Serving Lexington and the surrounding areas…
Need Pest Control?
We are local professional pest control experts.
Call today for an appointment…
Call Us (888) 351-0040
Mon – Sun 8am – 8pm EST
Home Pest Control in Lexington
Pest control and management refers to any system or measure that seeks to eliminate or regulate the population of insects considered harmful to human and animal health and the environment. Pest control in Lexington KY requires a lot of work and resources but it is a necessity, especially for homes. Here are the reasons why pest management is important and why every homeowner should consider applying it:
1. Preventing damage to homes and structures
In the U.S., people spend about $5 billion for the repair of damages caused by termite infestation. Termites consume wood and wood products such as ply-board and paper. Once they have burrowed into the wood components of the home, they can eat beams, floorings and walls from the inside. This makes the structure weak and vulnerable to collapse, leaving household members at a risk. Termite infestation can be especially problematic in older homes and structures that have not been treated. In areas where termites are known pests, managing a home to keep it safe from termites requires constant vigilance and assistance from pest control agencies.
2. Preventing allergies
Pests can cause a range of issues in people, such as skin allergies, asthma and other respiratory problems. Bed bugs and mosquitoes, for example, are notorious for causing skin rashes. Pests can also carry certain allegens that can cause strong allergic reactions in some people. Cockroaches, for example, can cause allergies in at least 7% of the population. They are also one of the leading causes of asthma in children.
3. Avoiding diseases and other health risks
Leprosy, skin infections, urinary tract infections, Lyme disease, intestinal infections, dysentery, dengue, malaria and food poisoning are just a few of the diseases and health problems that pests can cause. They also carry a number of bacteria and viruses that can affect human and animal health. Although many of these diseases are treatable, they can cause serious health issues in children, the elderly and immune-compromised individuals, many of whom will require professional medical treatment or hospitalization. That, in turn, can translate to millions of dollars in medical costs.
4. Preventing damage and deterioration of furniture, carpets and clothes
Pest control has to be applied in order to save furniture, carpets and clothing and avoid the expenses associated with repairs and replacements. Burrowing insects are notorious for causing damage to the wooden and fabric components of furniture. Some, such as carpet bugs, moths, cockroaches and silverfish are also attracted to fabric, often using it as a source of food.
5. Maintenance of food supply
Food supply is critical to the survival of the world’s populations. On a macro economic level, it also influences the world’s economies and supports majority of today’s active industries. Without proper pest management, almost 20% of our food supply will be wasted due to consumption of rodents. Each year, millions of dollars’ worth of food is lost to rodent attacks and infestation. By controlling the threat, it is possible to keep food supplies at manageable and useful levels. On the Lexington Kentucky home-front, implementing pest control measures can help prevent food waste and contamination. Pests do not only consume food, they also leave behind undesirable organic matter such as dead skin, body parts, feces and urine, all of which can affect the quality of the food we eat.
Video: Bed Bug Exterminators in Lexington
Lexington Kentucky Pest Control
Call for an appointment today!
Some Common Q & A’s
What Chickens Are Best For Pest Control?
I'M In Need Of Some Chickens To Clean Up My Black Widow And Earwig Community That Seems To Be Over Tsking My Yard. What Are The Best Chickens To Use? My Mother In Law Says Big Ones, But Which Are The Big Ones?
Buff Orrpingtons are really big chickens, and quite tame too, like to be petted. But if you want a bird to get rid of bugs, guineas are the best bug catchers and they don't damage other plants like chickens do. Guineas will keep pests out of a vegetable garden while chickens will eat many of the vegetables along with the bugs- especially tomatoes and any greens.
I Need A Really Good Bed Bug Exterminator.?
