Pestco Glue Boards

How to Use Glue Board Traps For Rodents and Insect Pests

While all living creatures, large and small, have a place in Mother Nature’s order of things, rats and mice are among those that represent the more unpleasant and often frightening side of life on Earth. Vectors of serious diseases that are transmitted through their urine and feces, humans and rodents might seem more suited to […]

Bait Station For Mice and Rats

A Homeowner & Business Owner’s Guide To Buying Bait Stations

Bait stations are defined as sturdy, small, tamper resistant plastic boxes that are strategically placed inside or outdoors along the perimeters of a specific residence or commercial space. Also known as bait boxes, they are commonly used to control mice and rats, and according to our pest-control and pest-maintenance experts, are very effective when used […]

Winter Bugs That Bite Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh’s Winter Bugs That Pack a Nasty Bite

As winter blankets the city of Pittsburgh with its frosty embrace, one might assume that the biting pests of summer have retreated into hibernation. However, to the surprise of many, the Steel City harbors a hidden cast of cold-weather insects that not only endure the harsh winter months but emerge with a vengeance, armed with a potent bite. Discover 8 bugs that pack a nasty bite!

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Biting Back In The Burgh! How We Conquer Flea Infestations

Discover the ultimate guide to reclaiming your home from flea invasions in Pittsburgh! Uncover expert tips, effective strategies, and our proven solutions to bite back and conquer flea infestation in home and businesses. Say goodbye to itching and welcome a flea-free haven!

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Why Peppermint Is Mother Nature’s Best Pest Repellent

Discover the all-natural secret to pest-free living with Mother Nature’s best repellent—peppermint. Learn how unleashing the power of peppermint spray repellents will safeguard your home, business and your automobiles from unwanted rats, mice and other rodents, while also filling your surroundings with a refreshing and invigorating aroma!

Powerful Enzyme-Based Drain Cleaner

Beyond Unclogging – The Power of Enz-O-Matic Drain Cleaner

Discover the transformative prowess of Enz-O-Matic, an enzyme-based drain cleaner that redefines the way we tackle clogged drains. This innovative solution harnesses the natural power of enzymes to break down organic matter, offering an eco-friendly and highly effective alternative. Say goodbye to plumbing woes and welcome a cleaner, smoother flow!

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10 Simple Steps To Stop Rodents From Destroying Your Car

Rodents nesting in your car, chewing wires, and wreaking havoc can be a nightmare and cause havoc to our lives and our wallets! In our latest post, we share 10 invaluable tips from our pest control experts to protect your automobile, the most important of which is using our all-natural, non-toxic Peppermint Rodent Repellent spray for cars, trucks and any other type of automobile.

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What To Do If You Get Bitten By A Brown Recluse Spider

Getting bitten by a brown recluse spider can be a harrowing experience, as their venom can lead to painful symptoms and potential complications. However, knowing how to respond swiftly and appropriately is crucial for a favorable outcome. In this article, we’ll guide you through the essential steps to take if you find yourself on the unfortunate receiving end of a brown recluse spider bite.

Cluster Fly Control Pittsburgh

How to Get Rid of Cluster Flies – 4 Simple Tips

We take a closer look at the world of cluster flies in our latest post. Discover their habits, the annoyance they bring, and effective strategies to combat them, which includes sealing cracks, using fly traps and specific pesticides, maintaining cleanliness and above all else, calling our teams at Pestco to ensure a fly-free home!

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How To Deal With A Boxelder Bug Infestation

Discovering a boxelder bug infestation in your Pittsburgh home can be frustrating. In this article, we’ll guide you through effective strategies to deal with these pests, from prevention tips to safe removal methods, ensuring a bug-free living space.

Stung By A Yellow Jacket

What To Do If You Get Stung By A Yellow Jacket

Getting stung by a yellow jacket can be painful and alarming. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll outline essential steps to take immediately after a sting, effective remedies, and when to seek medical attention for a safe and swift recovery.

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Why Pressure Washing Is Vital To Your Pittsburgh Business

In Pittsburgh’s competitive business landscape, pressure washing emerges as a vital tool for success. Learn how this effective cleaning method enhances your business’s curb appeal, boosts customer impressions, and extends the longevity of your property, creating a lasting impact on your bottom line.

