We specialize in pest control extermination of ants and spiders (including Brown Recluse and Black Widows), as well as fleas, ticks, crickets, scorpions, wasps, and even mice and rats. Because your comfort and safety is our top priority, we only use the safest products and treatment methods available. Rest assured that everything we use in and around your home is safe for you, your family, and your pets. We also offer free termite inspections, home protection plans, and a range of other termite services to fit your budget.
Rodents and insects can get in through openings in cracks, attics, and other parts of your home. They can ruin the interior and exterior of your property, or cause damage to your electrical wiring.
* Pre-treatment for new construction
* Colony Elimination System
* Commercial and Home Pest Control Treatments
Pest management can be complicated. It is a matter of using the right technologies and requires special equipment and safety measures. To be successful, it must be practical and not adversely affect people or the environment. The number and variety of pesticides have increased, and pesticide technicians need to know more about safety and proper use than ever before. For these reasons, among others, many state and federal laws and regulations have been adopted to help protect the public, the environment, and pesticide handlers from the possible adverse effects caused by pesticide use.
Many bugs will not enter your house by merely keeping it clean. Remove any food sources by only washing your dishes after use. Keep the trash empty and clean the counters. Removing clutter and filth also helps to remove possible hiding places for bugs. Bugs do not like clean houses, and there are fewer places to hide.
Bed bugs have six stages of life, and they shed their skin throughout multiple stages of their lives. These bugs must shed their exoskeleton six times before becoming fertile adults. Bed bugs usually bite people at night as their victim sleeps. They feed by piercing the skin with an elongated beak through which they withdraw blood. Bed Bugs tend to eat us on any part of the body, whereas mosquito bites are usually on the feet and ankles. They will suck for up to 10 minutes before retreating from your skin to digest their new meal. Our pest control exterminators will get rid of your pest problems.
* Bed Bugs
The first pest control extermination treatment is critical for our success in the process of getting rid of unwanted bugs or other pests. Our primary focus is to push out these annoying pests from their living places near or in your home. We target the pest nesting areas; some of our customers experience an increase of bug activity for a few days. Direct targeting will allow our preventative treatments to minimize future pest problems. We offer a full variety of pest control services outside and inside your home. We treat your home’s bathrooms, under sinks, window sills, along baseboards, and where pipes enter the walls. Out, we will operate around the base of your home while paying attention to problem areas such as trees, plants, and bushes. We service the greater Ames Iowa area.
Prevent mosquitoes from forming around your house. Eliminate standing water, that includes anything surrounding your home. Anything can create a puddle: a kiddy pool, or a simple hole in the ground. You will need to drain all the water in these areas, especially in the summer.
When you find ants in your home or business, you can try to use a DIY or store-bought treatment. And it might kill a few ants here and there. However, if you don’t figure out how the ants are entering and leaving your home, locate the source of the infestation and kill the queen, we can guarantee you those ants are going to come back. Poison sprays and baits might kill the ants that come in contact with them but won’t solve an infestation. If you’re tired of ants in your home or business, it’s time to call the professionals. If you can’t find and eliminate the queen, you can’t remove the entire colony. Our pest control exterminators will identify how ants are finding their way into your home and then delete them at their source.
Many spiders build webs for shelter or gathering food sources. However, not all spiders exhibit this behavior. Spider webs can be found in several different varieties, although the orb web is the most commonly seen. Spider webs have tenacious silk extruded from spinnerets on the spider. The silk that spiders use to weave webs is robust, elastic, and very adhesive.
Spiders have become reviled over time as one of the creepiest and most feared organisms in the world. Spiders are often confused with being insects but belong to the arachnid family. Arachnids have two body segments, eight legs and lack of wings or antennae.
