Our pest control team knows how to deal with the most common — and most unique pests that attack your home! The most common pests that our service vehicles are all equipped to handle without any special services are outlined below:
Ants are not easy to control. There are some things you should know about ants, which cause them to be a much bigger problem than you might have originally thought.
Ants enter through tiny cracks in your home, looking for food or water. If you have a nest of ants anywhere near your home, you are open to an ant infestation. Some ant colonies can grow as large as 500,000 ants, and they have no problem moving if they feel it’s necessary. This is why DIY ant exterminations don’t typically work, because they don’t account for the hundreds of thousands of ants you can’t see.
BED BUG BASICS
This pest gets its name from the fact that it is usually found in close proximity to beds. That’s because bed bugs need the blood of warm-blooded animals to survive. Unfortunately, bed bugs can mature in about 35 days. They then live about seven to 12 months. This makes bed bug removal difficult to do without the help of a professional.
Bed bugs primarily feed on humans sleeping in bed at night. The bite is painless, and the blood meal takes about 10 minutes.
How do bed bugs find hosts while they are asleep? Body heat, the carbon dioxide from exhaled breath and other biological signatures help focus the bed bugs on unsuspecting, snoozing hosts.
The bed bug feeds, then retreats back to its place of harborage for days or even weeks before coming back out. This can make detection difficult until the infestation is well established.
Bed bugs are skilled hitchhikers. In fact, they are primarily transported by humans and human belongings like suitcases.
You know that old adage about how cockroaches can live through a nuclear winter? This, and many other factors, makes them one of the hardest pests to control on your own.
They can enter your home in many different ways, looking for a warm, dark, and moist place to live. Since cockroaches are nocturnal, the ones you’ve seen probably aren’t all of them. They hide inside walls, behind furniture, and in other small areas. If you’ve seen just one, you must act quickly! Cockroaches reproduce fast and your infestation could easily get out of control.
It is well known that fleas can cause extreme discomfort for your pets, but did you know that fleas can also feed on humans? On top of that, they can infest pet beds, carpets, furniture, and other areas where the host animal may rest.
Fleas reproduce quickly and exist in large populations wherever livestock and animals exist. Essentially, if they have food to sustain them, they will not go away. Just treating your animals isn’t enough either, because they can exist in many areas around your home.
Flies are beyond annoying, especially when they run rampant under certain living conditions. Flies also cause diseases in humans and animals alike. Proper sanitation and maintaining a pristinely clean environment is one of the keys to preventing these pests, but that’s not all.
You must be able to identify the type of fly species, in order to effectively control possible infestations. The average lifespan of a fly is eight days to two months, but some can live as long as a year. There are tens of thousands of fly species that affect North America.
Do you remember the West Nile Virus wreaking havoc around the United States in the early 2000s? West Nile Virus is just one example of blood-borne illnesses that mosquitoes can carry. On top of that, mosquitoes cause itching, and can even cause severe swelling and other allergic reactions in some humans.
Mosquito infestations are particularly annoying. Since they mostly exist outside, they are very hard to control. If you find yourself exhausting all of your efforts, without any success, we can help.
Mice and rats are one of the most hazardous infestations you can have. They can cause various diseases, leave an unhealthy residue, and can even affect the livability of your home as they chew through wires and walls. Rodents not only cause harm themselves, but they can also leave you vulnerable to further infestations.
On top of that, they can harm your food sources, making everything you eat unhealthy and hazardous to your health. Despite most over the counter measures to get rid of these pests, rodents are notoriously wary of changes to their environment. This makes them particularly difficult to get rid of on your own.
Thousands upon thousands of species of spiders have been identified all over the world. They range from the jumping spider, to the wolf spider, to the black widow spider. These pests are can be extremely harmful to you and your family causing harm from small bite marks all the way to almost instantaneous death.
Spiders also incite fear in most people, which makes them even more hazardous. You shouldn’t have to live with these pests, and you shouldn’t have to deal with them alone. That’s where we come in.
Stinging pests include scorpions, hornets, bees, wasps, and yellow jackets. These pests are a scary nuisance! These pests incite fear in most people, because of how harmful they can be to you and your family’s health. Not only do their stings hurt, but they can cause severe allergic reactions in some, causing severe illness and even death.
Termites can not only wreak havoc on the infrastructure of your home, but they can also be quite unsettling. The worst part of this pest infestation is that they cause lots of damage around your home without leaving any visible evidence behind. Unfortunately, all homes are susceptible to termite infestations. Before you realize it, they can cause extreme damage to your home!