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Why You Should Never Ignore A Wasp Infestation

Discover the critical reasons why ignoring a wasp infestation could spell disaster. From potential health hazards to property damage, this article sheds light on the dire consequences of overlooking these buzzing pests. Stay informed and safeguard your surroundings today.

Cicada Killer Wasp

Preparing For Pittsburgh’s Cicada Killer Wasp Season

Cicada killer wasps are found throughout the United States, Mexico and parts of Central America, but it is the species known as Sphecius convallis, that is primarily known in the western parts of the country, which includes the city and environs of Pittsburgh …

Where Flies Lay Their Eggs

Where Flies Lay Their Eggs – 5 Tips To Prevent Infestations

Flies are opportunistic and lay their eggs on decaying organic matter like food waste, feces, and dead animals. They may also lay eggs in moist areas like drains or damp soil in potted plants. Proper sanitation and waste management can help prevent fly infestations. Here are 5 tips to prevent infestations!

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How To Protect Your Pet From Flea and Tick Season

The great outdoors awaits us all with the glorious advent of spring and summer. Hikes with the family dog through lush green fields, walks through a garden resplendent with colorful blooms or lazy afternoons lounging in a hammock on a back porch are the kind of moments people wait all year to enjoy. Like all things in life …

Pittsburgh Mining Bee Control

Pittsburgh Mining Bee Control And Extermination

Mining bees are solitary, ground-nesting insects that belong to the genus of andrena bees found in the family known as Andrenidae. The inclusion of more than 1,500 separate species makes this one of the largest classifications of living things on earth …

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What Are Carpet Beetles And Do They Bite?

While the short answer to this question, “do carpet beetles bite”, is no, the longer version is a bit more complicated because these insects do cause allergic reactions and are not much fun to live with, near or around. They can be a major source of irritation in a number of ways …

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How Odor Control Helps Deter Commercial Pest Infestations

Commercial facilities everywhere, especially warehouses, are plagued with the ongoing dilemma of how to effectively protect their premises from the damages incurred by unwanted insects and rodents. Pest infestations can be devastating in more ways than just the pocketbook …

Bug Insect Bite Guide

The Ultimate Guide To Insect Bite Identification

You have just been bitten by something. Now what? Do you wait for some poison to take hold, lie down, cry, just scream or select some other equally unhelpful option? It is likely that none of the above will work, and you must rely instead on those iconic words of the …

Year-Round Pest Control Pittsburgh

Why Year-Round Pest Control Is An Absolute Must

Year round pest control is often avoided as a solution to a pest-free Pittsburgh home or office. Fears of frightful costs and too much pesticide abound, but they are not founded in truth. Year round care is actually less expensive than emergency care, and fewer pesticides are employed during scheduled inspections than would be in […]

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How Rodents Thrive Through The Pittsburgh Winters

Comedienne, Lily Tomlin, once said that the problem with the rat race is that even if you win, you are still a rat. Of course, she was talking about humans clawing to reach the top of the ladder of success in business and not the rodents that invade our nightmares and are vectors of serious …

December Pests Pittsburgh

9 December Pests Pittsburghers Need To Guard Against

The month of December is a time for many things, not the least of which are the holidays that so poignantly reflect our national and personal character and ethos Joy abounds in many ways, but with the advent of cold weather also comes some unwanted intruders that can ruin your …

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9 Simple Tips To Ensure You Have A Pest-Free Halloween

Temperatures are dropping, leaves are changing their color and and Fall pests are starting to creep and crawl all about our homes and businesses. But rest assured, our pest control specialists have you covered! Follow these 9 simple tips to ensure you have a pest-free Halloween holiday season!

How To Rid Groundhogs

How To Rid Groundhogs From Your Pittsburgh Property

The groundhog is widely distributed throughout Pennsylvania and Wildlife Removal Services are often relied upon to deal with the destruction they can cause to yards and surrounding landscapes! If you own a home or business anywhere throughout greater Pittsburgh, get the very best in groundhog removal services with Pestco.

