integrated pest management

What is Integrated Pest Management? Integrated Pest Management refers to a system of effective and economical pest control. IPM aims to control pest populations below the environmental harm level. It has been found that most pest control methods are not economical or sustainable, which is one of the reasons why so many homeowners do not…

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rodents

A common question, often asked by homeowners, is “How do rats and mice get into my home?” Every year, hundreds of thousands of rodent infestations are reported across the United States. Some of the causes of these invasions can be simple enough: rats and mice are attracted to homes with high levels of human traffic…

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earwigs

One of our customers asked us if earwigs really crawled into your ear. Well, that’s not really a possibility. It falls into the myth category. But earwigs are a nuisance and homeowners do not want them in their homes in western Pennsylvania this fall. What are Earwigs? While earwigs do not crawl into anyone’s ear,…

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termite damage

Termite Damage can cost thousands of dollars to remediate and repair.  What can the homeowner do to assess the risk?  It is easy to inspect your home and determine if you have any of the most common signs of termite damage. What at the signs of a potential termite infestation? There are five major signs…

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squirrel damage

Squirrel Damage is in season. Its that time of year in Western Pennsylvania. Some of our clients report that they have to watch for overhead squirrels.  They seem to be intent on dropping acorns on them as they enjoy the wonderful fall weather that we have been having this year. How do you identify squirrel…

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Fall Pest Prevention is tough ifor the house in the woods

Fall Pest Prevention time has arrived. This spring one of our techs was asked by a frustrated homeowner to get rid of a mouse nest in her grill.  Most of us have a pest that we hate and for this homeowner, it seemed to be mice. She shared that she had been sick recently and…

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COVID cleaning

COVID is still around but summer is over and in some cases here in Western Pennsylvania, the kids are back in school. In the north hills of Pittsburgh and southern Butler County many office spaces are now reopening.  We are social beings and we need to be around one another more then we might have…

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Food Service

Food Service in 2020 is a whole new world.  COVID and the restrictions for bars, restaurants, and fast food businesses in Pittsburgh and the surrounding counties of Beaver, Butler and Lawrence Counties has never been like this.  This is not the time for your place of business to have a pest problem.  Customers are hyper-sensitive…

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hospitality pest control

Hospitality pest control is tough even in the best of times.  Throw COVID-19 into the mix and now you have even more reason to look carefully about how you treat your facility.  This is true for bed and breakfasts, Air BnB, hotels, motels, and any other facility that rents sleeping accommodations to the public. Being…

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mosquitoes

Mosquitoes have not been as much of a problem this summer because of the weather, but things can still change. And this summer when our outdoor spaces are so very important, you do not want a mosquito problem.  So far, it has been dry this summer in most of our area, it is likely that…

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