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Ants and wasps only become active in March and usually die off by October. However, mild winter conditions can result in wasps being active up to November.

The wasp’s nest can be found anywhere but most predominantly in roof spaces (behind facia board) and outhouses. You might also find nests in a wall cavity or any other crack and crevice in the structure of a building.

The Queen Wasp usually comes out of hibernation in March and immediately begins to lay eggs. Worker Wasps hatch and their task is to feed the Queen (who never leaves the nest) and also to develop the nest itself. This they do rapidly making room for many more workers and the nest often becomes the size of a football or larger.

Our Pest Control company once dealt with a nest that was built on the back of a dormant boiler house door. It measured 4′ x 2′ and bellied out a further 18″.

Wasps are quite dangerous when attacked or threatened, as they sting rapidly and repeatedly. Great tales of daring as told to us by men who were brave to the point of being reckless are proof positive that the garden hose will not work and attempting to burn them out with petroleum-based products is most unwise!!!

If you discover a wasps nest in March, April, or even May, the chances are that it will be no bigger than a tennis ball. Do not, however, allow the apparent size of it to fool you into believing that there are only a handful of wasps in residence. Quite a substantial number can live quite happily in a very small space. In fact, a medium to large nest can accommodate up to 25,000 wasps! Unlike Bees, wasps do not swarm, and a new nest is produced each year.

If the wasp is under threat, their most pressing priority is to protect their Queen. Therefore, they will attack. Also, wasps not in the nest at the time of threat will never be too far away and can sense this threat. Therefore, not only will you be dealing with the nest, but you will also have to cope with wasps returning to it from behind you.

Our Pest Control company has used three different types of treatment for wasps. Of the three we prefer to use a Dusting Powder which, because of its composition, can reach areas that might otherwise be inaccessible.

A short mention on Bees. Bees are a protected species in some areas. Therefore, pest control operatives are not entitled to kill them.

Bees differ from wasps by color. The wasp has a yellow and black abdomen while the bee is darker in color, almost dark brown.

Bees tend to swarm so they are easily removed by professional Beekeepers. Such services can be found in Service Directories.

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Termites (Order Isoptera) exist to convert dead wood and other organic materials containing cellulose to humus. Unfortunately, termites
cannot distinguish dead wood used to build your home from dead wood in the forest.

There are approximately 13 to 14 colonies of termites per acre in this geographic region.  This enables numerous termite colonies to feed on your home.  Termites need moisture to survive, their soft bodies require an available moisture source so they will not dehydrate.  Termites construct mud tubes to conceal themselves, provide moisture, and protect themselves from natural enemies.  These mud tubes are sometimes visible to a qualified pest control operator, sometimes they are not visible.  Some structures restrict visible activity due to built-in fixtures such as drywall, carpet, and paneling.

The most common termite found in North America is thought to be the eastern subterranean termite (reticulitermes flavipes). Swarming can begin as early February in the southern United States and as late as May or June in the colder areas. Late fall swarming from September to November may also occur.  Swarms have occurred every month of the year where colonies are associated with heated slabs.

When a Pest Control Inspector inspects a building in which a subterranean termite infestation is suspected, the inspector must be able to determine whether termites are actually present.  Sometimes an active infestation is obvious. Other times it may require a great deal of effort, situation awareness, and the use of specialized techniques and information to reach the correct diagnosis. The presence of swarmers or their shed wings almost invariably indicates that there is a termite infestation. When an Inspector visits your home, you
will be offered the opportunity to observe the infestation and/or any damage present before treatment is scheduled. The Inspector will complete a diagram of your structure and will note the damage and treatment methods.

The objective in treating termite infestations is to establish a chemical barrier between the termite nest, usually in the ground, and the wood structure. Treatment of the soil consists of the application of termiticides to the soil under and adjacent to the structure. A continuous barrier should be established along the inside and outside of the structure, under the slabs, and around utility entrances.

Another alternative treatment is the baiting system, which is being installed by some Pest Control Operators. If you have an infestation,
baiting outside and around the exterior of the structure will most likely not work. If termites have a food source readily available, your home, for example, it has not been proven that the baiting system will lure them away. Termites are blind, and they forage for food at random. Once they have located a food source, they will not stop feeding until that food source is exhausted. The baiting system may in fact draw more termites into and around the structure.  Feel free to discuss this with the inspector when he visits your home or
business.

Why do we offer a free inspection?  If you are concerned about your health, you receive a physical once a year (and that’s not free!).  Your house or business is the same, it needs a physical once a year because what lies beneath may not be visible to you.  Our inspector will arrange an appointment with you, if damage or termites are found, the inspector will gladly show you any problems found. Feel free to call, email, or use the form on this site to register for your free appointment.

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Cockroaches are among the most common pests.  Based on historical evidence, cockroaches date back for over 300 million years.  Their
size vary greatly; some species are up to several inches long.  Of the 3500 species of cockroaches, approximately 60 can be found in the United States.  Cockroaches produce odorous secretions from various points in their bodies which can affect the flavor of various foods.  Where larger infestations are located, a characteristic odor may be detected. Although several digestive diseases have been transmitted experimentally, different forms of gastroenteritis appear to be the principal diseases transmitted by the cockroach.  The organisms causing these diseases are carried on the legs and bodies of cockroaches and are then deposited on food and utensils as cockroaches forage.  Cockroach excrement and cast skins also contain a number of allergens, to which many people exhibit an allergic reaction, such
as skin rashes, watery eyes, and sneezing.

Only a few of the cockroach species found in the United States routinely enter and infest our dwellings.  Among those are the German cockroach, American Cockroach, oriental cockroach, brown-banded cockroach, smoky-brown cockroach, Australian cockroach, brown cockroach, woods cockroach, field cockroach, and the Asian cockroach. Of these species, the first five represent 95% of all cockroach management in and around buildings.

Most cockroaches are tropical and sub-tropical in origin, generally living out of doors.  They are mostly active during the night hours, during which they mate and forage for food.  Cockroaches may be seen during daylight hours, particularly when a heavy population is present or when there is a lack of food and water.  Cockroaches prefer a warm and moist environment.  Cockroaches feed on a variety of foods including starches, sweets, grease, and meat products but will feed on materials such as cheese, beer, leather, bakery products, starch in book bindings, glue, hair, flakes of dried skin, dead animals, and plant materials.

GERMAN COCKROACH (Blattella germanica [Linnaeus])
The German Cockroach is the most common cockroach species that infest our houses, apartments, restaurants, hotels, and other institutions in the U.S.  Adults are pale to medium brown and about 1/2 to 5/8 inch long.  Their feeding habits are general but are attracted to fermented food and beverage residues.  If water is present, an adult can survive a month without food.  However, without
food or water, they can survive for about two weeks.  It is important to note that any one treatment will not generally rid a structure of an infestation.  It will take several treatments, as humans can continue to bring new cockroaches into the home or business.  Cockroaches can travel in boxes or even foods from the grocery store.  With this type of activity, cockroaches can continue to survive unless appropriate pest management is put into place over several months.

AMERICAN COCKROACH (Periplaneta americana [Linnaeus])
The American cockroach is also referred to as the water bug, flying water bug, and in some areas of the south, it is known as the palmetto bug.  It is the largest of the common species, growing to 1 to 5 inches or more in length.  It is reddish-brown, with a pale brown or yellow border on the upper surface of the pronotum. When indoors, adults are usually found in dark, moist areas of basements and crawl spaces, as well as in and around bathtubs, showers, clothes hampers, drains, pipe chases, and sewers.  The American cockroach feeds on a variety of food but is primarily attracted to decaying organic matter.

ORIENTAL COCKROACH (Blatta orientalis [Linnaeus])
The oriental cockroach is also referred to as the waterbug, black beetle, or schad roach. It is found in all parts of the United States. The total length of this cockroach is about 1.25 inches for the female and about 1 inch for the male. Adults are very dark brown or nearly black and usually have a greasy sheen to their bodies. Nymphs and adults have similar habits and are found associated with decaying organic matter. They can be found in yards, beneath leaves, in dumps, in crawl spaces, and in the mulch of flower beds. They are also common in high moisture situations such as sewers, drains, and dark, damp basements. They feed on all types of filth, rubbish
and other decaying organic matter.

BROWN-BANDED COCKROACH (Supella longipalpis [Serville])
This cockroach is smaller than the others and is rarely more than a 1/2 inch long. It is light brown and can be distinguished from the German cockroach by the presence of two lighter, transverse bands running from one side to the other across the base of the wings and abdomen in adults, and in the same position on the nymphs. These cockroaches can be found on ceilings, high on walls, behind picture
frames and light fixtures, or near motors of refrigerators and other appliances. The brown-banded cockroach prefers to feed on starchy materials. However, they can be found feeding on almost anything and have been known to feed on non-food materials such as nylon stockings. These cockroaches are more often found in homes, apartments hotels, and hospital rooms than in stores, restaurants, and kitchens. They are often transported in furniture and will rapidly spread throughout an entire building.

SMOKY-BROWN COCKROACH (Periplaneta fuliginosa [Serville])
Smoky-brown cockroaches are closely related to the American cockroach but are distinguished by their smaller size. This cockroach is found chiefly in central Texas and eastward along the Gulf Coast and up the eastern seaboard. Although it feeds on almost anything, it prefers plant life and organic decaying materials.

WOOD COCKROACH (Parcoblatta spp.)
The term woods cockroach covers a number of cockroach species, usually of the same genus and has similar habits. Woods cockroaches are small, usually not more than 2/3 of an inch long. Adults are dark brown with the sides of the thorax and the front part of the wings are margined with yellow. They are generally found out of doors beneath loose bark, in woodpiles, stumps, and hollow trees. Woods cockroaches feed primarily on decaying organic matter.

AUSTRALIAN COCKROACH (Periplaneta australasiae [Fabrisius])
The Australian cockroach is similar in appearance to the American cockroach but is rarely more than 1.25 inches long. It is reddish-brown and can be distinguished by prominent yellow stripes along the outer front edge of either wing and by a prominent dark spot in the center of the pronotum. This cockroach is found primarily in the South but has been found in greenhouses, zoo buildings, and houses in the northern states. It feeds on plant materials, although it will feed on various starchy materials in homes.

BROWN COCKROACH (Periplaneta brunnea [Burmeister])
Brown cockroaches are generally distributed in the Southern United States but have been found as far north as Philadelphia, Pa., and Columbus, Ohio. They are found indoors and outdoors and feed on plant materials. Their appearance is the same as the American cockroach except their body has less distinct markings.

FIELD COCKROACH (Blattella vaga [Hebard])
This is a small cockroach, slightly smaller than the German cockroach. It can be distinguished by the blackish area on the front of the head. It feeds largely on decomposing vegetation and is common in irrigated areas. It normally lives outdoors under stones, clumps of earth, and similar locations.

ASIAN COCKROACH (Blattella asahinai Mizukubo)
This species is native to Southern Asia. It is believed to have been introduced through the Port of Tampa. It is similar in appearance to the German cockroach but has very different behavior. It prefers to infest shaded and moist areas in the landscape, grassy areas, and ground cover.

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BUG KNOWLEDGE

Bees, Wasps and Hornets – The Flying Stingers We Fear
These are pests that we have a love-hate relationship with. Yes, we love to see all the pollinators doing what they do best and that’s keeping flowers and plants, well, pollinated. They fly from flower to flower buzzing happily doing what they’re meant to do and doing it very well. We remain quietly at a safe distance, taking time to smell the flowers and watching nature hard at work, when suddenly, much to our dismay, we are noticed and now we get attacked and stung. You may ask, “What did I do? ” Sorry you’re not the first nor will you be the last person stung without provocation. It could be a color we wore or a cologne/perfume we have on or maybe a sudden movement. Who knows? All we know is, we are now a victim of some little insects right for protection. Then we turn and notice a large wasp nest in the eave of our home. What now?

