A pest infestation can be both a confusing and stressful situation for homeowners and businesses in Lansdale, PA. Unless you have extensive knowledge of pest biology, it can be difficult to try to discern what is fact or fiction from all of the information available on the internet. That’s why we created this simple guide to answer the common questions you may have when trying to search for an exterminator in Lansdale and Montgomery County.
What is pest control?
Pest Control vs. Extermination
One of the first questions that comes to mind might be about figuring out the difference between pest control and extermination. Extermination is becoming an antiquated term, referring to a historically used method that focuses on eliminating and killing bugs. The term “extermination” often refers to an approach that is heavily reliant on chemicals and harsh pesticides for treatment. The industry has since shifted to the terms like “pest control,” “pest management,” or “pest solutions.” These terms refer to a more modern approach to pest management that focuses on addressing the cause of pest problems rather than only treating symptoms as most exterminators do. Pest management is reliant on scientific advancements and new tools and tactics to successfully control and manage pest populations. Older methods such as fogging and bombing for cockroaches have now replaced with efficient baiting systems. Interior baseboard treatments using pesticides throughout the home for routine maintenance has been replaced with targeted treatments on an “as needed” basis. Sophisticated pest knowledge allows companies such as Cooper Pest Solutions to treat for pests with small quantities of highly focused applications for minimal exposure. Why search for an exterminator in Lansdale when you can work with the best pest control company in Montgomery County?
How can I choose the best pest control near me?
At this point, you’ve determined that you need pest control to solve your infestation. The initial problem when trying to choose a pest control company is figuring out where you will find the best fit. By the “best fit,” we mean that the program or service you choose matches up with your specific pest meets your expectations, and can deliver quality service.
Is Cooper the best fit for you? We provide services for your toughest pest problems with one-time, pest-specific programs as well as annual home services to protect your home from over 20 pests. Our service area is across New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. Cooper provides treatments for clients at residential homes and commercial properties including property management, FDA facilities, healthcare facilities, multi-family housing, and dormitories.
Are you looking for a Wood Destroying Insect Report or heated bed bug treatments? In these cases, you may not be a good fit. To learn more about the services we do not provide, read our blog post linked here.
What pests are common in Lansdale, PA?
There are a large variety of common pests around the Lansdale, PA area. Below are some of the pests you are most likely to encounter this summer.
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The 2017 summer season has brought tick activity that is significantly higher than previous years. You may have heard a lot in the media and across the internet about Lyme disease and Powassan Virus as a result. Tick-borne illnesses are a concern when it comes to the health of your family and pets, especially in your yard. Cooper offers a Tick Control Program to help combat the likelihood that you will get bitten.
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When you think about summer, what is the first pest that comes to mind? Most likely you think of mosquitoes. Those itchy welts can ruin your time spent outside at barbeques, family gatherings, and enjoying your backyard. Luckily, Cooper offers a unique Bite-Free Mosquito Program for effective mosquito control in Lansdale. Our service varies from other companies because of our dedication to remaining as chemically conservative as possible. Most lawn care and pest control companies will treat your entire law with harsh chemicals instead of targeting the areas that mosquitos enter and creating a barrier to entry around your property like the Bite-Free Mosquito Program does.
Stinging insects include yellow jackets, hornets, paper wasps, and mud wasps (often called mud daubers). Summer is the prime time for these pests to make their appearance around your home, making their presence known by creating nests and free flying. Do you know what stinging insect you have? Correctly identifying the pest is your first step towards wasp nest removal.
Yellow jackets create nests in the ground or live in the wall voids of your home. Their nest will not be visible to the naked eye, so it’s important to look out for their activity. Are you seeing yellow and black insects flying in and out of the ground? This is most likely a yellow jacket infestation.
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Hornets create large, gray, football-shaped nests high up in trees or sheltered areas such as the eaves of your home. They become more aggressive as the season ends so it’s advised that you get treatment as soon as possible.
Paper wasps create nests that look like upside down honeycombs in an umbrella shape. For that reason, they are often referred to as “umbrella nests.” These pests are less aggressive than other stinging insects but have the capacity to sting if their feel that their nest is in danger. Swift action for nest removal is advised for your safety.
