Residential winter pest control tips

11 Helpful Pest Control Tips For a Happy Winter Home

With the cold sharp winds of winter comes that extra layering of clothes, snow, sleet and a host of other not so nice associations. In that same vein, the season also brings some very unwelcome house guests, whom unlike visiting relatives, may not be so easy get rid of without professional help from local pest control experts …

How To Choose A Pest Control Company

How To Choose A Pest Control Company – A Homeowner’s Guide

It can be extremely distressing for a home owner to discover a pest infestation. In addition to the ick factor, there is the urgency of what to do and the question of who should do it. That old boy scout standby should be invoked here; namely be prepared. Researching pest-control and pest-management companies …

Restaurant Winter Pest Control

Preparing Your Restaurant For The Holiday Pest Season

The holiday season is just around the corner with all of its joy, celebrations, scrumptious appetizers and delectable deserts. But like most things in life, there is always a cautionary tale lurking amid the trappings of tinsel and dazzling colors. For many businesses, especially restaurants, there are a host …

Pestco Pest Exclusion Services

The Importance Of Pest Exclusion Services For Your Home

The need for pest exclusion is as old as mankind and it relies heavily on the principle that it is easier and safer for the environment to keep pests out of a home than it is to eradicate an infestation once it takes hold. Mice and rats love our homes because so many of them abound with cracks, holes and other easy …

Tips To Protect Your Home From Bedbugs

How To Keep Your Home Bed Bug Free Through Fall And Winter

Along with cooler Fall and Winter temps comes the increased possibility that bed bugs might find their way into your home. Unlike other pests, these annoying and often invasive critters don’t die off or hibernate, so they continue to remain active, and once they find a nice home to take up residence …

Scariest Skin Crawl Worthy Insects

12 Of The World’s Scariest Skin-Crawl-Worthy Insect Pests

It’s that time of year for falling leaves, the color orange, ghostly visions, homicidal maniacs with knives lurking in alleyways, and a general murder-and-mayhem feel to the new and distinct chill in the air. While many terrors are man-made or invoked for the cinematic screen, there are others that lurk just …

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10 Tips To Help Protect Your Home From Invasive Pantry Pests

Pantry pests is a most unimaginative moniker for insects that like to hang out in your pantry. Also known by the equally humdrum name, Stored Product Pests, these critters have an insatiable appetite for the dried and processed food products that are stored in your home. They can include …

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9 Early Prevention Tips Against Fall Rodent Infestations

There are fewer facts that send more shivers even up the sturdiest of spines than the sobering reality that for every person that lives within the United States, there is also one rat. Rodents can be found invading homes and other structures all across the country. The advent of autumn and …

Honey Bee Hive Relocation

The Importance Of Bee Hive Relocation Over Extermination

The honeybee, like so many things in life, is often taken for granted. Annoying buzzing and unpleasant stings are certainly not desirable, but these insects are more vital to our survival as a species than any other living thing on earth. In the words of our executive general manager, Bob Wiemer, “It’s their place within …

Pittsburgh American Cockroach

10 Gross Facts About American Cockroach Infestations

The sight of a cockroach the size of a human thumb crawling out of your bathroom drain and scampering across your sink or tub is repulsive enough to send a cold shiver up and down most spines. Like an entity from beyond the darkest realms, the presence of even one of these insects is truly frightening to behold. The filth they …

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9 Seriously Horrifying Reasons To Fear The Bald-Faced Hornet

The penned thoughts of the most imaginative writer of scary stories may effectively delve into the darker realms of the netherworld, but there are some horrors in the natural cosmos that are even more terrifying, and they are often overlooked as subjects in tales that chill and thrill. These anomalies deliver an intense burst of fear …

Pittsburgh Carpet Beetle Exterminator

Ridding Your Pittsburgh Home of Carpet Beetle Infestations

So named because they infest carpeting, these invasive pests are similar to clothes moths, and they also feed on other items composed of wool, fur, felt, silk, feathers, skins, and leather. Commonly attacked items include: sweaters, scarves, coats, blankets, down pillows and comforters, upholstery, toys, decorative …

Cockroaches Spread Disease

Will German Cockroaches Soon Be Impossible To Kill?

