When it comes to pest control and extermination services, there is no one-size-fits all approach to getting rid of home invaders. That’s why we provide an extensive pest inspection to correctly identify the pests that are taking over, because we only use solutions that are guaranteed to solve the problem. So you don’t have to spend extra on trial and error or guesswork, instead we’ll use methods that are proven to get rid of specific types of pests. With years of experience under our belts, we have seen it all. That gives us the edge on identifying pests accurately, so you can rest assured we’ll rid your home of pests, no matter what they are.
There are literally hundreds of different pests we can control. Below are just a few of the most common problem pests in the northeastern United States.
As always feel free to contact us for a free no obligation pest control inspection and price quote. We serve local clients in Wind Gap, Whitehall, Coopersburg, and Center Valley PA areas.
Ants have been a major invader of homes and businesses for years. However, increases in residential and commercial development in the last decade have contributed to the increase in the number of structures being infested by these problem pests.
Ants can be difficult to control, but not impossible. Here are a few things you should know about ants’ behavior that can lead to headaches for your home or business:
Entry: Ants can enter through even the tiniest cracks, seeking sweet or greasy substances in the kitchen pantry or storeroom areas. (Some ants prefer sugars some prefer proteins and they will even change their mind depending on the seasons)
Scent trails: Ants leave an invisible chemical trail known as pheromones for others to follow once they locate the food source.
Nest locations: They can nest about anywhere in and around your house; in lawns, walls, stumps, even under foundations.
Colony size: Can number from 300,000 to 500,000 and whole colonies can uproot and relocate quickly when threatened.
Nature’s way of protecting the colony: With comparative freedom from natural enemies, a colony can live a relatively long lifetime. Worker ants may live seven years, and the queen may live as long as 15 years.
Do-it-yourself ineffectiveness: Most do-it-yourself approaches only kill the ants you see, whereas a truly effective treatment will penetrate and destroy their nest to prevent them from returning. Also, home remedies don’t account for the fact that different kinds of ant infestations require different treatments.
Rodents’ instincts make them difficult to control, and they present a serious menace to your home. Here’s what you should know about these pests:
Difficult to control: Rats are instinctively wary of traps and bait, and colonize in attics, burrows, under concrete and porches, in wall voids and other hard to reach places.
Disease: Rats can harbor and transmit a number of serious diseases. They can also introduce disease-carrying parasites such as fleas, lice and ticks into your home.
Access: They invade your home seeking food, water and warmth. One pair of mice can produce 200 offspring in four months.
Contamination: Each mouse can contaminate ten times more food than it can eat