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Residential Pest Control Services in Muncie, Indiana

Don't let pests take control of your Muncie home.

Termites, Ants, Spiders, Cockroaches. Earwigs. Millipedes. Rodents. Silverfish, Bees, and wasps can impact the enjoyment of your home and yard, not to mention the damage they can cause to both your wallet and your health.

By the time you can see the signs of pests, significant damage might already be done. Prevention is the best cure for many pests.

Whatever the situation whether it is preventative or corrective, our network of pest control experts are just a phone call away.

Commercial Pest Control Services in Muncie, Indiana

Keep pests away from your Muncie business

The range of pests that can cause damage to business is very broad, but luckily so is the expertise of our national network of commercial pest control experts. Whether birds have taken nest in your roof or are causing havoc in your outdoor restaurant or whether you need fumigation services to protect valuable goods in your warehouse, we are here to help.

Aside from the regular services for ants, cockroaches, spiders, bees and wasps, our service providers offer a range of commercial pest control management solutions tailored to your business needs

When it comes to household pests, ants are the number one problem. These tiny pests invade homes without warning and are nearly impossible to get rid of without professional help. Ant colonies usually have thousands of ants living in them, making the ant invasion hard to stop once it starts.

Ants continually looking for food and water. They are attracted to anything that is damp or that contains standing water in your home. They are also attracted to anything that is sugary or smells sweet. Ants are also attracted to bread and pet food. To help prevent ants, ensure standing water in the kitchen is drained and the sink wiped down. The same applies for other wet areas in the house.

Store dry goods, including bread in plastic containers to prevent ants from smelling these products. Store fruit in the fridge and wipe down the outside of syrup and honey containers. Don’t leave pet food in their dish overnight or for extended periods during the day. Ants love pet food and will attack the food and keep returning once they realize they have a continual source of food.

Four fascinating facts about ants

  1. An ant can lift 20 times its own body weight. If a seven year old was strong as an ant they could pick up a car.
  2. Some queen ants can live for many years and produce millions of baby ants.
  3. Ants don’t have ears. Ants "hear" by feeling vibrations in the ground through their feet.
  4. When ants fight, it is usually to the death. 

Bedbugs are tiny bloodsuckers that sneak into your home, hide in cracks and crevices and come out at night to feast on you while you sleep. They love warm blood.

Bedbugs have been around longer than man has – even Egyptian tombs contained the little critters. In recent times hotels, apartments, dorms and homeowners have noticed an increase in their presence, which is not good for homeowners or hoteliers.

These tiny pests are not associated with unclean environments and bed bugs do not transmit disease, but they a major nuisance and cause great distress to those infected by them causing anxiety and in some cases depression. Signs that your home may have bedbugs include finding the bugs themselves, eggs or excrement; small spatters of blood on your sheets and, in some people, red, itchy welts from an allergic reaction to their saliva.

To eradicate bed bugs you need pest management professionals that have equipment, access to specialized products and the knowledge of how to use them. There are no over the counter solutions that work effectively.

Four fascinating facts about Bed Bugs

  1. A single female bed bug lays eggs every single day and lay up to 500 in a single lifetime. Each egg is the size of two grains of salt, so they are almost impossible to see.
  2. Bed bugs can ingest seven times their own body weight in blood. That’s like an average adult male holding 120 gallons of liquid in his stomach at once.
  3. Bed bugs only come out of hiding when the smell of exhaled carbon dioxide gets too strong to resist. That usually happens in the evening, when you’re sleeping.
  4. Bed bugs will only consume warm blood from a live host – like humans for example. They’re not tempted by spilled or cold blood. 

Many people overreact upon discovery of an established bee colony or a bee swarm, and attempt to kill it with spray designed to target wasps instead. This should not be done under any circumstances.

Bees are a critical elements of any local ecosystem. Contrary to popular belief, there is not just one “bee” that pollinates all plants equally. There are around 20,000 different species of bee, of which about 4,000 can be found in North America

We understand the crucial role bees play in all of our lives, and we recognize the importance of their preservation, however we also accept that dangerous infestations need to be safely removed and relocated for the health and wellbeing of humans.

We need bees in our ecosystem, but not necessarily in our homes.

Four fascinating facts about Bees

  1. Honey bees gather nectar from around two million flowers to make one pound of honey. One bee has to fly about 90,000 miles – three times around the globe – to make that single pound of honey.
  2. The Africanized “killer” bee is a hybrid species of the honey bee. The so-called “killer” bees were first discovered in the USA in 1985.
  3. The Africanized bee’s venom is no more dangerous than the honey bee, but they are more aggressive and attack in swarms.
  4. The “killer” bees have been known to chase their targets for more than a quarter of a mile once they get excited and aggressive.

