What is so special about our STAT technicians (Special Tools and Tactics)? Sometimes controlling pest requires a determined effort by trained professionals, and we have the men and tools to take care of the job. Everything from long poles, void injectors, mechanical dust applicators, baits, repellents, non-repellents, foam machines, motorized backpack sprayers, fog machines for yard tick treatments, and years of practical experience to get the job done. We have the tools, experience, and determination to put our service between you and those things that may mean you harm. Ask the Masters to send a STAT tech to your home today.
These pests are the largest “eusocial” of the predatory wasps… meaning that they exhibit behavior involving brood care, overlapping generations within a colony of adults and division of labour. Hornets are usually large with a more orange-red coloring than most wasps. Read more about bees and wasps here.
Yellow jackets are very aggressive. They often have guards at their nest entrances, and the colony can easily be disturbed by rapid movement and vibrations near the nest. Unlike other types of bees and wasps, yellow jackets do not lose their stinger, so they are capable of stinging multiple times. For more information on yellow jackets click here.
As you enjoy the Fall weather, you’ll no doubt be spending some time picking up around the yard. Keep in mind ticks need moisture, a place away from direct sunlight, and a place to hide. The cleaner you keep the area around the house from shrubs, leaf debris, and clutter, the less likely are your chances of being bitten by a tick. More information on tick activity can be found here.
Approximately 80% of the fleas in your home are in the egg and larvae stages. A female flea lays between 300 and 800 eggs in her lifetime. The adult fleas you see in your home make up only approximately 2% of the total population! If you encounter fleas in your home, do not kill them by squeezing as they can carry parasites and diseases. Learn more of how to manage a flea attack here.
Several spiders pose a serious threat to humans. The two that are the deadliest to humans in the United States are the Black Widow and the Brown Recluse. Since a few people die each year from the bite of either of these two spiders, it’s extremely important for any person who is bitten by one of these spiders to seek treatment immediately. In some cases, hospitalization may be necessary. For more information on spider varieties and activity click here to learn more.
Mice and rats are a problem when they find their way into your home. They like to be near humans so that they have a ready supply of food. This has earned them the term “commensal,” which means “to share one’s table.” Removing rodents can sometimes be as easy as setting a mouse trap; but a larger infestation (especially with rats or larger rodents) can be larger issue. For more information, click here.