Spiders are considered beneficial, in that they eat other insects, but for those people that are still not satisfied in sharing their home or cottage with these eight legged creatures, we provide a comprehensive home and cottage exterior Spider spraying service.
Bed bugs are an increasing problem and are appearing in hotels, single family homes, used clothing and furniture stores and many other structures. They can hide behind baseboards, electrical switch plates, picture frames, even wall paper. They have not been found to transmit disease but should be taken seriously.
Wasps are generally beneficial insects as they pollinate flower and vegetable gardens and feed on other insect pests; however, when they nest in or near structures, control is usually warranted. Most species of wasps are social insects and build nests containing sometimes thousands of individuals. Some nest inside walls or underground, while others build paper nests suspended from trees, shrubs, overhangs, in attics or in sheds. Wasps tend to be more aggressive as summer ends and will often find their way indoors.
Ants are social insects living in colonies
comprised of one or more queens, and hundreds or thousands of workers.
The queen generally stays deep and safe within a nest. Depending on
the species, foraging ants may be similar in size, or there may be a
range of sizes. Ants come in a variety of colors from pale yellow
to bright red to jet black. Winged ants are the reproductive form
of most ant species and their presence is an indication of an established
colony located nearby.
Flies are extremely common and can be found one to a few at a time in homes or businesses during the warm spring and fall months. They are attracted to buildings by food odors and also warm air currents escaping through cracks around doors and windows or through doors propped open for ventilation purposes.
Fleas & Ticks
While the majority of flea problems occur in homes with pets, they can be a problem in homes and businesses without pets. Fleas are common on squirrels and raccoons and can be picked up and brought indoors by a pet or on your pant leg or shoes. Aside from the often-itchy bite of a flea, they can cause allergic reactions and transmit disease, including the dog tapeworm.