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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 [...]

By |2019-01-28T15:59:30+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

Types of Spiders to Look Out For in PA

The dreaded spider, I’ve seen 250 pound grown men scream like little girls running into an unexpected spider in their house.  I’ve seen it because I’m that grown man, and I just like you didn’t like these little (and sometimes rather large) spiders anywhere near me.  Believe it or not, after years of working in [...]

By |2018-12-30T09:24:44+00:00June 25th, 2018|Blog, Insect Control, Pest Control|Comments Off on Types of Spiders to Look Out For in PA

How to Remain Pest-Free In 2018

How to Remain Pest-Free In 2018 Anyone who has ever had the unfortunate experience of an insect and/or rodent problem in the Pittsburgh area is all too familiar with the amount of energy, money, stress, and time that it takes to deal with these issues.  If you’re one of the few homeowners in the [...]

By |2018-12-30T09:24:44+00:00May 8th, 2018|Blog, Insect Control, Pest Control|Comments Off on How to Remain Pest-Free In 2018

The lady bug… or is it the Asian beetle

The Ladybug… or is it the Asian beetle? Introduction of the Asian Lady Beetle It seems kind of funny when you look at these harmless looking insects’ knowing that they were actually introduced by the Department of Agriculture into the United States as an agent of biological control.  They’re a known predator of scale [...]

By |2018-12-30T09:24:44+00:00May 1st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on The lady bug… or is it the Asian beetle

Benefits of Professional Bee Removal

Benefits of Professional Bee Removal The importance of bees cannot be overstated.  Whether you like them or not, bees are responsible for pollinating roughly 1/3 of all the foods that we eat.  Unfortunately, these incredible little creatures are dying off at alarmingly high rates.  Once they’ve built and established their hives, it can be [...]

By |2018-12-30T09:24:44+00:00March 14th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Benefits of Professional Bee Removal