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Pest Control 2016-12-21T18:47:30+00:00

Pest Control

ANT CONTROL


CARPENTER ANTS (Camponotus spp)

  • Coal black 1/4 to 3/4 inch length
  • Infests trees & homes
  • Lives in wood but does not eat wood
  • Has egg, larva, pupa, & adult stages
  • Requires monthly pest control to eliminate adult stages, then to eliminate pupa stages as they transform to ant stage

PHARAOH ANTS (Monomorium Pharaonis)

  • Reddish brown 1/15th to 1/2 inch length
  • Infests all types of structures
  • Winter foraging inside. Summer months foraging outside
  • Has egg, larva, pupa, & adult stages
  • This ant is difficult to control and requires monthly pest control

ODOROUS HOUSE ANT

  • Brownish black 1/2 to 1/8 inch long
  • Nests are shallow & found under boards & stone
  • Moves indoors late in summer. Prefers sweet foods
  • Has egg, larva, pupa, & adult stages
  • This ant requires monthly pest control

BED BUGS

  • Cimicidae or (sometimes called bedbugs), are small parasitic insects.
  • The most common type is Cimex lectularius.
  • The term usually refers to species that prefer to feed on human blood.
  • All insects in this family live by feeding exclusively on the blood of warm-blooded animals

WASP CONTROL


YELLOW JACKETS (Vespula)

  • Yellow with black stripes 1/2 inch length
  • Nest in ground, railroad ties, hollow blocks
  • Usually requires only one service

GERMAN YELLOW JACKETS (Vespula germanica)

  • Yellow with black stripes
  • Nest in attics, walls, crawlspaces, soffits
  • Usually requires only one service

BALD FACE HORNET (Vaspa and dolichovespula)

  • Black with white face
  • Nests are grayish bags found in trees or on sides of buildings or in sheds
  • Opening found at bottom of nests

PAPER WASPS

  • Paper combs located behind shutters. More commonly found under eaves. Cells opened downward and not covered.
  • Produces 100 to 200 workers
  • Service schedule Spring through Summer

SOLITARY WASPS

  • Mud Dauber Wasp
  • Black in color
  • Found on edges of mud puddles
  • Builds mud nest on side of homes and in attics
  • Service schedule Spring through Summer

BUMBLE BEES (Bombidae Bombus)

  • 1 1/2 ” in length
  • Furry looking black & white
  • Nest in holes in ground , under bushes, or behind cement stoops
  • Egg, larva, pupa, & adult stages
  • Service recommended through Summer

TERMITE CONTROL


SUBTERRANEAN TERMITES

  • Characteristics: dirt tubes emerging from cracks in foundation, floors, or walls
  • Damage to floor joist and support beams
  • Food: wood
  • Recommended service: chemical treatment & baiting
  • Annual inspections needed

TERMITE INSPECTIONS – HOME SALES

  • Same day inspections and report (if needed)
  • 1 year inspection warranty
  • Free treatment service if infestation is noted within 1 year of date of inspection
  • Free quote on service available
  • Preventative service available

RODENT CONTROL


HOUSE MOUSE (Mos Domesticus)

  • Dark gray, long tail, 1/2 to 1 ounce
  • Droppings: rice size & black
  • 4-7 young per litter, 35 per year
  • Service recommended-Monthly

NORWAY RAT

  • 15-18 inches (nose to tail end)
  • Brown, scattered black, yellow, white shaggy
  • Droppings: 3/4 to 1 inch raisin shaped
  • Lives usually in burrows
  • 8-12 per litter, 4-7 litters per year
  • Service recommended – Monthly
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