Flea problems are not limited to homes that have pets. Squirrels, raccoons, rodents and other wildlife traveling through trees and yards can drop fleas off anywhere. The key to flea control is knowledge of their biology. Certain stages of their life cycle can resist the effects of insecticides.
The right product in the right place is necessary to have any chance of gaining control. A VerdeScapes licensed inspector can assess a home and yard to identify sources and harborage areas as well as areas conducive to flea infestations, and then design a comprehensive treatment program.
Then a trained specialist with a variety of products performs an initial treatment for fleas. Applications are tailored to each structure and yard based on infestation level, host availability and environmental conditions.
A customized maintenance program performed by a trained specialist allows preventative products to be applied in applications in specific areas outside the home to reduce flea populations.
Ticks. A blood feeding external parasite of mammals, birds and reptiles, ticks are important vectors of disease causing agents. They attach firmly to their host, feed slowly and may go unnoticed for several days while feeding. As a result, ticks transmit the widest variety of pathogens of any blood sucking arthropod. Some human diseases of interest include Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Mosquito control manages the population of mosquitoes to reduce their damage to human health, economies, and enjoyment. Mosquito control is a vital public-health practice throughout the world because mosquitoes spread many diseases, such as malaria and the Zika virus.
Ants have become the number one pest in homes and structures around the country. Fire ants, carpenter ants, sugar ants, rover ants, pavement ants, acrobat ants, leaf cutter ants and many more. Ants can cause damage to lawns, plants, wood and food. Some can bite and sting causing health problems. They are very resourceful and can adapt to changing environments. Their populations can explode in short periods of time in and around your home. They can be very difficult to control without knowledge of the biology of the particular ant being dealt with. It is common to have problems with several different types of ants at one time.
Our Ant Control will send a highly trained specialist to the home to perform an initial treatment targeted for the current ant problem as well as protecting the home from other ants and additional pest pressure. Sentinel specialists are trained in the habits and biology of all the types of ants. Our ongoing maintenance program will allow our specialists to apply fresh baits and liquid barriers to protect the home and property from ants and other pests.