Mud wasps, also called mud daubers, are another type of stinging insect that you may find on your property during the summer. Mud wasps are easily identified by their nests that resemble long tubes lined up next to each other or like a glob of mud was thrown at your home. They are solitary wasps meaning that they do not live in large populations. Although they are less likely to sting, they can sting if they feel in danger. Cooper can remove their nest to give you peace of mind.
Wasp nest removal and stinging insect services are available for Lansdale, PA clients. It is imperative that you contact a pest control professional as soon as possible to avoid possible stings, which have the ability to result in allergic reactions. Do not try to treat stinging insect nests on your own. Attempting to remove the nest without professional tools and in depth knowledge of stinging insect biology will likely force the pests to create a new nest on your property. This makes it even more difficult for a pest control company to treat. Call us at 1-800-949-2667 today for same day or next day service.
Cooper provides targeted treatments for nuisance ant and carpenter ant control. There are service options for year round coverage as well as one-time treatments with a 90 day guarantee.
Carpenter ants are wood-boring insects that create their nests by chewing through wood. The most common misconception is that they eat wood. Carpenter ants make their way through wood by chewing a pathway and regurgitation the shavings. Evidence of carpenter ant activity can be seen with small piles of wood shavings, called frass. Cooper’s unique carpenter ant service aims at treating these pests.
Pavement ants are small ants that live in between sidewalk slabs and cracks of the pavement in your driveway. They create small hills out of dirt in between these cracks to create their nests.
Odorous House Ants
Odorous house ants are very small black ants that you are likely to find in your bathroom or kitchen. They make their way into your home through exposed cracks and crevices or open windows. They get their name because of the strong smell of coconut they exude when crushed.
Both pavement ants and odorous house ants fall under the category of “nuisance ants.” Our treatment for these pests can be a one-time application or featured in our year-round home services.
Cooper's One-Time Ant Control Service targets small nuisance ants and eliminates the populations in your kitchen, bathroom, or any other area they are being seen. We will create a protective barrier home by applying treatments to the exterior foundation of your home. In addition, gel baiting will be placed in discrete areas where ant activity is high indoors. Common placements for gel bait include window frames, pipe chases, and base boards.
If you are seeing large black ants, this is likely carpenter ant activity. Carpenter ant services cannot be scheduled online. Learn more about our carpenter ant services here.
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You know you have carpenter bees when you see large bees flying around in erratic patterns, dipping, and diving with no clear path. Carpenter bees are solitary insects that drill into wood, typically unfinished or exposed, to create their nest and lay their eggs. Our carpenter bee treatments are targeted applications that remove carpenter bees for the season. Additional coverage can extend to the next season.
Why should I choose Cooper Pest Solutions?
Cooper Pest Solutions is not a large corporate chain. We are a family-run business that serves clients in the communities we live in and give back to. We provide pest control in Montgomery County including Lansdale. Our technicians are familiar with the area and therefore can understand your needs as a local client.
Cooper Family (left to right): Sybil Cooper, Dr. Richard Cooper, Phil Cooper, Laura Cooper
Cooper Pest Solutions is the second generation, family owned and operated the company. Customer service expert and author Phil Cooper along with his brother, Doctor of Entomology Richard Cooper dedicate every day to providing the highest quality pest management services. This is the thread that keeps the organization together, focusing on fulfilling this value since the company’s inception in 1955. Visit our Cooper History page to learn more about our company history.
Cooper Pest Solutions is a highly decorated pest control company serving Lansdale and earning prestigious awards each year. Some of our awards include the Angie’s List Super Service Award, the Best of Bucks County in The Courier Times and The Intelligencer, NJBiz Best Places to Work, NJBIZ Business of the Year in the 51-100 Employees Category, Home Advisor Elite Service Award, and more. To view our additional accolades, visit our awards page here.
How can I get started?
We’re here to help! Give us a call today at 1-800-949-2667 or fill out the contact form on the right side of this page. Now is the time to enjoy exceptional service from the best pest control company in Lansdale!
Are you looking for wasp nest removal, yellow jacket nest removal, hornet nest removal, or mice control, order your service online today and get service the same day or next day!