Professional Pest Control For Harmony, NC Properties
There’s a lot of history in the historic town of Harmony. Populated since the mid-18th century, one of the lesser-reported struggles of local residents and business owners is pest control. Cities and towns of all sizes across North Carolina and the rest of the world must all find ways to combat and deter pest infestations.
At Lake Norman Pest Control, we help keep local homes and businesses safe from pests of all shapes and sizes. No matter what kind of uninvited guest is giving you trouble, give us a call and we can lend a hand.
Home Pest Control In Harmony, NC
Every home is unique and every pest pressure is as well. At Lake Norman Pest Control we can design a plan that ensures you get the right coverage to protect both your home and lawn from pests and more.
We provide a variety of pest control service options including:
- Ant control
- Bed bug control
- Bee control
- Flea control
- Hornet, yellow jacket, and wasp control
- Mosquito extermination
- Termite control
- Real-estate termite inspections
And, because a healthy home begins with a healthy lawn, we also provide the following lawn care service options:
- Pest elimination
- Lime application
- Weed control
- Ornamental bed pre-emergent weed control
- Herbicidal edging
- Lawn/turf dyeing
- And more
No matter what you need for residential pest control or lawn care services we can help. Give Lake Norman Pest Control a call today to find out more.
What Termite Swarmers Could Mean For Your Harmony Property
Termites live in a caste system with workers, soldiers, and swarmers. Of the three, swarmers are the very smallest of the groups but they are also the only ones you are apt to see in the open. Swarmers are the reproductive members of a colony and will leave the nest to form new colonies.
Seeing termite swarmers, or evidence of them like dropped wings is a sign that termite activity could be causing serious damage in or around your property. If signs of swarmers are found outside then it is likely that their current nest is in the yard possibly in an old tree stump or landscape timbers. Swarmers found indoors are more likely to indicate an active infestation in or under your home or business.
It’s important to remember that swarmers are indicators, if you see them around your property (whether inside or outside) it’s time to call in the professionals. Signs of termites are serious business. At Lake Norman Pest Control we can provide you with a comprehensive inspection and, if needed, proper treatment to eliminate termites and keep them from coming back.
All The Ways You May Be Attracting Mosquitoes To Your Harmony Backyard
Wondering what attracts mosquitoes? A better question might be what doesn’t. There’s no end to the things that draw mosquitoes to us — mostly because we are their favorite main course. There are things we can do that worsen our odds of avoiding mosquitoes, such as wearing dark clothing, going outside at dusk, but others, like having a higher body temperature or the wrong type of blood, are totally out of our control.
The same goes for our backyards. Mosquitoes seek areas that have plenty of standing water and shady places to rest. If you live next to a pond or under a leafy canopy, there’s not much to be done about those factors. However, there are some things within your control when it comes to deterring mosquitoes.
If you’re sick of swatting, try the following ways to reduce mosquitoes in your backyard:
- Ensure gutters are maintained and drainage is functioning.
- Remove or overturn items that collect water, like buckets, children’s toys, wheelbarrows, etc.
- Repair plumbing issues.
- Maintain landscaping by keeping the lawn mowed and trimming shrubs and bushes.
- Use a fan in outdoor areas, as mosquitoes have a harder time flying in windy conditions.
If DIY prevention methods aren’t helping you win the battle against mosquitoes, call Lake Norman Pest Control for reinforcements. We can provide industrial-grade solutions that will eliminate mosquitoes. Call us today for a free quote.
Commercial Pest Control In Harmony, NC
The only thing more challenging than safeguarding your home from pest infestations might just be safeguarding your business. Pests are bad news no matter what business you are in. From property damage, health hazards, code infractions, and unsatisfied customers and staff, the risks of a pest infestation in your commercial enterprise are steep.
At Lake Norman Pest Control we know how important your business is to you and we also know that an important part of keeping that business alive is having a solid pest control plan in place.
We offer a wide selection of commercial extermination services to a wide variety of clientele including:
- HOA/Property Management
- Nursing Homes
- Office/Industrial Complexes
- And more
For the best pest control service for your business, call Lake Norman Pest Control.