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5 Scents To Boost Sales For Pittsburgh Auto Dealerships

Yep; in addition to our superior pest control services, we are also masters at odor control and ambient scent diffusion for commercial businesses. While ambient scenting services for almost any industry under the sun are beneficial to consumer traffic and establishing brand loyalty, their use in the realm of auto dealerships, is both unmistakable and outstanding! Learn more.

How To Identify Bed Bug Bites

How To Identify Bed Bug Bites – A Pest Expert’s Guide

Bed bugs have been around as long as beds. According to archaeological evidence, these parasitic insects that can make our sleeping lives utter hell date back almost 4,000 years. Barely the size of an apple seed, they are very hard to kill and their bites are often very itchy, red in color …

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How To Have A Pest-Free Summer Barbecue

The following provides 5 key summer pests to watch out for when grilling outdoors along with 9 simple actions you can take to have a pest-free barbecue throughout the warmer Pittsburgh months — the most important of which (obviously) is to call us, your local, trusted, tried and true pest control company for regular, ongoing pest management …

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Scenting Services For Pittsburgh Doggie Care and Kennels

First impressions are everything to any business, but for doggie day care and kennels, they are particularly important due to the odors that naturally emanate from our furry loved ones 🙂 If you manage a kennel or doggie care facility anywhere throughout Pittsburgh, learn more about the importance of ambient scenting and odor control within your environment!

Pittsburgh Warm Weather Pests

5 Warm Weather Pests That Totally Irk Pittsburghers

While summer in Pittsburgh promises leisurely days at the beach and warm star-lit nights, it is also a happy, show-and-tell time for the creepy critters that live within our midst. After hiding out all winter, they are now in full force and ready to reappear in our …

Identify Termite Activity

How To Identify Termite Activity In Your Pittsburgh Home

Termites are the smallest, yet most devastating, wood-destroying insects on the face of the earth. Each and every infestation is serious and requires immediate attention of pest control and pest-maintenance specialists. There are more than 2,700 termite …

Pittsburgh Rat And Rodent Control

Rodent Control – How to Protect Your Home And Business

Norway rats, house mice, roof rats and other rodents are the bane of most Pittsburgh home and business owners, but they don’t have to be! Learn how to better protect your property against rodents or call our teams to get the most effective rodent control throughout all of Greater Pittsburgh!

Weather And Pests

How Weather Affects Pittsburgh Pest Problems

Although the majority, if not all pest infestations require the help of professional pest-control and pest-maintenance specialists, the average Pittsburgh home owner cam help prevent them by understanding the forces that influence insect and rodent behavior …

Pittsburgh WIldlife Removal Services

Effective Humane Pittsburgh Wildlife Removal Services

Rats, mice, bats, tree squirrels, raccoons, opossums, flying squirrels, groundhogs, chipmunks, pigeons, starlings, sparrows and snakes are all creatures of the wild with their own specific place in the natural order of things. They are fine as long as they stay out there …

Pest Control Safe For Pets

Are Pest Control Services Safe For My Pets?

For all pet owners, whether their charges are dogs, cats birds, fish, turtles, reptiles or edgy insects, their animals are their children, albeit their leg count is either higher or none at all. Some may be furry and others more creepy crawly, but for all pets, their parents …

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Rats And Pittsburgh Restaurants: A Dangerous Situation

It is said that for every single rat that can be seen, there are hundreds more that are hidden from view. Not such a reassuring thought. to say the very least for Pittsburgh restaurant managers and owners attempting to maintain their hard-earned reputations …

Pittsburgh Apartment Pests

Pittsburgh Apartment Pests – How To Keep Them Away

For many Americans, apartment living is an attractive and convenient arrangement, but like all things under the sun, it has both its good and bad points. The multi-family nature of apartment complexes make pest-control and pest-management issues …

Pest Control Scams

The Ultimate Guide To Avoiding Pest Control Scams

The need for pest-control and pest-maintenance is ongoing for home owners and business managers alike. These service are vital, but unfortunately aren’t always performed by the most reputable of companies.  Sadly, pest control scams proliferate …

Where Winter Pests Go

Where Do Insects Pests Go In The Winter Months?

