Pest Control services is a broad category. People classify services from wild life trapping to termite prevention all under the board group of pest control. While many may lump these together, state boards, special licensing, and even practical knowledge make each type of pest control service unique. Family Owned Pest Control hopes to provide a clear list of services that will cover the homeowner’s needs.

Pest Control Service Categories

Pest Control

General Pest Control will cover all of your common creepy crawly pests. This will vary by company but most general pest control practitioners will help with the following problem pests: ants, spiders, crickets, cockroaches, centipedes, millipedes, silverfish, earwigs, pill bugs, firebrats, and beetles. Some of your flying pests may also be covered but are much harder to control. Flying pests include: mosquitoes, house flies, bees, wasps, moths, and fruit flies. Some pests may require additional specific treatments this pest list includes scorpions, fleas, ticks, and bed bugs. If you are a consumer searching for a pest solution for any of the pest above then you will want a general pest control company. General pest control services listed above are for both residential and commercial needs.

Termite Control

Termites are not covered by general pest control. Termite control will require additional training and additional licensing. Under termite control companies you will also find those that are qualified to do Termite Home Inspections and Termite Warranties. Termite damage and termite repair may also require a builder’s license.

Bird Control

Depending on the state, bird control may require additional training and testing. Bird control methods includes netting, spikes, repellent, and poison. Controlling pest birds is a skill not practiced by all pest control companies. Search for a bird control company instead of a general pest control service. The Family Owned Pest Control Network does provide quality services that specialize in bird control, from pigeons to woodpeckers. Bats may be covered here or in wild control.

Rodent Control

Rodents vary in size. The smaller house mouse may be covered by many in general pest control. However, roof rats, gophers, squirrels, moles, possums, skunks, wild cats, and raccoons may not be covered in the general pest control section. If it’s bigger than a mouse then best to search for a family owned pest control service in the Rodent Control category.

Wildlife Control

Wildlife covers some the larger rodents and other animals. If the Texas Armadillo is bother you then wildlife control is what you need. Snakes are another problem covered here. Wildlife control methods include humane trapping and relocation, wildlife repellant techniques, wildlife removal, and wild life exclusions. These animal control professionals can assist in keeping dangerous and unwanted wildlife away from your family.

Mold and Mildew

Mold, mildew and weed control are often associated with pest control services as well. While theses mold, mildew, and weeds can be annoying and they do bug homeowners, these specialties are not in the scope of most pest management professionals. But because of their close relation you can still find professionals within the family owned pest control network in your area for each of these problems.