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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?

How Did I Get Bed Bugs?

How Did I Get Bed Bugs? We get a ton of calls asking this very question “How Did I Get Bedbugs”. Unfortunately, I am not able to give you a definitive answer to where they came from, but I can tell you the top places that you would pick them up and transfer them [...]

By |2019-02-04T16:24:49+00:00February 4th, 2019|Bed Bugs, Bed Bugs Treatment, Bug Tips & Tricks|Comments Off on How Did I Get Bed Bugs?

Bed Bug Treatments Is Cheaper Always Better

  Bed Bug Treatments, Is cheaper always better?   I won’t lie, I’m cheap.  If I have a problem, and I cannot take care of this problem by myself, I will search for a contractor.  If I can find a contractor, we will call this guy “Contractor A” to do a service for $10,000 dollars [...]

By |2019-01-31T15:37:16+00:00January 31st, 2019|Bed Bugs Treatment|Comments Off on Bed Bug Treatments Is Cheaper Always Better

What Caused The Pittsburgh Stink Bug Outbreak?

What Caused The Pittsburgh Stink Bug Outbreak I have been in the exterminating industry for 25 years now. I never saw a stink bug until 2011 or 2012. They came out of nowhere, one day we didn’t have them and the next we were polluted. I can remember the first year of the outbreak, people’s [...]

By |2019-07-02T14:57:13+00:00January 28th, 2019|Pest Control|Comments Off on What Caused The Pittsburgh Stink Bug Outbreak?

What Caused The Pittsburgh Bed Bug Epidemic?

  That’s an excellent question, and unfortunately there are probably 500 different answers all of which are correct in their own way.  In my professional opinion a lot of it, rather, most of it has to do with folks travelling.  Whether that be to an exotic destination, going to a relative’s house, or having guests [...]

By |2019-02-04T16:27:29+00:00January 25th, 2019|Bug Tips & Tricks|Comments Off on What Caused The Pittsburgh Bed Bug Epidemic?

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

  Every single day when the phone at Spectrum Pest Control starts ringing, I can guarantee I will be taking a call that will be plagued with a multitude frantic homeowner right here in Pittsburgh, all of which are asking the same question: “How do I get rid of bed bugs?!” and every single time [...]

By |2019-03-07T20:06:35+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Bed Bugs Treatment, Bug Tips & Tricks, Pest Control|Comments Off on How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

Helpful Tips for Preventing Bed Bugs

Most of our customers don’t even know what a bed bug looks like let alone how they can prevent an infestation. If they knew how bad the bed bug epidemic has gotten around Pittsburgh, it would make their skin crawl. I have been in this industry for twenty-five years and up until about ten years [...]

By |2019-01-24T14:57:17+00:00January 21st, 2019|Bed Bugs Treatment, Bug Tips & Tricks|Comments Off on Helpful Tips for Preventing Bed Bugs

How to Tell the Difference Between Carpenter Ants and Termites

Carpenter Ants or Termites? How to Tell the Difference You think you may have a pest chomping on the wood frame of your home. But you can’t decide if you have a termite problem or an ant problem. The bad news is that both can be destructive to your home. But it is important to [...]

By |2019-01-21T20:12:24+00:00January 17th, 2019|Insect Control|Comments Off on How to Tell the Difference Between Carpenter Ants and Termites

How To Keep Mice Out of Your Home This Winter

How To Keep Mice Out of Your Home This Winter Fall is here, leaves are falling, and it is starting to get cold outside. Here at Spectrum Pest Control, we refer to this season as mouse season. No need to burn the house down or move the family out. Mice are the most common rodent pest, [...]

By |2019-01-23T14:19:39+00:00October 17th, 2018|Rodent Control|Comments Off on How To Keep Mice Out of Your Home This Winter