When it’s that time of year for coats, hats, mufflers and gloves, humans retreat as much as possible to the warmth and comfort of their homes. Crackling, cozy fires and holiday celebrations all have their place, but in the deep heart of winter what may seem to be a hiatus from household pests, is alas, a myth, and pest-control …

Saw Toothed Grain Beetles

Saw-Toothed Grain Beetles: A Home Owner’s Nightmare

Pantry pests or stored product pests can cost the average business owner about $36,000 each year, which turns out to be more than double the cost of a typical pest infestation conducted by highly-skilled experts, such as our technicians at Pestco Professional Services …

Holiday Pest Control

Holiday Pest Control – Ornaments Decorations And Pests!

This colorful time of year when the chill in the air, everything orange and the ghostly lunatic fringe of Halloween and the warm, woody and smoky tones of a Thanksgiving home and hearth slowly surrender to the rich and dazzling splendor of the Christmas …

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Pest Control For Pittsburgh HOA Management Companies

Home Owners Association Management companies are often confused with home owner associations, albeit they are two very different things. A HOA board can be self-managed by either elected or volunteer homeowners, but communities can …

Zombie Pests

Zombie Insects – Mother Nature’s Serial Killers

Zombie insects! Oh my! In honor of the upcoming Halloween holiday, here are 7 zombie insects that give new meaning to Mother Nature’s serial killers! Whether you are on a diet or not, reading this piece does not fare all with either appetites or appetizers …

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How Fast Can Mice Breed In Your Pittsburgh Home?

How quickly can mice breed within your Pittsburgh home? Well, they actually reproduce more rapidly than rabbits. One single female can produce five to 10 litters annually, averaging six to eight offspring …

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Pittsburgh Millipede Control – 8 Key Prevention Tips

What steps can you take to prevent millipedes from entering your Pittsburgh home or business? The following are suggestions offered up by our pest control professionals and entomologists. While they will certainly assist in preventing them from entering your …

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Can You Deduct Pest Control Services From Your Taxes?

Statesman, orator and prolific inventor, Benjamin Franklin, once said that “in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” He was correct as he was in most things, and although many have tried, ultimately there is no avoiding the fact that we all …

Pittsburgh Pavement Ant Control

The Ultimate Guide To Pittsburgh Pavement Ant Control

Pavement ants are a familiar summer sight, trailing across sidewalks, driveways, patios and cracks in foundation walls. They invade homes while foraging for food, and like some other insect species, are opportunists, eating almost anything they come across …

Carpenter Ant Control Pittsburgh

Are Carpenter Ants More Destructive Than Termites?

Carpenter ants and termites have the distinction of causing more destruction and wreaking more havoc among harried home owners than other members of the insect kingdom with the possible exception of bedbugs. More than 4 million homes and businesses within the United States are at risk of infestation every year …

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Moles and Voles: The Bane of Pittsburgh Home Owners

While making mountains out of of molehills may stand as a meaningful idiom, real molehills are nothing to sneeze at, and, on a beautiful, well-manicured lawn, they are heart-breaking for a Pittsburgh home owner to behold. Moles love lawns that have …

Odorous Ant Control Pittsburgh

Odorous Ants: What Do They Want And How To Get Rid of Them

Ants of all kinds can be found on every continent in the world except Antarctica. Scientists estimate that there are about 10 quadrillion ants (one million billion ants) roaming the earth today, and more than 10,000 recognized species occurring around the world. This number is staggering, even if thoughts don’t …

Springtime Pest Control Pittsburgh

Why Springtime Pest Control Is A Must For Your Home

The advent of warmer temperatures after a long winter’s chill comforts the human spirit and mark the presence of many sweet-smelling happenings. Unfortunately, this symbolic euphoria of new beginnings and the rebirth of Mother Natures colorful bounty of grasses, glorious blooms and …

Ticks In Winters

Should Home Owners Worry About Ticks During Winters?

