Fire Ants Extermination Harrisburg NC

Fire Ants Extermination Harrisburg NC

The Ants Come Marching In

Let the experts at Tactical Pest and Termite Solutions stop them from invading your Harrisburg property!

Fire Ants

Ant colonies range from a few dozen individuals to highly organized groups of millions, occupying large areas. Although in some cultures they are used in food, medication and rituals, here they are pests with an unmatched ability to protect their queens – working in unity to overrun any obstacle.

One ant can lift 20 times its own body weight, and its diet can include meat, eggs, oils and fats. Pheromone trails help ensure that foraged food will arrive back at the nest to nurture the queen.

A few tips to discourage ants from nesting near your home (or moving in):

  • Eliminate standing water
  • Keep tree branches cut back from the house
  • Reduce cracks along the bottom of your foundation
  • Keep firewood or building materials away from your home

At Tactical Pest, we combat ants by treating your yard on a regular basis. Our multi-prong program is designed to diminish the ant population throughout your Harrisburg property. Call our dedicated staff of experts today.

Cockroaches Can Thrive on So Little

Cockroaches Can Thrive on So Little

Cockroaches Can Thrive on So Little

But they won’t survive at your Harrisburg property if you call the experts at Tactical Pest and Termite Solutions!

cockroach Swift and agile, they carry their egg sacs and can multiply many times before you realize they have taken over your Harrisburg home. They like to live and feed in the dark, so popular hiding and breeding places include behind refrigerators, stoves and sinks. During an infestation their feces will be visible. It resembles black pepper or cylindrical dark droppings.

The ultimate survivor, cockroaches have lived off the bare essentials for 320 million years. They can thrive on so little that once they invade a home or garage, they can be very tough to eliminate.

Whether the American, German or Brownbanded version, we can eradicate your Harrisburg home of them. We’ll help you end their residence before they move into any piles of paper, which gives off an aggregate pheromone, and under your appliances or in your cupboards, where they can exist off of crumbs, food waste or small grease spots. Call today and let us end your cockroach problem.

Mice and Rats Are Only Cute in Cartoons

Mice and Rats Are Only Cute in Cartoons

Mice and Rats Are Only Cute in Cartoons

Let the experts at Tactical Pest and Termite Solutions remove them from your Harrisburg property!

ratMice and rats are the most common rodent infestation in Harrisburg homes and garages. They like to set up residence in dark, cluttered, dry areas not far from a water source. As the weather cools down, these rodents look for alternate food sources and secluded spaces free from predators.

But they will nest on your property whatever the season. Although sealing small entries into your home can help prevent them from nesting, once they have invaded, they can cause a lot of damage – to flooring and drywall, insulation, wires and pipes, furniture, books, boxes, clothing and dry goods in your pantry.

Mice and rats can spread more than 35 diseases through contact with their feces, urine or saliva. Ticks, mites or fleas on infected rodents can also spread diseases indirectly. Don’t wait for the mice or rat problem to multiply at your Harrisburg property. Call our dedicated staff of experts today.

Fire Ants Extermination Gastonia, NC

Fire Ants Extermination Gastonia, NC

Beware the Bite of Fire Ants

Let the experts at Tactical Pest and Termite Solutions remove them from your Gastonia property!

Fire Ants

Fire ants often attack small animals and can kill them. Unlike many other species of ants, fire ants bite to get a grip on their prey and then sting, injecting a toxic venom. For humans, their strike usually only causes a painful sensation, but the after-effects can be deadly to particularly sensitive people.

Resilient, fire ants can survive floods and cold temperatures. They prefer to nest in soil near moist areas, including watered lawns and ponds. Usually, the fire ant nest is hidden under logs, rocks or bricks. If one queen survives, within a month the colony can build up to thousands of fiery fire ants.

To fight this persistent ant and rid them from your Gastonia property, call us today.

Spider Extermination Gastonia, NC

Spider Extermination Gastonia, NC

Control the Infestation of Harmful Spiders

Eliminate them at your Gastonia property by calling the experts at Tactical Pest and Termite Solutions!

Brown RecluseWe can help control the infestation of Black Widow and Brown Recluse spiders before they pose a danger to your family and pets. These poisonous spiders can nest in the same areas as the harmless spiders. Yet all spiders can become a nuisance, especially inside your Gastonia home. Once they settle in and multiply, you’ll be cleaning up their webbing, fecal spotting and discarded prey.

Let us help give your Gastonia home and property a fresh start and eradicate potentially harmful spiders. Here is more information about the two most dangerous species:

Black Widow: The adult female is about ½-inch long, shiny black with a red hourglass pattern on the abdomen. The Black Widow hides well and bites in response to being threatened. Its venom is a nerve toxin and effects are rapid.

Brown Recluse: Hiding in concealed places, its bite is usually painless until three to eight hours later when the venom sets in. Its abdomen is darker than the rest of the body with a violin-shaped marking on the top. It can range in color from dark cream to dark brown.

