Fox Chapel, PA Pest Control Services

Pest Control In Fox Chapel, PA

Fox Chapel is a residential borough that provides its lucky residents with the best of two worlds - a rural atmosphere that is in close proximity to the great city of Pittsburgh, PA. Fox Chapel is a place that anyone should be proud to call home. The borough of Fox Chapel places a high value on the environment and preserving it. To help preserve this great community’s environment while still being able to protect people and property from the potentially damaging and dangerous pests, the professionals at Witt Pest Management offer exceptional pest control services. Our solutions are tough on pests but are not tough on people or the environment. Trust our QualityPro Certified company to take care of your Fox Chapel home’s pest control needs through our highly effective and comprehensive pest control services.

Residential Pest Control In Fox Chapel, PA

To eliminate pest problems in your Fox Chapel home, partner with Witt Pest Management. Our home pest control programs work to quickly eliminate current pest issues and provide the continuous protection needed to prevent future problems with insects and rodents inside of your Pennsylvania home. Our most comprehensive solution to pests is through our TopCare® Complete program. This program provides customers with protection from over 40 common household pests, easy and affordable payment plans, a thorough inspection, scheduled comprehensive treatments that are performed in the spring, summer, and fall, and priority service visits if needed in between our services visits at no additional charge to you! Other benefits to our TopCare® Complete program include pest proofing and clean-up services, exterior pest treatments, termite control and monitoring through the Sentricon® System with Always Active™, and a detailed report of the visit. Contact us today to learn why our TopCare® Complete program should be your top choice for protecting your home and family against pests.

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Commercial Pest Control Services in Fox Chapel, PA

While Fox Chapel prides itself on being a residential borough it is still important to know how Witt Pest Management can provide the services needed to protect Pittsburgh area businesses from being damaged by pests. At Witt, we defend businesses from pests with our commercial pest control services, which are completed through our SmartPM® program (Service Methods Achieving Responsible and Thorough Pest Management). Through this program, we are able to provide our commercial customers with industry-leading commercial pest control services and only use pesticides when it is absolutely necessary. Witt protects properties from pests by performing thorough inspections, properly identifying pests, implementing treatment measures, and positive interactions. Give us a call to learn more about our commercial pest control solutions.

 

Mice Prevention Tips for Fox Chapel, PA Residents

Let’s talk mice. In general, we all know that these small critters should be kept out of our homes at all costs. They spread disease, contaminate food, destroy personal property, and damage structural elements that can lead to fires and water damage. But do you really know how to keep them out of your home? If you are unsure, we have the answers! The professionals at Witt Pest Management want to offer you three easy, affordable ways that you can help to prevent mice from being attracted to your property and from finding their way inside of your home.

  1. Declutter your home and property. Remove piles of organic debris and construction materials from your yard. Inside, remove clutter from the attic, basement, and/or closets. Mice love to hide and nest inside of clutter.

  2. Inspect the exterior of your home. Sealing any cracks that are found big or small, in the foundation or exterior walls of your home.

  3. Keep food in plastic or glass air-tight containers or inside of the refrigerator. Pick-up any uneaten pet food in-between feedings and store dry pet food in containers with lids.

If mice ever become a problem inside of your home, eliminate them quickly with our rodent removal services here at Witt Pest Management. Our professionals can quickly get rid of mice from your home and keep them from returning year round.

 

How Termite Control Works in Fox Chapel, PA

Eliminating and preventing problems with termites on your Fox Chapel property couldn’t be easier. To protect your Fox Chapel property from invasive and damaging termites, the professionals at Witt highly recommend putting into place the Sentricon® with Always Active™. This system works to completely eliminate entire colonies from properties and remains in place to prevent future colonies from causing issues on your property or in your home. Witt is authorized to install and maintain this ground-breaking, eco-friendly system. Each station is loaded with Recruit® HD termite bait, which termites actually prefer over wood, and is immediately available to termites once they enter the stations. The bait is available 24/7 and is effective for many years. Additional benefits to choosing Witt and Sentricon® with Always Active™ include:

  • It only uses a small amount of ingredient which is embedded into the bait. It poses no hazards to groundwater.

