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Know Your Pest, Identify Your Pest.

ANTS

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Ants have become the number 1 pest problem in the US. Ants live in large colonies and are controlled by a queen. Vogelsang Pest Management will come in and identify the type of ants you have and treat with the correct solution to get rid of them. 

Nests are found in the ground, in trees or within structures such as your home. Ants are a common household insect that have been known to transmit diseases such as Salmonellosis and Staphylococcus.

Ants enter a home in search of food and water, feeding on sweets, starches and greasy substances found inside your home. Ants are usually found indoors, along walls, hiding under baseboards or carpets. Outdoors they are generally found under decorative landscaping, wood piles or rocks

BED BUGS

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Bed bugs have become a difficult pest to eradicate because of their ability to hide and harbor in the tiniest of cracks and crevices because their body is rather flat. This allows them to forage for food (human blood!) and then escape back to their harborages. Since they are usually active in the night time, their small size, painless bite and short feeding time makes an infestation hard to detect until the size of the population forces the crowded bed bugs to seek new harborage sites.

STINGING INSECTS

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These pests are especially active during the second half of summer and early fall when the colonies forage for food that will sustain their queens during the winter.

 

Common Stinging insects include

  • Bees
  • Wasps
  • Yellow Jackets
  • Hornets

MOSQUITOES

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Mosquitoes are probably one of the most annoying of all pests.

They can carry the West Nile Virus. Protect your family and pets today!

Vogelsang Pest Management has solutions that will keep your backyard safe from these pests. 

 

SPIDERS

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The common house spider is usually the spider most often encountered indoors. It is a nuisance pest, probably more because of its webs than the spider itself. The house spider is found worldwide and is common throughout the United States

 

The spiders to watch out for are

  • Black Widow 
  • Brown Recluse

TERMITES

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Termites are the major wood-destroying structural pests in the southern United States. According to some estimates, over $2 billion are spent annually in the U.S. controlling or preventing termite infestations. Termites normally live below ground and may move up into a structure where they cause damage.

ROACHES

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Your home is the perfect environment for roaches to live and breed. Your home has numerous nesting sites and plenty of food and water needed for roaches to thrive. Roaches enter your home through small cracks and crevices, drain and sewer pipes, vents, and electrical ingress points to name a few. Once inside, roaches can be a pervasive pest, multiplying quickly they can remain active all year long. They feed on starchy foods, paper, fabric and decaying organic material. Roaches are nocturnal, seeing a roach in your home during the day may be a sign of a serious infestation. If you have children with Asthma or Allergies, it is important to get rid of the infestation as quickly as possible. Cast-off roach skins become airborne and act as an allergen that can cause an allergic reaction in sensitive individuals.

MOLES

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Moles are mammals. Moles are not rodents. The presence of ridges or small mounds of soil on the surface of lawns or gardens can indicate that moles are active in the area. Moles establish extensive tunnel systems to find food. Moles prefer moist soils. Moles mainly eat earthworms and white grubs; they will also eat beetles, spiders, and other insects that venture into their underground tunnels. Moles seldom feed on plant material. Lawn irrigation systems create a consistently moist, loose soil surface. This results in easy conditions and ample food for moles.

VOLES

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Voles or meadow mice live in areas of heavy grass and weed cover. Voles use both above ground runways and underground tunnels to move from place to place. The surface runways are 1 to 2 inches wide. Vegetation may be clipped close to the ground and you may find pieces of vegetation and droppings in the runways. You will find numerous openings into underground tunnels below the surface. Nests are made of grass or other vegetation and are either on the surface or under the ground.

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