Bees are probably the nicest of the stingers. They are a social little bunch and tolerate a lot before attacking. One good reason is they can only sting once, yes it’s a kamikaze attack for them and their not in too much of a hurry to end it. I think their view is “so many flowers and too little time to pollinate them all” so they don’t want to give it all up on a whim. You have to be threatening the hive or
them before the sting comes.

Many mistakes a Yellow Jacket for a Bee. Bees are smaller and are fuzzy with orange and black features. Yellow Jackets are not fuzzy and are yellow and black. Bees orange, and Yellows Jackets, yellow. (For emphasis) Yellow Jackets are by far the meanest of the group. They most definitely attack without provocation and unlike bees, they can sting multiple times. Wasps also can sting multiple times and there is a wide variety of them around. Also, there is a large variety of hornets but don’t forget the feisty bumblebee. He’s an ill-tempered little bully too.

The question asked earlier was what to do once your home has been invaded by these stinging pests. Do not attempt the extermination yourself. You may find yourself getting more than you bargained for and you or a family member could even end up in a hospital. Call a professional exterminator for the Yellow Jackets, Wasps, Hornets or Bees. You may even consider an experienced Bee Keeper for the Bees. We, as exterminators don’t really like to kill Bees but if they are a danger to you and your family, you come first.

So think safety first, not always money. There are enough Pest Control professionals around to get a good price.

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No doubt you have noticed, the spider population has increased this year. Remember over the past few years, we were in a drought or recovering from a drought. So the insect and spider population was noticeably down. But when we have had an increase in moisture, it brings about an increase in insects. When insects increase, their predators also increase thus, the increase in spiders. What can we do about it? One method of control for insects and spiders is an obvious one – having a clean home. Dusting and vacuuming are very good methods for controlling spiders inside your house. But then when you go outside, you may see webs and spiders around your porch lights, on your eves, under your decks, under the siding around your house, and even in your mulch or bushes around your property. You may see a beautifully made circular web, and just a few inches to the right or left you’ll see a very large spider called a web orb spider. Although they may not cause any harm to you or me, they look like a big crab sitting underneath your deck. They eat a lot of insects!

With the attraction of available food comes other types of spiders, such as black widows, wolf spiders, and cellar spiders all wanting in on the feast. But being a homeowner like me, you don’t want to share your home with bad or even good predators, and that’s why you need professional help to treat and get rid of spiders. Your typical household spider sprays do not have the strength to permanently eliminate a spider issue. Spiders are killed by contact, or they may be killed ingesting a poisoned insect, or through specially designed pesticide dust and sometimes even just a good old broom. Today’s chemicals used by a professional exterminator are residual which means they last long enough in the area applied to allow spiders and insects to pass through and absorb through their exoskeleton, be poisoned by eating another poisoned insect, or possibly even by grooming themselves in a treated area. The point is, today’s professionals have the education necessary to access and determine the best possible treatment for your specific needs and protection.

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Pest issues are one of the worst things to happen to your home and can have some severe health risks if not handled properly. Our network of qualified pest control companies is held to the highest standards and has to meet pre-qualifications in order to be served with your account.

Our Pest Control company has a very diverse range of pests to fend off from your home. The natural landscape offers an ideal breeding ground for some of the most common household pests to flourish. Here are some of the most common pests you will find in your home.

Bug Removal
Types of pests invading your home will vary based on location and ecological landscape. Some of the most common types of pests in or around your area are Cockroaches, Spiders, Ants, Flies, Mosquitos, Bees, and other Bugs. These invaders, if left to roam free can be hazardous to your health such as a bee sting, spider bite, and even some of the nasty bacteria these pests can transfer around your home. Although most pests are not aggressive towards humans or cause any harm to you or your family if left alone; however, some pests like bees, the black widow, and brown recluse can bite and will need immediate medical attention. If any of these bugs are nesting in your home, we advise you to get in contact with one of our qualified professionals for a free estimate. Our team of professional bug removal experts is here to help you solve your problem.

Ant Removal
Ants are a huge problem. Although they do not cause much damage, coming home to a house full of ants is one of the worst things to see. Most at-home treatments do not work over a period of time, the only 100% solution is to have monthly maintenance from a qualified ant removal company. The telltale signs of having an ant problem are seeing large strings of ants wandering on the outside or inside of your home. Most species of ants do not move far from the main colony. They will travel long distances together as a team, but the root of your problem is to not let them within a certain perimeter of your home. Once ants break the perimeter, you can expect more to follow. Monthly maintenance from an ant removal expert in your area will greatly help in reducing or completely removing this problem. Protect your family from this nuisance and get in touch with us today. We will send you the highest qualified ant removal experts.

Cockroach Removal
Cockroaches are one of the dirtiest insects and have been known to carry and transmit harmful bacteria such as E-Coli and salmonella. Cockroaches can even cause Asthma in children according to the National Cooperative Inner-City Asthma Study. Cockroaches are one of the most persistent and durable insects; some have even been known to survive radiation exposure. Although Cockroaches are not aggressive the diseases they can spread through to your family can be harmful. If you see a cockroach this is one too many! Contact a Cockroach removal expert that can help you rid of this potential health problem. By choosing to let us send you local certified cockroach removal experts, you are protecting your family and household from future problems. The ineffectiveness of do-it-yourself solutions is not strong enough to prevent the cockroach from entering your home. Having a cockroach removal expert maintain your home is the only way you can confidently exclude and remove these harmful pests.

Rodent Control
Rodents can cause headaches with homeowners and the most common around your home are rats, mice, squirrels, raccoons, and gophers. A few of these common rodents are also the most problematic, like rats, mice, and gophers. Gophers, in particular, can cause havoc on your lawn, leaving underground burrows, large holes, and pockets of uneven dirt around your lawn. Gophers are also known to chew through plastic sprinkler systems and underground utilities. Rats and Mice have similar destructive qualities to homes by chewing on electrical lines, leaving feces, and chewing holes in your interior to access food storage. Although mice and rats prefer to live outdoors where the vegetation is fresh, they can find your home just as cozy and comfortable which is why it’s important to get a screening by one of our qualified professionals to help prevent a future Rodent invasion. Our rodent control experts are qualified and certified to help you fix your rodent problem.

Termite Extermination
Termites are one of the most destructive pests for your home. They can cause damage in almost any nook and cranny, hard-to-reach places in your home, and cause a lot of expensive damage to the wooden structure. Termites cause billions of dollars in damage each year, finding wood, leaf litter, animal dropping, and soil as their main food source. No other pest or insect has even caused close to an economic impact as the Termite. To protect your home from potential heavy damage, contact a qualified termite exterminator at the first sign of damage. We will send you 5 star rated local termite control experts that will meet and exceed your expectations.

Bee Removal
Bees are one of the most recognizable flying insects in the United States, better known for producing honey and beeswax. While it’s easy to appreciate these products from our local grocery store, it’s not easy to appreciate the invasion of our home or vegetation on your property due to their aggressive territorial behavior. In warmer weather and climates, bees, wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets like to nest and breed which includes areas hard to reach by predators and those places are include your home, roof, or trees around your area. Locating these flying insects and safely removing their habitats is what we specialize in, so please don’t attempt to remove or bother a nest should you stumble across one in your area. Our qualified professionals can remove any infestations or nests and provide you with safe, reliable solutions for any immediate and future danger. If you are looking for Bee Removal, then contact us today and we will send you our Bee Removal experts that will assist you with your problem. Satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.

Spider Removal
Spiders are one of the most common household pests. While they serve a very important role in the ecosystem, some species are deadly and you do not want them within 100 feet of your home and especially your children. Venomous spiders are typically not aggressive, but they hunt by surprise and are excellently camouflaged. They like to hide in dark cool crevices and places that get little foot traffic, like corners of your garage. They only really attack when they feel intimidated and are in danger. For instance, if you were to be sweeping in your garage and put your hand in front of the pile of debris which has a black widow, or the brown recluse. If you do have these dangerous species of spiders in your home, it is best to not get in touch with them. Contact our local spider removal experts that will help you remove these pests with the proper care they deserve and that your family needs. Also by including a monthly maintenance plan for the spider removal, you will have peace of mind knowing that an invisible perimeter has been established which eludes these critters to stay out of harm’s way. Our local spider removal company is certified and high-quality service is guaranteed. Fill out the form on this page and get in touch with our spider removal company today.

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Whether you are protecting your family, or your investment, calling a professional when dealing with insects or animal infestations is a smart choice! Professionals like us can eliminate and prevent any future occurrences. Don’t risk it! Call us today to see how we can end your BUG problems.

Residential Pest Control:
Keep your family safe! Pets, children, adults, all of us are bugged when insects invade the home. Rodents wreaking havoc? Dangerous diseases could be accompanying them. Not to mention the damage that is no doubt being done to your home. With technology that is available to us today, we can provide you with safe methods in keeping pests from creeping into your life. Our pesticides are derived from natural sources. We can offer you preventative measures that are safe for your whole family. Call us today and let us start protecting what you call home.

Commercial Pest Control:
Industrial and Commercial properties require extensive upkeep. Eliminate the possibility of serious damage due to BUGS! We can ensure that your property remains pest free and keep it that way. Our routine services will give you peace of mind. In the United States alone, over $30 million of damage is done by termites per year. Don’t be part of that statistic. Call us today to keep your commercial property bug free. We can eliminate any current concerns you are experiencing as well to keep business running as usual. Your pocketbook will thank you! Call today.

Pest Extermination:
If any type of bug infestation is already occurring on your property, we can help. Our methods have proven effective time and time again. No job is too small. Whether we are dealing with a small army of sugar ants invading your kitchen every morning, or a massive colony of termites causing extensive damage to your home, we are well equipped and prepared to eliminate your bug concerns. Call us today. The sooner the better.

Rodent Removal:
When a small mammal or rodent decides to make your home his home as well, things can get messy. We recommend that you call our professionals immediately! Do not handle the situation yourself. These animals can be extremely aggressive, carry diseases, and even rabies. We are professionally trained to trap and relocate animals without harming ourselves or the animal. Many times these situations occur because the animal is seeking a dry, warm nest. They often find this in the insulation used in our homes and properties. This can be extremely damaging to buildings and immediate action is required. Call us today!

Green Pest Control Solutions:
Our Pest Control company is actively involved in supporting greener approaches to pest control solutions. Why should we continue using harmful, harsh chemicals when safer, just as effective methods are readily available to us? New technology allows pesticides to be derived from plant oils, creating safe solutions to pest control problems. These are much less harmful than conventional pesticides and can leave you with the peace of mind that you have done your part in keeping our environment protected.

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Our Pest Control company is specialized in providing pest relief for private residences, apartments, and rental properties. All the treatments and products we use are selected on stringent criteria for safety and efficiency with most treatments classified as non-hazardous to humans and pets and of course safe to the environment.

We Guarantee a ‘peace of mind’ service. In case you were not completely satisfied and if the pest returns within the service guarantee period, we will re-treat and provide additional treatments as required at no additional cost. Our Pest Control can ensure your home and family are safe from unwanted pests.

Just a few common pests that often become a nuisance – we are ready and qualified to inspect your home for nearly all of the common pests or their signs. Our Company is certified by the Department of Health. We can provide information and advice about effective management of such pests and inform you about long-term measures you can take to help prevent problems in the future. The first step to effective pest management is defining the factors which limit the reproduction and survival potential of each pest. For instance, removing the food, water, and shelter of pests has a very significant impact on controlling pest populations by itself. Coupled with appropriate chemical control measures, a longer-lasting, more significant impact is made.

