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As the temperature rises, so does the chance of an insect encounter. Why is that? Typically, most bugs enter some sort of hibernation during the winter months and they become less docile as the weather heats up. Each Summer, our pest control company receives many calls because the frequent bug sightings trigger an influx of calls.

We get calls about two, common creatures: spiders and cockroaches.


Spiders are one of the most feared pests in the United States. They also happen to be one of the most common household guest. According to an article by the Washington Post, “the world’s spider population weighs 29 million tons – as much as 478 Titanics.” A shocking statistic, but remember that spiders are not all bad. The two most concerning types of spiders are Brown Recluses and Black Widows.

Spiders are a good indication that you might have an insect problem, which is a sign that you need to get your home inspected by pest control.


It’s a rare occurrence that someone actually likes cockroaches because of the association with disease and human waste. There are 30 species of cockroaches to occur in Texas and it is likely you will have roaches in your house at some point. They love to wander indoors, but are also found outdoors in wood piles, garbage, etc., which indicates that they thrive in dark and cool places.

If you see a roach in your house, be sure to quickly call an exterminator because you don’t want these bad boys to become comfortable in your home.

Remember, don’t handle pest control yourself. It’s best to leave that to the professionals. If you see an influx of spider and cockroach sightings, give us a call at Rusty’s Bug Stop. We are a trusted Lubbock pest control business that cares about you!

After you give us a call to rid your home of pesky pests, here are a few tips to help prevent bugs making your home their own again:

  • Keep trash and mulch from touching your home’s structure.
  • Make sure you store collectables and seasonal clothing in tightly sealed, plastic tubs. Cardboard boxes attract insect pests, which in turn attract spiders.
  • Store wood outdoors, away from the house to avoid providing a breeding ground for cockroaches.


Give us a call today!