Prevention is often better than cure when it comes to pest birds. There are a few things you can do to prevent pest birds from deciding to take up residence in your home or business.

Eliminate or reduce standing water in your yard or place of business that pest birds are attracted. For example, clean your gutters to prevent standing water.

Keep trashcans covered and never, ever feed pest birds unless you want them to keep coming back. For example pigeons are now completely used to and reliant on humans for food.

Add obstructions like non-lethal spikes and sticky glues to ledges and areas where these pest birds love to roost.

Four fascinating facts about Pest Birds

  1. European starlings, pigeons and house sparrows are considered the three biggest bird pests in the USA – none of them are native and they have no natural predators here.
  2. Sparrows are sneaky and can enter through gaps as small as 3/4 inch and starlings through one-inch openings – once they are in, they are hard to remove.
  3. Pigeons are often referred to as “flying rodents” because of the filth they carry and the disease they can spread.
  4. Failure to remove pest bird droppings from metal structures such as roofs can halve their useful lifespan.

Cockroaches are probably one of the most hated of all the common house pests – and with good reason. Cockroaches carry diseases, they smell, aggravate allergies (especially in children), and ruin your food.

Cockroaches have simple needs: food, warmth, moisture and shelter. Unfortunately, for better or worse our homes have all of those things, from pantries stocked with food to plenty of cracks and crevices in which cockroaches can hide and lay their eggs. Even in clean homes.

However, dirty homes, in particular, offer the perfect conditions for cockroaches. Cockroaches love dirty dishes in the sink, food that has been left out on the counter and crumbs laying on the floor. Unlike most other insects, cockroaches are also a problem the whole year round.

Four fascinating facts about Cockroaches

  1. Cockroaches are older than dinosaurs – so when the dinosaurs died out, the cockroaches did what cockroaches have been doing for millions of years. Survive.
  2. Cockroaches have the amazing ability to eat literally any organic matter. They won’t ever run out of food. They can also survive for weeks without eating.
  3. Don’t try a “hold your breath” contest with a cockroach. You will lose. They can hold their breath for around 40 minutes.
  4. This is a doozy. Cockroaches can survive for weeks without their head attached. The only good news is they eventually die of thirst, as they can’t drink without a head.

Fumigation is often used for single-family homes when invasive and destructive pests need to be removed from wall voids. Major targets are usually the elusive bed bug and the drywood termites.

The gases used for fumigation are dangerous to humans, so “tenting” is often used in the treatment process. Tenting makes sure those gases stay where they are supposed to be.

There are no leftover fumigants once the treatment has been completed. The gases used in fumigation dissipate quickly when the tent is removed. No harmful gases will remain in the structure.

The gases used during fumigation release into the atmosphere and do not harm the environment. They also do not harm surrounding wildlife, nor do they deplete the ozone.

Four fascinating facts about Fumigation

  1. Fumigation is the most effective method of eliminating bed bugs.
  2. Drywood termites cause an estimated $500 million damage a year in the USA.
  3. It has been estimated that between one quarter and one third of the world grain crop is lost each year during storage. Much of this is due to insect attack.
  4. Fumigation is not a “one size fits all process” – it is a targeted process to eliminate particular insects. 

Pest control can be many things from the removal, reduction or complete elimination of insects, rodents, or wildlife that have become pests of our home or business environments. The methods can be natural and non-chemical or involve pesticides, fumigants or herbicides.

Pest control often requires specialist expertise. Many harmful pests including insects, rodents, and wildlife can be a threat to humans and domestic animals. Like people, insects, rodents, and wildlife have basic survival needs of food, water, and shelter. Your home can potentially provide for all of their needs.

They become pests because they find a reliable source of food, water, and shelter, provided by humans after they invade our homes and our property. Professional pest control specialists easily and efficiently resolve most pest control issues.

Four fascinating facts about Pest Control

  1. The five most common pest control requirements are ants, bed bugs, rodents, mosquitos and cockroaches, depending on the US region.
  2. 95 percent of pest control professionals report treating apartments and condominiums for bed bugs.
  3. The combined damage to US properties from of all types of termites exceeds $5 billion every year.
  4. While rodents destroy enough food every year to feed 200 million people, mosquitos are the most deadly to humans, responsible for around 1 million deaths every year.

Like cockroaches, mosquitos are really, really old. Around about 210 million years old to be precise. They’ve been around ever since the Jurassic period and they were probably annoying to the dinosaurs of that era as well.

Male mosquitos only live for around 10 days, so the math is mind boggling as to how many mosquitos have ever lived on our planet. Mosquitos are also considered the most dangerous animal in the world, directly linked to more than 1 million human deaths every year.

Mosquitos can drink up to three times its body weight in blood, which makes them amateurs compared to bed bugs. And there is no need for concern as it would take around one million mosquitos to drain all the blood from a human body.