Locate and Monitor Pests
We Establish Thresholds for Action
We Define Pest Control Methods
We Apply Required Sanitation and Habitat Modification, Trapping, Pesticides.
Our Services also includes:
Quickly knockdown pests and provide long-lasting residual control
We Communicate with you about all treatments with a non-invasive integrated pest management approach.
We strictly follow premium green guidelines with regard to the types and amounts of pesticides used. We utilize only those pesticides and treatments that are effective and safe for your children, pets, and the environment.
Our principal goal is to ensure an environmentally friendly approach to pest control, without sacrificing the effectiveness of the required treatments.
 
Integrated Pest Management Approach includes:

*A Complete on-site inspection, analysis, and monitoring. We combat specific types of infectious, disease-carrying insects and rodents.
*Preventative measures through on-site inspections to pinpoint the building areas that can be sealed to eliminate insect and rodent entryways.
*Application of gels, powders, bait stations, and glue traps that serve as both pest deterring and monitoring devices.
* Approach to pest control services involves 4 steps:

-Step 1 is Evaluation
*Identify pests and any kind of related damage
*Evaluate sanitation practices and structural problems, which may contribute to pest infestation.
*Customize a pest control program that is best for You, Your Family, and Your Home.

– Step 2 is Initial Treatment
Our initial treatment is designed to eliminate pests invading your home.
Our goal is to bring the current pest population down to an acceptable level using our proven
seven treatment techniques.

– Step 3 is Maintaining Control
*Treat/inspect the area for ants & Cockroaches.
*Treat the insect harborage areas on the exterior.
*Dust wall voids (weep holes, electric lines, AC lines, and other visible potential insect entry point to the structure
*Treat attic
*Inspect/treat the interior of the House structure.

– Step 4 is Constant Improvement
Our pest control programs are constantly being evaluated and improved. As a result, you can be certain that you receive the
very best service available

We will seek to provide its pest control services in the timeliest manner and with an ongoing comprehensive quality-control program to provide 100% customer satisfaction. Our principal officer sees each contract as an agreement not between a business and its customers, but between partners that wish to create a close and mutually beneficial long-term relationship. This will help to provide greater long-term profits through referrals and repeat business.

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Honey bees (or honeybees) are a subset of bees in the genus Apis, primarily distinguished by the production and storage of honey and the construction of perennial, colonial nests out of wax. Honeybees are the only extant members of the tribe Apini, all in the genus Apis. Currently, there are only seven recognized species of the honeybee with 44 subspecies, though historically, anywhere from six to eleven species have been recognized. Honeybees represent only a small fraction of the approximately 20,000 known species of bees. Some other types of related bees produce and store honey, but only members of the genus Apis are true honeybees.

As in a few other types of eusocial bees, a colony generally contains one queen bee, a fertile female; seasonally up to a few thousand drone bees or fertile males; and a large seasonally variable population of sterile female worker bees. Details vary among the different species of honey bees, but common features include:

All honey bees live in colonies where the workers will sting intruders as a form of defense, and alarmed bees will release a pheromone that stimulates the attack response in other bees. The different species of honey bees are distinguished from all other bee species (and virtually all other Hymenoptera) by the possession of small barbs on the sting, but these barbs are found only in the worker bees. The sting and associated venom sac of honey bees are also modified so as to pull free of the body once lodged (autotomy), and the sting apparatus has its own musculature and ganglion, which allow it to keep delivering venom once detached. The worker dies after the sting is torn from its body. Despite common belief, it is the only species of bee to die after stinging. [clarification needed] But if left undisturbed, after stinging through human skin, for example, a honey bee will slowly rotate, effectively unscrewing its sting, and fly away intact.

Bees are one of the hardest-working creatures on the planet. Working incessantly for their queen to keep the colony active, bees never stop moving and producing, cleaning and building. While most sightings can go smoothly, a bad encounter with an angry swarm of interrupted or threatened bees can be deadly.

Bee swarms are common close to a hive. They buzz around collecting nectar from nearby flowers and bring it back to the colony.

It is important to remember bees are not out to attack people. They generally just buzz on by while foraging for pollen. They do not mind being in close proximity to humans as long as they are not bothered.

To avoid getting attacked by bees, one should never swat or threaten a bee. The reason for some swarm of bee attacks is due to the release of a pheromone a threatened bee will emit. This pheromone sends a distress signal to all other bees in the area and will attract the whole swarm to come in and defend them.

The most common reason a swarm of bees attacks would be if their hive is threatened. Under no circumstances should anyone who is not a professional come close to a beehive. A whole swarm of defensive bees may attack if their home feels threatened. All the bees in a hive answer to their queen, and since she lives in the hive, a swarm will attack anyone who comes too close for comfort.

The bottom line and best advice to avoid a swarm of bees attack are to never make a bee feel threatened. Bees attack in swarms because they are a loyal team with one goal, and that is to make the queen happy.

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Helpful Tips About Getting Pests Out Of Your House

Even if you live in a very modest, scarcely furnished home, you deserve to NOT be living with pests. If pests are taking over your home, then read the below article for excellent tips on how to resolve your pest problems. The faster you start taking care of the problem, the faster they are gone.

Plug up holes that pests, like mice, can get into with steel wool. Even though mice and rats can chew through a number of materials, these fine strands of metal are too tough for their teeth. Be sure to fill all openings larger than 1/2 an inch. Remember that rodents can get through very tiny openings.

Bedbugs are sneaky little creatures that are hard to kill. Be sure to seal off any open holes prior to attempting any extermination. Doing this means no bugs can come out after you have been exterminated.

Brush should be placed away from the house. It should be at least 12 inches away from the home. Despite your best efforts, a variety of insects and pests will live in the bushes surrounding your home. If you put the bush close to the house, you will be inviting them in.

Keep water from pooling and standing stagnant around your home. Pests are highly attracted to standing water. Inspect your home carefully for leaky pipes and remember to empty all of the trays that are underneath your indoor plants. If you make water sources scarce, chances are good that they will find a new place to call home.

When battling mice near your home, try mint. Mint plants surrounding your home’s foundation help out greatly. This will keep mice from wanting to live there. Mint leaves are a great tool when trying to ward off mice. This will repel mice in most cases, but always remember to sprinkle fresh mint leaves.

You need to check your whole house, even if many areas usually don’t show signs of pests. If your home has a basement, termites may be operating in secret. Make sure to check out your crawl spaces and basements. If you have pest control questions please call us.

As soon as you notice fallen trees in your yard, eliminate them. Make firewood out of the trunk and branches. You can also give it to someone else, or sell it if you want to. Don’t just let the stump rot in your yard, though. Basically, stumps are simply lifeless pieces of wood that attract termites.

Do some research on the kind of insect or rodents that are invading your home. Find out what repels them and what attracts them, every area is different we are specialists. Finding as much information about your pests will help you deal with them effectively. Call us today for a free estimate.

In order to get rid of a pest for good, you must learn everything possible about it. Know about its life cycle, what it eats, what it likes and doesn’t like, etc. The more you know about a pest, the easier it will be to devise a way to eliminate it.

Exterior lighting can attract a lot of flying pests. Don’t put exterior lighting right next to the entrance of your house. Consider using lights with an orange or yellow glow that bugs do not like as much; this will cut down the number of insects going inside your house.

The preceding article showed you some ways that you can deal with pests. You aren’t the only one who has to deal with pests. Regardless of your location, you are sure to have a few pests around. Apply the knowledge you have gained, and take control of the situation.

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Carpenter Ant

Size: Large – from 1/4 inch for a worker up to 3/4 inch for a queen
Color: Black, or sometimes red and black

Description – Carpenter ants are active indoors during many months of the year, usually during the spring and summer. When ants are active in the house during late winter/early spring (February/March), the infestation (nest) is probably within the household. When carpenter ants are first seen in the spring and summer (May/June), then the nest is likely outdoors and the ants are simply coming in for food. The natural food of the ants consists of honeydew from aphids, other insects, and plant juices, but they will readily forage for water and food scraps within the house.

Habitat – Under natural conditions, carpenter ants nest in live and dead trees and in rotting logs and stumps. However, they will also construct their nests in houses, telephone poles, and other man-made wooden structures. Nests are begun in deteriorating wood which has been exposed to moisture. Often, the colony will extend its nest to adjacent, sound wood. Nests are commonly found in porch pillars and roofs, window sills, and wood in contact with soil.

Life Cycle – The colonies of carpenter ants are often long-lived. Each colony is founded by a single fertilized queen. She establishes a nesting site in a cavity in wood. She then rears her first brood of workers, feeding them salivary secretions. She does not leave the nest nor feed herself throughout this period. The workers who are reared first assume the task of gathering food with which to feed the younger larvae. As the food supply becomes more constant, the colony population grows very rapidly. A colony does not reach maturity and become capable of producing young queens and males until it contains 2,000 or more workers. It may take a colony from three to six years or more to reach this stage. Each year thereafter, the colony will continue to produce winged queens and males, which leave their nest and conduct mating flights from May through July.

Damage – Carpenter ants rarely cause structural damage to buildings, although they can cause significant damage over a period of years because nests are so long-lived. Some recent evidence indicates that they can also cause extensive damage to foam insulation.

Control – Control of carpenter ant infestations requires that the nest be found. Once this is done, the infested wood can be removed or treated chemically, and causes of moisture damage to the wood can be corrected. The best procedure is to inspect all possible locations and to select these locations on the basis of potential water exposure. Once the nest is located, control can be achieved by the use of an aerosol insecticide labeled for the purpose.

INTERESTING FACTS: Ants of the genus Camponotus are known as carpenter ants because they house their colonies in galleries they excavate in wood. Carpenter ants do not eat the wood they remove during their nest-building activities but deposit it outside entrances to the colony in small piles. The wood is used solely as a nesting site. The galleries of carpenter ants are kept smooth and clean and are not lined with moist soil as termite galleries are.

Pavement Ants

Pharaoh ants are very small yellowish ants, almost translucent, that can be a major nuisance inside a house. When they occur, there is often more than one nest, each with many egg-laying queens. They are difficult to control and should not be attempted by a homeowner. Professional pest managers should be called. Poisoned baits are the only method of properly controlling this type of ant. Sprays will actually cause the colonies to split and spread making the problem worse.

Pharaoh Ants

Pharaoh ants are very small yellowish ants, almost translucent, that can be a major nuisance inside a house. When they occur, there is often more than one nest, each with many egg-laying queens. They are difficult to control and should not be attempted by a homeowner. Professional pest managers should be called. Poisoned baits are the only method of properly controlling this type of ant. Sprays will actually cause the colonies to split and spread making the problem worse.

Odorous House Ants

Odorous house ants are brown or black. When squashed, they give off a distinct odor. The nests are found both indoors and outside and are sometimes very difficult to control. When they do take poisoned bait, it will still take time for the colony to disappear.

Field Ants

Field ants is a common name for several types of large ants that can be black, brown, yellowish, or with a red head and thorax, and a black abdomen. They often nest in tree stumps and in large mounds in fields. Sometimes they will invade and nest in buildings. They do not do any damage but they can be annoying and can bite. This ant is a beneficial predator so should be controlled only when they are becoming a nuisance.

Cornfield Ants

They are often called moisture ants and they are not normally seen indoors except when the large winged honey-colored females or the smaller dark males swarm in late summer. They live only in damp or rotting wood, the presence of these ants is an indication of moisture or wood-rot problem. Effective control requires eliminating the cause of the moisture problem and replacing the damaged wood. Spraying the winged ants with a household pesticide may provide temporary relief during the swarming season but it will not kill the colony.

