Ants

Ants are a social insect that live in colonies. Treatment plans should include killing the entire colony. Just spraying an ant with a typical ant spray, will only kill a few at best.

Ants may enter your house foraging for food or seeking shelter. They enter through the smallest openings, foraging for water or food. They are in search of either sweet based food or protein/grease based foods. Once they find a food source, ants will leave a pheromone trail for other ants to follow.We understand the behavior of ants, and will help you with the recommended pest control procedures to control and eliminate ants.

 

Bed Bugs

The common bed bug is visible to the naked eye. Adult bed bugs are brown to reddish-brown, oval-shaped, flattened, and about 1/4 to 5/8 inch long. Their flat shape enables them to readily hide in cracks and crevices. After a blood meal, the body elongates and becomes swollen. Eggs are not placed on the host’s body, but are found on surfaces near where the host sleeps.

 

Brown rat beside an open sack of grain.

Rats & Mice

The word rodent means to “to gnaw”. We will mostly be discussing the type of rodents called “commensal rodents”. The word commensal means”sharing one’s table”.

Through the ages, rodents have been the cause of some tremendous plagues and diseases. Today, due to increased sanitation and effective rodent and insect control programs, the threat of disease from rodents is not as critical.

Rodent Damage – Rats and mice cause a massive loss of food worldwide. Besides eating our food, rodents spoil it by contamination with their feces, urine, or fur. They also cause damage to our buildings by their burrowing and gnawing activity. Rodents will gnaw through many types of materials in order to reach a location including lead sheathing, cinder block, aluminum siding and some concrete.

 

Crickets

Crickets are nocturnal critters and usually hang out in warm, dark places during the daytime. When the weather is warm, they generally stay outdoors, preferring areas like garbage dumps. Outside, they feed on plants and insects, dead or alive, including other crickets. However, when the weather cools and crickets decide to move into your home, they will add clothing and carpeting to their menu. Their chewing will loosen the fibers, causing the surface to fray and slowly deteriorate.

 

Spiders

While not all spiders are as dangerous nor as deadly as black widows or brown recluse spiders, for example, they can be a bit of a problem for those with arachnophobia, the fear of spiders, or those who react to even the most benign spider bites. All spiders will bite if cornered; fortunately, most household spiders’ bites do not contain deadly venom. Nonetheless, they do make webs, which can trap insects, frustrating individuals trying to maintain a clean home. Some varieties like warm, damp places, while other varieties prefer a warm, dry space.

 

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