As the temperature outside drops, we cozy up inside our nice, warm houses. Unfortunately, so do insects and rodents.  Insects and other pests often will enter a home through an unsealed door, torn screen, crack in the foundation or walls. After entry the pest will inhabit a portion of your home and reproduce. After a pest has infested your home it can be very difficult to exterminate.
As the temperature outside drops, we cozy up inside our nice, warm houses. Unfortunately, so do insects and rodents. Insects and other pests often will enter a home through an unsealed door, torn screen, crack in the foundation or walls. After entry the pest will inhabit a portion of your home and reproduce. After a pest has infested your home it can be very difficult to exterminate.
Whether the invaders are as small as an ant or as big as a family of skunks, your best defense against pests is sealing off their entry points into your fortress. Sealing your house can solve many in home infestations.  To prevent these pest from entering your home specific measures can be taken to seal these entry points.
Whether the invaders are as small as an ant or as big as a family of skunks, your best defense against pests is sealing off their entry points into your fortress. Sealing your house can solve many in home infestations. To prevent these pest from entering your home specific measures can be taken to seal these entry points.
  • do

    • seal up cracks and crevices with sealant
    • screen entry points such as vents that open to exteriors
    • remove window air conditioning units
    • assess exterior lighting situation
    • apply insecticide outdoors around perimeter of building by mid-October
  • don't

    • wait to sweep or vacuum up insects
    • fog your entire home or building
    • fear that insects will reproduce indoors
    • worry about bringing outdoor potted plants indoors
    • forget to seal around external pipes leading into the home

Pest Control Services

1

Assess Inspection

We will conduct a thorough inspection of your property, bring in state-of-the-art equipment.

2

Implement Getting the Job Done

We will take care of identified problems and fill out a Pest Control Service Ticket.

3

Monitor A Year-Round Solution

We will check for new pests while monitoring the status of previous treatments.

It is almost certain that you have heard of chiggers, but do you know what they are? Technically, they are the larval stage of a particular species of mite (Trombiculidae) and are sometimes referred to as “red bugs” or “harvest mites”. Because mites and ticks are closely related (both are arachnids), their life cycles are somewhat similar with eggs hatching to six-legged larvae which develop into eight-legged nymphs and adults. However, unlike their troublesome cousins, only the larval stage of chigger can bite people. These tiny, almost invisible, pests are only 1/100 to 1/120 inch; and when observed under a microscope or magnifying glass, they appear red, orange, or yellow. To the naked eye, they will appear to be tiny, red dots. Larvae are active from spring through late fall.

Chiggers will feed on people and animals during spring and summer months. They typically attach to the skin of their host when the host walks in tall, grassy or other densely vegetated areas. Chiggers will attach to their human host in areas where clothing is tight such as around waistlines, under socks, and behind the knees. It takes anywhere from one to three hours for the host to begin to feel the...


It is almost certain that you have heard of chiggers, but do you know what they are? Technically, they are the larval stage of a particular species of mite (Trombiculidae) and are sometimes referred to as “red bugs” or “harvest mites”. Because mites and ticks are closely related (both are arachnids), their life cycles are somewhat similar with eggs hatching to six-legged larvae which develop into eight-legged nymphs and adults. However, unlike their troublesome cousins, only the larval stage of chigger can bite people. These tiny, almost invisible, pests are only 1/100 to 1/120 inch; and when observed under a microscope or magnifying glass, they appear red, orange, or yellow. To the naked eye, they will appear to be tiny, red dots. Larvae are active from spring through late fall.

Chiggers will feed on people and animals during spring and summer months. They typically attach to the skin of their host when the host walks in tall, grassy or other densely vegetated areas. Chiggers will attach to their human host in areas where clothing is tight such as around waistlines, under socks, and behind the knees. It takes anywhere from one to three hours for the host to begin to feel the itching caused by the chigger’s bite. Eventually, the skin around the bites will develop a rash that may or may not contain puss filled blisters and will begin to intensely itch causing extreme irritation. The itch from the chigger bite can last up to a week and skin lesions typically do not completely heal for two weeks. Chiggers are not known to carry or transmit diseases to people.

