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Mountain Top, PA Pest Control

Northeastern Pennsylvania has a cool winter climate, but the summers can get warm. With the swing in temperatures, a number of pests may begin to take over a person's home. Ants, cockroaches, and spiders are just a few of the most common creatures in the area. It is important to know the dangers associated with these pests and how to identify an infestation. At Colwell Termite & Pest Control, we are ready to help Mountain Top residents keep their property free of unwanted creatures.

Ants

In this part of Pennsylvania, carpenter ants and pavement ants are prevalent. Carpenter ants make nests in wood, which means that they can cause severe damage to the structure of your home. If an infestation is present, you may notice small holes in your home's walls. Pavement ants are often found in sidewalk cracks, but they may infest slab foundations as well. To prevent a problem, it is wise to eliminate all food sources. Make sure to seal your leftovers in containers, fill any cracks or holes in your home's exterior, and clean all piles of old wood and leaves.

Cockroaches

Three types of cockroaches are known to cause problems in the Mountain Top area. German, Oriental, and American roaches can pose great health risks. They often carry and spread bacteria, which can make you and your family sick. Also, cockroaches are known to shed their skin. This can cause allergic reactions and asthma attacks in some individuals. Since these pests reproduce quickly, an infestation can get out of control. Cockroaches are most active at night and prefer dark and moist places. If you notice feces that resemble coffee grounds or a strong musty smell, you may have a problem that requires professional help.

Spiders

Thankfully, venomous spiders like the brown recluse cannot survive this area's climate. However, house spiders are commonly found in this part of the state. They create webs that are often located throughout the home. Besides being unsightly nuisances, these spiders usually do not bite. To prevent an infestation, it is wise to seal all windows, doors, and any other openings where these creatures can gain entry to your home. Since they contain eggs, it is best to vacuum away all visible webs as well.

If you live in Mountain Top and suspect a pest problem, you may need assistance from a professional company. At Colwell Termite & Pest Control, we have proudly served this part of Pennsylvania for many years and understand the most common pests that are found in the area. Our experienced technicians will identify and eliminate all of your pest issues. To keep your home free of damage and to preserve the health of your loved ones, call us for a consultation at 888-285-9443.

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