Ants have become the number one pest in homes and structures around the country. In this area, commonly encountered ants are carpenter ants, pavement ants, acrobat ants and Argentine ants to name a few.
Some ants can cause damage, some can bite and sting, and others are merely a nuisance. Ants can be very difficult to control without proper training and experience.
Bed Bug infestations are on the rise. Between the elimination of certain chemicals in the past and the mobility of society, bed bugs are becoming one of the most talked about pests. They can be found in homes, hotels, and apartments. They hide in cracks and crevices during the day and come out at night in search of a blood meal.
There are multitudes of beetles in our environment. Unfortunately, some of them are on a constant mission to invade our homes. A regular pest treatment program is necessary to keep these little invaders outside where they belong.
These multi-legged, elongated and multiple segmented pests sometimes forget where they belong and wander inside our homes. Elimination of outside harborage areas and sources of moisture is important for the prevention of these pests.
We have several species of home-invading cockroaches. The most common are German roaches, Brown-Banded roaches, American roaches and Oriental roaches. Whichever cockroach is causing you troubles, we can design a program to eliminate them.
Most commonly at the end of summer, crickets and their constant chirping can become quite a nuisance. They prefer to live in dark and damp areas, especially under rocks and leaves.
Flea and tick infestations are not limited to homes that have pets. Urban wildlife is largely responsible for leaving behind many of these blood-sucking pests. Our technicians can assess your home and yard to identify sources, harborage areas and areas conducive to flea and tick infestations. Pesticide applications are tailored to each structure based on infestation level, hosts present and other conditions.
The House Mouse, Norway Rats and Roof Rats are the most common rodent invaders in this area. Of all household pests, these rodents tend to be the most disdained. Rats and Mice can enter the home through the tiniest of holes and other access points. Once inside, they can cause a lot of damage by their constant tendency to gnaw on most anything in sight. Baiting and exclusion tend to be the best control methods.
Sow Bugs and Pill Bugs are often called Roly-Poly’s. While not necessarily causing damage, bites or disease, they can at times become quite a hassle to deal with. Rotting vegetation tends to cause their numbers to increase.
Common around rocky and sandy areas, these stinging pests can become quite a problem. Their sting is usually painful, and some species have been known to cause severe health consequences.
Silverfish are often found in attics, especially in homes with wood shingles. However, they don’t confine their activities to attics. They also spend a lot of time in the living space of homes. They are known to damage glue, paper, clothing and wallpaper.
Spiders can be found in every home. Most spiders can bite. The Black Widow and the Brown Recluse spiders are the two biting spiders of greatest concern. Spiders hide in out of the way places and can often avoid pesticide residuals, which makes them difficult to control. Our technicians can locate and treat areas that are conducive to spider infestations. Spider problems usually begin from outside, then spread into the home as populations expand.
These pests are known to infest kitchen products such as flour, grains, cereals, etc. Oftentimes, cleanliness has little to do with an infestation of these stored-product pests. Simply bringing home a box of cereal with an infestation inside is all it takes to result in them spreading throughout your kitchen. Our staff will instruct you how to prepare for the treatment and elimination of Weevils and other stored-product pests.