So I'M Only 13 And I Have A Bed Bug Problem And I'M Freaking Out. So Far Its Only In My Room (Everyone Else Checked Their Beds And Sprayed As Precaution) But I Don'T Know If We Have Enough Money For An Exterminator But I Need One Because Spraying Isn'T Helping Any. Please Help, I Wake Up Hyperventilating And Crying Because It Scares Me..... I Need A Great Exterminator That Will Come Back And Do It Again If They Don'T Get Them The First Time.
Since you're 13, this is really something your parents should handle.
Talk to them. Show them your bites and let them find and pay for an exterminator.
What'S The Average Price An Exterminator Charges For Mice Problems?
I'Ve Already Killed 3 And I'M Really Starting To Get Worried About How Many Are Left. Any Input Is Greatly Appreciated.
are they Gray mice? lol
Is It Better To Hire A Company For Pest Control?
I Just Bought My First Home Last Fall. The House Is Near Some Pretty Big Fields. We'Ve Already Had Ants, Spiders And Crickets In The House. I'M Just Wondering If It'S Better To Pay The Money For A Pest Control Company Or If Something Like Ortho Home Defense Max Is Worth The Saved Money.
If you take the time to properly seal your home then in most cases you will never need pest control...done by you or anyone else.
Learning to do pest control isn't rocket science but it does take understanding the pest(s) behavior you are dealing with. All pests, like people, need food, water, and shelter. If your home doesn't provide them or limits them; pests won't be a problem.
Bifenthrin, the active ingredient in Ortho Home Defense is the same as that in professional Talstar. If I remember correctly the difference is Talstar is 0.05% Bifenthrin and Home Defense 0.06%. So not a big difference. Ortho Home Defense is an excellent product for consumers. What pros have that consumers don't are a few products that are non-repellent, meaning that insects get into it without knowing or being repelled by it. These however are limited in their use and most of the time pros use other products.
Doing one's own pest control is doable by anyone willing to put in the time. Weather reduces the active life of any pesticide so it will be necessary to apply a complete perimeter treatment bi-monthy or monthly...monthly, in my opinion, bi-monthly (or longer) service is designed by pest control companies to double the amount of work each technician can do in a month. After all, if microencapsulated insecticide (long lasting insecticide encased in tiny plastic capsules) lasts only 21 days (in ideal conditions) then during that month (or more), bugs ought to be plenty active.
My Dogs Have Fleas, Should We Call An Exterminator?
We Found One Flea In Our Dogs Last Night And Im Scared There Might Be Fleas Lurking Around The House. They Stay In A Closed Room In Our Basement For Basically The Whole Day Until I Come Home At And Let Them Go Outside. They Also Spend Time In Our Family Room During The Evenings, On The Floor Of Course But Sometimes They Will Jump Onto The Couches For A Few Seconds Until We Put Them Them Back On The Floor. Thats The Only 2 Places They Are Allowed To Be But Im Scared That Fleas Might Be Lurking The House, So Should I Call An Exterminator? Or Is It Too Early For Them To Be Hatching Eggs?
Get rid of fleas on your pet using flea shampoo. Fleas usually come into your home on the body of a warm-blooded creature such as your dog or cat, then multiply.
Religiously clean surfaces where your dog or cat spends the most time. These are the areas where fleas, eggs, larvae and pupae are most likely to be found. This includes cleaning concrete floors in basements and garages.
Vacuum carpets thoroughly and often. Even if you already have an active infestation, vacuuming can pick up adult fleas as well as pupae.
Use flea granules in the nap of your carpet. These can be applied once a year and remain active for the whole year. They are safe and effective.
Spray carpets with an insecticide such as micro-encapsulated pyrethrins. Repeated applications may be necessary. Use chemicals with caution and read labels carefully.
Combine the insecticide (which will kill adult fleas) with a growth regulator, which will break the life cycle of the flea. Follow directions carefully.
Call a pest control company if your efforts are unsuccessful. Such companies are well-equipped to deal with flea infestations.
Additional Lexington Info…
Weather in Lexington
[wunderground location=”Lexington,Kentucky” numdays=”3″ layout=”simple”]