Along with tales of alligators inhabiting dark and dank urban sewers, there is also an enduring myth that cockroaches can survive a nuclear explosion. While no human would ever be on hand to verify this allegation after such a cataclysmic event, it is true that cockroaches are well known for both their resilience …

Summer Bed Bug Prevention Pittsburgh

12 Summer Bed Bug Prevention Tips For Pittsburgh Homes

Bed bugs are ancient, parasitic insects that feed on the blood of humans. They are approximately 1/4 of an inch long, oval in shape and usually reddish-brown in color.  Their bodies resemble apple seeds, and they can be found wherever humans congregate such as: homes; apartment and office buildings; hotels; train cars …

Pittsburgh Summer Pest Control Tips

12 Simple Ways To Pest Proof Your Pittsburgh Summer

When those long languid days basking in the warmth of the sun arrive, the moment has also come for encouraging Pittsburgh home-owners to pest proof their homes. Summer is a beautiful season in Western Pennsylvania. Outdoor activities, such as barbecues and other get-togethers, are very common …

Pittsburgh Tick Control Services

Get The Very Best Pittsburgh Tick Control For Your Home!

Ticks are a part of life in Western Pennsylvania and 2019 is predicted to be “the year of the tick”. Closely related to mites, these parasitic insects feed mostly on the blood of warm-blooded mammals but some species attack birds, reptiles and even amphibians. Fish are apparently the only vertebrates not …

Pittsburgh Spider Control For Infestations

Protecting Pittsburgh Residences Against Spider Infestations

Spiders are known as arachnids because they differ anatomically from other insects. Their legs number eight instead of the usual six and their bodies are divided into two segments rather than three. They are extremely diverse critters and range in size from a speck of dust …

Pittsburgh Termite Prevention And Control

Termite Control – The Best Protection For Pittsburgh Homes

The expression, “eating one out of house and home” was not originally meant to refer to termites, but it might as well have. Termites are the smallest, yet most devastating, wood-destroying insects on the face of the earth and their daily activities can and often do ravage entire …

Mosquito Control Services For Pittsburgh Residences

Spring and Summer Mosquito Control In Pittsburgh Residences

Mosquitoes have been integral to the historic landscape since the Jurassic period, some 210 million years ago when dinosaurs roamed the earth. While there are no records of giant mosquitoes soaring through the skies, they were there foraging and scrounging …

Pittsburgh Wasp Control Services

Pittsburgh Wasp Control: The Most Fierce Stinging Insect

Wasps are enormously diverse critters with about 30,000 identified species. Despite their fearsome reputation, most varieties do not sting and are solitary insects that control garden pest populations and do not build colonies, which in the case of some species can be enormous …

Pittsburgh Hornet Control Services

Protecting Pittsburgh From The Stinging Wrath Of Hornets

Expressions like “mad as a hornet” or “stirring up a hornet’s nest” tell their own unmistakable tale about this stinging insect’s place in modern language. There are about 20 diverse species of hornets. They are classified as predatory wasps, and found primarily in Europe …

Pittsburgh Yellow Jacket Pest Control

When Does The Yellow Jacket Pest Control Season Begin?

Yellow jackets are wicked little critters with yellow and black bodies and long wings that resemble honey bees. They are not as plump as their brethren however, and their bodies are segmented. Their hind legs are not extended for the collection of pollen, as is the case with the …

Pittsburgh Spring Time Pest Control Services

Pittsburgh Springtime Pest Invaders And How To Control Them

The warmer months of the year are just around that proverbial corner. Soon, buzzing bees and colorful blooms will adorn walkways, gardens and parks. Winter coats, sweaters, mufflers and gloves will lay out of sight in back closets and dresser drawers until next year …

Pittsburgh Pest And Hygiene Control Solutions Hospitals

Why Every Pittsburgh & Western PA Hospital Needs Pest Control

Hospitals as well as other health care facilities that interface with transient populations face particular challenges when it comes to providing the highest level of sanitation and cleanliness that is possible. As a general rule of thumb, the larger the facility …

Pittsburgh Professional Fly Control And Prevention

Pittsburgh Professional Fly Control And Prevention Services

The ubiquitous fly is defined as an insect with one pair of functional wings for flight and a pair of vestigial hind-wings called halteresfor balance. They are classified as an order called Diptera, a name derived from two Greek words: di meaning two and pteron …

Pittsburgh Mouse Mice Control Services

Pittsburgh Mouse Control For Businesses & Commercial Spaces

Perhaps Clement Moore, who wrote the iconic, well-loved poem, The Night Before Christmas, was selecting only a word that rhymed with ‘house’, but regardless, the unmistakable implication that mice live among us is and always has been quite clear. Mice can be field and …

Pittsburgh & Western Pennsylvania Powderpost Beetle Control

Defending Western PA From Powderpost Beetle Infestations

Although not commonly known or mentioned, the powder post beetle represents one of seventy known species of wood-boring beetles. These small, reddish-brown insects are usually less than 1/4 inch in length and they are flat-bodied, which allows them to …

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Pittsburgh Pest Control: Why Pestco Professional Services?