Ticks may be more commonly encountered in tall grass and wooded areas during the warmer months of the year, but they can also be a force to reckon with when the weather turns cold. The majority of tick species that transmit diseases to humans do tend to become inactive during the winter because the combination …

Family-Owned Pest Control

5 Reasons To Choose A Family-Owned Pest Control Company

Are you grappling with the question of whether to go local and family-owned over a nationally-owned pest control company? Struggle no more. The following blog provides 5 key reasons why more and more Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvanians are opting for our family-backed services over the often-perfunctory …

Allergy Triggers From Pests

6 Ways To Eliminate Indoor Pest Allergens Within Your Home

Home should be sweet, as the old saying goes, but when indoor allergies take hold, misery often reigns supreme. Their source is often pest invaders such as: flies, cockroaches, rodents and mites, all of which are known to trigger allergic reactions and cause asthma attacks. According to …

Business Pest Control Tips

12 Must-Do Pest Control Tips For Pittsburgh Businesses

Those Pittsburgh business owners and managers who cut corners and feel they don’t need the pest-control services because they are either not involved with food preparation or service or because their business is situated in a new building and isn’t likely to attract insects and rodents, are often …

Pittsburgh Hotel Pest Problems

10 Signs Your Pittsburgh Hotel Has Pest Problems

Hotels strive to be homes away from home and offer respite from every day pressures, and they do the best they can to please the traveler with various amenities and services. They are not however, without their problems. Even the finest hotels keep a vigilant eye upon the potential invasion of non-paying …

Winter Pest Control Pittsburgh Homes

5 Winter Pests Every Homeowner Should Protect Against

The colder months of the year mark the season when many of Mother Nature’s creatures go into hibernation, live off their body fat and re emerge in the spring. Insects like German cockroaches, hibernate as well, but they do so inside warm households where they can rapidly reproduce and wreak havoc in the lives …

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Why Pittsburgh Businesses Love Our Air Freshener Services

Most Pittsburgh or Western Pennsylvania business owners know that clean, fresh, odor-free air is an integral part of any commercial environment’s success, and that pleasing ambient scents can actually increase bottom line, brand impressions, repeat business and a whole host of other benefits …

Debunking Pittsburgh Penn Pest Myths

Debunking 12 Of The Biggest Pennsylvania Pest Myths

Like most things in life, owning a home has both negative and positive aspects. It can be a rewarding, joyful and comforting experience, but it can also be a never-ending nightmare if pests invade and infest a residence. In Pennsylvania, there are many varieties of bad dreams to choose from …

Why Avoid DIY Pest Control

10 Must-Read Reasons To Avoid Do It Yourself Pest Control

While some preventative DIY pest control efforts are smart for homeowners to perform in and around their home, DIY can often lead to other more serious issues. Here are 10 reasons to avoid DIY pest control and to turn to professional pest control and pest management specialists.

Spotted Lantern Fly Pittsburgh

What Is A Spotted Lantern Fly And What To Do If You See One

The Spotted Lantern Fly is an invasive species indigenous to China, Bangladesh, and Vietnam that is currently plaguing areas all across the eastern seaboard and in many Pennsylvania counties particularly. These highly destructive insects were first discovered in the United States in September of 2014 in Berks County …

Pest Control For New Homes

Is Pest Control Required When Buying A New Or Older Home?

Whether a prospective home owner is seeking a new or an older property, the caveat, buyer beware, should always be heeded. This is especially true when it comes to potential pest infestations. While buyers seeking a new home may believe that there is no need for the professional pest-control or pest-management …

Most Unwanted Pests For Homeowners

12 Of The Most Unwanted Pests You Never Want In Your Home

Being a home owner can be a joyful and rewarding experience, but it can also be a living, waking nightmare if pests invade a residence. Unfortunately, there are many varieties to choose from, and they all present their own unique set of problems and challenges to eliminate. Our experts at Pestco Professional Services have all …

Pittsburgh Silverfish Extermination

How To Eliminate Silverfish From Your Pittsburgh Home

Whatever images a name may conjure is illustrated in the moniker that classifies these scuttling, creepy crawlies with six legs that lurk in the dark, damp corners of a home or residence. Known for their glassy, metallic appearance and style of running, which mimics the wiggling motions of a swimming fish, these slender, unpleasant, wingless …

Pittsburgh Common House Fly

How To Prevent Flies From Invading Your Pittsburgh Home

The following blog explores the two most prevalent fly species found throughout Pittsburgh and Western PA and provides 12 key tips every “Pittsburgher” should take to protect their homes from these disease-spreading insects! Flies have few if any friends or admirers among humans, and yet they have …

Painful Insect Stings

The Schmidt Pain Index And The Most Painful Insect Stings

Determining the most or best of any particular thing or category can be a relative, sometimes challenging endeavor. When the honor concerns the designation of insects that have the most painful stings, there are no awards or speeches given; there is only the desire to move away as quickly as possible from all the nominees …

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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 Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania medical community that must arm itself with sufficient vaccines to service its diverse populations. This reality become even more clear this year …

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The Murder Hornet: Have You Ever Seen A Nightmare Walking?

