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Tannersville, PA Pest Control

Termite Control

Termites -2Pest control is the systematic process of preventing or eradicating dangerous or destructive insects, including termites, rodents and spiders. Termites are wood-boring insects that cause more than $5 billion in property damage each year. Resembling ants, these insects go unnoticed for long extended periods as they feed inside walls and basements. Your home offers the ideal combination of food, moisture and warmth for dry wood termites. Although they live in soil, the subterranean termite specie builds mud tunnels to reach wood structures. They enter the home through cracks in the foundation or where leaves and other debris accumulate against it. As they consume wood and burrow tunnels, these insects weaken support elements and the structural integrity of your home.

Rodent Control

Rodents, such as mice and rats, can contaminate food and spread disease through bites and their droppings, which can also worsen allergies and asthma. Rodents cause property damage by chewing on structural elements, insulation and electrical wiring. While mice are sparrow-sized creatures that are 3 to 4 inches long, rats are medium-sized rodents that can grow as long as 10 inches. The color of various species can be gray, brown or black. They can enter your home where utility lines pass through a wall as well as cracks and holes in the foundation as small as the diameter of a nickel. These skilled climbers can also enter through roof vents and gaps between building materials.

Spider Control

Arachnids have eight legs, no wings or antennae and a two-part body. While some species prefer damp moist locations, such as basements, others prefer dry warm areas like air vents. Most spiders hide in dark spaces and avoid human contact. They will attempt to escape unless trapped inside a shoe or clothing. The venom from the bite of certain species, such as the brown recluse, can cause skin necrosis and severe reactions in people with compromised immune systems.

Pest Control in Tannersville From Colwell

Because the ultimate goal is to remove termites, rodents, spiders and other types of vermin, homeowners should entrust the tasks to experienced professionals. Dealing with pests can be time consuming, especially when using over-the-counter products or do-it-yourself solutions. These methods are generally ineffective or require multiple applications. There is also the need to handle and properly dispose of trapped animals. In addition to storing possibly harmful traps and chemicals, there is the risk of contracting diseases when trying to eliminate an infestation.

Pest control experts have the knowledge and tools required to locate and identify an infestation. Our team can implement the most effective pest control techniques for your specific situation. Call today for a free, no-obligation quote.

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