Ashland Pest Control Services

Honeybee SwarmWith an average of 38 inches of rain, 35 inches of snowfall and 177 sunny days a year, residents of Ashland, Ohio get a little bit of everything. However, the moderate climate and humidity levels also make the area a haven for a huge variety of pests. If you want to enjoy the benefits of small-town life in beautiful Ashland, you’ll need expert pest control. Dealing with an infestation isn't easy, and only the experts have the experience required to tackle a wide variety of pest issues.

Termites

Termites are small insects that burrow through wood to make tunnels. They may come in from the outer walls of the home, or they may be subterranean, which means that they come up through the ground. The signs of infestation often aren’t visible until damage has already been done. However, there are a few things that homeowners can look out for.

Signs of termites include:

  • The presence of small winged insects or shed wings.
  • Small piles of what appears to be sawdust or mud on the outer edges of the home.

With professional treatments, a termite infestation can easily be dealt with, but the damage done so far will still need to be repaired. If left unchecked, termites can completely destroy the wooden structure of a home, leading to repairs that can be very costly. If you think you have a termite problem, it's important to call a professional for an inspection right away.

Bees

For the most part, bees mind their own business and do their job of spreading pollen between plants without posing a threat to humans. However, they can become aggressive if they feel their territory is being encroached upon, and for those with an allergy to the stings, an attack could potentially be life threatening.

Signs of a bee problem include:

  • A visible hive on or near high-traffic areas outside the home.
  • Bees that act aggressive toward humans.
  • A disproportionate amount of bees in the nearby area.

If you think the bees in your area might be dangerous, it’s a good idea to have a pest-control specialist come out and evaluate the situation. Since there’s always a chance the bees could swarm, it’s unsafe to try to handle them yourself.

Bed Bugs

Of all the pests that could potentially invade a home, bed bugs are among the scariest. Not only do these nasty little creatures feed on human blood, causing itchy sores or even infections on the skin, but they are also great at keeping themselves hidden. Waking up with bites is an obvious clue, but you might be able to spot other signs if you look closely.

Evidence of bed bugs may appear as:

  • Small dark spots or rust-colored stains on your bedding.
  • Pale-yellow eggs that are about a millimeter in width.
  • Live bed bugs crawling on your bedding, carpet or furniture.

The most advanced professional protocols are required to remove bed bugs in the majority of cases. Contact a professional sooner rather than later so a comprehensive treatment plan can be developed for your unique case.

If you’re worried you might have an infestation, contact Kline Pest Control today. Our experts will check your home or business to determine the nature of the pest problem, develop a treatment plan and offer a free quote. We are proud to have years of experience serving Ashland and surrounding areas, and we will work hard to make sure your infestation is handled using the safest and most effective pest-control methods available today.