Summit County Pest Control

Since it boasts the highest elevation in Ohio, Summit County was named after that attribute. Summit County is also one of the most populated counties in the state. Summers are warm and can be humid, and the winters are cold with plenty of snow. This creates a pest-friendly environment.

Ants

Although they are not the most common type of ant in Ohio, Argentine ants are dangerous to your garden and our food supply. They carry a virus that is deadly to honeybees, which are vital pollinators. Also, Argentine ants destroy other helpful ant colonies in your garden that are known for eating destructive pests. Formicidae ants can bite and deliver formic acid. Their bites are painful. Also, red ants sting and deliver a venom that is not only painful but can put you in the hospital if you are allergic to the substance. Odorous house ants and other small black ants are nuisances in your home because they invade and contaminate food supplies. Do not try to spray ants with chemicals since commercial substances are often more harmful to your family and pets.

Fleas

These pests are especially resilient because of their four distinct life cycles. In the early stages of life, they are immune to most forms of pest control. Only professionals have effective substances and treatment methods that target fleas in each stage of their life. Fleas can jump long distances. They thrive outdoors in grass and gardens, and fleas feed on the blood of your pets or wild animals. Entire neighborhoods may have flea problems from only one family of feral cats. Fleas multiply fast, and they can survive indoors. Also, they may bite humans. Their bites cause itchy bumps and may cause an allergic reaction in pets or humans.

Termites

There are several categories of termites. Subterranean termites are the most destructive since their colonies grow quickly and become large. Termite colonies spread and break off into new colonies as they grow, which means that they can take over an entire home. Since they often chew wood from behind the walls or along the foundation, it can be hard to detect a problem until it is severe. Dirt tubes along the wall and sidewalk are often the first indication of an infestation. The pattern and size of dirt tubes may tell a professional the stage of the infestation. Piles of shed wings from swarmers also indicate a serious problem since swarms happen as colonies become too large. You may notice wood that is gnawed or sounds unusually hollow when you knock on it. If you have drywood termites, you may also see destroyed wallpaper, documents or textiles indoors.

If you find any of these pests, call a professional immediately. Kline Pest Control boasts over 20 years of experience with all types of pests. We proudly serve Richland County, Summit County, Knox County and several nearby cities. Call us today for a free quote on our fast effective services.