Indoor and Outdoor Pest Control

Common indoor pest problems include ants, cockroaches, earwigs, centipedes, silverfish, and scorpions. Pest control professionals prefer a comprehensive approach to eliminating these insects, rather than heavily treating a home with potentially harmful synthetic pesticides. Professionals also use natural pesticides, set traps, eliminate habitats that harbor pests, and make repairs that prevent pests from entering the home in the first place.

Common outdoor pests include palmetto bugs, bees, wasps, yellow jackets, pill bugs, crickets, fire ants, beetles, fleas, and mosquitoes. Many of these pests can also become a problem indoors.

In the summer, mosquitoes are a common outdoor pest. Their familiar bite causes itchy, uncomfortable welts, and they can spread diseases such as West Nile Virus. To reduce the mosquitoes in their yard, homeowners should start by removing areas of standing water, like kiddie pools and buckets holding rainwater, as a first step to controlling mosquitoes. Mosquitoes require standing water to reproduce, and they rarely fly more than a few hundred feet from where they hatch. Maintain your swimming pool with the proper chemical treatments as well; mosquitoes will not breed in treated water, so chlorinated backyard pools are not a potential breeding ground.