When you have pests on your property, it’s best to call in the experts. Whether you have termites, ants, rodents, fleas or mosquitoes, Charlotte exterminators are available to take care of your infestation quickly and effectively.
Terminix has been servicing the Queen City for 75 years, and their expert exterminators are able to get rid of any pests that have invaded your home or business. Their pest control plans also offer termite protection that can help prevent any future damage from occurring.
Termites are one of the most destructive pests in the world, costing property owners billions of dollars every year. They can cause a variety of problems in a home, from bubbling paint to sagging floors and cracking areas of wood.
Subterranean termites live in soil and build mud tubes to travel up from the ground to above-ground food sources such as wood in a home’s foundation or structure. These narrow tubes are approximately the size of a pencil and are usually visible on your walls or foundation.
To control termite infestations, Charlotte exterminators typically perform a liquid treatment that involves trenching the interior and exterior soil surrounding critical areas of your home. Trenching this soil is a labor intensive process and requires many hours of work on the part of the termite technician.
Ants are one of the most common pest problems that plague homes and businesses in Charlotte, NC. While some ants are harmless, others can cause painful stings and lead to serious health issues.
Charlotte exterminators have a variety of methods for treating and preventing ant infestations, but you need to call them before the colony gets too large. If you don’t, the ants will simply continue to grow and become more problematic.
Rodents (order Rodentia) are the largest mammals, representing about half of mammalian biodiversity. They are found on all continents but Antarctica, New Zealand and a few ocean islands.
They have skulls with continuously growing teeth and sharp incisors that they use for gnawing wood, breaking open hard nuts and biting predators. This group includes mouse, rat, squirrel, chipmunks, hamster, gophers, porcupines, beaver, guinea pig and many other species.
Most rodents are omnivores that eat seeds, fruits and leaves. They process cellulose in a special structure called the caecum, which is a pouch in their digestive tract that houses bacteria to break down tough plant material into digestible form.
Fleas are tiny parasitic pests that are known to cause itchy, irritated bites on dogs, cats and people. They can also spread diseases to animals and humans, including typhus and plague.
While fleas are primarily found on pets, they can also infest homes and other buildings. When fleas get into a home without pets, they are most often brought in by wild animals like raccoons or skunks.
In order to keep a home free of fleas, it is important to vacuum regularly to remove eggs and larvae from carpets, around furniture legs where pets rest and in cracks and crevices. You should also keep a close eye on your lawn to make sure there are no rodents hiding in tall grass that fleas can use as harborages.
Mosquitoes are one of the most annoying pests to deal with, especially during the spring and summer. These flying insects can carry and spread diseases such as Zika, West Nile virus, Eastern equine encephalitis, and LaCrosse encephalitis that can be dangerous to people and pets.
They also cause itching and swelling. When a mosquito bites, it inserts its proboscis and probes for blood vessels beneath the skin. It then injects its saliva, which contains an anticoagulant.
Most mosquitoes require a blood meal in order to breed. Some species are better adapted to feed on the blood of vertebrates than others.