Structural pest managers use many other activities to control pests besides pesticide applications. These different practices increase the effectiveness of the control program and often reduce pesticide use or make such use a secondary operation of the program. In recognition of the many tasks that individuals in pest control must perform, the title technician is used in this manual to denote a pesticide applicator, a pest control operator, and other individuals with titles that refer to the job of suppressing or exterminating pests.
Keeping your home clean is the simplest way to keep pests away from the inside of your house. Clean homes are pest-free homes. Bugs thrive in damp, dirty areas. If they can&apost find a place like that in your house, then they won&apost want to stay there!
Termites are wood-destroying insects. They cause millions of dollars in damage annually. The probability that termites will attack wooden structures within 10 to 20 years of being built is higher than 70%. A termite infestation can cause massive architectural damage to all kinds of structures and even to things you might not suspect, including furniture and books. Termites can attack a building and create severe problems before any evidence of their presence becomes apparent. And they’re not picky—no home, business, fence, back porch, gazebo or other wooden structure is safe from hungry termites. Therefore, it is wise to be preventative with termite control rather than waiting until you know you have a problem. Our pest control exterminators will get rid of your pest problems.
* Black Widows
* Pill Bugs
* Rats and Mice
Interactions between pests and humans, plants, or animals can cause a variety of problems, including competition for food and water, injury to plants, property, or animals; spread of diseases; or nuisance or annoyance.
Integrated Pest Management is a preventative, long-term, low toxicity means of controlling pests. Though IPM was developed first for the agricultural industry, many museums, archives, and libraries are finding IPM principles relevant to the protection of their holdings. The specific requirements of an IPM plan must be tailored to the particular cultural institution. Before deciding to implement an IPM program, you will need to consider some of the primary advantages and disadvantages of an IPM program over traditional pest management. Traditional pest management is defined here as repeated chemical application, without emphasis on understanding the species or number of pests present.
Our company is the leader in pest control extermination products and services. As the top industry service provider for pest control services, rest assured that we will keep your home or business free from pests all year around. Don’t fall victim to smaller startup companies that may go out of business in a few years, put your trust in a company with over 25+ years in the industry.
Sooner or later, we’re all pestered by pests. Whether it’s ants in the kitchen or weeds in the vegetable garden, pests can be annoying and bothersome. At the same time, many of us are concerned that the pesticides we use to control pests can cause problems too.
Plants, insects, mold, mildew, rodents, bacteria, and other organisms are a natural part of the environment. They can benefit people in many ways. But they can also be pests. Apartments and houses are often hosting to common pests such as cockroaches, fleas, termites, ants, mice, rats, mold, or mildew. Weeds, hornworms, aphids, and grubs can be a nuisance outdoors when they get into your lawn, flowers, yard, vegetable garden, or fruit and shade trees. Pests can also be a health hazard to you, your family, and your pets. It’s easy to understand why you may need and want to control them.
Nowadays, you can choose from many different methods as you plan your strategy for controlling pests. Sometimes a non-chemical way of control is as effective and convenient as a chemical alternative. For many pests, total elimination is almost impossible, but it is possible to control them. Knowing your options is the key to pest control. Methods available to you include pest prevention, non-chemical pest controls, and chemical pesticides.
The most effective pest management strategy for controlling pests may be to combine methods in an approach known as integrated pest management (IPM) that emphasizes preventing pest damage. In IPM, information about pests and available pest control methods is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.
It’s easier to prevent pests than to control them. You may not need to worry about the four pest control steps just mentioned IF you make an effort to prevent pests in the first place.
You’ve got pests, and you want to control them with a dependable pest control method that does not contain chemical pesticides. Non-chemical pest control methods work, and they have many advantages. Compared to chemical treatments, non-chemical methods are generally useful for more extended periods. They are less likely to create hardy pest populations that develop the ability to resist pesticides. And many non-chemical pest controls can be used with fewer safeguards because they are generally thought to pose virtually no hazards to human health or the environment. Two examples of non-chemical pest control methods are biological and manual treatments. We service the greater Ames Iowa areas.