Four fascinating facts about Mosquitos

  1. Mosquito is Spanish for “little fly” – and only female mosquito’s will “bite”, even though they don’t have any teeth. They use sharp needles to draw blood.
  2. Don’t be nervous - sweat helps mosquitoes choose their victims. And they like dark clothing as well.
  3. There are more than 3,500 species of mosquitoes – about 175 types in the USA.
  4. West Virginia has the fewest species of mosquitoes. Texas has the most.

Rodents are one of those pests that people have the most fear and repulsion for. That is not without reason as they are carriers of a range of deadly diseases and they destroy huge quantities of food and property in the US every year.

Rodents use their teeth to chew their way through the walls of a home or flatten their bodies to get into any tiny crack or crevice to get inside. They are highly resourceful and resilient.

Once inside your home, rodents start to breed. That will result in a full infestation very fast. Outside of mice and rats, rodents include also moles and voles and the damage they leave behind.

And if you hear scampering of feet above your head in your home, it might be squirrels – but it might also be roof rats. Either way, neither of them are welcome house guests.

Four fascinating facts about Rodents

  1. The world’s biggest rodent, South America’s capybara weighs about the same as an average human male.
  2. North America’s biggest rodent is the beaver that can weigh up to 110 pounds, which also makes it the second largest rodent in the world
  3. The most common rodent in the United States is the humble house mouse. They may be small, but they are a huge nuisance.
  4. The largest rodent that ever lived weighed around 1 ton. Fortunately this rodent, - much bigger than most modern horses - died out a few million years ago

Spiders are tricky to keep out of the home, given their small size and ability to fit through small cracks and crevices. Loose screens, cracks under doors, windows, and other openings are all possible entryways for a spider.

Like many pests, spiders are always searching for food, mates, warmth, or moisture. Ironically, the presence of other insects and prey they feast on in homes is another reason spiders look to come inside. Spiders are often accidentally brought into homes when they are unwittingly inside via infested items such as shoes, toys, plants, firewood, clothing and other items stored in attics, basements or other storage areas.

Most spiders pose little or no danger to people, however some species can deliver venomous bites that may cause medical issues.

Four fascinating facts about Spiders

  1. There are three deadly spiders in the US – the brown recluse, black widow and hobo who have combined for hundreds of US deaths from toxic venom.
  2. Spiders are capable of producing silk that is elastic, adhesive and strong. This silk is used to spin webs to trap prey.
  3. The tarantula is considered the largest of all spiders. The US is home to 50 species.
  4. The mouse spider, black house spider and wolf spider are not considered deadly, but can cause extreme pain and allergic reaction to some people if bitten by one.

While termites are generally harmless to our personal health they can be an extremely destructive pest of our homes, business properties and other timber structures.

Termites are estimated to cause more damage to properties than flood, fire and storms combined. They are inconspicuous but voracious feeders – by the time you see them, the damage is often already done and the repair bill is often large.

Termites thrive in large numbers and spread throughout a structure, which makes them difficult to remove and increases the potential of costly damage to property. Homes and other properties can be structurally destroyed within months of their initial entry into a building.

Even more problematic that termite damage is excluded from most insurance policies and economic hardship can become a significant risk.

Four fascinating facts about Termites

  1. In almost every termite species, the workers and soldiers are blind. These guys spend their entire lives in the dark and damp, so no need to develop functional eyes.
  2. The largest termite colony ever discovered was estimated to have more than 3 million termites in the colony. That is more nearly the population of LA.
  3. Termites are so numerous on earth that some estimation suggests that they make up 10% of all animal biomass.
  4. Termites feast on each other’s poop. Yep, it’s an important part in their destructive means of eating wood. 

Wildlife in your home present numerous potential issues: they eat through your drywall, chew your wires creating a fire hazard, sometimes die in the roof or wall cavities, leaving a foul odor or keep you awake at night constantly running across the rafters.

They are oversized nuisances that require strong control to make your life more comfortable. Whether it’s a groundhog, raccoon, opossum, skunk or squirrel (or even bigger pests), these guys are damaging critters and need to be moved on.

When you add rats and mice to the mix, you have a lot of wildlife that don’t belong in your home or business.

Four fascinating facts about US Wildlife

  1. Raccoons – the bandits of the wildlife family, both in looks and habits – can live up to 16 years, although their average lifespan is estimated to be 2-4 years.
  2. The skunk “spray” is actually highly flammable, aside from smelling like death. That’s not the point, but a result of the chemicals in the spray. Either way. Phew.
  3. Norway rats were introduced to the US in 1775, so they have been here since the beginning and they are now everywhere.
  4. Marsupials are mammals that carry and nurse their young in pouches. Opossums are the only mammals that exist above the Mexico border.

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