Unfortunately, it’s likely you’ll deal with pest issues at some point in your life. Oftentimes, these creatures can be difficult to keep at bay, and may continue to return even after you think the problem is resolved. While some pests are harmless, others bite, sting and spread disease. To protect your home, family and pets Carolina Pest Management offers pest control services in the Charlotte area.
Pest Control Services
Green Pest Control
We believe it is highly important to protect the environment by using as many natural pest control and organic pest control options as possible. In addition to our standard pest control services, we offer pest control services designed to be “green.”
Properly controlling ants can be especially difficult depending on the type of ant infestation in your home or business. The signs of an ant infestation vary depending on which type of ant colony has taken up residence on your property.
Termites & Wood Destroying Insects
Termites, carpenter ants, powder post beetles and old house borers are particularly dangerous to wooden structures. These often undetected insects tunnel through wood elements such as joists, beams, foundations, or walls and can cause extreme, costly damage to your home.
Bed bugs have been a growing problem the last few years. Factors causing the increase of bed bug cases include rising domestic and international travel, bed bugs’ resistance to certain chemicals, decreased use of certain chemicals for environmental reasons, as well as the basic difficulty of containing bed bug infestations.
Cockroaches are common household pests that can carry and spread harmful bacteria and microbes into your home. They also shed allergens to which some people are especially sensitive. Additionally, they can produce a foul odor in large numbers. Roach infestations can become extreme, so early detection and elimination is a must.
Fleas and Ticks
We all know that our pets may have problems with fleas and ticks, but did you know that fleas can invade your home as well? Humans can be bitten by fleas as easily as the family pets. Ticks can be even more worrisome; they transmit dangerous diseases such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme’s Disease.
Wasps, hornets, and bees are all stinging insects that can build hives and nests in and around your home. Some bee species can actually burrow into the wood exterior of your home in order to make nests! All of these stinging pests can be particularly dangerous to small children and allergic reactions can be severe or even fatal for people of all ages.
While spiders are often thought of as scary creatures, finding spiders in your home doesn’t necessarily mean what you think. Although some species of spiders can be dangerous, the truly scary part of finding spiders means your home has insects living inside.
Carolina Pest Management offers mosquito services that will fit the needs of your yard and lifestyle, helping you enjoy the outdoors during spring and summer! Mosquito treatments can be done with traditional products or with botanical based green products depending on your preference and location. A mosquito service will also include treating standing water on the property with a pre-emergent larvacide.
Mice are frequently portrayed as cute, lovable and harmless creatures. Unfortunately, mice, rats and other rodents are known to carry disease, ruin food stores and damage property. Breathing air contaminated by mouse droppings has even been linked to Hantavirus. If you have unwanted rodents in your home, then rodent control is a must.
We have certified experts who perform extensive inspections and write Wood Destroying Insect Reports (WDIR), required for closing real estate sales.
Signs of a pest infestation depend on the type of critter you are dealing with. Some things to watch for include, but aren’t limited to:
- Tunnels in wood may indicate a termite problem
- Damaged wood is a sign of carpenter ants
- Blood stains on bedding could be a sign you have bed bugs
- Fecal droppings and/or egg casings around your home may indicate cockroaches
Pest Control Solutions
Seal Cracks & Openings
Go around your home and look around windows and doors. Do you see any cracks where pests could easily access the interior of your home? Use caulk to repair any openings. Small cracks and openings, that are often overlooked, are one of the main ways pests can access your home.
Try to keep your kitchen floors and counters free of crumbs and open food containers. Bugs are likely to go after food items left out, which may lead to a pest problem. In addition, take your trash out regularly, vacuum often and keep your sink area clean.
Keep Outside Tidy
Bugs love to find hiding spots in wood piles and debris left outside. If you store things outside, do your best to keep it away from your home. Additionally, try to find a solution for any standing water on your property, as these areas are breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
Contact Carolina Pest Management
We Can Help! Carolina Pest Management has been serving the Carolinas for four generations. We are one of the largest independently owned pest control companies in North Carolina. Whether you have Moisture Problems or Pest Control needs, we are here for you with decades of experience in handling these issues. Let us provide the security and comfort you and your family deserve. Contact us today!