  • No drilling digging or trenching is ever required to install Sentricon® with Always Active™.

  • It is the only termite product to receive the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award.

To get started protecting your property from termites, contact the Pittsburgh area termite control experts at Witt Pest Management today.

 

WARNING SIGNS OF BED BUGS IN FOX CHAPEL, PA

Bed bugs are parasitic insects that feed on the blood of humans at night by getting into their beds and other furniture. However, it can be difficult to identify the source of the infestation due to bed bugs’ small size and ability to access almost anywhere in the home. 

They’re also fast breeders, so the earlier you can identify an infestation in your Fox Chapel home, the faster you can take steps to stop them. Here are some of the warning signs you should be aware of so that you can identify a bed bug infestation early and stop it before it can grow out of control:

  • Brown or red spots or streaks appearing on your bedding, furniture, or walls 

  • Shed skins from bed bugs molting

  • Clusters of miniscule white eggs or egg shells

  • Waking up with numerous small bites around your extremities 

Identifying bed bug bites can also be challenging because they can initially resemble the bites of numerous other pests, especially mosquitoes. Bed bug bites typically appear as straight lines or small clusters of raised, red welts that emit a burning sensation and can create a rash around the affected area. However, different people have different reactions, with some not reporting any visible symptoms at all. 

These warning signs can appear practically anywhere inside the home, but you should pay special attention to your headboards, bedside tables, and wall junctions, in addition to your regular furniture and bedding.

Witt Pest Management offers specialty bed bug services for Fox Chapel residents and business owners. Our specialists know exactly what to look for and how to handle bed bug infestations of any shape or size. Our bed bug-detecting canines can sniff out bed bugs anywhere they might be in the house and find them with pin-point precision. We’ll comprehensively treat the bed bugs present and then make return visits afterward to eliminate any eggs that might have hatched. 

If bed bugs have gotten into your Fox Chapel home, don’t ignore the warning signs: contact the professionals at Witt Pest Management for a comprehensive bed bug treatment today.

 

TIPS TO AVOID MOSQUITOES IN FOX CHAPEL, PA

Mosquitoes are more than just a buzz kill. Their annoying buzzing and the itchy stings they leave behind are only the tip of the iceberg: mosquitoes spread some dangerous and even deadly diseases, and their bites should be avoided if at all possible. However, with such large swarms and the ability to fly, what’s to stop them from getting to your home?

The answer? In most cases, nothing. When it comes to mosquitoes, the only thing you can do is take steps to deter them from your yard and avoid giving them any incentive to stay. The biggest factor that attracts mosquitoes to a given property is the presence of pools of standing water that they can use as breeding pools.

Here are some general strategies you should use to mitigate mosquitoes around your Fox Chapel home as much as possible:

  • Eliminate sources of standing water around your yard like flower pots, tires, toys, etc.

  • Ensure that your gutters and drains are working properly to carry water away from the home

  • Treat any swimming pools or ponds with chemicals to prevent mosquitoes from using them for breeding.

  • Cut your grass frequently

  • Plant mosquito-deterring plants like citronella, marigold, lavender, and catnip around the yard

  • Have a year-round pest control strategy in place to stop mosquitoes and other pests

Unfortunately, while these steps can give your home a level of protection against mosquitoes by making your home as unappealing as possible, there is little you can do on your own to stop them if summer comes and mosquitoes move into your yard. You need a pest control company that can kill mosquitoes on your property today while helping prepare you to prevent them tomorrow. 

Are mosquitoes killing your buzz? Contact us today and one of our professional technicians can perform an extensive inspection of your property to identify the source of the infestation before misting the property to ensure as complete a treatment as possible. In a typical treatment schedule you receive repeat service every month to stop new mosquitoes from appearing, but we also offer one-time services for special occasions. 

