Butler, PA Pest Control
Understanding what different pests look like, where they come from and why they invade can help you stay on top of pest control all year long. To get you started, here’s a quick rundown on what you need to know about some of the most common pests in our area:
Thousands of species of bees & wasps exist, and these winged insects live all over the world. Most of them belong to a colony, and they subsist on pollen and the nectar of flowers. If your house or condo has any openings in its exterior that are at least a quarter of an inch long ― for instance, cracks in screens, siding, or the foundation ― bees may be able to make their way inside & build their nests. Call us in the spring, early intervention prevents problems later in the summer.
The good news is that the ant species that dwell in Pennsylvania rarely if ever sting people. The bad news, though, some species like carpenter ants, can create nests in wood. Possibly weakening your homes structure. Ants have a relatively easy time entering buildings; their tiny bodies can enter through small openings. What's more, small ants, once they find a food source, leave trails of pheromones in their wake. This signals the other ants to follow, now becoming a big nuisance in your home.
3. Bed Bugs
Bed bugs hide in everything, from seams in wooden floors to curtain rods. Many infestations have happened simply because a guest unknowingly brought an egg or two attached under a luggage flap. The eggs hatch, and you’re now host to an infestation. If someone’s home or apartment is infested, a bed bug could hitch a ride on a purse that you set down on their couch or in a piece of clothing you plan on borrowing. The key is knowing what to look for and catching it quickly. Click here for more information on our bed bug services.
Call us! Our outstanding team at Hersh Exterminating can provide pest control service for roaches, ants, termites, carpenter ants, bees & wasps, fleas, mice and all sorts of other pests swiftly and safely. Please don't hesitate to contact us as soon as you find evidence of an infestation.