Mice like to nest in warm, dark areas

Mice like to nest in warm, dark areas

Mice like to nest in warm, dark areas

But they won’t hide from the experts at Tactical Pest and Termite Solutions!

ratMice gravitate to warm, dark places like corners of the attic or garage to nest. And once they invade your Gastonia property, they can chew through flooring, drywall, insulation, even boxes and dry goods in your pantry. They spread more than 35 diseases through contact with their feces, urine or saliva. Infected mice can also indirectly spread ticks, mites or fleas.

In North Carolina, the most common species include deer mice and the house mouse. As the weather cools down, these rodents look for alternate food sources and secluded spaces free from predators. And since they reproduce quickly, if you see one, it is likely that there are many more sharing your space.

Our exterminators can help drive pesky mice from your Gastonia home and property. Call today and let us end your problem with these rodents.

Mosquitoes can transmit many diseases

Mosquitoes can transmit many diseases

Mosquitoes can transmit many diseases

Control them at your Gastonia property by calling the experts at Tactical Pest and Termite Solutions!

Since mosquito larvae feed on bacteria, algae and other microorganisms in water, they can be super spreaders when it comes to diseases such as encephalitis and Zika virus. They can also cause heartworm disease in your family dogs. They are attracted to host animals by moisture, lactic acid, carbon dioxide, body heat and movement.

Most active during twilight hours and at night, they gravitate to ponds, bird baths, small ditches, tree holes – any cavity that contains stagnant water. Once they deposit their eggs, some can survive over the winter and will hatch when flooded by rainfall. Severe storms or a particularly wet season can contribute to a larger than usual mosquito population as breeding environments are optimal.

The life cycle of a mosquito is from 18 days to several weeks – unless they meet sooner with the professionals at Tactical Pest. In North Carolina, the most common species include Asian tiger and house mosquitoes. As a result of recent hurricanes, there have even been reports of blood-sucking mosquitoes called “gallinippers,” which can grow three times larger than regular mosquitoes.

To protect your Gastonia property from these irritating pests, let our dedicated staff of experts use the latest techniques and products to rid your property of biting mosquitoes

Headless Cockroaches in Gastonia Can Live for a Week

Headless Cockroaches in Gastonia Can Live for a Week

Headless Cockroaches in Gastonia Can Live for a Week

But they won’t survive the experts at Tactical Pest and Termite Solutions!

cockroach Cockroaches are the ultimate survivor – even living without their heads for up to a week (they die because they need their mouths to drink water). With an open circulatory system, roaches can breathe through the little holes in each of their body segments.

Your Gastonia home, garage and attic provide them with the moisture, warmth and dark spaces they thrive on. Swift and agile, cockroaches can run up to three miles an hour, leaving germs and bacteria in their paths.

Tough to kill, they can also hold their breath for up to 40 minutes in water. And the German species, the most common, becomes an adult in just over one month. About the size of one speck of dust, a one-day-old cockroach can run almost as fast as its parents – elusive and transmitting allergens and diseases quickly.

Our exterminators can help drive these insidious opponents out of your Gastonia home and property. Whether the German, Brownbanded, Oriental or American version, we can eradicate them wherever they are nesting. Call today and let us end your cockroach problem.

Rodents Search for New Gastonia Residences

Rodents Search for New Gastonia Residences

Rodents Search for New Gastonia Residences

Call the experts at Tactical Pest and Termite Solutions!

rat As the weather cools down, rodents look for alternate food sources and secluded spaces free from predators. It’s not uncommon for mice and rats to seek warm places to nest – like your Gastonia home, attic or garage. They can spread more than 35 diseases through their feces, urine and saliva. And these diseases can be spread indirectly through ticks, mites or fleas on infected rodents.

Sealing small entries into your Gastonia residence can help by eliminating food sources.
But once they set up shop, they can chew through a variety of household goods, damaging furniture, boxes, flooring, drywall and staples in your pantry. And if you see one mouse or rat, there are most likely many lurking in and around your Gastonia property.

In North Carolina, the most common species include deer mice, the house mouse, Norway rat and black rats (or roof rats). Call our dedicated staff of experts who will use the latest techniques, products and pest control services to identify the species and rid your Gastonia home, attic or garage of these fast multiplying and disease-carrying pests.

Don’t Wait to Eradicate Gastonia Termites

Don’t Wait to Eradicate Gastonia Termites

Don’t Wait to Eradicate Gastonia Termites

Call the experts at Tactical Pest and Termite Solutions!

termite If you suspect you may have termites, call our experts for a thorough inspection. If we confirm your property has termites, we will offer an immediate and effective treatment plan.

A colony of termites can wreak havoc and cause serious structural damage quickly.
These determined insect soldiers can chew through the wood, flooring and drywall in your Gastonia home before you even realize they are there.

You may dismiss them as flying ants, but these winged species are the termite explorers. Also called “swarmers,” they can set up shop in your Gastonia property and begin infesting before you see any evidence. Their colonies can range from a few hundred to several million. Termite queens have the longest known life span of any insect, with some reportedly living 30 years-plus.

Possible signs of termite damage include:

  • Soft wood that sounds hollow when you tap on it
  • Discarded wings on windowsills
  • Small piles of sawdust (actually termite feces)
  • Mud tubes on the home exterior
  • Uneven or bubbling paint
  • Wood structures (including floors) that are darkened or blistered

Call today and let us get your termite problem under control.