Want to protect your Fox Chapel property from mosquitoes now and tomorrow? Contact Witt Pest Management today and find out how professional mosquito services can.

 

AVOIDING TICK DANGERS IN FOX CHAPEL, PA

Ticks are a dangerous and difficult-to-treat pests that thrive in Fox Chapel’s forests. In Fox Chapel, the two most common dangerous ticks are the Black Legged tick (or deer tick) and the Brown Dog Tick. Despite their names, both types of ticks are not picky about their blood meals, and will happily hop on the back of any mouse, squirrel, cat, or other woodland animal they find - and it is this behavior that usually takes them into residential areas. 

Ticks are known to transmit a number of dangerous diseases, including:

  • Lyme Disease

  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

  • Anaplasmosis

  • Bourbon Virus

  • Ehrlichiosis

  • Borrelia Miyamotoi

  • And more

The dangers ticks pose and the dangers they pose to your family and pets make them a hazard you can’t afford to allow around your home. Here are some tips to prevent ticks around your Fox Chapel property:

  • Mow the lawn regularly 

  • Trim back any vegetation away from the sides of the house 

  • Wear long-sleeve shirts and pants when spending long periods of time outdoors 

  • Avoid going into wooded areas around your property without proper clothing

  • Check your skin and clothing thoroughly for ticks before returning inside

  • Invest in flea & tick collars for your pets

  • Seal any cracks or holes in your home’s walls, roof, and foundations

Remember, ticks typically get into yards on the back of something else, so having a tick infestation in your yard could also be a warning sign that you might have other pest problems on your hands as well. This is part of why proper tick prevention also involves general pest prevention practices to be effective, such as removing potential food and water sources from the yard, keeping exterior trash sealed effectively, removing any clutter from the lawn, etc. 

Unfortunately, even the best prevention steps can sometimes fail. When that happens, don’t wait: contact the pest professionals at Witt Pest Management for help. We specialize in eliminating ticks, mosquitoes, bed bugs, and numerous other invasive pests from homes across Pennsylvania. If ticks have started biting around your property, don’t wait: call Witt now for a professional tick treatment.

 

KEEPING ANTS OUT OF YOUR FOX CHAPEL KITCHEN

In the spring and summer when temperatures soar, ants are an unfortunate part of life for Fox Chapel residents. There are dozens of recognized species of ants that call Pennsylvania home, but the most common inside Fox Chapel homes are acrobat ants, citronella ants, crazy ants, odorous house ants, pavement ants, and destructive carpenter ants.

While each ant carries its own unique behaviors and quirks, they all pose the same threat of getting into your stored food items and ruining them. Here are some good tips and strategies you should use to protect your kitchen against the ants marching into it:

  • Repair any cracks or tears in your home’s walls, roof, floor, and foundations

  • Make sure windows and doors are closing effectively and completely, install door sweeps 

  • Cut back any vegetation touching the sides of your home 

  • Mow the lawn often

  • Ensure your gutters and drains are working properly

  • Store outdoor garbage in sealed bins that ants cannot get inside

  • Do not leave out any food overnight, even pet food

  • Do not leave dirty dishes in the sink overnight

  • Clean up dropped crumbs and drink spills as soon as they happen

  • Wipe down the kitchen counters after each meal

  • Regularly inspect your home for any leaky pipes and have them fixed immediately 

  • Use dehumidifiers to decrease moisture levels throughout the home

Due to their small size and incredible ability to organize, ants can be difficult to prevent from getting inside and even more difficult to eliminate once they get in. If ants are still marching into your kitchen, it’s time to call the Fox Chapel’s ant professionals for help: Witt Pest Management. 

Contact us today and find out why professional ant treatment from Witt is the perfect solution for any ant problems you might be facing.