With a crazy housing market and thousands of people moving to our area, north Alabama has had a frenzied few years when it comes to home ownership changes. With a tight existing inventory, home builders have scrambled to keep up with demand. However, new is nowhere near “pest proof.” Surprisingly to some, new houses can experience many types of pest issues. In fact, tearing up land and local ecology can unfortunately draw undue attention as the local wildlife re-enters the space it was removed from temporarily. They too are coming to get their share of real estate.
Scout Pest Control has been delivering high quality residential pest control services to Huntsville, Madison, Athens and surrounding areas since 2013. No matter what your pest problem is, we can help control and eliminate it. Learn more below about a few of our most popular residential pest control services.
Ants are not only annoying pests, but they can cause serious damage to your home if not taken care of. Ants can contaminate food, and take over a backyard quickly. Highly efficient, they are likely the first pests a new home owner may encounter.
If you’re struggling with ants either in your home, or in your yard, then Scout Pest Control can help. Learn more about our ant control service here.
Having rats or mice in your home can be very unsettling and unsanitary. They carry dangerous diseases and bacteria and can cause structural damage to your home. Not only can they contaminate food sources, but they can also chew through electrical wires and insulation, as well as drywall. They can be stowaways from your construction period or even get in weep holes, which home builders tend to leave completely open.
If you have a rodent problem, contact Scout Pest Control today to take care of it. Learn more about our rodent control service here.
You probably already know how dangerous termites can be to the structure of your home. They can cause hundreds and possibly thousands dollars worth of damage to your property. If you think you have a termite problem, do not wait to take action against them. The longer you wait, the more damage they can cause. Termites can appear in swarms which can be easier for you to spot, in other cases they may be difficult to find with few signs.
One good thing about buying new is that you can be proactive. In both new and existing homes, termite stations can help prevent termites from being an issue! This pest is definitely better to prevent that to have to deal with after the infestation occurs.
Learn more about our termite control here.
If mosquitoes are taking over your backyard, it might be time to call the professionals. Mosquitoes can be difficult to ward off, and can make enjoying your outdoor space impossible.
Many homebuilders might provide water amenities like a lake or a pool. Sometimes certain ditches in the construction areas pool water. All wet environments hold the potential for these point-nosed pests.
Scout Pest Control can help keep them at bay and reduce the mosquito population living in your yard. Learn more about our mosquito control service here.
Bed Bug Control
Often considered a pest in apartments or low income areas, bed bugs are a problem that span all demographics and can be found in the nicest hotels, in office spaces, and are easily brought home.
If you are moving furniture via other companies and it gets stored for a period of time, bed bugs can move between storage units. If you are purchasing furniture used, these can carry the bugs. The best precaution is to inspect furniture, especially couches and beds, before bringing it in. Using a flashlight, carefully look for signs of infestation.
If you suspect you have a bed bug problem, it’s important to take action quickly. Bed bugs can reproduce rapidly, and are very difficult to get rid of without professional help. Don’t waste your time with DIY measures or home remedies, because you’ll end up wasting your money and you can even make the infestation worse. Contact Scout Pest Control if you’re looking for a bed bug exterminator in Huntsville, Madison, Athens or surrounding areas.
Scout Pest Control is your trusted pest control company, new home or not. Contact us today to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services.