Pests We Eliminate

We design our programs with your family’s safety in mind. We respond superfast, solve your pest problem and GUARANTEE OUR WORK. We eliminate pests using only the necessary amounts of materials in targeted areas where they’ll do the most good. We also use other methods to assist us such as exclusion, eliminating harborage sites and entry avenues and identifying conducive areas, to name a few.

We design our programs to emphasize prevention and exterior service to minimize or eliminate treatments inside your living space. This is a very different approach than our competitors. We believe it’s the right approach for your family.

TERMITES
The eastern subterranean termite is the type found in our geographic area. They feed on cellulose material such as wood, paper, books and cotton. A mature colony can range from 20,000 to five million workers, with the queen adding up to 10 000 eggs per year to the total. Eastern subterranean termites have no permanent nests and the colony remains mobile. They consume massive amounts of wood in your home, usually in a way that isn’t immediately noticed by the homeowner. Termites are more destructive annually than all natural disasters combined causing more than 5 billion dollars in damage each year.

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BEDBUGS
Bed bugs are small, wingless, flat, oval and reddish-brown. They feed exclusively on the blood of mammals. They gravitate to areas where people sleep or rest, hiding near beds and furniture, and then feed on their hosts by painlessly extracting a few drops of blood at each biting. The feeding process injects a miniscule about of bed bug saliva into the skin, which can result in allergic reactions. Lacking human blood, this insect will feed on the blood of rats, mice, rabbits or chickens. It can survive without food for up to 15 months and can run surprisingly fast.

ANTS
The ant feeds voraciously on sweets, grease, and food matter. Over twenty species invade homes. They usually nest in the ground, but create pathways through foundations, wall openings, and cracks to plunder kitchen, bathroom and food storage areas. Carpenter ants nest in moist wood and logs or boards on the ground. Nests have been found in tubs, sinks, showers and dishwashers, under roofing and in attic beams. They remove wood as they create galleries and tunnels. Indoors, carpenter ants feed on meat and sugary foods.
Pavement ants will eat nearly everything humans eat – plus insects both alive and dead. They often enter homes in their quest for food, and can grow to large numbers in a short period of time, usually in a kitchen or on a patio. They typically nest under sidewalks and driveways, and inside building foundations.Odorous House Ants derive their name from the distinct coconut odor their crushed bodies emit. They are tiny and dark brown to black. To find food, they travel together in long trails across indoor surfaces. They become a nuisance once foraging and food contamination begins. They are highly sensitive to odors and over-the counter products will worsen the problem. Their nests can contain many thousand ants with multiple queens. Their colonies can stretch for acres and they will nest in structures in several areas.

STINKBUGS
The Brown Marmorated Stinkbug was introduced to the United States in 1996 around Redding, Pennsylvania. Consequently, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania are the areas hardest hit by this bothersome, damaging pest. The stinkbug damages ornamental trees and bushes, fruit trees and crops. It feeds on the leaves and plants and the fruits or vegetables of producing plans and trees. They are known for the strong odor they emit when crushed or disturbed. Stinkbugs overwinter in the cracks, crevices, walls and attic of your home and they will remain there until spring arrives. They release a chemical aggregation pheromone that attracts other stink bugs. This means the problem will only worsen.


BEES AND WASPS
The bee pollinates fruit trees, flowers, and plants to make honey to feed the colony. Bees can create a hive or swarm (sometimes as many as 50,000 bees) in a rafter, shed, tree, or bush. Bee stings can be deadly to infants, the elderly, and persons allergic to bee venom.

Male wasps cannot sting, but females have a needle-like egg-layer which also serves as a defensive venomous stinger. Wasps often build nests under soffits, behind siding and shutters–places that offer shelter from the rain. Because they are attracted to moisture and sweet odors, wasps will hover around sweat, perfume, food, flowers, dead insects and other things found in the home


MICE
We’re interviewing this guy for a position. After humans, mice are the second most successful mammal. They can fit through an opening 1/4 of an inch or larger and make their nests in many areas in and around the home, such as, stacked firewood, stones and bricks, and piles of leaves. Mice can contaminate food, spread disease and cause allergies.

RATS
The Norway rat, is the type found in most homes in our area. They will consume almost anything and have a constant ravenous appetite eating both human and pet foods. They can grow as long as ten inches, with a tail the same length. They are usually active at night, are good swimmers both on the surface and underwater, but are poor climbers. They often excavate extensive systems and damage property. They have been called “a true survivor” and can carry rabies or other infectious bacteria. At one time, the rat carried fleas that caused the bubonic plague. The rat is very vicious, and will attack if hungry or cornered. It lives and breeds in attics, basements, and roofing.


SPIDERS
A bite from a black widow spider can cause muscle aches, nausea and difficulty breathing, but it is rarely deadly to healthy adults. Black widows are nocturnal and typically nonaggressive, attacking only when their webs are disturbed. They can usually be identified by the red hourglass figure on their bodies.

The body of the brown recluse spider features a black line that looks like a violin, which has earned it the nicknames fiddleback spider, brown fiddler and violin spider. The spider is venomous, and its bite can cause severe skin lesions, severe systemic symptoms and death. True to its name, however, the brown recluse isn’t aggressive and usually bites only when touched or tangled up in clothes, bath towels or bedding


ROACHES
The German cockroach is one of the most common and prevalent cockroaches in the world, and prove to be significant year-round pests that tend to contaminate food, spread disease and cause allergies. It is a scavenging omnivore that prefers starch, sugary foods, grease and meats. As nocturnal insects, they emerge at night to search for food and water.


BOXELDER BUGS
These insects are black and orange with the immature insects being almost completely orange. They will usually congregate on the warm side of your home. They overwinter under the siding or in cracks and crevices and emerge on warm days. Left alone, they will multiply to large numbers, sometimes turning the entire wall black.

HOUSEFLIES
This is our favorite kind of fly !! House flies can carry over 100 pathogens, including typhoid, cholera, salmonella and tuberculosis. They feed on a variety and high volume of foods, causing constant defecation which can contain the diseases. They are active only in the daytime, resting at night in the corners of rooms, ceiling hangings and other quiet places.

SILVERFISH
Silverfish like to eat starch in wallpaper and book bindings, and also starch found in laundered clothing. They live in walls that are wallpapered, dens and libraries, closets, and storage areas.

We also provide professional services for the following:

CRICKETS , PANTRY PESTS , CENTIPEDES , MILLIPEDES , GROUND BEETLES , NESTING BEES , CLOVER MITES , EARWIGS , POWDER POST BEETLES , CARPENTER BEES , CARPENTER ANTS , WOODBORERS , FLEAS , TICKS AND MANY MORE.

 

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