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(740) 695-1084

Pest


Serving Ohio Valley
(740) 695-1084

Ants

Ants are a nuisance problem in the St Clairsville and Barnesville area. This section outlines the four most common species. Ants usually become a problem when they enter our homes or business. This usually occurs when the weather is too hot, too cold, or too wet. Buckeye Pest Management guarantees all ant treatments a period of 60 days. We can provide ether a one-time service or a program that serves your specific needs. 

Carpenter ants establish nests in a number of different locations within any structure. They can produce 2,000 to 3,000 in a colony within a 6-year span. Carpenter ants are known to feed on kitchen foods, and their nesting activities can weaken building structures. They can be found in homes, grocery stores, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, and nursing homes. They have one queen and hibernate in winter.

Odorous house ant is a common household pest throughout the United States. It is frequently confused with other ants. This ant gives off a very pungent and unpleasant odor when crushed. The nest can be located indoors and outdoors, and with many active queens. These ants may then range more widely for food, often causing them to enter homes.

Pavement ants are common household pests. This slow moving ant enters building in search of food.

Pharaoh ant nests are rarely found. They feed on a diverse array of materials. They will feed on blood and bodily fluids in institutional structures like hospitals. This ant is very persistent and very difficult to control. Pharaoh ant colonies may be very large with tens or hundreds of thousands of workers with many queens.

Bats

Bats should be looked on as potentially dangerous and should be approached with caution. If scratched, bitten, tangled in hair, or found in a room while sleeping, one should seek medical assistance for possible rabies vaccination.  If possible, keep the bat contained for examination with your local health department for testing.

Bat droppings can cause fungal organisms that produce respiratory problems. Bat colonies can range from three to seven hundred in some cases. They are not blind and navigate by using ultrasound detection. They hibernate in winter months.

Call our wildlife removal experts here at Buckeye Pest Management for a quick response.

Bee / Wasp / Hornet

Bee/wasps can cause structural damage as a result of their nest- building activities. Some humans may be allergic to bee stings and require medical attention.

Bumble bees will attack and sting the intruder as a defensive reaction. Bumble bees can be mistaken for carpenter bees.

Carpenter bees are often mistaken for bumble bees. They are a wood boring bee that lay eggs inside wood structures. When they abandon their nests, other secondary pests will invade.

Honey bees can survive throughout the winter, and not limited to annual reestablishment. In most cases, the honey will melt and cause damage if bees are tampered with. That may attract more bees from other colonies.

Hornets are black with white markings. They make nest the size of a softball or a watermelon depending on the size of the colony. They may attack if disturbed by vibration or loud sound within a distance.  They can be very aggressive if provoked.

Yellow jackets are common and are very small and aggressive. They burrow in the ground by abandoned mammal burrows or similar underground cavity like railroad ties.
German yellow jackets are found in wall voids, attics, and crawlspaces.

Mice / Rats

Norway rat is also known as a house rat, brown rat, wharf rat, sewer rat, water rat, gray rat, city rat, etc. They are found around all areas of the structure, including toilets. In captivity, rats may live for 3 or more years. Roof rats are less common but difficult to control. They are also known as black rat, ship rat, bellied rat, Alexandrine rat, and white-bellied rat. There are 14,000 to 20,000 bites per year.

Rats carry parasites on their fur, and often contaminating food from their urine. Rats will destroy structures and may cause health concerns.

Mice can be identified from young rats by the size of head and the hind feet. The size of mouse territory within a structure varies. Mice are omnivores that like to feed on various foods within a structure. Mice are good climbers and breed all year long with four to seven each litter at eight litters per year on average.

House mouse will cause damage to all structures, and may cause health problems.

Roaches

Cockroaches are often detected by their damage or fecal matter they deposit. They produce odorous secretions and cast skins that contain allergens for sensitive, allergic people.

American cockroaches are commonly referred to as water bugs, flying water bug, sewer roaches, etc. They tend to live in and around water areas or high humidity. They are larger than most roaches and prefer to feed on organic decaying matter.

German cockroaches are the most common in households, apartments, restaurants, hotels, and other institutions throughout the United States. They can produce 4 to 8 egg capsule in a lifetime. Each egg capsule contains 30 to 40 eggs, and takes 20 to 30 days to hatch. With temperatures 30 degrees in most cases. They can be transported with bags, packages, and clothing.

Wood cockroaches prefer to live outdoors. The males are better flyers than the female. They prefer lights at night and find their way indoors.

Termites

Termites cause more damage in the United States than tornados, earthquakes and hurricanes combined. In Ohio, the most common termite is the subterranean termite, which attacks the structure from beneath the soil.  By entering through or over the foundation, the termite colony circulates into the wood components of the structure. Without treatment, subterranean termites will continue to infest a structure until their cellulose supply is destroyed. 

Fortunately, although there are no reliable products available at retail outlets, there are a variety of treatment options available to professional pest management technicians. 
We Offer the Best Guarantee in The Industry
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We offer two types of continuing termite protection contracts.

1.    The first is the Industry Standard Service Plan, which is renewable annually and provides for all additional treatments at no additional charge.
​2.    The second is the full Buckeye Pest Mgmt. Protection Plan, which is also renewable annually, but also provides for new termite damage repair. This premium program is the best available, no "ifs, ants or bugs" about it.