Charlotte, NC Pest Control
If you suspect that a pest has infiltrated your home or commercial building, there's no need to panic. Charlotte is known for its humid summers and cold winters, so it's not unusual for things like mosquitoes and termites to flourish here. Once you know what to look out for, you can call Superior Pest Management for a thorough inspection.
You expect a few mosquitoes to be around in the summer, but if it gets to the point where you can't do anything in your backyard because of them, you'll want us to exterminate them. These pests don't just give you itchy bites; they can transmit viruses like the West Nile virus and the Zika virus and cause people to suffer from conditions like malaria and yellow fever.
First of all, mosquitoes are attracted to properties with a lot of shady, grassy spots. They dwell in trees, shrubs, tall grasses, and even weed overgrowth. They breed in areas of standing water, so if there's a pond nearby or you have a pool, rain collection system, or birdbath, these are prime targets. Mosquitoes can lay their eggs even in flowerpots, and they breed rapidly. You can trust us to exterminate them from the eggs to the larvae to the adults.
Charlotte is home to one of the most destructive pests in the world: the subterranean termite. This pest requires moist soil to live in, so its colonies are always underground. From there, it tunnels up to any wet or decayed wood structure that's touching the soil and feeds on it, eventually hollowing it out. By building mud tubes, made from saliva and feces, it will reach any wood that's above ground level. It swarms in the spring, developing winged termites that go out and find new food sources. Because the subterranean termite is a secretive creature, we can only go by mud tubes, discarded wings, and damaged wood when determining if they're present.
There are two principal ways of eliminating subterranean termites: the baiting system and the barrier treatment. We can install containers filled with organic material that has been laced with a slow-acting poison, or we can spray the perimeter of your property with a termiticide, creating a repellent barrier.
Wildlife can cover everything from rodents to squirrels, raccoons, skunks, and opossums. Food and warmth are usually the only reasons why any wildlife would want to enter your home, so it's important to inspect your property for any holes or cracks in your roof, basement, exterior, and pipes. Rats and mice, in particular, should not be underestimated, as they can squeeze through a hole as small as a dime.
The dangers posed by wildlife are numerous. Some will gnaw your wood, chew up the electrical wiring, and tear at cardboard, fiberglass insulation, and other soft materials to build their nests. Nests, especially birds' nests, in turn, pose a fire hazard. Rodents and other creatures are known to carry bacteria and disease, which can be transmitted through their feces, urine, and saliva. Our team will trap these creatures humanely, exterminating only as a last resort, and afterward remove the nests and sanitize the area.
Superior Pest Management has been serving the Charlotte area since 1997, so we've virtually seen it all. After the inspection, we'll provide a free estimate for service. Call us to get started!