Business owners and managers of all industries across Greater Pittsburgh, Western PA, Eastern Ohio and the West Virginia panhandle have a gazillion options to choose from when it comes to pest control companies, but there is only one with well over …

Carpenter Bee Control Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Carpenter Bee Control & Removal For Pittsburgh Businesses

While the carpenter bee can often be mistaken for a bumblebee, it is by no means the same as it pertains to the damage they can cause to wood. Carpenter bees can be incredibly destructive to a the wooden structures, beams, stairs and other elements within …

Pittsburgh Termite Extermination Control Services

Why Termite Control Is Vital To Commercial Property Owners

While all termite infestations are serious matters that require immediate attention from pest control specialists, subterranean termites are by far the most damaging to wood, and they can cause significant property damage to Pittsburgh and Western …

Pittsburgh Pro-Active Pest Control

Why Pro-Active Pest Control Is Better For Your Business

If you own or operate a business facility anywhere throughout Greater Pittsburgh or Western Pennsylvania, preventative pest control should be at the top your list of monthly operational priorities. Unfortunately, in our experience, that’s often not the case …

Pittsburgh Cockroach Control Services

5 Ways Cockroaches Can Impact Your Pittsburgh Bottom Line

When it comes to cockroaches, there is no better time than the present for all good businesses to take preventative measures and come to the aid of their work settings and employees. In fact, as a business owner or manager, one of the most important jobs …

Pittsburgh Stink Bug Prevention Extermination Solutions

Pittsburgh Stink Bug Prevention And Solutions By Pestco

If the beauty of perfume lies in its ability to retain the essence of the wearer long after he or she has left the room, then it must also be true that the much maligned brown marmorated stink bug has the same ability, albeit their scent, which is said to resemble that of …

Pittsburgh Nuisance Bird Removal Pigeon For Businesses

Nuisance Bird Removal And Control For Pittsburgh Businesses

Although birds aren’t likely to unite and destroy mankind such as the fate suggested in Alfred Hitchcock’s movie of the same name, they can and do cause much misery, aggravation, deterred business, customer agita and expense to commercial and industrial business …

Pittsburgh Norway Rat Extermination Services For Businesses

How To Prevent Rodents From Invading Your Home Or Business

There are fewer facts that send more shivers even up the most elitist of spines than the sobering reality that for every person that lives within the United States, there is also one rat. With the possible exception of slithering snakes, few critters are more maligned than rats …

Pittsburgh Ant Control For Businesses

How To Protect Your Business Or Home From Ant Infestations

The dynamic city of Pittsburgh is known as the “gateway to the west” because of its geographic location at the confluence of the Allegheny, Ohio and Monongahela rivers. This was a significant factor in the development of many industries, especially steel and iron for …

Pittsburgh Restaurant Pest Rodent Control

The Top 5 Predatory Pests That Threaten Pittsburgh Restaurants

The restaurant industry is among the most vulnerable when it comes to the profound damage a pest invasion can cause to both its reputation and its hard-earned, all-important bottom line. In any facility where food is handled, proper pest management is vital to business operations …

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Why Every PA School & University Needs Commercial Pest Control

Childhood is a vital time in human development. Schools nurture core human values, moral codes, and personal relationships, and last but nowhere near least; they provide the foundation for all our worldly knowledge and understanding. Children attend schools as well …

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7 Hygiene Sanitation Steps For The Food Service Industry

While it certainly doesn’t make for comfortable dining or leisurely food shopping, it is a fact that danger lurks around the corner of every restaurant (fast food chains, slow food and otherwise) and along every aisle in every supermarket and grocery store. According to the …

Pittsburgh Drain Fly Control Systems

5 Filthy Reasons Your Workplace Floor Drains Need Cleaned

Bathroom floor drains in public restrooms are often overlooked despite being unpleasant harbors for creepy crawlies and bacteria that are just waiting for humans to enter and for the microbe show to begin. Contact with human skin initiates a double feature horror fest …

Pittsburgh Pest Exclusion Services For Businesses

What Is Pest Exclusion? How To Protect Your Home Or Business

Commercial pest management has gone the way of most modern industry in the sense that it has become focused on greener, more sustainable strategies to control and maintain insect and rodent pest invasions. Pest exclusion is a preventative, direct outgrowth of this …

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Washroom Hygiene – 8 Keys To Preventing Flu In The Workplace

Every year from early October into late May, peaking in late January or early February, the flu season brings a new sense of concern to the medical community that must arm itself with sufficient vaccines to service its diverse populations. According to the Center for …

Pittsburgh Restaurant Pest Control Elimination Services

4 Pest Control Steps To Protect Your Pittsburgh Restaurant

Restaurants all over the great city of Pittsburgh and its suburbs thrive on the principle that every living thing needs a bite to eat once in a while. Unfortunately, that also includes unwanted pests and rodents, the presence of which can destroy a restaurant’s hard …