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An Interview with Adam Witt

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Tell us a little bit about your company and its foundation.

Witt Pest Management is Pittsburgh's oldest and most advanced pest control company. For more than a century, we have been protecting the health and property of businesses and homeowners throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area. As a family-owned and operated company, our team is dedicated to meeting the needs of our customers with the highest level of personalized, quality service.

My great-grandfather, Harry L. Witt started Witt Pest Management in 1908 with a simple business philosophy ? give people the best service possible at a fair price and you've got a good chance for success. More than 100 years later, our philosophy is still the same. We have become industry leaders in productivity and innovation, taking the practice of traditional pest control and evolving the concept by emphasizing "pest management," a more proactive and holistic approach to monitoring and managing real and potential pest problems at commercial facilities and residences

In general, what are some simple ways to prevent the presence of pests in my home?

  • Keep your kitchen clean and always clean up crumbs, spills, and food debris

  • Take trash out regularly and store it in bins with lids that close tightly

  • Secure all windows with screens and make sure to keep doors closed unless they have screens as well

  • Trim back bushes and shrubs so they do not touch the side of the home

  • Keep grass mowed to avoid pests such as ticks from hiding in tall grass

  • Look for any gaps or openings and seal them with caulking, steel wool, or hire a licensed contractor for more extensive repairs.​

  • ​Is my outdoor lighting increasing the amount of insects surrounding my house

  • ​Outdoor lighting can attract flying insects. The best kind of lighting to use on your home's exterior is yellow fluorescent, yellow LED lights, or sodium vapor lights NOT mercury vapor - and mount them in a manner that minimizes the light from shining into your home.

Are there any household products I can use to rid my home of pests?​

We always recommend contacting a licensed pest management professional rather than doing it yourself with store-bought products. If you had electrical issues and needed to rewire your house, would you go to hardware store to buy the equipment and parts you need or call an electrician? Same principle applies with pest control.

Is there anything I can do to my lawn or the exterior of home to prevent the presence of rodents?

Rodents like dense vegetation for harborage, so be sure your lawn is well maintained and not overgrown. Also look for any openings such as along your garage and entrance door and install door sweeps if necessary, if there are gaps.

​What is the best way for people to reach you or your company?

​Go to our website "www.WittPM.com".

 

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