PEST CONTROL IN PHILADELPHIA, PA
The important question isn’t how to control pest problems; it’s how to prevent them from happening in the first place. Traditional pest control – which is the routine application of pesticides in and around your home – simply does not work.
What does work is prevention; making sure that pests are not allowed to get inside your home in the first place. That takes a team of skilled professionals who look at the big picture and determine ways to eliminate the current infestation as well as what conditions led to an infestation in the first place. Our professionals will then using targeted treatments and exclusionary techniques to prevent your pest problems from recurring.
Our pest control service is the best way to keep 27 of the worst kinds of pests out of your home. It acts as a shield around your home, protecting your family and loved ones from disease-carrying pests.
Pests are more than annoying; they can pose serious risks to your health and can harm your property.
“Insects can serve as agents for the mechanical transmission of microorganisms, or as active participants in the disease transmission process by serving as a vector.”
Centers for Disease Control
Guidelines for Environmental Infection
Control in Health-Care Facilities
Studies conducted in healthcare environments have shown ants are capable of carrying E. coli, strep and staph.
Recommendations of CDC and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)
Our pest control specialists focus on attacking any pests already in your home and breaking the pest life cycle to prevent these unwanted invaders in the future. We will continually work with you to devise a pest control treatment that is safe for your family, your pets, and the environment. We’ll create a pest control plan that actively targets cockroaches, silverfish, ants and other common household pests exactly where they appear in your home—inside and out, all year long.
List of Common Household Pests
Ants – On the hunt for food, a single ant can lead the way for the entire colony to invade your home.
Cockroaches – Cockroaches can spread germs, make allergies worse and multiply at a record-breaking speed.
Flies – Flies carry more than 100 pathogens that can cause dangerous diseases in humans and animals, such as typhoid, polio and tuberculosis
Spiders – Not only are their webs a nuisance around the house, but spiders can inflict painful, sometimes dangerous bites.
Mosquitoes – The threat of mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile Virus could affect your family and pets.
Silverfish – Found in areas of high humidity, silverfish eat through paper and other items with high starch content.
Fleas – Fleas feed on human blood through small bites in the skin. They can jump from your carpet up to your ankles and calves, and a female flea can produce up to 800 eggs during her lifetime.
Ticks – Ticks carry many serious diseases, including Lyme disease, encephalitis and typhus. They can live for over 500 days without a meal.
Wasps and Bees – Wasps can be distinguished from bees by their smooth, rather than hairy, bodies. Very protective of their nests, the will defend against invaders with painful stings. The common bee sting, while harmless to most people, can be very painful.
Crickets – House crickets can damage silk, woolens, paper, fruits and vegetables. They can eat almost anything available.
Moths – Female moths can lay up to 200 eggs, and moth larvae feed on wool fabric and fur, doing damage to valuable clothing items.
Carpenter Ants – Carpenter ants cut “galleries” into the wood in your home. Colonies can contain up to 50,000 workers, and infestations are very difficult to control. Carpenter ants may also be mistaken for termites.
Depending on where you live, pests such as pill bugs, centipedes and scorpions can invade your home.
Often the sighting of one adult is indicative of a much larger problem. Call us now at 877-98-PESTS before your small problem becomes a large infestation.