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Wake Forest is blessed to have beautiful surroundings and temperate weather. With more sunny days than the U.S. average, we love spending our time outdoors.
Nothing can damper the fun outside like ants, mosquitoes, and other pests. Termites, rodents, and bedbugs inside and around the home make your home less comfortable and can lower the home’s value.
Fortunately, there’s PROTEKT Pest Solutions. We are your pest control and extermination experts serving homes and businesses throughout the Wake Forest area.
Ants Are More Than a Nuisance
The trails of ants you see running across your counter aren’t just annoying. They are also a health hazard. Ants transport food-borne illnesses like salmonella. Ants can worsen allergies, asthma, and other respiratory conditions. The ant piles you see growing in your backyard can harm you, your children, and your pets.
Wake Forest is home to many different types of ants:
- Acrobat Ants
- Black Ants
- Carpenter Ants
- Fire Ants
- Odorous Ants
- Pavement Ants
At PROTEKT Pest Solutions, our ant control technicians will assess the situation, the type of ants you have, and exactly what needs to be done to rid you of the problem. We can handle even the most difficult ant infestations.
Bed Bugs Have Made a Comeback
Bed bugs had been almost eliminated in the middle of the 20th century. They made a comeback in the 1990s.
These blood-sucking parasites began showing up in hotels and motels across the U.S., in part due to changes in pest management practices. Bed bugs would attach to luggage and travel back home with an unsuspecting carrier. Bed bugs can cause raised welts or severe allergic reactions in some people, while others don’t have any reaction.
What makes getting rid of them so difficult is that they can live without food for extended periods of time. They are small and multiply in large numbers.
Because bed bugs are resistant to many standard pesticides, getting rid of them requires a licensed bed bug exterminator from PROTEKT Pest Solutions.
Cockroaches Aren’t a Sign of an Unkept Home
There are jokes about cockroaches surviving the apocalypse. While often said in jest, the comment underlies how difficult it is to get rid of them. They can be quite resilient.
Nothing is more embarrassing than having guests see a roach or two scamper across the floor. While mortifying, the presence of roaches is not an indictment against your cleaning abilities. Cockroaches (or their eggs) are often brought into the home in grocery bags, packing supplies, and electronics.
Wake Forest has American cockroaches as well as smoky brown cockroaches. The smoky brown cockroach is slightly smaller and darker in color than the American. Oriental, German, and Pennsylvania wood cockroaches can also invade your home.
Our cockroach elimination professionals will evaluate your property to first understand what is enticing cockroaches to your home, understand the types present, and set out to eradicate them from your home.
Don’t Let Mosquitoes Drive You Inside
Wake Forest is blessed with having many months where we can enjoy being outside. But that enjoyment can be stopped in its tracks when mosquitoes are having a field day on you and your family.
Mosquitoes love standing water. Birdbaths, low points in your yard, and pet bowls are heaven to mosquitoes. Putting your home in a bubble is not practical, but there are ways to reduce how many attend your latest outdoor gathering.
You can improve the situation by removing all sources of standing water. Light citronella candles and torches before and during your outdoor time. Growing herbs like lemon balm, basil, and peppermint discourage them.
Those techniques are helpful but will only go so far. You also need a licensed professional to treat your yard with pesticides available only to mosquito control specialists.
Rodents Pose a Health Risk
A pet cat might not be sufficient to eliminate a rodent problem. Mice and rats can have 10 or more litters per year. That’s a lot of rodents!
You don’t have to see them to know you have rodents. If you hear scratching behind the walls or see droppings in and around the house, you need to call our professional exterminators!
Don’t ignore the problem. Rats, mice, and other rodents carry dangerous pathogens and can cause considerable damage to electrical wiring in your home and car engine. They can also attract other pests.
Go beyond the simple mouse trap. Call PROTEKT Pest Solutions for a range of customizable rodent control services.
Termites Live in Colonies
A home does not have a termite or two or ten. Termites live in colonies. A mature colony contains 60,000 to 1 million termites. And they are all hungry and causing damage.
Three main types of termites found in Wake Forest are the following:
- Dampwood Termites: These pests prefer wet and decaying wood. You can often find them in wood piles and rotting wood.
- Drywood Termites: Unlike dampwood, these termites prefer the dry wood that can be found inside a home, especially in attics and basements.
- Subterranean Termites: These termites enjoy the soil. They come into your home from the ground.
We often see subterranean termites in the area. If you see swarming termites, notice peeling paint, or wood feels spongey to the touch, you probably have subterranean termites.
At PROTEKT Pest Solutions, we use a combination of baiting systems and chemical treatments to get rid of the termites you have and keep them from returning.
We can also help with these unwelcome visitors:
Let Us Solve Your Pest Problems in Wake Forest
A pest infestation is unsightly, unhealthy, and unacceptable. Our experienced technicians quickly and effectively take care of your problem.
When you hire PROTEKT Pest Solutions, you’ll get industry-leading expertise and outstanding customer service. We’ll provide a thorough initial inspection and an explanation of the extermination process. We will quickly resolve the problem and remain available for any follow-up questions and concerns.
Call (919) 694-4947 today and your pest problem will soon be a memory. Same-day appointments are often available!
If you are looking for a pest service, I HIGHLY recommend Troy and PROTEKT Pest Solutions.- Matt L.
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