Moths

Moths are insects. Adult moths have wings and fly. Most damage is done by larvae (wormlike immature moths). Common types: Indian Meal Moth larvae eat and spoil a variety of grains and other foods. Clothes Moth larvae eat some materials, especially if already damaged.

Mice

Mice are the most common rodent found in our area in houses and commercial buildings. The main species is the common house mouse, but field mice occasionally come inside in winter.

Mice are usually first noticed in the kitchen, where you may find their droppings. They tend to nibble and damage several different types of packaged foods. Mice are great climbers, and will often follow water and drain pipes as well as electrical conduit and wiring. They will use almost anything they can gnaw to build their nest such as paper, labels from jars and canned goods, fabrics, etc. Nests have been found in the bottom of boots and shoes. Sometimes, mice are suspected because of noises in the walls.

Once mice have become established, several methods are available to eliminate them. It is always helpful to eliminate clutter and to close up entry holes. Mice can come in through surprisingly small holes but these can effectively be sealed. However, especially in older structures, new entry holes can appear so a yearly inspection is a good idea. Mice often get in through poorly fitted garage doors and other such spaces. They often travel along pipe conduits and these conduits can be sealed so that there is no room for the mouse to pass.

Although it is possible to eliminate mice without a professional, it is a good idea to work with a professional who knows mouse habits and can both correct immediate problems and point out preventative measures unique to your situation. In addition, there are several methods to eliminate mice including various traps and bait stations. Each has advantages and disadvantages, and your pest control professional can work with you to choose a method that is the best fit for your situation.

Rats

Biology and Life cycle – Rats, like house mice, are mostly active at night. They have poor eyesight, but they make up for this with their keen senses of hearing, smell, taste, and touch. Rats constantly explore and learn about their environment, memorizing the locations of pathways, obstacles, food and water, shelter, and other elements in their domain. They quickly detect and tend to avoid new objects placed in a familiar environment. Thus, objects such as traps and baits often are avoided for several days or more following their initial placement. While both species exhibit this avoidance of new objects, it is usually more pronounced in roof rats than in Norway rats.

Both Norway and roof rats may gain entry to structures by gnawing, climbing, jumping, or swimming through sewers and entering through the toilet or broken drains. While Norway rats are more powerful swimmers, roof rats are more agile and are better climbers.

Norway and roof rats do not get along. The Norway rat is larger and the more dominant species; it will kill a roof rat in a fight. When the two species occupy the same building, Norway rats will dominate the basement and ground floors, with roof rats occupying the attic or second and third floors. Contrary to some conceptions, the two species cannot interbreed. Both species may share some of the same food resources but do not feed side-by-side. Rats may grab food and carry it off to feed elsewhere.

Rats of either species, especially young rats, can squeeze beneath a door with only a 1/2-inch gap. If the door is made of wood, the rat may gnaw to enlarge the gap, but this may not be necessary.

Norway Rats. Norway rats eat a wide variety of foods but mostly prefer cereal grains, meats, fish, nuts, and some fruits. When searching for food and water, Norway rats usually travel an area of about 100 to 150 feet in diameter; seldom do they travel any further than 300 feet from their burrows or nests. The average female Norway rat has four to six litters per year and may successfully wean 20 or more offspring annually.

Roof Rats. Like Norway rats, roof rats eat a wide variety of foods, but their food preferences are primarily fruits, nuts, berries, slugs, and snails. Roof rats are especially fond of avocados and citrus and often eat fruit that is still on the tree. When feeding on a mature orange, they make a small hole through which they completely remove the contents of the fruit, leaving only the hollowed-out rind hanging on the tree. The rind of a lemon is often eaten, leaving the flesh of the sour fruit still hanging. Their favorite habitats are attics, trees, and overgrown shrubbery or vines. Residential or industrial areas with mature landscaping provide good habitat, as does riparian vegetation of riverbanks and streams. Roof rats prefer to nest in locations off the ground and rarely dig burrows for living quarters if off-the-ground sites exist.

Roof rats routinely travel up to 300 feet for food. They may live in the landscaping of one residence and feed at another. They can often be seen at night running along overhead utility lines or fence tops. They have an excellent sense of balance and use their long tails for balance while traveling along overhead utility lines. They move faster than Norway rats and are very agile climbers, which enables them to quickly escape predators. They may live in trees or in attics and climb down to a food source. The average number of litters a female roof rat has per year depends on many factors but generally is three to five with from five to eight young in each litter.

DAMAGE CAUSED BY RATS
Rats consume and contaminate foodstuffs and animal feed. They also damage containers and packaging materials in which foods and feed are stored. Both species of rats cause problems by gnawing on electrical wires and wooden structures (doors, ledges, in corners, and in wall material) and tearing up insulation in walls and ceilings for nesting.

Norway rats may undermine building foundations and slabs with their burrowing activities. They may also gnaw on all types of materials, including soft metals such as copper and lead as well as plastic and wood. If roof rats are living in the attic of a residence, they can cause considerable damage with their gnawing and nest-building activities. They also damage garden crops and ornamental plantings.

Among the diseases rats may transmit to humans or livestock are murine typhus, leptospirosis, trichinosis, salmonellosis (food poisoning), and ratbite fever. Plague is a disease that can be carried by both roof and Norway rats, but it is more commonly associated with ground squirrels, chipmunks, and native wood rats.

Spiders

Spiders have eight legs and two main body parts: head and abdomen. They cannot fly. All spiders eat insects. and are pests in structures when their webs become annoying or when they bite in self-defense. Some will defend their eggs. Baby spiders look like miniature adults.

Spiders are pests for some people because of their appearance and messy webs. They are valuable predators of other pests. Often, vacuuming, good housekeeping practices, and the use of screens can eliminate their prey and thus reduce their numbers. Low humidity is also beneficial to reducing the number of spiders.

If spiders are a concern, please contact us for an inspection and possible treatment to control these pests.

Brown Recluse Spider – a spider that’s around 1 inch long including legs, and is sometimes found inside, usually in and under piles of belongings. For this reason is a good idea to wear protective clothing, such as gloves and long sleeves, and pants when cleaning out basements and other storage areas, and ductwork. Brown recluse spiders can be found in piles of wood and for this reason, care should be taken in handling firewood.

Fleas

Fleas will bite humans, dogs, and other mammals in addition to cats. There are effective flea treatments for pets, but if a household pet is treated, and the house is not treated, the fleas may become a very irritating pest for the resident humans. Professional treatment of the house, coordinated with the treatment of pets is highly recommended. Several treatments might be necessary for complete eradication.

Ticks

The dog tick is the most common tick inside human structures. Deer ticks, which are smaller carry Lyme disease.

Ticks usually come in on pets or clothing and do not usually reproduce inside. However, they can carry diseases and some people are allergic to their bites. There are effective treatments to prevent tick infestation of pets, and these should be used. Clothing and backpacks should be examined for ticks during tick season, and people should inspect themselves after walks in rural areas to make sure they haven’t picked up ticks.

Beetles

Beetles have their wings hidden beneath a covering that can be colorful.

Powder post beetles are small beetles that bore into wood and, when present in large numbers, can weaken structural wood. They make small holes in the wood, but the presence of holes does not necessarily mean there is an active infestation. Professional inspection and treatment are needed.

Old house beetles sometimes make their presence known by chewing noises that can be heard by people, especially at night. They make small holes in wood. Professional inspection and treatment are needed.

Carpet beetle larvae damage carpets and other materials. The damage is similar to that of the clothes moth, but treatment is different. Good housekeeping and frequent vacuuming are useful for prevention. Professional treatment is advised if there is a visible infestation.

Various types of small beetles infest stored grain and other dry foods such as pasta. Some also eat dried plant material. All damaged food should be put in plastic bags (to prevent spread) and discarded outside. The storage area should be cleaned thoroughly. Grain beetles often come into a house on or inside packaged food. Some grain beetles can bore through most packaging materials.

Ladybugs

Ladybugs are usually not a problem. There are several types of ladybugs, and they vary in color and number of spots. They can become a pest when they gather in large numbers inside a structure. They do no harm, but it can be frightening to see such large numbers of this “cute” bug inside a bedroom!

Bedbugs

Bedbugs have no wings and cannot fly. They are light to dark brown and up to 1/3 inch. They look a little like small ticks but have only six legs (ticks have eight). Bedbugs bite mainly at night. They feed on animal blood and the common bedbug prefers humans, but will also feed on dogs, cats, and other warm-blooded animals. Some people do not notice the bites, but other people become allergic and the bites can be itchy and cause much misery and loss of sleep. Bites can become infected, but bedbugs are not thought to carry disease. Bedbugs need professional treatment.

Batbugs

Batbugs are similar to bedbugs and will bite people. They are found in places where bats nest, and if the bats are removed from a human dwelling, they will seek new victims. Therefore, it is important to remove and treat areas where bats have nested. These pests need professional treatment, which is the same as for bedbugs.

Boxelder Bugs

Boxelder bugs are about 1/2 inch long and black with distinct red markings. They do no damage but can be very annoying when they enter a home because of the loud noise they make when attracted to lamps.

Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees look similar to bumblebees. They are large and fly slowly. They can do a lot of damage to wood.

The female drills neat round holes about the size of a dime in the wood of siding and fascia, sometimes high off the ground. Then, she drills nest galleries at a 90 deg angle to the hole, parallel to the grain of the wood. She lays eggs and provisions them with food for the hatching larvae. The galleries damage the wood, which eventually needs replacement. Females can sting, but usually do not bother people.

Male carpenter bees often buzz around the nests and dive-bomb people near the nest. Males cannot sting but can be very annoying. Their abdomens are a distinctive shiny black on the end, and their thick black legs dangle down. Females can sting but usually don’t bother people.

Carpenter bees prefer bare, somewhat damaged wood so painting wood and replacing damaged wood deters them. Professional help is recommended to get rid of carpenter bees.

Wasps

Unlike bees, wasps are predators and do valuable work by killing many pest insects. However, some are also attracted to human food and both them and their nests can be very annoying. Common wasps are paper wasps (also called umbrella wasps), mud dauber wasps, bald-faced hornets, and yellowjackets.

Earwigs

Earwigs are harmless, but these one-inch insects are scary looking because of the big pinschers on their abdomens (these are used to fend off ants that attack them from the rear). Earwigs are attracted by light and so can be a nuisance when they blunder into a house and fly around lamps. Screens, sealing doors, and windows are good prevention.

Sow Bugs

Sow bugs are small segmented crustaceans with many legs (distantly related to lobsters and shrimp). They like dampness and are found in damp debris. They sometimes come into cellars and other damp places from the outside. They do no harm, and dehumidifying can help control them. Removal of debris and mulch from around the structure can keep them from coming inside easily.

Pill Bugs

Pill bugs are similar to sow bugs but curl up into a round “pill” when touched. They can be controlled in the same way as sow bugs.

Silverfish

Silverfish are soft-bodied insects that have no wings. They live in damp places and damage paper and other stored materials and some food. Good housekeeping and prevention of dampness can help control these pests.

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Bedbugs are a growing concern in North America.

A female bedbug lays 5 eggs per day and up to 500 eggs in her lifetime.
The eggs hatch in about 6-17 days and become fertile adults in about 21 days. Based on this, one bedbug can become several thousand in the course of a few months.
Once established, bedbugs can be very difficult to eliminate. They hide in tiny spaces and emerge to feed at night. Worst of all, eggs survive most conventional treatments. For this reason, new solutions have been developed, including heat treatment which we offer as one of our treatment methods.
Bedbugs can live in clothing, furniture, and suitcases and can be transported between locations for example between a hotel and your home.

Bedbugs cause psychological and physical harm by leaving itchy bites and spreading panic.

