pests can be more than a nuisance; they can be a threat to your
property and potentially your health. Infestations of any kind require
professional help. You should always use trained exterminating
technicians who know the proper way to rid your home of pest
infestations without causing harm to your environment.
thorough inspection and assessment performed.
mapped out plan of action made to eliminate problems and prevent
easy to read service report that includes a service estimate, pest that
will be treated, and recommended treatment.
When ants live outdoors, they will nest primarily in the soil under
debris or other objects, as well as in open areas and in turf.
Crack in structures, gaps under doors, and open windows are all
invitations to ants. They use these avenues to enter homes.
Ants are visible. First five ants (i.e. scouts) or more may
appear disorganized, soon after long lines will become visible.
Bees vary in size, very hairy and can be very dangerous to home
owners. There are three bee castes: Queen, Drone, and
Worker. Bees swarm when it is time to find a new home because
of overcrowding, or other undesirable conditions. A few
species bore holes in wood dwellings and some build hives in the
ground. Bees are mostly active during the day with plenty of sunshine.
You may find bees swarming around flowers, shrubs and under the eaves
of buildings, in the ground, in brick walls or areas with voids where
they can build a nest.
They are a nuisance and can cause lots of damage to any wood
on your home, or business. They also attack homeowners or kids in
playgrounds or around homes.
Bedbugs are small, elusive, and parasitic
insects, which feed on the blood
of humans and other warm-blooded animals. Bedbugs are
mainly active at night and are capable of feeding unnoticed on their hosts. Adult bedbugs
are reddish-brown, flattened, oval, and wingless. Bedbugs are attracted
to their hosts by warmth and the presence of carbon dioxide.
Bedbugs are often picked up while traveling or when staying at
temporary lodging such as hotels, bed-and-breakfasts, or motels --
which are places that have been traditionally associated with an
increased risk for housing bedbugs due to their higher rate of turnover
and continual influx of temporary residents.
Blood stains, black dots and, bites are all signs. Bites
consist of a raised red bump or flat welt, and are often accompanied by
very intense itching.
Allergic reactions to the bites may cause nausea and illness. In a
large number of cases (about 50%), there is no visible sign of bites
whatsoever, greatly increasing the difficulty of identifying and
eradicating infestations. People commonly respond to bed bug
infestations and their bites with anxiety, stress, and insomnia.
Individuals may also develop skin infections and
scars from scratching the bedbug bite locations.
Carpenter ants don’t eat wood – they only nest in it.
Carpenter ants are often large and black. They have a single
spine, or node, on their waist and never have bumps humps or spines on
their backs. Carpenter ants prefer moist wood which is easier to tunnel
through. So you may notice them in areas of your home that have
moisture problems such as a leaky roof, window or pipe.
Carpenter ants create galleries in the wood and sawdust-like
piles. This substance can accumulate below where they tunnel.
Adults lay eggs on furs, woolen fabric, and/or carpets, which are food
sources. Larvae feed in dark, undisturbed locations on a
variety of dead animals and animal products, such as wool, silk,
leather, fur, hair brushes with natural bristles, pet hair, and
Adult beetles are attracted to sunlight and are commonly found feeding
on the flowers, buckwheat, and other plants that produce abundant
Larvae do not make webs as clothes moths do. They shed skin
and leave fecal pellets, which are about the size of a grain of
salt. Holes in clothing and furniture are also signs of
Adult flies may become so numerous indoors that they congregate at
windows, darken lamp shades at night, fall into food and accumulate
around showers, bathtubs, sinks and floor drains, especially in the
Flower nectar and polluted water are invitations for flies. Plumbing
fixtures, showers and tubs, drains and sinks, as well as sewage filter
plants are all attractive to flies as places to feed and
Dead flies in window seals, near plants, and near water sources.
Mice spread disease, damage structures and contaminate food and feed.
Mice damage one-fifth of the world's food crop each year. The real
damage is in contamination.
Some invitations are warmth, food, and shelter. Homeowners
are especially likely to notice mice during the winter, following their
fall migrations indoors in search of shelter.
Outdoors, mice leave trails through vegetation and dig or gnaw holes
around buildings and foundations. Mice also leave grease
smudges when traveling close to a wall, around beams, or through
holes. Finally moist and soft droppings are a reliable sign
Roaches leave chemical trails in their feces as well as emitt airborne pheromones
for swarming and mating. Other roaches follow these signs to discover
sources of food and water, and also to discover where other cockroaches
Food, water, and warmth are invitations to roaches.
Live and dead roaches, as well as droppings, egg capsules, and empty
capsules are all signs of roaches. There is also a sweet
smell that accompanies a severe infestation.
There are social wasps and non social wasps. Social wasps
create paper pulp nests in trees, in attics, and sometimes in holes in
the ground. Most wasps have smooth bodies, as opposed to bees that have
hairy bodies. They live off other insects, primarily spiders.
Mason wasps are non social wasps that create elevated nest/hives that
look like mason jars.
Wasps are visible as are their nest. If a nest or multiple
wasps are seen a wasps issue may be present.
Rats can get into your home through a hole that is no larger than a
quarter. They are only seen through the day if there is a heavy
infestation. They have great memories and an excellent sense of taste.
Rats can identify certain substances, including rat poisons, after just
a tiny taste of it.
Droppings and wall smudges are signs of rats These signs are found in
secluded places, such as along walls, under piles of rubbish and behind
or under boxes, boards and thick vegetation. From the rodent
signs, one can tell the species present and whether a rodent
infestation is current or old, heavy or light.
Rats cause damage by chewing on materials, urinating on food and eating
stored foods. They may also chew on wires, which can cause fires to
Fleas are wingless insects with mouthparts that pierce skin and suck
blood. Fleas are external parasites,
living by hematophagy off the blood
of mammals (including humans) and birds.
Pets scratching or biting their skin is a sign.
Some people and animals suffer allergic reactions to flea saliva
resulting in rashes. If bitten, a
slightly-raised swollen, itchy spot with a single puncture point at the
center (similar to a mosquito sting) will form. The
bites often appear in clusters or lines of two bites, and can remain
itchy and inflamed for up to several weeks. Fleas can also lead to hair
loss as a result of frequent scratching and biting by the animal, and
can cause anemia in extreme cases.