General Pest Control
We know how important it is to live in a safe and beautiful
home. From office buildings and schools to restaurants and homeowners’ associations, we take care of all of your pest
control needs. We are dedicated to providing a proven, environmentally conscious, cost –effective solution for your
We will inspect your residential or commercial property,
advise you about effective treatments to then get the job done right. We find a quarterly maintenance schedule suits most
people. Monthly, bi-monthly and annual treatments are available if you prefer.
Our general services include:
Damage: Cockroaches spread human disease by depositing
disease organisms on food and utensils. The American cockroach, which comes into contact with human excrement in sewers or
with pet droppings, may transmit bacteria that cause Salmonella and Shigella. German cockroaches are believed to be capable
of transmitting disease-causing organisms such as Staphylococcus, hepatitis, and coliform bacteria. They also have been implicated
in the spread of typhoid and dysentery.
Recent studies have found a strong association between the presence of
cockroaches and increases in the severity of asthma symptoms in individuals who are sensitive to cockroach allergens.
Detection and Treatment:
Cockroaches become pests in homes, restaurants, hospitals, warehouses, offices,
and virtually any structure that has food preparation or storage areas. These pests are common even in the cleanest of crowded
urban areas and older dwellings. It’s usually not difficult to discover an infestation, because they are often visible.
Treatment generally involves sealing cracks and crevices to block entrance; keeping food and trash areas clean to eliminate
their food source; and the professional application of non repellant residual spray and insect bait on a regular basis. Click here for more info.
Ants cause various types of damage, depending upon the variety. Carpenter ants’
nesting activities can weaken building structures and the foraging workers have large mandibles with which they can bite or
give a strong pinch. Pharaoh ants may transmit serious diseases, mating males and females are winged but do not fly therefore
identifying swarms are never seen within the structure. A fire ant’s sting is potentially deadly to susceptible individuals,
and all ants contaminate the food they infest.
Detection and Treatment:
Ants build massive colonies,
so their presence is generally detected when you see their nests or the ants themselves. Treatments involve insect baiting,
non-repellant residual spray, and sealing off entry to buildings.
Fleas and Ticks
Fleas are pests of human and their domestic animals all over the world. While most
fleas prefer non-human hosts, many can and do feed readily on humans when infestations are heavy or when other hosts are not
available. Fleas are able to carry other disease-causing organisms, such as bacteria, protozoans, rickettsia or viruses, from
one host to another.
Detection and Treatment;
Customers calling about fleas will see small
dark insects that jump. These insects may be biting people and there will usually be a dog or cat living in the home or apartment.
Rats, mice, raccoons, bats, squirrels or other wild animals nesting in or near the home may also be the primary hosts for
the fleas involved. Flea infestations can occur even when there are no obvious animal hosts on the premises. When pets have
been removed, such as during vacation periods or when a home or apartment is vacated, flea larvae will continue to develop.
When people return to the premises, the newly developed and starved fleas will feed vigorously and often cause severe irritation.
Besides treatment of fleas on the pet(s), which will be left to the homeowner or a veterinarian, applications will be required
to all harborage areas indoors and, frequently, to selected areas outdoors. No people or pets will be on the premises during
treatment, or until all spray residues have dried.
These insects consume small amounts of human food and contaminate it with their body scales and droppings.
They can do considerable damage to some natural and synthetic fibers, books and other paper products. Their feeding marks
are irregular and often appear as a surface etching. They also may leave yellow stains, especially on linens. An inspection
will be conducted to insure all clutter and food items which may be supporting the infestation are removed. A residual insecticide
application will be made to all possible cracks, crevices and or other hiding places.
All spiders use venom when they bite and kill their prey, the black widow and the brown recluse spiders
are the only North American species consistently dangerous to humans. Control of spiders indoors involves removal of the spider,
webs and egg sacs. Residual sprays are used. Since spiders feed on insects, measures that control unwanted insects
will also reduce spider populations.
Biting and Stinging Pests
Bees, wasps, and scorpions are dangerous because of their painful and potentially
Detection and Treatment:
Wasp nests and bee hives should be removed by professionals
with protective gear. Insecticides are also used. Scorpion problems are usually treated chemically. Click here to learn more about other insects.
Carpenter bees resemble large bumblebees, but have very different nesting behavior. Many types of wood
are selected for nesting, but softer woods are preferred. Unpainted or well-weathered wood is much more susceptible to attack
than hardwood or well-painted timbers. They bore long tunnels or galleries into wood and divide these tunnels into cells where
individual larvae will develop. Females often enlarge existing galleries or use old ones, so very complex gallery systems
can be developed over a number of years. These galleries are often made in the siding or window trim of homes, and in such
cases the structural strength of tunneled timbers can be reduced. Carpenter bees can be controlled by use of dust or spray
Rodents consume and contaminate food. They gnaw on electrical wires, wooden structures,
and tear insulation in walls and ceilings for nesting. Rodents can transmit disease to humans, pets, and livestock, including
typhus, leptospirosis, trichinosis, and salmonellosis.
Detection and Treatment:
The presence of mice
and rats is usually detected by the damage they cause to food and structures, by their droppings, and by their nests. Treatment
involves eliminating all entry points and population reduction by the application of traps.
identification information copyright Regents of the University of California©
Visit UC IPM Online for more information about additional pests.
Education and Preventive Steps
show you numerous ways to keep pests from disrupting your home, including:
Keeping them homeless
Keeping them hungry
- Seal cracks and crevices where pests
can get into your home.
- Get rid
of stacks of newspaper, papers, bags, and cardboard boxes that make good homes for pests.
The Pest Tubes In-The-Wall Pest Control
- Keep a tight lid on trash cans and empty them often.
- Store food in tightly sealed containers.
- Wipe up spills and crumbs right away.
- Clean your dirty dishes right after eating.
- Pests thrive on moisture. Keep them from getting to water by fixing leaks and not leaving dish water
in the sink overnight.
The Pest-Tubes “In the walls” system is a permanent built-in system
that delivers the material directly in the walls and hollow areas, eliminating the pests right where they nest, hide and breed.
EPA approved pre-measured amounts of products are injected inside the walls
using the Pest-Tubes “In the walls” system, allowing occupation of the structure even during treatment without
risk to children, adults, or pets.
The Pest-Tubes “In the walls”
system consists of space-age polyethylene tubing with evenly spaced perforations facilitating product distribution. The tubing
is manufactured without connectors, eliminating any chance of separation. The products used are “non-clogging”.
The tubes will not clog or break apart.
Pest-Tubes offers maximum convenience with a centrally
located exterior injection port. You don’t even have to be home for applications. Since tubing distributes the material
within the walls, there is no need for moving furniture, emptying cabinets and closets, or changing plans.
New Home Construction
Contact us to have the Pest-Tubes “In the walls” system installed
in interior and exterior wall studs, much the same as electrical wiring, just after electrical inspection an just prior to