PREVENTION

If you suspect you may have had bedbugs in your hotel, on your return home place your luggage in your garage or bathroom. Bedbugs don’t like the tiled floor and will be easier to spot the bugs.
You can put all clothing in the washing machine, including those you are wearing, as soon as you return home, put on a hot wash, and tumble dry at high heat. The temperature will kill any bedbugs that may be hiding in them.
Regular Vacuuming can reduce the population of bedbugs significantly. Be sure to empty the vacuum and place it outside in the garbage immediately.
Mattress encasements – we can order and supply mattress and box spring encasements for your home. The encasements are bite-proof, and they keep bedbugs out of your mattress and box spring.
Wrap your suitcases in plastic wrap when traveling. This can prevent the transfer of bedbugs from other people’s luggage when traveling on buses or airplanes.

SIGNS OF BEDBUGS

Bites on your skin, although it is difficult to differentiate between a bedbug bite and any other insect bite.
Droppings – Evidence of dark spots staining the mattress is a sign that you have a bedbug infestation. The spots will be tiny <1mm but can be easy to notice if you have a heavy infestation.
Live Insects – Bedbugs are 4-7mm long and visible to the naked eye. Mostly spotted at night time, they feed in the few hours before dawn.
Blood – Bedbugs feed on your blood. If you notice small spots of blood on your mattress, bedsheets, or pajamas, this may be a sign that you have a bedbug infestation.
Bedbug Skin – Each bedbug molts its skin 5 times in its lifetime. These can sometimes be spotted behind your headboard and on your box spring or mattress.

IDENTIFYING BEDBUGS

Visual inspection – Our technicians are trained and experienced in visually inspecting for bedbugs. Identifying the tell-tale signs of an infestation, and distinguishing a bedbug from other bugs which are often confused with bedbugs.
Dog inspection – We have access to an excellent bedbug sniffer dog that can identify the presence of bedbugs, without needing the visual confirmation that can sometimes be hard to locate. Trained K9s can detect odors completely unnoticeable to humans. Download a copy of the preparation sheet which must be followed before the K9 team enters your home.

HOW WE TREAT

Chemical Treatment – We can provide chemical treatment to your home/apartment for bedbugs. You will need to download a preparation sheet and follow the list of requirements carefully. The closer you follow the preparation guidelines, the better chance we have of eradicating the bedbugs in as few treatments as possible.
Due to the nature of bedbugs, you will need a minimum of two chemical treatments. The second one will be booked 14 days after the first. In some cases, more treatments will be needed at 2-week intervals.
Download a copy of the datasheet for the chemical we use to treat bedbugs.
Heat Treatment – Another extremely effective way to treat bedbugs is by using heat. The Heat Assault Unit 500X can maintain an indoor temperature of 150F, which ensures that all bedbugs and their eggs are exterminated. The high efficiency of the unit allows us to treat multiple apartments at the same time.
We highly recommend our company to carry out any heat treatments; we have a great success rate with the elimination of bedbugs. We are very knowledgeable in the field and can answer any questions you may have about the process. You can contact us by calling the office.
The AGES Heat Assault system uses two trailer-mounted diesel-fired furnaces that create a redundant loop. This eliminates the possibility of system shutdowns during heat treatments. A high-efficiency pump circulates non-toxic glycol through hoses and a series of heat exchangers. There is no fire hazard and the glycol is non-toxic. The system also allows us to perform bedbug heat treatments in a significantly shorter time than our competitors. It also eliminates the need to vacate the premises for extended periods of time.
Their heat treatment unit allows us to heat areas up to 5,000 square feet at a time, and the fan system circulates the heat into all furniture and into cracks and crevices. When directed towards the walls, and the temperature is raised quickly enough, experience has shown that bedbugs will not escape through the walls and will remain in the target area.
Temperature probes are distributed throughout the affected area and monitored remotely. Once the temperature has reached 125F for over 30 minutes, all eggs, larvae, pupae, and adult insects will be killed. The room is kept up to temperature for approximately 3 hours to allow heat to penetrate the furniture and walls.

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IDENTIFYING BEDBUGS

Visual inspection – Our technicians are trained and experienced in visually inspecting for bedbugs. Identifying the tell-tale signs of an infestation, and distinguishing a bedbug from other bugs which are often confused with bedbugs.

Dog inspection
– We have access to an excellent bedbug sniffer dog that can identify the presence of bedbugs, without needing the visual confirmation that can sometimes be hard to locate. Trained K9s can detect odors completely unnoticeable to humans.
Download a copy of the preparation sheet which must be followed before the K9 team enters your home.

HOW WE TREAT

Chemical Treatment
– We can provide chemical treatment to your home/apartment for bedbugs. You will need to download a preparation sheet and follow the list of requirements carefully
. The closer you follow the preparation guidelines, the better chance we have of eradicating the bedbugs in as few treatments as possible.
Due to the nature of bedbugs, you will need a minimum of two chemical treatments. The second one will be booked 14 days after the first. In some cases, more treatments will be needed at 2-week intervals.

Download a copy of the datasheet for the chemical we use to treat bedbugs.

Heat Treatment
– Another extremely effective way to treat bedbugs is by using heat. The Heat Assault Unit 500X can maintain an indoor temperature of 150F, which ensures that all bedbugs and their eggs are exterminated. The high efficiency of the unit allows us to treat multiple apartments at the same time.

We highly recommend you use our company to carry out any heat treatments; we have a great success rate with the elimination of bedbugs. We are very knowledgeable in the field and can answer any questions you may have about the process.

The AGES Heat Assault system uses two trailer-mounted diesel-fired furnaces that create a redundant loop. This eliminates the possibility of system shutdowns during heat treatments. A high-efficiency pump circulates non-toxic glycol through hoses and a series of heat exchangers. There is no fire hazard and the glycol is non-toxic. The system also allows us to perform bedbug heat treatments in a significantly shorter time than their competitors. It also eliminates the need to vacate the premises for extended periods of time.
The heat treatment unit allows us to heat areas up to 5,000 square feet at a time, and the fan system circulates the heat into all furniture and into cracks and crevices. When directed towards the walls, and the temperature is raised quickly enough, experience has shown that bedbugs will not escape through the walls and will remain in the target area.

Temperature probes are distributed throughout the affected area and monitored remotely. Once the temperature has reached 125F for over 30 minutes, all eggs, larvae, pupae, and adult insects will be killed. The room is kept up to temperature for approximately 3 hours to allow heat to penetrate the furniture and walls.

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Fumigation

When you need fumigation services performed safely and effectively, We have the experience, equipment, and manpower for the task. Over the past several years, our professionals have fumigated everything ranging from antique clocks and furniture to food processing facilities over one million square feet. Fumigation is a highly complex procedure that can only be performed by trained and experienced professionals. Whatever your fumigation needs, we can meet them.

Do you have a pest problem that is so extensive that it seems overwhelming? There are many methods of ensuring that pests are fully eradicated, but when all else fails, you can rely on fumigation experts from our pest control company to do the job to perfection. If you are currently suffering from a termite or other pest infestation, you might be running out of options. Fumigation services can once again make your home pest free. Fumigation is a method of pest control that completely fills an area with gaseous pesticides or fumigants to suffocate or poison the pests within. It is utilized for the control of pests in buildings, soil, grain, and produce, and is also used during the processing of goods to be imported or exported to prevent the transfer of exotic organisms.

There are different types of fumigation services, and the one you should choose will depend on the type of infestation and the extent of the problem. In general terms, there are two types of fumigation; either by poisonous gas, or pesticides. Because the most commonly used fumigants are toxic to all forms of life, it is possible to control most pests using this one treatment method. It is also the most rapid form of treatment method, as compared to the normal baiting and residual spraying method. OUR FUMIGATION SERVICES CAN BE USED FOR: All commodities, containers, timber pallets, plywood, books, pianos, antiques, all classes of ships.

Why choose us?
We can be on your doorstep at short notice on weekdays, from early mornings to late evenings.
We will thoroughly examine your property and assess the problem.
We use the most modern appliances and solutions.
We use the best insecticides.
We are fully certified.
We have the highest standards, with negotiable rates.

To find out more about our Fumigation Services, please call us today. Pest problems can be annoying and dangerous. Whether its ants in your cupboards, or rats on the roof of your house, you may need to call a pest control services company to eliminate the problem. When pests take over business premises such as restaurants or food storage companies, they can be a health hazard. In such cases, pest fumigation may be the only solution. Cockroaches are common culprits, and they are not fussy about what habitat they encroach upon. Apparently, there is only one type of food that a cockroach will not eat. Its cucumber! Everything else is on the menu. Cockroaches are found in homes and businesses, and they are a real menace. They crawl in, fly in, eat anything and everything they can find and, of course, they breed. Cockroaches, if left unchecked, can cause health problems to humans. Food poisoning has also been linked to pest infestations, particularly cockroaches. They secrete allergens which can be very dangerous for people who suffer from respiratory problems.

There are however other pests that cause destruction in a home or business premises. These include fleas, bees, wasps, bed bugs, spiders, rodents, and termites. If the pest control company cannot solve the problem with chemical sprays, pest fumigation may be recommended. Pest fumigation is a pest control method that fills an entire building with fumigants that will either poison or suffocate the pests inside. It is often the only way to get rid of termites and wood-boring insects that are causing extensive damage to wooden areas in a home or factory. The building to be fumigated is first completely covered with large tarpaulins or tents. The fumigant is then released inside the building. The building will remain covered for a certain period of time. This allows the fumigant to penetrate all areas and kill the pests. After this, the building is ventilated so that the poison can disperse. It will then be safe for humans to re-enter the premises. The reason for the tarpaulins is to prevent the fumigant from escaping and causing potential harm to neighboring people/buildings. The pest fumigation process can take up to a week to complete, depending on the level of infestation and the size of the building. Methyl bromide was the most commonly used fumigant until it was banned because it harms the ozone layer. Present-day fumigants include phosphine, chloropicrin, hydrogen cyanide, methyl isocyanate, iodoform, sulfuryl fluoride, and iodoform. A popular choice among many pest control services is sulfuryl fluoride. Sulfuryl fluoride has the ability to kill pests at any stage of their lives, including eggs. It does not harm the ozone layer and it is not associated with the dangers of phosphine. Sulfuryl fluoride is used widely as a pest fumigant to control dry wood termites that thrive in warm climates. It is also effective for the eradication of bark beetles, powder post beetles, rodents, and bed bugs. Pest fumigation is a dangerous operation. It must be carried out by competent personnel or registered pest control companies that are in possession of the correct certification that allows them to perform pest fumigation operations.

Fumigation is the most commonly used method for pest control and elimination. It involves the use of pesticides or pest retardants in gaseous form, referred to as fumigants, to poison pests in a residential area, business complex, or public space that has been infested. Fumigation is also used in agriculture or grain produce to prevent the soil from being infected or during the import and export of goods to get rid of insects, worms, and organisms that might be transported from place to place. While excessive use of chemicals in any form is to be avoided because it may harm human life or structural buildings, the process is not entirely effective in pest elimination, it merely prevents the pests from making their presence once again in the same area. The fumigation process is usually done in a phased manner. As a first step, the entire area that needs fumigation is sealed off or covered. Next, the area is fumigated, i. e. the chemicals are released in the covered space which may be a home, an office, a warehouse or storage complex, underground cellar, ship cargo containers, etc. In the third phase, the fumigant is allowed time to completely fill the enclosed space and kill the pest itself (wood borers, termites) or pest infestations (eggs, larvae). Finally, the area is ventilated with fresh air and sunlight so that no trace of the chemical or gas is left behind. Once this process is completed and a thorough inspection is done, the area is certified pest-free.

