Other Insect Pests
Indian meal moths commonly invade pantries through food products and bird seed. The treatments include pheromone traps, crack, and crevice applications and food source identification. Initial application and follow up is included.
German cockroaches are the most common variety we deal with in Vermont. These commonly infest multi-unit dwellings as well as businesses. Unlike the old days, eradication has much less impact on the tenants/owners. Elimination can be done with gel and granular baits, as well as spot residual pesticide applications. Initial service treatment and monthly maintenance may be needed – and is covered under our Residential Quarterly Service Contract.
Cluster flies are a fall and winter pest. These flies show up in late August through October in search of hibernation locations. They often first appear on sunny sides of the house in early morning or late afternoon. The heat reflected from your house warms and attracts the flies. As more show up they emit pheromones that attract each other causing them to “cluster”. Our treatments are performed in August and September from the exterior. It is important to have the pesticide in place ahead of and during the fly migration. After September, we can do interior treatments in attics and around windows. Often caulking around window trim will reduce the volume of flies seen within the structure.
Fleas can infest a home in a short time and are often introduced by a family pet. Feeding fleas will deposit eggs that can fall off the pet into the carpet or pet bedding. Flea pupae may lay dormant for many weeks or months — even years — waiting for the moment to hatch and get a blood meal. Increases in pressure from walking, vacuuming, and cleaning can cause a massive hatch to occur. Proper preparation is a must to eliminate a flea infestation. The pet must be treated by your veterinarian. All floors must be vacuumed repeatedly with the bag thrown out after each time. All clutter, toys, and laundry must be removed from the floors. All floors will be treated with adulticide and insect growth regulator. Pricing is based on the number of rooms treated, however, we recommend treating the whole house.