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Can Mice in the House Make You Sick?

Most homeowners, whether you've escaped to the wide open country or are nestled in the bustling city, learn how to handle the occasional mouse or rodent visitor. While mouse sightings are often unsettling, can they pose any actual problems? It's easiest to just get rid of the mouse as painlessly and quickly as possible, but [...]

By |2019-06-11T14:18:37+00:00June 10th, 2019|Pest Control, Rodent Control|Comments Off on Can Mice in the House Make You Sick?

Year-Round Pest Control, Do I Need It?

  Benefits of Year-Round Pest Control Maintenance I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve had a conversation with someone explaining the benefits to our regular quarterly service only to be brushed off and insisting on a one-time treatment.  Trust me, I get it, most people think I’m just a salesman on the phone trying [...]

By |2019-05-16T16:43:41+00:00April 1st, 2019|Pest Control|Comments Off on Year-Round Pest Control, Do I Need It?

Why Do I Have Ants In My Home?

  Why Do I Have Ants In My Home? Here at Spectrum Pest Control, we know that the end of winter and warmer weather brings many things, one of which is ants. We can practically set our calendar to it. Our business goes from zero to one hundred in a matter of days. Insects behave [...]

By |2019-05-16T16:42:45+00:00March 26th, 2019|Pest Control|Comments Off on Why Do I Have Ants In My Home?

Why Do I Have Ants In My Kitchen

  Why Do I Have Ants In My Kitchen Its been a long cold winter in Western Pennsylvania. It is now early April and the seasons are changing. We are starting to get our first signs of spring. I know that the phone at Spectrum Pest Control is going to start ringing off the hook. [...]

By |2019-03-19T16:42:07+00:00March 19th, 2019|Pest Control|Comments Off on Why Do I Have Ants In My Kitchen

Spectrum Pest Control Featured on Redfin

Redfin, a real estate brokerage company, recently reached out to us at Spectrum Pest Control for an expert opinion on stink bugs and how to get them out of your home. Check out our collaboration with Redfin here - https://www.redfin.com/blog/common-household-pests At Spectrum, we do our best to provide you with the most up to date [...]

By |2019-02-26T19:08:46+00:00February 26th, 2019|Bug Tips & Tricks, Pest Control, Stink Bugs|Comments Off on Spectrum Pest Control Featured on Redfin

How Do I Stop Bee’s from Getting into my Home?

How Do I Stop Bee’s from Getting into my Home? I’ll be honest here, you can’t.  Short of throwing an impenetrable dome over your home, there is absolutely nothing you can do to prevent this from happening.  I have seen customers waste literally thousands of dollars having a professional company come in and seal up [...]

By |2019-05-16T16:51:57+00:00February 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Do I Stop Bee’s from Getting into my Home?

Why Are Bed Bugs So Hard To Kill?

  Get Rid of Bed Bugs Bed bugs are the hardest insect to control, even for the professionals. DDT was a widely used insecticide in the 40s and 50s. It reduced their population for years until the bed bugs started to develop a resistance towards it around 1960. The EPA was already phasing DDT out [...]

By |2019-03-07T20:03:17+00:00February 15th, 2019|Bed Bugs|Comments Off on Why Are Bed Bugs So Hard To Kill?

What Do Carpenter Ants Eat?

  Do Carpenter Ants Eat Wood? Surprisingly, carpenter ants are a wood destroying insect but, unlike termites, they do not actually eat the wood in your home. They will tear the wood apart to make a new home. Carpenter ants typically feed off parts from other insects and nectar. They are also known to eat [...]

By |2019-05-16T17:09:43+00:00February 11th, 2019|Pest Control|Comments Off on What Do Carpenter Ants Eat?

Why do I have bees in the winter?

  Why do I have bees in the winter?   It’s not a very common problem, but it is a problem none the less.  You’ve probably seen it on your home and not even realized what was happening. It will happen sometime in the early fall or late summer where a couple bee’s or a [...]

By |2019-02-05T16:12:15+00:00February 5th, 2019|Pest Control|Comments Off on Why do I have bees in the winter?