Chemicals used in fumigation: Until the Montreal Protocol, an international treaty signed in the late 1980s to protect the Ozone layer of the atmosphere from depletion, was signed the random use of many chemicals was widespread. The widely used fumigant at the time was Methyl Bromide; its production and use were restricted later. The list of fumigants in use includes Formaldehyde Phosphine Chloropicrin Sulfuryl Fluoride Methyl Isocyanate Hydrogen Cyanide.

Methods of fumigation: Broadly, fumigation methods can be categorized into surface and sub-surface. Surface treatments refer to fumigation done on exposed surface areas. Sub-surface refers to treatments where gases or chemicals have to be applied to spaces like soil, cargo containers, storage tanks, etc. Sub-surface fumigation methods are tubing, trenched, short probe, long probe, and combination recirculation. The methods adopted for surface fumigation depend greatly on the situation, circumstance, and the nature of pests and pesticides. For homes, the Tenting Method is used, where a rubber tent is placed to seal off the area. In larger structures like entire buildings, other options that take into account the size of the building and infestation come into play. Fumigants are pesticides that are volatile and exert their toxic action as poisonous gases in an enclosed space. Fumigation is a versatile technique that can be applied in a wide range of situations. It should be undertaken only when management is satisfied that a need to carry out pest control exists, that fumigation is the appropriate process and that the fumigation may be safely and effectively carried out. Fumigation of commodities in the export trade is mandatory for quarantine or contractual reasons.

Fumigation Services are useful where a rapid kill of pests is required and for effective removal of pests from structures into which clean commodities are to be brought. Over the years fumigation has changed rapidly. Our Pest Control is up to date with all procedures and treatments for the fumigation services it provides. There are many different types of fumigation available. Get free quotes from our insect control company without hassle. Licensed Providers. Lowest Prices. Municipality Certified. Types: Cockroach Pest Control, Bed Bugs Pest Control.

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MICE

Mice are very dirty creatures and a great source of disease. Sometimes they spread life-taking diseases. I hate this dirty creature. Sometimes they create great trouble in our daily life. They destroy our property. Getting rid of mice is very difficult. Now, I am describing 15 ways to get rid of mice naturally.

Get Rid of Mice Naturally.
Seal All Possible Entries Of Mice: Mice are not very big in size and can enter your house through any narrow hole in your wall. They need to penetrate their head only for walking through a tiny hole. For getting rid of mice you will have to seal those tiny holes. You can
use green kitchen pads for sealing the holes. You have to cut the pads as required shape and seal the hole.

Use Cat Urine for Removing Mice.
You can collect and spread cat urine around the entrance of mice. They fear cats and will leave the house by sniffing the smell of the cat’s urine.

Use Box Trap for Killing Mice.
There are mice trap boxes in the open market. Those boxes contain food locked with a trigger. When a mouse enters through the open door of the box and pulls the food then the trigger closes the door. Then you will have to kill the mice manually.

Use a device with beeps for removing Mice.
There is one type of sound that is very disliked by mice. They hate beeps and stay away from the sound. You can buy a device from the public market. Its price is around $30. See videos from YouTube.

Keep your house clean to keep mice away from home.
If your house contains materials that attract mice, they will definitely come to your house. If your house provides food and shelter, they will start living in your house. So, you have to keep clean your house.

Catch mice and release them away from your house.
This can be effective, but require lots of expertise. You have to throw a towel on the mouse. If you can cover the mouse, it will stay a short period under the towel. At that time you have to put an inverted basket over the mouse and then slide a piece of metal sheet under the towel. Then carry the mouse and release it to a remote place from away from the house.

Use a cat for killing mice.

I think you are a great fan of Tom and Jerry like me. But, the reality is reverse. A cat is a good hunter of mice. They can kill all the mice from your house within a very short time. But, you have to be careful about choosing a real hunter cat. All cats are not good hunters.

Use a barn owl for getting rid of mice.
If you have outdoor mice infestation then barn owls are the most useful natural solution. They are good hunters. They eat mice and hunt for their family.

Use an organic mixture for killing mice.
There are some good and renowned companies who produce mice baits. They are very useful and widely used. You can depend on those baits for killing mice.

Keep the trash cans away from your house

Mice are attracted by trash cans. Those are good sources of food. You should keep those cans away from your house. It will help you keep away mice from your house.

Use snakes excrement for keeping mice away from your house.

Snakes are hunters of mice. So, they fear snakes and try to stay away. You have to collect snakes excrement from a reptile center, pet store, snake charmers, or zoo and spread it around the mice entrances. Mice will think your house has snakes and they will leave that place as early as possible.

Use steel wool pads.
You can prevent mice from using any entrance by sealing it with steel wool pads. Mice cannot cut those pads with their teeth.

Use peppermint oil for removing mice from home.
Mice dislike peppermint oil and stay away from the smell of it. You will have to place one or two drops of peppermint oil on a cotton ball and place it in the areas where mice move. Then they will definitely leave those places.

I hope you will get rid of mice by following any or a few of these techniques. Besides these natural ways to get rid of mice, there have many chemical baits.

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Bedbug control is necessary for a bedbug infestation. Bedbugs are commonly found in the bed structure and beddings, though occasionally they may spread to other surrounding areas and furniture. They are most commonly found within the frame of the bed, the headboard, the mattress piping, the seams and tags of the mattress, and within the mattress itself. Bedbugs may come from traveling to other countries or areas and staying in bedbug-infested accommodations. You may also get an infestation from buying used beddings and mattresses that will have these pests.

Signs Of A Bedbug Infestation
Signs you have bedbugs include live bedbugs crawling on the bed or beddings, bite marks on your skin that are itchy and you may also see blood marks on your beddings that come from the bedbugs when you crush them mistakenly while you sleep. Other signs of a bedbug infestation may be the appearance of small dark spots similar to what would be made with a marker pen and the presence of bedbug eggs and eggshells which are white in color and are about a millimeter in size. If you suspect that you may have a bedbug infestation, these are the signs that you can look out for so that you can take the appropriate action. The first thing to do when you find that you have an infestation is to take some form of bedbug control. This means that you have to remove the beddings, mattresses, bed frames, and quarantine these things in one room, if possible, to stop the spread of the bedbugs.

Methods of Bedbug Control
There are different methods that can be used for bedbug control such as chemical methods where a chemical is used to eliminate the bedbugs, non-chemical methods where you use extreme temperatures, either hot or cold, to kill the bedbugs and there are inorganic substances such as diatomaceous earth which are used to kill the bedbugs. Chemical methods of bedbug control are often pesticides in aerosol, powder, or liquid form. The advantage of using this method is that it is fast and easy to use as you just spray or spread the pesticide where necessary. However, the downside of these is that bedbugs have increasingly become resistant to some strains of chemical pesticides which have no effect on them which means you may still have a bedbug problem and it increases the chances of the bedbugs spreading to other areas and furniture in the room. The benefits of using extreme temperatures such as extreme heat or cold are that it is cost-effective and you can do it yourself without calling a professional. However, the disadvantage is that this method of bedbug control takes time because it is recommended that if you are using cold temperatures to get rid of bedbugs, you leave the room with the infestation in cold temperatures for at least four days so that all the bedbugs and bedbug eggs are killed. If you find that you have a bedbug infestation, it is best to call a professional who will use a combination of methods that will ensure that the bedbugs in your home are eliminated totally. A professional exterminator will explain to you the methods that are available and you can discuss those that are acceptable to you. For example, if you are averse to using chemical pesticides because of the presence of children or pets in your home, your exterminator should be able to use other alternatives. The best way to carry out bedbug control is to use a combination of methods. Your elimination technician will work with you to come up with an extermination solution that is acceptable to you and will get rid of the bedbugs permanently. Sometimes follow-up visits may be required especially if not all the bedbugs were eliminated in the first visit.

How To Choose A Bedbug Control Company
When choosing a company that will help you deal with your bedbug problem it is best to go for a company that uses multiple methods such as washing all the infected beddings with very hot water then using a dryer with at least temperatures of 122 degrees Fahrenheit (50 degrees centigrade) to kill the bedbugs. There may be additional treatments for bedbug control such as applying inorganic materials such as diatomaceous earth which dehydrates the bedbugs when it comes into contact with them thus killing them, cedar oil, silica gel, and boric acid which also are effective products that are not chemical-based. These materials are specially placed in the crevices and any cracks of the furniture and walls of the room to ensure that all the bedbugs are thoroughly eliminated. You may also opt to use steam that will be applied on the bed and other furniture so that the bedbugs are killed by the heat or treatments based on cold. Your technician will be able to advise you on the best method of bedbug control to use depending on the magnitude and the intensity of the bedbug infestation in your home. This means that it is best for the technician to carry out an inspection first to determine the level of the infestation. From these, you will be able to receive a quote on the work that will be done while discussing the treatment methods available to you and which ones will work best for your situation. It is also best to contact a company that will provide follow-up treatments and free inspection either for free or at minimal cost until the bedbug problem is thoroughly eliminated.

Reasons to Choose Our Pest Control Company
The technicians at our Pest Control company are trained and certified so that you are sure that you are getting qualified professionals who will know the best way to deal with the problem. We have experience in bedbug control which makes us the best to deal with your bedbug problem. Our technicians will be able to correctly identify bedbugs and inspect your home to determine the extent of your infestation. We have experience in dealing with bedbug infestations and other pest problems that you may have in your home. The bedbug control treatment and elimination plan that is formulated will be satisfactory to you and will permanently eradicate bedbugs from your home.

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They are a lot of pests that can get into a home, and eliminating them can be a challenging task that is often left up to exterminators. If you need odorous house ant control, there is help for these and other pests that invade homes when the weather is nice. There are a lot of different types of pests that invade homes, and there are also a lot of exterminator services that are dedicated to the extermination of the pests that invade your home. Companies such as our Pest Control company are dedicated to providing you with the quality pest control services people are looking for.

The Common Pests that Invade Homes
There are a lot of different types of pests that find their way into homes, and these pests can cause a variety of problems that are unique to each type of insect pests some of these common home invaders are:
termites
ants
bedbugs
wasps
hornets
bees
mice

These are some of the common invaders and insect pests that you may find in the home at any time of the year. There is help from dedicated companies such as our Pest Control company if you want to free your home from pest intrusion. This is a dedicated company to eliminating the pests in your home. They will eliminate these problem critters.

The Many Types of Extermination to Free Your Home of Pests
There are many different types of extermination, and we may use one, or several of them to eliminate the pest control problem you have in your home. an exterminator will most likely evaluate the problem that you are having in your home or business, to decide the best methods to get rid of the invasion. The way to get rid of insects has traditionally been to place poison in the areas where the invader gets in, but now there are also many green pest control solutions that can be used to get rid of the insects or other critters that are in your home. These methods may include traps and other types of non-invasive pest control solutions. The many different types of solutions may include the following:
Fumigation
Trapping
Organic Pesticides
Green Pest Control

These are some of the many different types of methods that may be used to eliminate pests in the home. There are also other solutions that can be used to get rid of pests. The green pest control solutions, are better for the environment, and for your health. If you are trying to get rid of pests in your home, you do not want to use pesticides that add to health problems that come from pests. Some of these green solutions for pest control, also work a lot better and will rid your home of the pests without invading your home with fumigation. This brings up another issue of the problems that come from pest invasion in the home.

