No matter what type of pest you have, ASAP Pest Control follows the same basic protocol: Inspection, Exclusion, and Monitoring. During Inspection, we determine what type of pest you have, how bad the infestation is, and what needs to be done. Exclusion is the actual insect control. We start with the least risky and most environmentally friendly methods. If those don’t work, we move on to more intensive methods like pesticide spraying. Monitoring helps us ensure your home remains free of pests.
We have helped many of our customers throughout London and surrounding areas with insect control over the years, which includes pest control against the following insects:
Earwigs are both nocturnal and omnivorous. While they can help homeowners by eating other pests like maggots or aphids, they also like to eat the plants in people’s gardens. Earwigs like to live in damp and dark places, so they will sometimes turn up in basements or woodpiles. They are especially likely to wander into people’s houses during the summer and can thus turn up in clothing, food, or even beds.
Centipedes are not insects; they belong to a different class, Chilipoda. Seventy species live in Canada. The house centipede is the only species that habitually lives in people’s houses; other centipedes generally stay outdoors. Centipedes are considered more nuisances than major pests, but they are venomous, and the larger ones can bite people. A centipede’s bite can cause pain and swelling similar to that of a bee sting.
Like centipedes, millipedes are not actually insects. They belong to the class Diplopoda, and there are over 6,000 species worldwide. Millipedes usually eat dead and decaying plants, but they will eat the leaves and stems of young plants. Millipedes also like tubers, flower bulbs, and potatoes. They will sometimes wander into people’s houses in the late fall while looking for a warm place where they can spend the winter.
Fleas are tiny, wingless, parasitic insects that suck blood from mammals and birds. In the process, they can transmit diseases like typhus and parasites like tapeworms. An animal, especially a small animal like a kitten, can develop anaemia if they are bitten by lots of fleas. Some animals and people are allergic to flea saliva and thus develop a rash after being bitten. In many parts of Canada, fleas are most active from early August to early October.
Ground beetles belong to the family Carabidae, and there are 800 species in Canada. While some eat weeds and insect pests and are thus beneficial, others eat the seeds from plants being raised as crops. Other ground beetles can destroy wood or infest food or clothing. Large numbers of ground beetles will sometimes invade people’s homes.
There are many fly species, and the ones that are most likely to pester people in London, or infest their homes include houseflies, mosquitoes, filter flies, cluster flies, and bluebottles. House flies are a problem, for they can transmit diseases including tuberculosis, salmonella, dysentery, and cholera. They can also carry parasitic worms. Flies often like to eat rotten meat, garbage, and other waste materials. Flies contaminate food with any pathogens that they picked up from their meal of garbage or rotten meat.
How ASAP Pest Control Can Help
ASAP Pest Control are experienced pest control technicians who have extensive knowledge of local household pests. They will visit your home and perform a thorough evaluation in order to provide you with the best solution for your unique pest control problem – ensuring your home remains pest free over time.
For comprehensive insect control for your home or business, contact the local professionals. Contact ASAP Pest Control today for more information about our pest management services.