Easy-To-Spot Signs Of Bed Bugs In Your Harmony Home
Bed bugs are tiny but can travel long distances in luggage or on clothes. The most common way people attract these pests is by picking them up in infested locations and bringing them back after a trip. When they invade your house, they spread to other rooms and bite anywhere people sleep.
Inspecting hotel rooms, keeping belongings off public floors, and cleaning luggage before entering your house are the best ways to avoid infestations. But these pests are excellent hiders, so they're often hard to see. Fortunately, there are easy-to-spot signs of bed bugs in your Harmony home, including:
- Feces appear as reddish-brown, semi-liquid spots on mattresses and bedding.
- Bed bug bites appear as small lines or clusters of red welts.
- Bed bugs shed skin during five developmental stages, leaving them on surfaces.
- Eggs are tiny but visible, appearing pearl-white.
- Bed bugs produce musty or sweet-smelling pheromones.
Lake Norman Pest Control experts know how to find bed bugs and get them out of your home. We'll inspect your house to find hiding spots and provide treatment that allows us to get to hard-to-reach spaces. Our follow-up guarantee includes another visit a week after the initial treatment to reinspect your home, ensuring these pests are gone. Call us today if you see signs of bed bugs in your home, and get started on our bed bug control services in Harmony.
Can Roaches In Your Harmony Home Really Make You Sick?
Roaches are unattractive animals to have in your home. They aren't inherently dangerous but live in unsanitary environments and pick up various pathogens on their bodies.
These pests are nocturnal, only coming out at night. As a result, you might not see the roaches living in your house. If you see any during the day, the nest might be overcrowded, a sign of a severe infestation.
When roaches crawl around your home, they leave various pathogens on surfaces. The most common way people get sick is by ingesting contaminated food. Some of the illnesses roaches can pass to people include:
- Fever and pain caused by food poisoning
- Severe diarrhea and dehydration
- Stomach flu
- Intestinal infection
These pests can also cause illnesses by leaving their saliva, droppings, and urine around your house, potentially causing allergies and asthma symptoms. The best way to avoid these problems is to seal potential entry points, but roaches can enter tiny crevices, making it hard to keep them out.
Lake Norman Pest Control is your best option when roaches invade your Harmony home. We'll inspect your house to find where these creatures are hiding and use the best treatments to get rid of cockroaches. Contact us today to learn how we can solve your pest problems.
How And Why Centipedes Find Their Way Into Your Harmony Home
Centipedes aren't dangerous but can be nuisances. They seldom bite except when handled, potentially causing pain and swelling. These nocturnal creatures are fast movers and fantastic hiders, making them hard to find when they invade Harmony homes.
The two main reasons centipedes invade houses are for warmth and prey. Like most pests, centipedes look to elude cold weather by entering warm buildings through tiny holes or gaps in the exterior. They're attracted to dark and moist areas where they can avoid detection and are drawn to homes by insects.
When centipedes enter homes, they look for hiding spots during the day and hunt for prey at night. Some of the places centipedes hide inside buildings include:
- Under concrete
- Behind walls
- In drains
- Inside boxes
- In crawl spaces
Their speed and hiding abilities make centipede infestations hard to eliminate. At Lake Norman Pest Control, our technicians will find their hiding spots and remove all centipedes in your house. We offer preventative treatment to deter future infestations and can return monthly for continued protection. Let us know if centipedes are a problem in your Harmony home.
Contact The Professionals At The First Sign Of Fleas In Your Harmony Home
Fleas are a common problem in Harmony yards. They're carried onto properties by wild animals and jump on dogs and cats to gain entry into homes. Once inside, they'll bite pets and residents, potentially passing illnesses.
These invaders usually bite dogs and cats but will bite people if animals aren't around. Fortunately, you can follow some flea prevention tips to keep them out of your Harmony home, including:
- Give dogs and cats year-round flea medication
- Vacuum your floors frequently
- Wash bedding materials regularly
- Keep rodents and wild animals off your property
- Bathe dogs and cats regularly
It's hard to tell if your pets have picked up these fleas while outside, so you might accidentally invite them into your home. Lake Norman Pest Control professionals have the tools to find fleas in your house and eliminate infestations. We'll provide tips to prevent future infestations, and return regularly to check your home for fleas and other pests. Call us today to get started on our flea control services in Harmony.