Problems Related to Pest Infestations
There are a lot of problems that can come from infestations of pests in the home. These problems can be structural problems caused by termites, bees, and other insects. They can also be the cause of health problems, as many of these critters, such as rats and mice can carry disease. This is also true for some insects such as roaches. It is for this reason that it is important to rid living spaces of these invaders. There are many of these critters that can cause structural damage. This is not just limited to termites. Bees, Wasps, and other insects like to create nests in structures, which over time can cause a real hazard to people that occupy a home. If these types of problems go unattended to, they can become problems that end up costing thousands in structural repairs. This is why it is important to get a problem under control before it becomes too big. Other critters like squirrels like to nest in homes, and these types of invaders can be relocated with the use of traps, or other types of green pest control. This is a simple process that can save you from the cost of structural damage, if the problem goes on unattended to. The use of traps can also be used to get a mice problem under control. These traps can remove the miniature pests, and then the exterminator will suggest a solution so that they do not return to nest in the structure of your building. There are also health problems that can come from the invaders that come into your home. If these problems go unattended, they can pose a risk to your health. Insects such as roaches have been associated with asthma in young children, as well as other respiratory problems in adults and domestic pests. It is important that these types of invasions are addressed, to help protect the health of you and your family. There are other types of health problems that can come from the pests that invade the home. Rats and mice carry many different types of diseases that can affect humans, and if they have access to the same food you eat, they can spread these problems to you. This is why they need to be control and eliminated. Having an exterminator get these pests under control will reduce the health risks that pests pose to you. These health risks are not only from these animals, and odorous house ant control is also an important part of reducing health risks.

Finding a Quality Exterminator for Your Home
There are a lot of different extermination companies, and many of them have green pest control solutions. They will help you to get rid of the problem you are having in your home. Our Pest Control company has green pest control services that will help you to get rid of the invaders and keep your health. If you are having a problem with pests, you should give an exterminator a call today.

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Insect pest control is a process of minimizing or eliminating undesirable pests from our homes, schools, offices, and even public buildings. The insect control process normally involves using chemical substances commonly referred to as insecticides to prevent them from entering spaces occupied by people. According to research, many homes today face six different types of pest invasions. The six include tick, flea, ant, bed bug, roach, and rodent invasion. The six normally cause a lot of harm when not dealt with at the right time and in the right way.

Six common pest invasions

Tick invasion: Currently, there are more than 70 different species of ticks in America alone. Ticks normally transmit viral and bacterial diseases to both humans and animals which include Lyme disease and encephalitis. To avoid a tick invasion, you must maintain high levels of cleanliness. Some of the basic things which you can do include mowing your grass on a regular basis and taking your pet to the vet for check-ups and cleaning at least once or twice a month.

Flea invasion: Fleas are normally seasonal and normally attack during spring and summer. However, in warm houses, fleas usually live all year. Fleas normally bite humans and animals and in the process transmit dangerous infections. Just like ticks, fleas normally love living in untidy areas. Thus, one of the best ways of dealing with them entails cleaning your home and pets on a regular basis.

Ant invasion: Unlike fleas and ticks, house ants, such as odorous ants, usually cause a lot of destruction to property. Once they gain access to your home, they will easily build up satellite colonies almost everywhere within one to three days. The best way to deal with an ant invasion is to hire a professional exterminator.

Bedbug invasion: just like fleas, bed bugs usually love hiding in warm areas. However, unlike the rest, bed bugs usually feast on blood. The best solution to bedbug problems normally involves hiring an exterminator who is capable of eliminating the invasion and at the same time making follow-up inspections to make certain that the problem is completely solved.

Roaches: if you have spotted one roach in your room, chances are that you have hundreds. Basically, roaches usually multiply at a very high rate and this normally makes it difficult to handle them alone. Roaches usually love hiding in wet, dirty, and even dark areas. Thus, if you have a drainage problem or if your house is not as clean as it ought to be, take the right actions as soon as possible. You can also bring in an exterminator to help you handle the problem before it gets out of hand.

Rodents: Even though they are no insects, rodents are small and can easily contaminate your food supplies. In addition, they can easily bite you and in the process transmit bacterial infections into your system. The best ways of eliminating rodents include cleaning up food spills and repairing cracks and holes around the house. A rodent control professional can also help you overcome a rodent invasion.

Why choose an exterminator?
Many pest control methods are normally challenging and very demanding. For this reason, one is usually advised to seek professional help once he notices a pest invasion. The following are three different advantages of hiring a professional exterminator.

Effective pest management: Professional exterminators know how to handle different pest problems effectively. Many of them are usually equipped with the right technology and application techniques. Thus, by hiring one, you will be able to get total value for money.

Guarantee: Professional exterminators usually give their clients a written guarantee which normally forces them to provide high-quality services. A written guarantee can basically be your best assurance that you will be able to live in a pest-free home after the experts complete the insect control.

Resources: Professional exterminators usually use different resources to eradicate pests. Many of the resources used help them carry out the eradication tasks without causing any harm to themselves and their clients. Thus, by hiring their services, you will basically be able to avoid causing unnecessary harm to yourself or your loved ones.

How to choose the right exterminator
Professional exterminators usually provide high-quality services which entail minimizing or totally eliminating destructive pests. By knowing how to choose one, you will be able to save your money and time since you will end up securing high-quality services. So, how can you choose the right service provider? Start by looking at the options presented to you by the service provider. A professional exterminator will basically take you through all the pest control options available before asking you to choose. By doing so, the service provider will be able to help you make a more informed decision and in the process get the best solution. Secondly, look at the person chosen to carry out the pest control task. In reliable firms like ours, the exterminators assigned to carry out control tasks are usually well equipped, highly educated, and very reliable. Such firms usually send in their best exterminators. Thirdly, look at how you are being handled. Professional exterminators know how to treat their clients with care and respect. Such individuals usually maintain time, clean up after treatments, keep their word, and most importantly, respect their clients. Basically, such individuals usually put their clients’ interests at heart. Finally, look at how he presents himself. An initial meeting can easily help you know whether an exterminator is serious or not. The person you end up hiring should be punctual and should be well dressed. In addition, he should have all the necessary documents which show that he is well trained and certified by the relevant bodies. Conclusion: By engaging the right exterminator, you will be able to live in a house that is totally free from pests and bugs. This basically means that your health and the health of your family members will be secured. Thus, when it comes to choosing an exterminator for insect pest control, call our Pest Control company.

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Banned Pesticide

One of the most common pests in homes is the beetle. Some officials say people are going to spend 145 million U.S. dollars each year for getting rid of them due to changes in government regulations. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, there are various ways that people can still rid their homes of pests, without increasing costs and without having a negative impact on the environment. The Vice President of a pest control company said the election of the EPA to remove a pesticide company from the market just for the majority of the reasons was much more expensive than caring for homes that have infestations of post beetles. According to the same Vice-President, the beetle, which shares some features with termites invaded about 140,000 households in the United States each year. He said the benefit of the chemical age is that they were able to spray the chemical in a house once a year and make sure that there would be no beetles for at least a year. He also stated that the procedure is completely safe and effective but because was prohibited, all they can do is sterilize the house. Therefore, the occupant must leave his home during the time that is filled by a cloud of chemical gas. Instead of what would normally be paid by regular chemical treatment, usually less than $ 1,000, the owner now can be charged from anywhere around $1000 dollars up to $ 2,000. The EPA does not see things this way, taking into account that the chemical industry has highlighted several possible alternatives for the older product, to be the most effective and cost about the same. In addition, the spokesman reiterated that the beetle does not pose a structural threat to the house and its damage is purely aesthetic. The EPA added that claims to be a good replacement for the banned chemical pentachlorophenol call, which they believe will be as good as they have banned substance chemistry. Therefore, it is necessary to anticipate much of this increase, if any, the cost of the pesticide. EPA spokesman said the announcement was based on the testimony of the creator of the banned pesticide and pest management association. Whether or not to use a temporary suspension or permanent ban was apparently the testimony given at hearings of the EPA. Many pest control experts are still arguing that millions of dollars be unnecessarily be charged to consumers trying to eliminate their homes of these beetles. Some companies have used the same methods to kill pests for more than 30 years, and now fear that many of their older clients will be reluctant to accept the increased cost, change, and the fact that the new method to use, they should leave their home. He believes the EPA has taken a bold decision before all the facts are in. Finally, he went on to say that the verdict was a big mistake, but EPA has not reversed its decision and the trial may continue for several more years.

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Call our Pest Control Professionals to talk about your issue with bed bugs.

Bed bugs are a serious issue and we recommend getting an exterminator as soon as you are sure you have them. We service apartment complexes, condominiums, duplexes, attached buildings, and more. Call now for quality bed bug removal service.

Residential Bed Bug Exterminator
It is shocking to understand that the United States has an astounding bed bug issue. They spread readily from person to person through contact. You may get bitten really badly if you should sit or lie down around where they’re lurking. The difficulty is that a lot of people have jumped on the bandwagon; solely by selecting a bed-bug exterminator who is not able to get the outcome you desire. Hiring a mattress bug exterminator should function as the first thing you do when you detect these creatures at home. Only then will you get the problem in order.

Do you find yourself with bed-bug extermination in need of aid?
You’re definitely not by yourself. The common bed bug continues to be making news around the world recently. They have been found in hotels and motels, biting invitees and going home with them. Well, there is help out there to eliminate this unwanted guest. A good pest control company will use the right process to identify the number of these pests in your home. Hiring an exterminator will ensure that the correct approach is employed to get rid of every one of them discovered in your house. You will not find it simple to use pesticides by yourself, especially if there are children at home. Call our Pest Control Professionals.

Get Help Now From A Professional Exterminator
1. Pest control can be done by utilizing heat and sometimes even steam where the bugs can be found. Bear in mind that certain types of bugs tend not to respond to insecticides. This occasionally happens because people use them without following through with the therapy these bugs respond to; this results in the population of bugs developing resistance to these substances.
2. To be able to attain complete bed bug extermination repeat therapy is very important. Bear in mind that chemical treatments might be unable to get rid of bed bug eggs in your home. Repeated treatments will take care of the bugs that hatch down the road.
3. All the bugs that exist at home will be turned up by a comprehensive evaluation of your house. They reside inside mattresses and clothing as well as in the crevices of wooden furniture. If your exterminator does a thorough assessment of your house, then most of the bugs will be left behind.
4. An excellent exterminator will bring along a sniffing dog that is trained to locate these creatures without missing anything.
5. Eventually, an exterminator may also assist you to prevent these creatures from roaming around your residence easily.

DIY Bed Bug Extermination Processes (not recommended)
There are many options available for bed bug extermination. They’re for sale in types that are natural or chemical. There is a safer green variant to be used around kids and your animals. The chemical kind is just as it seems. The decision to phone an exterminator should be created when you believe you’ll be able to do no more in your war against these barbarous pests. For some of you, that time might come sooner instead of later. There’s no shame in contacting a professional for assistance. Without needing to feed these little pests, they can hide out for a year. You may think you’ve eradicated them, but you end up in the middle of an infestation. The active ingredient in this product is earth-friendly and is all-organic. It is completely safe for use around pets and children but is said to get the job done of killing these small bugs. It says that it only requires contact with the bug to be effective. The eggs will still need to be taken care of so likely this strategy should be combined with steam-cleaning as this is an effective way to eliminate the eggs. For the severe infestation, your best bet would be to call in the experts to assist you in your pursuit of bug extermination. They’re going to take the stress out of eliminating these pests from your own home. You may need to pay more but you will be guaranteed that after they are done your problem will not be gone. Whichever option you choose, be assured there is help there for eliminating these pests. So if you think that you have a problem check out some of the potential alternatives, one will be right for you.

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Ants

Call our Pest Control Professionals to find out how to prevent ants.
We are a residential and commercial ant exterminator. Having a problem with ants? Call us now to get in touch with a professional ant exterminator. Ants are a pest that is distressful. Ants can be found anywhere in your house, bedroom, bath, family room, and kitchen. Contact our pest control company if you’re seeing ants in your home. We are the number one pick for exterminator solutions in the area. You can expect ant control services that’ll get your house back to normal so you don’t need to stress. Whether you’re having ant problems in a commercial building or your home, you can trust our pest control professionals. We dispatch a professional quickly to care for your issue. Just give us a call in the office if you need to get an estimate for ant management services.

