Controlling Pests In Bay Village
Pest Control in Bay Village, OH is pretty unique compared to other areas. Did you know that Westlake, Bay Village and Avon Lake used to be one territory? For this discussion, we will include Avon Lake too. They have fairly similar homes and likewise similar critters.
Homes With Crawlspaces
Cape cod homes spread the length of many streets. Many of them having a crawlspace instead of a basement. Pest problems occur when screens that vent these empty spaces break. Consequently, mice sneak their way in. Smaller creatures crawl in too. A dark crawlspace is like living under a rock. Lots of insects like to live under rocks. Earwigs, and potato bugs for example. You surely have some sort of insects living down in the crawl. Eventually something will pop up inside the living space. This is usually a spider or centipede hunting for those rock-dwellers. Depending on the crawlspace you can find some crazy amounts of spiders. Some are glazed over with webs. Other spaces breed those large well-fed types.
There are also a lot of slab homes in Avon Lake and Bay Village. These homes primarily have problems with small ants. They unknowingly begin outside. Ant colonies mature into super colonies underneath patios, sidewalks and driveways. Then secondary nests start to branch off. All of a sudden, their feeding range expands into your home! If your house has cracks in the driveway, a sidewalk leading around the home, or a landing pad for outdoor living, you can get ants. The problem being that a lot of these ants set up multiple nests. They can also have multiple queens. You may knock the problem nest out, only to realize they keep popping up year after year. That’s because you missed a nest. So they keep bringing the troops back to your home.
Bay Village: Tree City USA
What does it mean for pests?
Following a big thunderstorm, take a cruise through Bay. You’ll instantly notice all the branches littering the ground. You won’t see half as much storm damage in surrounding towns though. In conclusion, the entire town appears to sit under a canopy of towering trees. Bay Village and Avon Lake, OH are respectively Tree Cities by the Arbor Day Foundation.
So how does this relate to pests? Well for instance, a lot of termites eat peoples homes in Bay. Keep in mind that termite populations here are quite mild compared to down South. In the past two years most termite infestations that we find come from Bay Village.
Another nasty wood destroying insect is the carpenter ant. This is our most popular insect pest control service in Bay Village. Obviously with so many trees, you’ll be finding these big black ants around too.
Residents call us for mice more than anything else. Its a good ecosystem for mice. They have so many tree nuts to feed on. Diagnosing a mouse infestation is fun for us in Bay Village. Many homes are unique. They can squeeze into some funny spots of these homes. If you find that you have mice, give us a call. Its pretty much our specialty!