Birds are wonderful creatures. But they sometimes become serious pests. Pigeons and other pest birds deface buildings with their droppings, causing millions of dollars in damage. They and other pest birds contaminate food in warehouses and food plants. Bird nests and droppings can damage equipment, signs, street lights, electrical utilities, and can cause hazardous working conditions. In large flocks, birds can be noisy, dirty and even dangerous. Some carry diseases and parasites that can affect people such as Salmonella, Histoplasmisis and Meningitis.
To make an area unattractive to unwanted animals you can do a number of things. Remove places to hide. Get rid of trash. Remove brush and leaf piles. Place stacked material twelve or more inches above the ground or floor and away from walls. Space beneath structures and stacks must be kept clean. Keep shrubbery and other plantings away from foundations and walls. Keep shrubbery clean and free of debris. Keep lawns mowed. Fill unwanted depressions. Keep stream and pond banks clean and clipped. Even if all this is done, the occasional pest may still be found. Call now for more information.
Bed bug solutions
There are various species of bed bug; the common variety being Cimex lectularius. As their name suggests, bed bugs can be found in the seams of mattresses and bedding, and at night they come out and feed on sleeping hosts. Bed bugs are not thought to transmit any serious illnesses to humans although the bite from this insect can be very irritating. See our bed bug section for more information.
The American cockroach is the largest cockroach that infests buildings in the United States. This insect may be recognized by a yellow “figure-8” pattern on the shield at the front of its body. In Florida, the American cockroach is called the “palmetto bug,” and it has the nickname “water bug” throughout the United States. See our cockroach section for more information.
Carpenter Ant Solutions
The first step in carpenter ant control is a thorough inspection in and around the structure. You’ll want us to inspect all areas that are conducive to carpenter ants from the ground level to the roof peak. Carpenter ants are most active at night. Sometimes an evening inspection is necessary to locate a difficult carpenter ant problem. The key to eliminating carpenter ants is locating the colony. This is often difficult as the carpenter ants usually locate their nest inside wall or ceiling voids where it is hard to get at. Also where carpenter ants trail into a building is not always where the main colony is located. Carpenter ants sometimes form satellite colonies where they enter and exit a structure. Satellite colonies are in between the main colony and food locations or swarming locations. The ants may enter at a location and then climb through walls and rafters to where the nest is really located. After the nest or entrance ways have been determined the wall or ceiling void may be drilled and treated to eliminate the entire colony.
Wasp, Hornet and Carpenter Bee Solutions
While most stinging and biting pests don’t present a significant risk to many people, their attacks can be very painful. In addition, a number of bug bites and stings can be dangerous to babies and young children, the elderly and people with allergic reactions to insect venom. To help keep stinging and biting pests away from your family and home, call our office to schedule an appointment for pest control services.
The biggest problem with termites is that you usually don’t see them or the damage they cause until it’s too late. In fact, the annual cost of termite damage to buildings in the United States is greater than that of fires, storms and floods combined. Termites are extremely well organized and they can find a way inside any structure, regardless of its construction. That’s why we offer advanced treatment methods for termite control and elimination. Call now for more information.
Rodents cost billions of dollars in damages every year, and some rodents are carriers of human disease. The house mouse and Norway rat are two of the most destructive pests in the United States. Rodents eat a wide range of foods and do considerable gnawing on property in order to wear down their continuously growing incisors. Because the reproductive potential of a single pair of rats or mice is staggering, our control of rodent infestation relies on both reducing the rodent population with bait technology, as well as using rodenticides when possible. Our technicians can also offer tips on rodent-proofing your home or business in a manner that will effectively solve the problem.