It’s our mission to provide top-of-the-line ant solutions to you. We give our team members all of the required learning in addition to their licensing requirements and employ the finest technicians and use the finest products. Additionally, our telephone representatives are extremely knowledgeable about pest management. You will be talking with a client support expert. We make sure our clients are given the service which they need and understand.

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Organic Mite Spray | Natural Mite Killer | Organic Mite Repellent | Natural Mite Trap

Overview: Mites are very small arachnids, typically reaching no more than one millimeter long. There are over 30,000 different varieties of mites, including ticks, spider mites, chiggers, bird mites, dust mites, bed bugs, and many others. Depending on the species, mites can live in nearly any type of environment, and they can be parasitic, damaging to crops, and/or be the carriers of deadly diseases.

Latin Name: Part of the subclass Acari

Description: A mite can refer to a very expansive group of arachnids, most of which are extremely small, sometimes microscopic. Because there are over 30,000 species of mites, their appearances differ greatly in terms of size, and color. Many are not visible to the naked human eye. Like other arachnids, all varieties of mites have eight legs, and they have a head and abdomen. While not all mites are easily visible, the effects of mites can be quite noticeable. Some mites live undetected in water, or soil, but others live in homes, on mammals, and in crops. Some forms of mites will cause skin irritation or hair loss in humans and animals, others will cause damage to plants, and some will create respiratory problems. The majority of mites do not cause harm, but there are others that are parasitic or destructive.

Chiggers
Chiggers are a type of mite that will attack people and animals. They are typically found living in more rural and undisturbed areas. They are very difficult to detect and usually appear as tiny red or yellow specks within dirt or on rocks. Chiggers will generally live in soil and will wait for an animal or human to pass by in order to latch onto the skin. Once the chigger attaches to the mammal, it does not actually feed on blood, but the actual skin itself. A chigger can feed for several days at a time if not removed. The bite area will become irritated, itchy, and sometimes swollen.

Dust Mites
Dust mites are one of the most common types of mites and are often referred to as house mites. There can be thousands of dust mites living in a building at one time, and they are virtually invisible to people. These mites do not actively feed on or attack humans or animals. They tend to live in clothing, mattresses, pillows, and cushions. These mites feed on the dander and flakes of dead skin that falls from people and their pets. The biggest concern surrounding dust mites is that their feces, and mites themselves, can become airborne and trigger respiratory problems, especially for those with existing conditions such as asthma.

Scabies
Scabies is a form of mite that will actually infest the bodies of people and animals. The mites will burrow just below the skin in order to feed and lay eggs. These infestations are typically spread through direct contact, as scabies mites cannot live more than a few days without a host. A person with scabies mites will often feel irritation and itching. Dogs with scabies infections may develop a condition called mange.

How to Get Rid of Mites:
In order to get rid of and manage mites, it is first necessary to determine that there are mites present, and which type of mites you have in your home. The mites that are described here are just a very small sampling of the thousands of different species that exist. The treatment and control methods that will be needed to solve the problem will largely depend on the type of mites that are being targeted.

Bedding and Clothing
As both dust mites and parasitic mites will often live within clothing, bedding, and other linens, it is important to wash these items at high temperatures. If the mites are suspected of causing health problems, these items should be sealed in plastic bags as soon as possible until they can be thoroughly washed.

Medical Attention
If mites have caused medical problems, it is recommended that the affected individual seek the help of a doctor. While most mites are not extremely harmful to humans, there are some varieties that can cause serious complications, especially if the person is allergic. Animals should be examined by their veterinarian in order to receive treatment and to have the vet check for signs of mange and other illnesses.

Eliminate Moisture
Many types of mites are attracted to buildings with high humidity. If the relative humidity of a home is kept below 50%, this will significantly reduce the mite’s ability to live in the residence. Conversely, homes that are not ventilated well, and have very high relative humidity, will often see a dramatic increase in the mite population.

Vacuuming
There are many different types of mites, especially house or dust mites, that can be substantially reduced through regular vacuuming. A combination of routine vacuuming and washing of bedding and linens can nearly completely eradicate several different types of mites.

Pesticides
When cleaning and maintenance are not enough, pesticides may need to be used to control mites. Small amounts of pesticide treatments can be very effective when eliminating mites, such as chiggers. Insect repellents containing very low concentrations of chemicals can be used around the perimeter of the home, or in outdoor problem areas in order to solve the problem. Always seek guidance from professionals and follow instructions carefully when using these methods.

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Organic Ant Spray | Natural Ant Killer | Organic Ant Repellent | Natural Ant Trap

Overview: Ants are by far the most common pests, invading both private residences and commercial properties quite frequently across North America and throughout the rest of the world. There are well over 12,000 different species of ants currently identified, and each ant colony can be home to hundreds of members.

Latin Name: Part of the Formicidae family

Description: Over 12,000 species of ants have been identified, but it is estimated that there are over 20,000 species in existence. At least one variety of ants has colonized every region around the globe, with the only exception being Antarctica. With the population of ants being so enormous, it should not come as a surprise that these insects invade homes and businesses more frequently than any other pest in the world. While the size and coloration of ants will vary among the different species, all ants have a segmented body that consists of a head, thorax, and abdomen. Worker ants are wingless, but the winged forms of ants are often incorrectly recognized as termites. Winged ants can be identified by their small waists, slightly pointed heads, and elbowed antennae. Ants live together in colonies. Some colonies are small, while others are quite complex and encompass hundreds of ants working together in a hierarchical system. A queen will begin a new colony, and within that colony, there will be a clear division of labor between worker ants and guard ants. The roles of different ant colonies will vary from protecting other smaller insects to feeding on other pests, to breaking down decaying organic material. While working within the colonies, foraging, and sometimes invading a residence, the ants communicate messages to one another using pheromones. If an ant finds a food source within the home, it will communicate the path to this food source to the rest of the colony by leaving a scent trail to lead the way. This makes it much easier for the entire colony to find its way through any environment.

How to Get Rid of Ants? Ant Extermination Methods
Ants can be great nuisances in a home in many ways, including the fact that they can cause damage to the structure of the building. Here are a few tips to help eliminate these pests from the home.

Identifying the Species
The effective ant control methods for getting rid of ants will vary depending upon the type of ant being targeted. Therefore, it is crucial to first determine which species is infesting the building. Ants will differ in terms of size, where they live in the house, the region, their color, the number of nodes on the ant’s back (there will be either one or two), and the types of foods that they are attracted to. Using reference materials, or a pest control company, the first step to exterminating ants is to correctly identify the species.

Seal the House
Ants are typically extremely small in size, especially those found in North America. Thanks to their size, and the structure of their bodies, it is extremely easy for these insects to slip into a home via the tiniest cracks. To reduce the number of ants entering the house, it can help to caulk around windows and other openings, install weather stripping to doors, and seal any other potential entryways.

Hide Food Sources
Most types of ants are attracted to sweet food items. When storing food items that the ants will be attracted to, be sure to seal all cracks around cabinets and other storage areas. Instead of leaving ingredients, such as sugar, in their original bags or boxes, seal them in airtight containers instead.

Clean All Surfaces Regularly
By mopping and disinfecting floors and counters, it is possible to remove the pheromone trails left by ants. This will reduce the number of future ants that are led into different areas of the house. Administering green pest control products offers non-toxic solutions to kill ants on contact and deter occupation of areas in the proximity of where the products have been administered.

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Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are not a laughing matter at all, especially if you are currently having bed bug problems in your house or apartment. The thing is, bed bugs can drive you and your family crazy. Bed bugs may just be a type of insect to you, but they can actually cause serious problems in your residence since they are notoriously difficult to get rid of. Bed bugs are insects that are brown in color, small, and oval in shape. Besides being unhygienic because of the possibility of carrying germs to people, they also suck on the blood of animals and human beings. Although they might not fly, they move very quickly all over. The female bed bug may also lay hundreds of eggs which means more bed bugs.

Having bed bug problems is a hassle but there are solutions. One thing is for sure, if you are a current resident of the area and are dealing with bed bug problems, you should definitely hire our pest control professionals to deal with your problem. Here is what a professional can do for you: They can correctly identify a bed bug. Hiring our professionals is the answer to your bed bug problems. You should keep in mind that bed bugs are not just simple insects. You might be a bit confused in identifying whether you have bed bugs or not. Pest control professionals are equipped with a full understanding of what the different types of pests look like, and can recommend the appropriate treatments. They can control the bed bug population. Bed bugs are quite challenging to control, even for trained professionals that have been doing this for many years. It takes the full cooperation of other people living around you to control the entire situation. That is why you should also talk to your neighbors to help treat the problem. Since bed bugs are small, they could easily move around from unit to unit. Professionals can apply tactics to handle this situation. They know what products to use to effectively eliminate bed bugs.

Since you may not be sure of what insect you are dealing with, you could also be using the wrong products to get rid of it. Spraying your home with unknown chemicals could be toxic and cause serious medical conditions to you, your family, and other people around you. Our trained pest control professionals are equipped with the knowledge on what products they should be using to effectively get rid of bed bugs. They have the necessary experience. Our company has educated our team members and they have a wealth of experience dealing with pest control issues. They have gone through the proper certification that is required by their area so they are fully qualified to deal with pests. Our pest control professionals could be your answer to getting rid of bed bugs and other pest issues. Make sure to hire a qualified and licensed company to ensure that they can work safely and effectively.

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Raccoons

Are you overrun with raccoons? Or do you have just one? Whatever the case we are here to help you in your time of need. Raccoons can be rather skittish creatures to deal with, and when creatures are skittish they are more prone to attack to defend themselves. You do not need to needlessly subject yourself to prominent danger if you don’t have to. You and your family’s safety are top priorities for you and we know that you do not take such things lightly or for granted. A raccoon removal specialist from our pest control company will be the solution to any and all of your raccoon removal needs. They can also provide you with a proper assessment of your house and ways you can prevent further occurrences of raccoon admittance into your home and dwellings.

One reason why raccoons may be attracted to your property and your house is pet food you may be leaving outside. Raccoons are opportunistic and will take everything they can find to benefit themselves. Once they find a good food source they stay near and keep coming back and often times attract more raccoons in the process. it is very aggressively recommended that you currently remove any food you may have outside for your pets. These critters are very industrious as stated before and will get at things you even have stored in your garage or shed. Even take the steps to remove squirrel and bird feed as this like once again like hitting the food source jackpot for raccoons. Raccoons have been known to kill family pets, which is another reason you want to deter them.

Another source of attraction for raccoons is your outside garbage cans and refuse containers. Of course, you do not want to bring them indoors, but you may be forced to at least put them into your garage for the time being. You may not know it but raccoons are a very smart animal. They have the ability to remember where in the neighborhood their favorite food resources are. If you remove the temptation of the trash for them, they will be most likely wanting to move along since there is no more food source for them. Overfilled garbage cans and refuse containers are another jackpot for raccoons. Once inside your garage, you should not take them out the night before as it provides more raccoon attraction fuel. There are numerous stories both online and in real life talking about the damages and such that wild animals like raccoons have caused. There are ever-growing numbers of raccoons in neighborhoods these days due to animal reproduction explosions . While you city folks may find them strange and fascinating, you have to remember the damage to your pets and property they have the ability to cause. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. A good raccoon removal service like our pest control company will help you and keep you critter-free in no time.

If you have raccoon problems or are simply wanting to be proactive, call or contact one of our professionals today! You have nothing to lose but your own peace of mind to gain and retain. Call or contact us today!

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