Rodent Control

How I Got Rid of a Three-Year Mouse Problem

You know what’s worse than finding out you have mice in your house? Continuing to find them on a regular basis for three frustrating years, no matter what you do to deter them! That’s what happened to a family in Bradfordwoods PA, before they hired my pest and rodent control company to get rid of their mouse problem.

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Rodent Control – Prevent Rodents From Getting Into Your House This Spring

Rats and mice are infamous for escaping the winter cold by hiding inside houses, where they nibble and poop in your food, gnaw your belongings and electric wiring, leave trails of droppings across the floor, and possibly infect you with dangerous diseases.

As spring begins to thaw western Pennsylvania, you might be letting out a sigh of relief, thinking the warm weather will lure the pests out of your house. Unfortunately, that probably won’t be the case, especially if your home is a source of easy food or convenient hiding places.

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termite damage

Here’s How to Identify Termite damage

How to start a crappy day: discover that you have holes in your walls, wooden furniture, or other plant-based belongings.

How to make the day a bit less crappy: figure out what’s responsible for the damage, so you can hopefully get rid of it before it costs you thousands of dollars in repairs.

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clothes moths

When you pull your favorite pair of pants or top out of your closet, the last thing you want to see is a big, ragged hole in what seems to be the worst place for a hole and on that you can not mend.  For more background information see our post on holes in my sweaters.

Unfortunately, clothes moths and their voracious offspring have no regard for fashion, other people’s property, or your reluctance to show off your underwear in public. All they know is that they have 40 to 50 babies to feed, and your wardrobe looks tasty.

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pantry pests

As the people in Pittsburgh’s North Hills become increasingly dedicated to their health and quality of life, many are buying more real food and cooking their meals themselves.

To keep this practice affordable, people often purchase food in bulk and store it at home – which is a great strategy, as long as humans are the only ones eating your groceries.

But if you have mice, cockroaches, or other disease-carrying pantry pests crawling around in your stored food, that can more than negate the health and financial benefits of your nutritious bulk purchases!

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winter pest control

Winter Pest Control: How to Keep the Warmth In and the Vermin Out

If you aren’t a fan of the cold, and you’d rather be inside during the winter months, you aren’t alone.

Spiders, stink bugs, cockroaches, mice, and rats all feel the same way, as do a variety of other pests, and they’d be happy to spend the winter in your house – and maybe even settle down permanently to raise a family or ten.

As anyone who’s had the misfortune of living with them will tell you, these animals make terrible – and in some cases, potentially deadly – houseguests.

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firewood contains wood loving pests

Well, we certainly are grateful this season if we have the warmth and beauty of a log burning fireplace.  Here in the north Pittsburgh suburbs many of us have one or more wood burning fireplaces.  This week our fireplaces are getting lots of use.  Wood is a wonderful thing. You can make a home with it, burn it for warmth, use it for furniture and crafts… and possibly end up watching in horror as it becomes invested with vermin that share your love of tree-based products.

Today, we’re going to tell you about some of the pest species that might take an interest in your firewood and other wood materials, the problems they cause, and how to protect your house, belongings, and family from them all year long.  Follow these guidelines and make sure you keep the wood loving pests outside in the cold and not inside by hearth and home.

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home pest control

Happy Holiday Season! Will Your Home Pest Control be effective in 2018?

It’s hard to believe that 2017 is almost over! Christmas day has come and gone, we are in the middle of the 12 days of Christmas and now it’s time to start getting ready for the new year.

As you prepare for 2018, one important step you can take is to make sure your family is protected from pests that could bite them, envenomate them, or carry disease into your living space.  You need to come up with an effective home pest control strategy.

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Carpet beetles

What You Need to Know About the Bugs Eating Your Rug

The holiday season is in full swing, and those of you who celebrate it have probably started decking the halls in preparation for Christmas.

Unfortunately, as festive as your fancy tablecloths, Christmas stockings, Santa hats, and other fabric ornaments are, you might not be the only one who’s interested in those decorations – or in enjoying a holiday feast.

Today, we’re going to take a look at one of the critters that might decide to chew a hole in your winter celebrations: the carpet beetle.

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bed bugs extermination

Sleep tight this Holiday and don’t let the bed bugs bite

Christmas is a time when people and presents are on the move – and so are the bed bugs that hitch a ride on them.  If you need bed bugs extermination, don’t put it off this holiday season, but we hope you follow our instructions from a blog last summer to help not having a problem. Whether you’re traveling for the holidays and need to avoid getting bed bugs on vacation, your family or friends are visiting, or your six-legged guests have stowed away on carriers other than humans, it’s important to know how to identify and deal with these little bloodsuckers.

Bed bugs extermination and control starts with an effective bed bug inspection.

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