News reports that “Stinging caterpillars on the rise in Texas this spring“. At Green Country Pest Control we’re dedicated to keeping our homes happy and healthy, and that includes removing pests that can sting, irritate, or cause allergic reactions.

How to Identify Stinging Caterpillars

Butterflies can be incredibly beautiful, but their crawling counterparts can have a painful sting. When you see a caterpillar, the best protocol is to not touch it at all. The most common stinging caterpillar here in texas is an asp. These caterpillars have hairs all along their bodies, and are easily identified. If you see a caterpillar with hair, odds are it will sting you if you touch it.

Eliminate Pests the Right Way

Close-up Of Pest Control Worker Hand Holding Sprayer For Spraying Pesticides On Cabinet

Unfortunately, there isn’t a product on the market that will eliminate all pests under the sun (wouldn’t that be nice). Different pests require different products to get rid of them and they can sometimes require a special license to use the products. Long story short, a professional is going to know exactly what products to use and where.

Pest Free Guarantee

A guaranteed stamp.

When you purchase a pest control product from your local store, what happens if you use the product and it doesn’t get rid of the bugs? Well, you’re out of luck and you will have to buy more product. When you use a local pest control company, they usually give you a pest free guarantee, meaning that if you see any bugs between your regular services, they will come back for free to eliminate the problem. Even if that free return visit doesn’t quite get rid of all of the insects you’re seeing, most companies will keep coming back for free visits until the issue is eradicated.


In the end, there are plenty of worthwhile reasons why you should consider a regular pest control service. Not only will you have the peace of mind that your home and family are protected, but long-term you will save time and money by hiring a professional.

If you’re convinced that you’re ready for a regular pest control service, then contact us today.


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