Ants are among the most commonly reported pests in the United States. Some species of ants can cause structural damage; however nuisance ants are just that, a nuisance. There are approximately 10 different types of ants that commonly infest homes and buildings in the Northeastern United States. Cooper Pest Solutions can provide you with a quality service plan that will greatly reduce the number of ants present in or around your home or business.
Sleeping tight won't keep the bed bugs from biting. These pests are great at setting up shop in our homes and sometimes even get into the places where we work and play. Luckily, you can see them—adult bed bugs are about the size of an apple seed. Immature bed bugs (nymphs) resemble the adults, but are much smaller and lighter in color. Unfortunately, they are really good at hiding out of sight in cracks and crevices near where we rest.
All they eat and drink is blood—from us. The experts at Cooper Pest Solutions literally wrote the playbook in the bed bug battle. If you suspect bed bugs, you want us there to help. Want to prevent bed bugs? We can help there too!
Carpenter ants often invade structures looking for water. Window sills, door frames, kitchens, and attics are all prone to infestation. In particular, water-damaged wood is at risk. Carpenter ants are wood destroying insects that chew through wood to create their nest, leaving sawdust behind. If you see large ants that are all black or have combinations of black, red, or orange on various parts of the body, you can assume that they are carpenter ants, and, at Cooper Pest Solutions, we can confirm your suspicions. Our experts can gain control of your buildings carpenter ant problems putting a stop to damage. We will suggest way to guard against future infections.
Carpenter bees cause damage to wood on homes and buildings by chewing tunnels in the wood to lay eggs. Carpenter bees are large in size and are black and yellow with a shiny black abdomen. These insects have erratic flight patterns, so often appear to be diving, darting, and chasing one another in mid-air. Cooper Pest Solutions can provide both preventative and reactionary services for your carpenter bee problem. Reactionary treatments will stop current activity and prevent it in the future. Preventative treatments are a proactive step to prevent carpenter bees around your home or business.
Cockroaches need no real introduction; they have one of the most infamous reputations of any pest. For most they immediately inspire disgust, and they also seem to be surprisingly hard to kill. These nocturnal pests are far more prevalent than most of us would like to believe, and it can be hard to gain control of an infestation. However, at Cooper we have the knowledge and skills to help you control your cockroach problem.
Fleas are small insects that live on animals such as cats and dogs. This means that they are often introduced to homes when a pet brings them in from the outside. These little insects can jump over 6 inches in the air and their bites cause itchy irritation. At Cooper we understand how distressing fleas and their bites can be for you and your pet, and our skilled technicians can help you to gain control of your flea problem.
Adorable to some and feared by others, mice are usually gray or tannish brown in color. Mice are prolific breeders, so populations can rapidly get out of control in your home or business. Mice are inquisitive animals and will readily investigate any changes in their environment. They have the ability to enter through very tiny cracks or gaps as small as a 1/4" to find food and warmth. Besides being irritating, mice can cause damage by chewing through electrical wires.
Millipedes look like small, grey worms, and like worms, they love moisture. They are classified as occasional invaders because they don′t thrive indoors since there is usually not much decaying organic matter to provide their food or enough moisture to support them. Millipedes will also curl up into a spiral shape when they feel threatened. These pests are entirely harmless, but Cooper′s skilled technicians can help you prevent them from becoming a nuisance in your home.
Pillbugs are actually a type of small crustacean. They are often found in damp places, like under a rock in your garden, and are best known for rolling up into little balls when they feel threatened. Most pillbugs won′t be able to survive indoors because there isn′t enough moisture for them, even though they do sometimes find their way inside in noticeable numbers. At Cooper Pest Solutions, we can help you deal with any invasions of pillbugs you may experience.
Silverfish are carrot-shaped and silver-grey in color. These odd looking pests love moisture, so they will often be encountered in basements and bathrooms where their flat bodies allow them to hide in extremely small spaces. Silverfish don′t need much food, but they do like to eat paper products and glue, so they are a potential source of damage to things like books. Silverfish can be difficult, but Cooper′s skilled technicians can help you gain control.
There are many different species of spiders that inhabit the northeast region of the United States. However, there are very few species that can do serious harm to humans. Spiders have eight legs and most species build webs to capture their prey. Spiders can infest homes and businesses and treatment is generally aimed in areas of low activity due to the fact that most are passive hunters and need their prey to be caught in their webs. Spiders are commonly found in basements and garages
Stinging Insects may be beneficial—doing everything from helping along pollination to keeping down the populations of other insects—but few things will put a damper on outdoor summer plans like fear of getting stung. Bees, wasps, and hornets will be aggressive in order to defend themselves and their nests, though sometimes it seems to us that they will sting for no reason at all. Cooper can help you protect your home and keep stinging insects of all different kinds from interfering with your outdoor plans.
Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs (stink bugs) will enter structures such as homes or offices in order to survive the cold winter months. Although stink bugs do not pose a risk to the structure or the health of the occupants, they are considered a nuisance due to the numbers in which they infest structures. Recently, we are seeing stink bug populations taking a firm root and entomologists are expecting in-home infestations to increase dramatically.
Termites are a common structure infesting pest that can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage. Because they rely on wood as their primary food source, termite colonies can become a major problem for wooden structures. Because of the potential damage and the complex techniques used to treat for termites, control is best left in the hands of a professional pest control operator. Cooper Pest Solutions offers three termite solutions, Termaware, Active Termite Management, and Sentricon, to best meet your termite needs.
Ticks are small blood-sucking arachnids that vary in color depending on the species. Generally 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch in size, ticks are often found on a host (either a person or family pet) feeding. Ticks are vectors of a number of diseases including Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Tularemia. Cooper Pest Solutions can provide you with an effective tick reduction service that will control Deer Ticks, Lone Star Ticks, and American Dog Ticks, reducing their numbers in and around the yard.
Wasps are very common and can be quite the nuisance. Cooper Pest Solutions' unique treatment program prevents wasps from building their nests on homes, decks, swing sets, storage sheds, etc. Areas that are prone to nests are treated using a material which repels wasps when they land, making the surface an undesirable location to build a nest. One treatment will prevent nest development for up to six months.