Terminix Pest Control Services
After over 90 years helping homeowners, Terminix understands that controlling a pest infestation goes beyond applying a one-size-fits-all treatment. Pests have the ability to return time and time again, even when they’re treated properly the first time. The Terminix Promise ensures that they will eliminate pests during our comprehensive care plan, offering additional treatments between visits for no extra charge.
Although Terminix is a nationally recognized organization, they pride themselves on hosting local offices that offer a regionally specific experience. The team members are made up of experts with PhDs in Entomology as well as certifications in some of today’s top national organizations.
Our Quarterly Pest Control Plan
A single visit from an exterminator is rarely enough to stop an infestation in its tracks as well as keeping it from coming back in the future. By scheduling four distinct visits over the course of a year, they can ensure that your pest problem never returns.
When you contact your local Terminix office, an expert pest control specialist will arrange a time based on your schedule for a free consultation. They will then inspect both the inside and outside of your home, taking into account the full perimeter of your property as well as any possible damage caused over time.
2. A Customized Plan
Since no two homes or infestations are the same, Terminix will build a personalized plan for eliminating pests quickly and safely and following up in the appropriate timeframe so you never have to worry about a resurgence between visits.
3. Four-Seasons of Treatments
Over the course of a year, the specialist will address the specific issues of that season to keep the pests from building nests, reproducing, or seeking shelter. For example:
- Spring: This is the prime season for bugs laying eggs and building eggs for the warm months ahead. They will take a proactive approach by eliminating signs of pest reproduction.
- Summer: As the high season for many pests, we will take extra care to protect the perimeter of your home to ensure that new invaders are immediately controlled.
- Fall: The autumn is the prime time of year to seal off your space and prepare for winter. Terminix will recommend and assist with ways to control your perimeter and protect against burrowing creatures.
- Winter: When pests take shelter and go dormant, Terminix is there to root them out and eliminate them before the spring.
The Terminix Promise
Visiting throughout the year doesn’t always mean that pests will work on our schedule. If you detect any pests between our treatments, Terminix will return free of charge to ensure your home is pest-free throughout the year.
What is Covered in Our Pest Control Plan
The expert team takes a fully integrative approach to each insect or rodent infestation, incorporating preventative measures with eco-conscious treatments to take care of your specific infestation as quickly and safely as possible.
Find your current culprit below for more information on our pest control plan.
Did you just spot a line of ants along the side of your wall and suspect they’re heading back to a growing colony? Terminix ant control covers both odorous house ants and unique, regionally-specific varieties.
How to Identify an Ant Infestation
Ants build and live in large colonies — you will rarely see an ant on their own once you have an infestation. They also typically leave trails of pheromones as they travel, attracting other ants to join their colony and build your home infestation.
The Threat of an Ant Infestation
No matter the variety, ants can multiply on epic scales very quickly, some of which laying up to 800 eggs a day. They also host satellite colonies in one large area, meaning that breaking up one nest may not eliminate the problem. Additionally, some ant species tunnel through the wood in your home or can bite and cause allergic reactions.
The Terminix Ant Solution
When Terminix visits your home, you can rest assured that our expert team will quickly identify the type of ant on your property. The experts will determine the source of the infestation and design a four-season plan to both quickly eliminate the ants and discourage others from returning throughout the year.
Cockroaches are stealthy, resilient creatures that are attracted to even the smallest morsel of food. With extensive training in their habits and habitats, trained experts can seek out cockroaches as they hide and prevent them from laying new eggs.
How to Identify a Cockroach Infestation
Much like ants, cockroaches typically leave behind pheromones in their fecal matter to attract other cockroaches to safe nesting spaces. You are also more likely to find them at night hiding in wooden, dark spaces.
The Threat of a Cockroach Infestation
These large insects can transfer bacteria like E. Coli and salmonella between food sources, potentially risking the cleanliness of your home. They also produce between 120 and 320 eggs during their lifespan, opening the door to larger infestations.
The Terminix Cockroach Solution
The team knows where cockroaches hideout, especially specific species. Terminix will thoroughly investigate your property’s risk of an infestation as well as eliminate any current visitors.
As one of the most common pests both in and outside homes, we take mosquito control quite seriously, building a four-step plan to eliminate and protect against future visitors.
How to Identify a Mosquito Infestation
Though an occasional mosquito bite is not uncommon, consistently swatting away these bugs is a sign that something is off either in you or your neighbor’s yard. Stagnant water or food—such as a pet food bowl—is a prime breeding ground for mosquitoes.
The Threat of a Mosquito Infestation
Even small mosquito infestations are impossible to ignore once you start getting bitten. Bites can lead to allergic reactions such as large welts or rashes. Mosquitoes also notoriously carry the disease West Nile Virus.
The Terminix Mosquito Solution
Terminix moves rapidly to eliminate the initial population of mosquitoes in your yard and home after identifying their primary breeding ground. The first treatment significantly cuts down on the infestation while follow-up treatments and prevention methods take care of any leftover members of the nest.
An occasional spider in your home may have positive effects on controlling the population of other insects, but it’s important to avoid spiders from reproducing.
How to Identify a Spider Infestation
You will typically find spider webs that trap other pests in the dark corners of your home and basement. If you leave too many webs, spiders are more likely to build nests and to reproduce at a rapid rate. Spiders will also gather where other pests are present, so controlling other infestations can be the key to curtailing spider growth.
The Threat of a Mosquito Infestation
Though most house spiders are harmless to humans, they can be unnerving and can reproduce quickly if not contained. Black Widow and Brown Recluse spiders can cause dangerous and very painful bites.
The Terminix Spider Solution
The initial visit will eliminate all spiders in your home that are hard to find and have built nests in hidden places. Follow-up visits protect the outside perimeter of your home and attend to any returning indoor spiders.
Mice and rats require professional removal at the first sighting. Their threat to you and your home’s safety needs to be treated quickly, thus rodent infestations require more extensive, complex plans.
How to Identify a Rodent Infestation
In addition to spotting the rodents themselves—which can be tricky since they mostly come out at night—mouse and rat droppings are the telltale signs of a problem. You may also find gnawed wires or drywall. When rodents die in your home, you may also detect a foul odor.
The Threat of a Rodents Infestation
Though rodents rarely bite or attack, they do carry disease in their fur, feces, and urine. Rodents can also damage electrical wires, insulation, and other property.
The Terminix Solution
After an extensive inspection of the corners of your home, Terminix will customize a plan to remove rodents from your space and seal up entryways for them to return. Ongoing, guaranteed protection provides annual checkups to ensure they have not returned.
Tick-borne diseases are a growing concern in the US, with over 30,000 cases reported each year. We can help you redesign your outdoor space to discourage ticks from taking up residence.
How to Identify a Tick
Depending on your region, ticks may differ in appearance but are typically a quarter-of-an-inch long with brown or reddish bodies. When bitten, the bit will remain raised and red for several days. Ticks do not reproduce quickly but can live through freezing temperatures and travel indoor on your pets.
The Threat of a Tick
Above all, ticks are notorious for carrying diseases such as Lyme and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
The Terminix Solution
After a thorough inspection, the specialist will recommend ways to prevent ticks from finding your property. Liquid and granular treatments safely eliminate current ticks and keep others from returning.
In addition to the common pests listed above, our pest control plan also covers:
- Clothes Moths
- House crickets
- Paper Wasps
- And much more
Above all, Terminix aims to provide peace of mind that your home is pest-free for years to come. The Terminix team’s guaranteed, integrative approach to pest control is both safe for your family and full-proof against future infestations. Contact your local Terminix office to speak with an attentive expert today.