There are some things that you can do to discourage chiggers on your property such as keeping lawns cut short, trimming trees and shrubs near your home or that overhang in your yard, and cutting back vegetation near woodland borders or walkways. It is also necessary to wear repellents containing DEET and treat clothing and shoes with Duranon before entering high-risk areas. Never use Duranon on skin or allow it to come in contact with eyes or other mucous membranes. Also, be sure to discuss proper treatment for your pets with your veterinarian.

Because chiggers are so hard to see and because the effects of their bite are so extreme, it is important to proactively treat areas in your yard that are susceptible to infestation. The professionals here at Adam’s Pest Control have the proper equipment and training to eliminate chiggers from your property. We use only EPA approved products that are safe for people, pets, and the environment but deadly to chiggers. By treating chigger habitats and common areas for you and your family to use during summer months, we can keep chiggers from becoming a problem in your yard. Plus, our chigger treatments are also effective at controlling tick populations as well.

Don’t needlessly suffer from the infuriating itch that comes from chigger bites when fast, friendly, expert help is only a call away. Adam’s Pest Control is your answer for chiggers, ticks, and all other unwanted harmful, damaging, or nuisance pests.

It is almost certain that you have heard of chiggers, but do you know what they are? Technically, they are the larval stage of a particular species of mite (Trombiculidae) and are sometimes referred to as “red bugs” or “harvest mites”. Because mites and ticks are closely related (both are arachnids), their life cycles are somewhat similar with eggs hatching to six-legged larvae which develop into eight-legged nymphs and adults. However, unlike their troublesome cousins, only the larval stage of chigger can bite people. These tiny, almost invisible, pests are only 1/100 to 1/120 inch; and when observed under a microscope or magnifying glass, they appear red, orange, or yellow. To the naked eye, they will appear to be tiny, red dots. Larvae are active from spring through late fall.

Chiggers will feed on people and animals during spring and summer months. They typically attach to the skin of their host when the host walks in tall, grassy or other densely vegetated areas. Chiggers will attach to their human host in areas where clothing is tight such as around waistlines, under socks, and behind the knees. It takes anywhere from one to three hours for the host to begin to feel the itching caused by the chigger’s bite. Eventually, the skin around the bites will develop a rash that may or may not contain puss filled blisters and will begin to intensely itch causing extreme irritation. The itch from the chigger bite can last up to a week and skin lesions typically do not completely heal for two weeks. Chiggers are not known to carry or transmit diseases to people.

There are some things that you can do to discourage chiggers on your property such as keeping lawns cut short, trimming trees and shrubs near your home or that overhang in your yard, and cutting back vegetation near woodland borders or walkways. It is also necessary to wear repellents containing DEET and treat clothing and shoes with Duranon before entering high-risk areas. Never use Duranon on skin or allow it to come in contact with eyes or other mucous membranes. Also, be sure to discuss proper treatment for your pets with your veterinarian.

Because chiggers are so hard to see and because the effects of their bite are so extreme, it is important to proactively treat areas in your yard that are susceptible to infestation. The professionals here at Adam’s Pest Control have the proper equipment and training to eliminate chiggers from your property. We use only EPA approved products that are safe for people, pets, and the environment but deadly to chiggers. By treating chigger habitats and common areas for you and your family to use during summer months, we can keep chiggers from becoming a problem in your yard. Plus, our chigger treatments are also effective at controlling tick populations as well.

Don’t needlessly suffer from the infuriating itch that comes from chigger bites when fast, friendly, expert help is only a call away. Adam’s Pest Control is your answer for chiggers, ticks, and all other unwanted harmful, damaging, or nuisance pests.


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