Most ants that are found in homes nest outdoors and enter homes only to search for food or water.
Almost all ants are workers, wingless females that search for food and maintain the colony.
A small proportion of an ant colony are winged reproductive forms.
These emerge periodically in swarms and fly away on mating flights.
Removing sources of food and water will reduce visitation of ants and help to more effectively use baits for ant control.
Slow-acting insecticides in baits allow them to be taken back to colonies and are most effective for eliminating ants.
If you have a problem with Ants in your home or work, please contact us for a free quote.
Bedbugs are small blood-sucking insects that can live in cracks and crevices in and around your bed.
Attracted by your body heat and carbon dioxide, they crawl out at night to bite your exposed skin and feed on your blood, just as mosquitoes do.
Bed bugs are small insects that feed on human blood; they are usually active at night when people are sleeping.
Adult bed bugs have flat, rusty-red oval bodies, no wings and are about the size of an apple seed. They are big enough to be easily seen, but hide in mattresses, bedding, cracks in furniture, floors, or walls. When bed bugs feed, they swell and become brighter red. They can live for several months to over a year without feeding. They don’t jump or fly, they crawl and move around at about the same speed as an ant.
If you have a problem with Bedbugs in your home, please contact us for a free quote
While bees can benefit the environment in many ways, it is inconvenient and possibly dangerous to let a beehive thrive near your home.
It is important to properly identify the particular species living near your home, as bees are often mistaken for wasps due to their similar physical characteristics. There are different elimination processes for wasps and bees, so effective treatment relies upon proper identification. When using any method of bee control, it is also necessary to know effective application strategies, as well as the limitations and dangers associated with each method.
The only way to rid your home of bees is to remove the hive entirely. This precarious task requires the correct tools and strategy. For safety and efficiency purposes, a pest control expert should be consulted before any bee control technique is attempted.
If you have a problem with Bees in your home or work, please contact us for a free quote.
Cockroaches can wreak havoc on your home.
They enter your home in many different ways, from the outside through cracks and crevices, vents, sewer and drain pipes.
Your home is an ideal breeding ground for certain pest species of cockroaches. With plenty of food, warmth, water and nesting sites, they can remain active all year round.
Cockroaches reproduce quickly. For every one you see there can be many, many more hiding and multiplying behind your walls.
Because cockroaches typically are nocturnal, if you’ve seen one, you probably haven’t seen them all. The few cockroaches you see by day could mean they were likely forced out by overcrowding; a possible sign of severe infestation.
The debris created by cast-off cockroach skins, dead bodies and droppings can aggravate allergies, especially in children and sensitive individuals.
Cockroaches are better at hiding than you are at finding them, and their eggs are naturally protected from many over-the-counter insecticides. Without special equipment, materials and know-how, cockroach control can be a losing battle.
If you have a problem with Cockroaches in your home or work, please contact us for a free quote.
Fleas depend on a blood meal from a host to survive, so most fleas are introduced into the home via pets or other mammal hosts. On some occasions, fleas may become an inside problem when the host they previously fed on is no longer around. Then fleas focus their feeding activity on other hosts that reside inside the home. An example of such a situation is when a mouse inside the home is trapped and removed, the fleas that previously fed on the mouse are then forced to feed on pets or people.
Employing exclusion practices is important for many pest problems, but exclusion does not have a major, direct benefit for flea control. However, sealing cracks, gaps and holes to help keep rodents or other potential hosts from gaining access into the home is an important indirect way to keep fleas outside. The most effective ways to keep fleas from getting inside the home is to eliminate outdoor flea habitats and outdoor hosts, plus using area-wide flea control chemical products and veterinarian-approved flea control products on pets.
Since the immature stages of fleas are very cryptic by nature, the first thing the homeowner should do is contact us for assistance. Most of the time simply using over-the-counter products for controlling fleas will not resolve the root causes of the infestation.
House mice are covered in short hair that is light brown or grey to black in color, with lighter bellies. Their ears and tail also bear hair, although much less than their bodies. Adult mice weigh approximately 12 to 30 grams and can grow up to 20 cm from the nose to the tip of the tail. Droppings are rod-shaped and pointed on both ends.
Normally, the house mouse makes its home in farm fields, grassy and wooded areas, building nests in areas that are dark and protected from the elements and close to a readily available food source.
When the temperatures outside begin to drop, house mice, since they don’t hibernate, begin searching for a warmer place to live. Often attracted by the smell of food and the warmth of a structure, the house mouse can use any opening, such as utility lines, pipe openings, and gaps beneath doors, to gain entry into a home.
To prevent mice from entering the home, all cracks, crevices, holes and gaps larger than a pen cap should be sealed with cement or a mixing compound. It is not advised that wood be used to seal these holes, as mice are capable of chewing through those surfaces.
When a home is already infested, prevention methods prove inefficient. The most effective mouse control methods are those administered by Y.E.S so contact us for a free quote.
Moles can do considerable damage to turf, lawns, gardens, fairways, greens and sports grounds with their constant digging.
If you have a mole, you will see mounds of dirt and/or surface tunnels: Dirt mounds (look like piles or "puffs" of dirt shaped like a volcano) Surface tunnels (look like the veins on the back of your hand). Not all moles will have both surface tunnels and dirt mounds. If you see one or the other (or both), you have a mole.
As mole trapping experts, we know how frustrating trapping and eliminating moles can be. If you have a problem with Moles in your garden, please contact us for a free quote.
Pigeon control is important due to the damage and disease these problem birds often create. The uric acid in pigeon faeces is highly corrosive and can cause extensive damage to metals and other substrates it sits on for long periods. Debris from flocks of pigeons often builds up, backing up gutters and drains, often causing flooding and roof damage. The bacteria, fungal agents and ectoparasites found in pigeon droppings are responsible for a host of serious diseases, including histoplasmosis, encephalitis, salmonella, meningitis, toxoplasmosis and more. Many companies also retain significant clean-up costs due to the pigeon problems they don’t resolve.
If you have a problem with Pigeons in your home or work, please contact us for a free quote.
Rats are instinctively wary of things new to their environment, including rat control measures such as traps and bait, and colonize in attics, burrows, under concrete and porches, in wall voids and other hard-to-reach places.
Rats can harbor and transmit a number of serious diseases. They can also introduce disease-carrying parasites such as fleas and ticks into your home.
Damage by rats to the fabric of buildings can be costly. Fires can easily by started after a rat has gnawed a cable. Gas and water pipes are also at risk and rat burrowing can undermine foundations and damage water courses.
If you have a problem with Rats in your home or work, please contact us for a free quote.
Wasps do frequently build their nests indoors, both in attics and inside houses, however it is unusual to find a nest in a part of a house that is used regularly – but it does happen. Most of the time nests are built in lofts, sheds, gardens and garages etc.
If you are finding wasps inside your home on a regular basis, there is a good chance that you have a nest within your home. Wasps can squeeze through the smallest of gaps and can even get through the gap in down lights (flush fitting lights in the ceiling).
If you have a problem with Wasps in your home or work, please contact us for a free quote.