Pioneer Exterminating Company
8707 Cadawac Road | Houston, TX 77074
Ph (713) 777-8512
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We will inspect your residential or commercial property, advise you about effective treatments, and then get the job done. We’ll also set up a regular maintenance schedule if need be to help you control any problems. Our general services include:
Cockroaches spread human disease by depositing disease organisms on food and utensils. The American cockroach, which comes into contact with human excrement in sewers or with pet droppings, may transmit bacteria that cause Salmonella and Shigella. German cockroaches are believed to be capable of transmitting disease-causing organisms such as Staphylococcus, hepatitis, and coliform bacteria. They also have been implicated in the spread of typhoid and dysentery.
Recent studies have found a strong association between the presence of cockroaches and increases in the severity of asthma symptoms in individuals who are sensitive to cockroach allergens.
Cockroaches may become pests in homes, restaurants, hospitals, warehouses, offices, and virtually any structure that has food preparation or storage areas. These pests are common even in the cleanest of crowded urban areas and older dwellings. It’s usually not difficult to discover an infestation, because they are often visible. Treatment usually involves sealing cracks and crevices to block entrance; keeping food and trash areas clean to avoid providing food; and the professional application of insecticide and bait on a regular basis. Click here for more info.
Bedbugs are a blood sucking parasite that can create great discomfort as their bites can occur on any part of the body. These pests feed at night and hide during the day, and often go undetected until their numbers are significant. They are reddish-brown in color and often resemble a tick, but bedbugs have 6 legs instead of the 8 legs found on ticks.
The occurrence of bedbugs is on the rise, in part, due to increased international travel and influx of persons from outside the U.S. These parasites are hitchhikers that often spread to new locations via luggage, furniture, and even clothing. Bedbugs can flatten their body and move through tiny cracks and crevices without detection.
Some signs of bedbug infestation include small, dark, blood spots on bedding and unexplained bites or welts on body. Since bedbugs can feed without being detected, they can increase their population in a short period of time. Bedbugs hide in mattress folds and tags, behind electrical outlet covers, ceiling plates of lights and fans, in cracks and crevices, under baseboards, pictures hanging on the wall, night stands, bed frames, in boxes or items under the bed, in dresser drawers, and in closets and furniture. They stay close to the host they are feeding on, but as their numbers increase, they spread out to other areas.
To prevent these pests, you should avoid second hand or “curbside” furniture and mattresses, reduce clutter, and check hotel rooms for signs of these pests so they don’t hitch a ride home with you. Mattress covers are a great way to seal out the pests—they will eventually die without a blood meal.
If you suspect that bedbugs have invaded your home, call Pioneer Exterminating Co. for an inspection. If an infestation is found, you can follow the Proper Procedures Prior to Bedbug Treatment and we will work with you to eliminate these pests from your home.
Rodents consume and contaminate food. They also gnaw on electrical wires, wooden structures, and tear insulation in walls and ceilings for nesting. Rodents can also transmit disease to humans, pets, and livestock. They have been found to transmit typhus, leptospirosis, trichinosis, and salmonellosis.
The presence of mice and rats is usually detected by the damage they cause to food and structures, by their droppings, and by their nests. Treatment involves eliminating all entry points and population reduction by the application of rodenticides and traps. Learn more.
Ants cause various types of damage, depending upon the variety. Carpenter ants tunnel through wood, destroying structures. Pharaoh ants may transmit serious diseases. A fire ant’s sting is potentially deadly to susceptible individuals, and all ants contaminate the food they infest.
Ants build massive colonies, so their presence is generally detected when you see their nests, or the ants themselves. Treatments involve baiting, insecticide, and sealing off entry to buildings.
Except for poisonous spiders, such as the black widow and the brown recluse, spiders are not harmful to humans. When it’s important to control spiders, chemical control is used, along with destruction of webs and eggs. Since they feed on insects, measures that control unwanted insects will also reduce spider populations.
Bees, wasps and scorpions are dangerous because of their painful and potentially harmful stings.
Wasp nests and bee hives can be removed by professionals with protective gear. Insecticides are also used. Scorpion problems are usually treated chemically.
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