PEST LIBRARY

Pest Extermination Library

877-BUG-FREE offers an extensive pest extermination library to tackle even the worst infestations. Our exterminators service residential and commercial properties throughout Philadelphia, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. Book an appointment for any of the follow pest problems easily online through our 24/7 Schedule Service portal.

RODENTS

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Rats

Rats travel in packs to search for a consistent source of food. If they begin to build nests in your home they can not only multiply at an alarming rate, but can cause costly damage from gnawing at wiring.

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Mice

The house mouse is one of the most common rodent pests we see in homes & businesses due, in large part, to the frequency they mate and reproduce. Like their rat counterparts, gnawing is safety concern.

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Voles

Another pesty tunneling rodent, voles prefer areas with dense grassy fields, woodlands and gardens. We focus on human methods to control vole populations on your property.

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INSECTS

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Ants

Ants are social pests in constant search of food, water and shelter. While they are more of a nuisance than harmful, professional pest extermination tactics are necessary to remove the colony & treat the infestation.

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Cockroaches

Every home and business is susceptible to a cockroach infestation. They stop at nothing to find a place to feed and reproduce. Protect your property with a cockroach pest control appointment today.

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Boxelder Bugs

These nuisance insects gather in large numbers with infestation the greatest in mid to late fall when they’re looking to move indoors for warmth & protection. We offer customized treatment plans for your property.

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BITING / STINGING INSECTS

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Bed Bugs

These sneaky, blood-feeding insects are masters at hiding and reproducing. Suddenly, you’re facing a full-blown infestation in your home or business before you even knew there was an issue.

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Bees

We do not kill or harm bee species. Instead, we practice eco-friendly, highly effective bee removal and prevention. Our services include removing a bee hive from your roof, attic or attached property.

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Fleas

Introduced into your home by your pets, fleas are very tiny and are usually not detected until the infestation is uncontrollable. We offer products that eliminate the current infestation & control future outbreaks.

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Ticks

Ticks thrive in wooded areas and properties with overgrown grass & vegetation. Keeping your lawn neat & trimmed can lessen their presence, professional tick control is necessary to prevent infestation.

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Mosquitos

Not only are they a nuisance pest that can prevent you from enjoying your backyard, they are known to carry dangerous diseases. Seasonal mosquito spray helps to control their population.

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Mites

There are thousands of mite species, almost all of which are less than 1mm in length and very hard to detect! Common mites we control & eliminate include chiggers, bird mites, clover mites & dust mites.

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Spiders

While many spider species are harmless, their presence in your home or business can be very unsettling! An inspection allows our technicians to identify the root of the problem & treatment plan.

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Bald-Faced Hornet (Dolichovespula maculata).

Hornets

Hornets are extremely territorial and can be very dangerous for your family and pets. Professional removal and extermination services must be used when dealing with these predaceous pests.

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Wasps

We can remove a current wasp nest from your property – emergency services available. If necessary, our technicians will implement extermination methods to prevent nests and painful stings.

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Kissing (Assassin) Bugs

There are no pesticides specifically made to eliminate kissing bugs, (Assassin Bugs) making control & prevention the only options for this pest. 877-BUG-FREE offers tried & true methods for kissing bug control and prevention.

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FLYING INSECTS

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House Flies

There is more to house fly extermination than simply swatting the visible ones. We must first identify the places where they have laid their eggs for proper elimination.

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Cluster Flies

While they pose no serious threat or carry diseases, cluster flies congregate in large numbers and can be a serious headache for homeowners! We provide complete solutions to eliminate & prevent cluster flies.

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Drain Flies

As their name indications, drain flies feed off the organic matter inside kitchen and bathroom sink drains. They also use this dark, damp space to breed and lay their eggs.

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Fungus Gnats

Fungus gnats looks very similar to mosquitos, except the gnats do not bite. They live and reproduce in the damp rich soil of house plants or organic material (compost).

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Phorid Flies

These pesky flies are very difficult to control with any over the counter pesticide. The source of the infestation must be identified, commonly a clogged drain, broken pipe or sewer line.

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Fruit Flies

A fruit fly infestation occurs when they breed and develop inside drains, garbage disposals, trash cans and mop buckets. Females can lay about 500 eggs which quickly hatch (less than 24 hours!).

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INVASIVE INSECTS

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Spotted Lanternflies

This is one of the most invasive pest species to hit our area. They cause massive devastation to vineyards, farmlands & timber. Continuous treatment, reapplication & extermination is the only option. 

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha halys)

Stink Bugs

The best way to prevent a stink bug infestation in your home or commercial building is effective preventative measures. These include chemical products, as well as properly sealing all entry points in windows & doors.

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Emerald Ash Borer Beetle

A highly invasive insect known to have destroyed millions of Ash trees throughout the eastern United States and Southeastern Canada. Annual and/or seasonal insecticides must be applied to the soil or the tree to ward off these destructive pests.

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WILDLIFE

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Squirrels

These rodent pests are known to carry diseases and cause damage to  including insulation, wiring, woodwork and ceiling panels. We’ll identify the source of the infestation & remove the pests.

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Racoons

Racoons can be highly territorial and dangerous, especially if they’re raising young in or on your property. Removal & relocation should be handled by our professionals.

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Skunks

We humanely remove skunks from attics, underneath your home or on your immediate property. Our technicians safely trap the animal and relocate it to a more conducive environment.

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Oposssums

Safe repellents, fencing and trapping are the most effective way to remove and prevent opossums or possums from your property. We will relocate this nuisance pest away from your home or business..

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Moles

Traps, bait and year-round repellent are the most effective methods to control & prevent moles on your property. Their tunneling is known to ruin lawns, flower beds and kill young trees & plants.

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Birds

Our bird control and deterrent solutions range from repellents to device installation and bird spikes. These methods can reduce bird nuisance by up to 70% on residential & commercial land.

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Bats

Not known for their destructive nature, a bat infestation should be handled by a professional, licensed technician. We offer humane bat trapping, funneling and removal/relocation.  

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Snakes

If snakes are taking up residence inside or outside your home, 877-BUG-FREE is here to safely remove & relocate them. We’ll integrate methods to effectively prevent future infestations.

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WOOD DESTROYING INSECTS

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Termites

Termites are known to cause significant structural & surface damage to commercial and residential properties, because their main diet is wood. Schedule a termite inspection & treatment appointment.

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Carpenter Ants

The only effective way to eliminate a carpenter ant infestation is to locate and remove the nest. Afterwards, we’ll treat the area with effective chemicals and correct moisture conditions.

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Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees will use their teeth to drill holes into the siding, fencing and trees of your home or business. Female carpenter bees will use these holes to build nests & lay eggs.

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Powder Post Beetles

Powder post beetles love to feed on hardwoods, such as oak, ash, walnut, bamboo and hickory, as well as pine wood. If left untreated, these wood destroying insects can cause significant damage to your property.

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