Stop wasting money buying every bug spray you can get your hands on. If there are insects hiding in the corners and crevices of your home or business, Pest Control Pros in Lexington, Kentucky can eliminate them completely. Our team of professional insect exterminators is trained to locate, identify, and treat unwanted insects in and around your home and business.
Spraying store-bought insecticide products without knowing the exact breed or variety of pest you’re dealing with isn’t a viable treatment method. Control and elimination of pests for good requires the trained eye of an insect exterminator to protect your home, family, and business.
Ants are considered the number one pest in the United States and Lexington is no exception. Because of their tiny size and huge population, they can be difficult to control. They can show up anytime, anywhere. A few ants on the floor doesn’t necessarily mean you have a complete infestation. However, ants are social creatures and seeing one may be a sign of more. If you find ants in your kitchen or basement, it’s worth it to do a little investigation. Effective ant treatment requires finding and treating the entire colony.
Identifying Different Types of Ants:
Almost everyone knows what your average ant looks like, but effective treatment requires identifying the exact variety of ant that is invading your home. The most common types of ants in and around residential areas are Carpenter Ants, Pavement Ants, and House Ants. Because they are so small, it can be hard to properly identify the species of ant you have. The best solution to this problem is to schedule an appointment with an insect exterminator at Pest Control Pros.
Why Are Ants In My Home?
Ants don’t need an invitation to make themselves comfortable. They can enter your home through cracks in your foundation or small crevices between doorways and windows. Once ants find what they are looking for, they leave a scent trail, so the other ants in the colony can find the food source as well. This is why you can suddenly have hundreds of ants where there were none before.
How To Prevent Ants:
The first line of defense from ants is to seal off any outer entrances you find. Keep a clean kitchen and put food put away in airtight containers. You can take it one step further and line entrances with ant repellants, but this doesn’t work for all species. Once you’ve done all you can do, calling an insect exterminator is your best option.
How To Get Rid of Ants:
The only way to truly eliminate ants is to find and destroy the nest. You could always try store bought chemicals or ant traps, but again, this is not effective for all species of ants. The best option is to call a professional who can identify and pinpoint the best treatment for your residential or commercial property.
Not only are ants annoying, but having ants crawl across the dinner table is unpleasant and alarming. If your problem is with carpenter ants, they can tunnel into the home and damage the structure itself. If you attract red ants, they can pose serious health threats to family, customers, and clients.
Bees are very important to the ecosystem because they pollinate plants and allow for more plant growth. However, a hive in your backyard is a danger to you, your family, and your pets.
For the most effective bee removal, identification is key. The most common types of residential bees in Lexington, Kentucky are Honey, Bumble, and Carpenter Bees. All bees are attracted to nectar, which is sweet, so they are also attracted sugar and flowers and sweet scents. They can also be attracted to certain bright patterns and colors.
How To Prevent Bees From Nesting On Your Property:
Bee season in Kentucky is typically from mid-March through July. During this time, take extra measures to keep bees from nesting on your property. Seal all potential bee entries with materials they can’t penetrate, like a metal screen or caulk. Reduce outdoor clutter to eliminate comfortable nesting spots, such as unused appliances or lawn equipment. If your home has previously had problems with Honey Bees, make sure the honeycomb is completely removed so the pheromones don’t attract newcomers.
How To Get Rid of Bees:
Bees pose a threat to anyone or anything that disturbs the hive. They are a systematic, smart, and tight-knit group. Removing bees on your own can be dangerous, especially if you or someone close by is allergic. Eliminating them requires that you understand how they live, work, and colonize, so you can keep them from endlessly buzzing around your property. Let our team of insect exterminators handle the hassle for you.
Cockroaches have been around for at least 350-400 million years. They can live in almost any condition. They’re difficult to find, nearly impossible to catch, and even harder to eliminate. Aside from the fact that they are scary and are notoriously considered a sign of an unclean space, they also carry several diseases that can be harmful or even fatal to humans.
Different Types of Cockroaches:
In Lexington, Kentucky, the most common type of cockroach has a red-brown color with a flat oval shaped body. Most residential cockroaches are either American, German, or Oriental.
Cockroaches are known for their ability to adapt and survive nearly anything. This is why you need a cockroach exterminator on your side if you’re going to wage war against this enemy.
Why Are Cockroaches In My Home?
Cockroaches love warmth, food, and ample spots to make a nest. They easily find their way into your home, where they can find all three. If you find one cockroach, chances are there are more. They generally hide during the day and come out at night, which can make them difficult to find.