Murderers are an abhorrent societal segment among humans, but whoever would expect an insect to bear such a frightful moniker, and in this case, one that is so well deserved? Albeit just a nickname, the Asian Giant Hornet aka the Murder Hornet, is a force to reckon with, whether the confrontation is …

Pittsburgh Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease – A Real Life Pittsburgh Horror Story

There is no need to check out the latest scary flick at your local cinema. A real life horror story lurks hidden among us and threatens the quality of all our lives. It doesn’t lie in wait for hapless passersby, wielding a sharp knife. Instead, it hides undetected in the green grass and gardens adorning homes and fields. Well known to our pest-control and …

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How To Keep Stinging Insects Out Of Your Pittsburgh Lawn

It’s that time of year again when the ground kissed by the warm sun turns lush and green, and colorful blooms adorn well tended gardens and walkways. Spring is pretty, but it also portends fast-approaching problems in terms of unwanted stinging critters, like wasps and hornets seeking asylum and food on Pittsburgh …

Pittsburgh Residential Ant Control

Pittsburgh Ant Control And Extermination Services For Homes

Ants in a home can wreak havoc in many ways. They are known to tear into food packaging, contaminating anything they come into contact with. House ants invade homes, particularly kitchens, in search of food and water. Some nest inside walls ands ceilings, but usually cause no direct damage and pose little …

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Battling Covid 19 For Pittsburgh With Disinfecting Services

It is said that when life gives us lemons, we must find a way to make lemonade. This axiom is not meant to make light of the encroaching virus that threatens all our lives, as there is nothing conventional or thoughtful about Covid 19. Overcoming it presents an arduous challenge, and like so many hurdles thrown our way …

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What Pittsburgh Homeowners Should Know About Spring Termites

Although the advent of warmer temperatures mark the presence of many pleasant sweet-smelling happenings throughout Pittsburgh, the swarming of subterranean termites isn’t one of them. Usually, this occurs during the months of March and April and in broad daylight following a rain. This species is the plague of Pittsburgh …

Pittsburgh Winter Cockroach Control

12 Tips For Winter Cockroach Control – A Homeowners Guide

Winter is many things to many people. For some, it translates into more outerwear, like gloves, sweaters and overcoats; for others, it means more time for outdoor fun on snowy ski slopes and sipping a favored latte in front of a warm and cozy fireplace. The advent of frigid temperatures for Pittsburgh home-owners …

Pittsburgh Winter Termite Control

Is My Home Still Vulnerable To Termites In The Winter?

While it is sometimes said that good things come in small packages, this is never the case when it comes to termites. Known as the smallest and yet most devastating, wood-destroying insects on the face of the earth, the collective power of a termite colony to ravage entire homes and structures is a force to reckon with. Due to the …

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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 …

Pittsburgh Fall Rodent Infestations

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 …

Pittsburgh Bald Faced Hornet Control

9 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 …

Pittsburgh Pest Control Services

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 …

Pestco Pittsburgh PA School University Pest Control

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 …

Hygiene and pest control food service industry

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 …

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 …

Pittsburgh Bed Bug Extermination Hotel And Lodging Industry

6 Horrifying Bed Bug Facts For The Hotel Lodging Industry

Bedbugs may be the bane of the modern hotel industry, but they have been around for most of recorded history, first as parasites that sucked the blood from bats living in caves and then doing the same to the early humans who later inhabited …

Bed Bug Prevention Services Pittsburgh Hotel Lodging

The Ultimate Bed Bug Control Guide For The Hotel Industry

That old childhood ditty about “sleeping tight so the bed bugs don’t bite” is no longer an innocuous rhyme from another time and place. Bedbugs are indulgent and inconsiderate travelers that couldn’t care less about social status, sanitation …