With more than 10 years’ experience, Hill Country Home & Commercial Services offers locals reliable, professional and eco-friendly pest-control and lawn-care services.

“No job too large or too small,” boasts the company. Hill Country serves the Texas Hill Country and the Highland Lakes area.

Hill Country offers a chemical-free weed-and-disease-control service, including termite inspection and treatment as well as pest, fire ant and rodent control. In terms of landscaping, the technicians specialize in lawn maintenance, tree removal, pruning, tree sprays, fertilization, and weed and disease control. They also offer a handyman service for odd jobs in and outside the home or business.

How to keep pests and bugs out of your home

One eco-friendly way to keep pests out is to seal any open spaces or passages into your home. Check for gaps around phone or TV cables, exhaust vents, plumbing, gas or air-conditioning lines. Don’t forget to look around outside where siding meets foundation.

In terms of bugs, inspect all screens and weather-stripping around the home. Ensure all windows are properly sealed in the basement, the attic and on the main floor. Inspect all outside landscaping, such as tree branches, which can serve as a bridge for ants from their world to yours. Routinely check the roof for any holes or gaps that might allow bats, squirrels or even wasps into your attic space. Last, regularly clean gutters as debris can serve as a nesting spot for many different pests.

For help with pest control or landscaping, trust in the professionals at Hill Country Home & Commercial Services. Call Hill Country at (512) 756-1040 or email hchcservices@yahoo.com. Visit its Facebook page for more information.