Signs of a Cockroach Problem:
The best way to check for a cockroach problem is to look for the physical signs they leave behind. Dead cockroaches might be in the corners and crevices of your home. Oval-shaped egg cases or roach droppings (which look like pepper) are a sure sign of a roach problem.
How To Prevent Cockroaches:
The best way to prevent cockroaches is to keep a tidy home. Specifically, the kitchen. Don’t allow food or trash to pile up, and clean under appliances regularly. They can survive off of the tiniest grease spill, or mere crumbs inside the cabinets.
Cockroaches are nocturnal, breed quickly, and live for what seems like forever. If they have already entered your home, it’s time to call an insect exterminator near you. The only sure-fire method of eliminating them is with professional control and treatment.
If your cat or dog turns up with a case of fleas, it’s a trip to the vet and likely a prescription medicine. If your child ends up with a case of fleas, it’s a totally different story. Fleas can feed off of any warm-blooded animal and are a common problem. Because they are parasites, the biggest concern comes from their bites, causing an itchy rash for anyone that is bitten.
Fleas are small, wingless, and flat insects with three pairs of legs. There are almost 2,000 different types, but the most common fleas are cat fleas, dog fleas, human fleas, and rat fleas.
Why Do I Have Fleas In My Home?
Fleas like to hitchhike on any warm-blooded creature. While they don’t have wings, they do have powerful legs that allow them to jump from host to host. Once they latch themselves onto a host, they will remain there to feed and lay eggs. Those eggs usually fall off the host and land inside your home or business, on your carpets and blankets, etc.
How To Prevent Fleas:
Most fleas come from pets and then latch on to their human counterparts. Therefore, the most effective method is to have your pets regularly treated for fleas. Annual or yearly preventative check-ups with your vet can go a long way in the fight against fleas. Keep a close eye on your pets for excessive scratching and licking. Always bathe pets after walks or playtime with other animals and wash pet bedding regularly.
How To Get Rid of Fleas:
If you find or suspect your family pet may be having a flea problem, the best method is to speak to your vet as soon as possible. As far as treating your home goes, the most effective way to seek help is to call a pest control professional right away.
These creepy crawly arachnids are often the most feared home invaders. However, most of the spiders you find in your home are not necessarily dangerous. Spiders are great for eating other pests that could be in your home, but they are still, more often than not, an unwelcome house guest.
Common House Spiders:
All spiders have eight legs, but they are not all created equal. The most common house spiders are Funnel Web Spiders, Jumping Spiders, Cobweb spiders, and Wolf Spiders. More dangerous varieties, like Black Widows or Brown Recluse, are less common, but significantly more dangerous.
Why Are Spiders In My Home?
Spiders can live in any home or business in Lexington, Kentucky. They feed off of other pests, so it’s a multiplication problem. If you have any other type of pest in your home (even ones you don’t know about), spiders will join the party. They are most commonly found in crevices and cracks close to ceilings because they prefer to keep their webs off the ground where they can live undisturbed.
How To Prevent Spiders In Your Home:
The best way to prevent spiders is to keep a clean home both inside and out. Seal doors and windows from the outside, including torn window screens and covering vents. Clearing away weeds and unnecessary growth from around the perimeter of your home can also help fight off spiders.
How To Get Rid of Spiders:
Spiders are fairly resistant to most chemicals. Since they build their webs high off the ground, they don’t come into contact with many substances that are sprayed on the ground for treatment to begin with. The best way to get rid of spiders is to get rid of its food source, aka other bugs.
Our team of insect exterminators can rid your home of these 8-legged creatures and any other creepy crawlers they may be feeding on. If you notice a spider problem in your home, give us a call.
Every home, office, warehouse, or retail space is different. We service homes and businesses in and around Lexington, Kentucky. Each property is treated individually based on the unique challenges they face. Our expert technicians understand how to identify, isolate, and eliminate of any type of insect or pest that may show up including:
- Bird Mites
- Box Elder Bugs
- Fruit Flies
- Bag Worms
- Spider Mites
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Insects of any kind can create problems in residential and commercial settings. They are unsightly, give visitors an impression of an unsanitary environment, and can pose serious health risks. The physiological damage from an infestation can be devastating to a family or a business.
Pest Control Pros is the answer to all your insect needs. We take the time to study each individual variety of insect to learn how it feeds, reproduces, and thrives, to eliminate it strategically. Whether your pest problem is a mere annoyance or a serious threat to your livelihood, give us a call today.
Our company is honored to work with homeowners and businesses alike in Lexington, Kentucky. We are also proud to partner with those in the surrounding areas for all pest control service, treatment, and maintenance needs. We serve those in the following cities: Richmond, Berea, Paris, Winchester, Mt. Sterling, Nicholasville, and Georgetown.
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