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Typical Harrisburg Pest Control Problems

Rodents are a common pest that homeowners in Harrisburg deal with. Along the Susquehanna River, the buildings and homes in Harrisburg offer protection from the outside elements for mice and rats. As winter temperatures set in, rodents seek shelter and food indoors. They will often squeeze through vents or exterior cracks of the home and nest in attics, garages, or inside walls. Mice and rats will scrounge for food and leave droppings as they go. Don’t hesitate to call us if you notice any droppings or signs of an infestation, as rodents can spread dangerous diseases. 

Residents in Harrisburg, PA may notice carpenter ants in or around their homes. These types of ants are around ½-inch in size, which makes them much larger than household ants. They are drawn to wooden materials and will tunnel through them to nest. They don’t eat the wood, but they can still do some serious damage. Keep an eye out for these pests around your house and act quickly.

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Our Connection to Harrisburg

Several members of the Fox team grew up or currently live in Harrisburg. Pest Pro Jason went to John Harris High School, and his mom is from the area. His favorite memory is watching the fireworks along the Susquehanna River on the fourth of July.

Fox technician Eli’s family is also from Harrisburg. He attended Shimmel Elementary School, which is now a library. He and his family always go to Ted’s Bar & Grill, and they try to go every Thursday. It’s been rated the one of the best restaurants in Harrisburg. Eli and his girlfriend also order Japanese food from Kondu every Friday night as part of a tradition. They always order shrimp and steak teppanyaki and highly recommend it to anyone in the area.

One of Pest Pro Cawayne’s favorite things to do is to sing karaoke at Zembie’s Sports Tavern on Fridays or Saturdays. “I enjoy getting on stage and singing. On top of that, the food and drinks are delicious, and I recommend it to anyone looking for a nice place for a date or just a good time to hang out,”Cawayne said.

Fox is currently sponsoring the Harrisburg Heat, the pro indoor soccer team in the area. They play from November to March with home games at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. We are also sponsors of the Healthy Kids Running Series in Harrisburg. This is a program that encourages kids to get active and make friends by organizing running events. We are happy to support local organizations in our community.

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Fox Pest Control’s Pest Exterminator Service

Pests come in all shapes and sizes. From ants in your kitchen, to termites in your foundation, bug infestations are an inevitable part of homeownership in Harrisburg Area. Some bugs are just a nuisance, like silverfish or crickets which like dark damp places. Other pests like termites or rodents are cause for concern as they cause property damage and can carry disease. Whatever the pest problem you might have in Harrisburg Area, you came to the right place. Fox Pest Control is experienced at combating whatever Harrisburg Area pest might be bothering you.

Signs of a Pest Infestation

You might already know you have a pest problem. But here are a couple of the most common signs a pest control extermination look for in Harrisburg Area. 

  • You can see the pest. The most common reason people discover they have a pest problem in Harrisburg Area is simply by observing it. It could be a mouse in your house, cockroaches skittering when you turn on the lights, or a swarm of hornets around a nest. In any case, it’s time to get rid of pests!
  • Signs of activity. Pests are adept at hiding from us, so you won’t always spot them. Instead, you might notice signs of their presence such as rodent droppings or small piles of “saw dust”  resulting from termite or carpenter ant activity.

What You Need to Know About Pests

  • Pests come in a large variety. In Harrisburg Area, the most common kinds of pests you’ll see around your home include:
  • Pests find their way in through any open, unsealed space. This includes cracks in the wood and gaps in the window or old weather stripping.  It’s important to get help from a professional exterminator because, depending on the species, they may create nests, contaminate food and water in your kitchen and bathroom, or cause damage to the inside of walls, electrical wiring, or other parts of the house.
  • While some pests can cause home damage, many carry diseases that can be transmitted to humans. You must control mosquitoes and rodents as they are the most notorious for this.
  • Spiders and wasps are famous for their venomous bite and painful sting. Extreme cases of spider bites or wasp stings can cause life-threatening reactions and hospitalization.

Helpful Harrisburg Area Pest Prevention Tips 

  • Seal cracks to prevent intrusion.
  • Clean baseboards, cabinets, and countertops regularly.
  • Store all food in airtight containers. 
  • Never leave food (including pet food) outside.
  • Clear all debris, tools, garbage.

Pest Control FAQ

Can I take care of the pests on my own?

There are many pests that are nearly impossible to eliminate  without the help of a professional exterminator. Termites, ants, ticks, fleas, carpenter ants, and bed bugs are all among the pests that are extremely difficult and time-consuming to root out of a home without the proper extermination knowledge, equipment, and experience. 

Why do I need a pest control service?

Extermination professionals have the proper training and certification to get rid of pests that spread diseases, cause home damage, and cause emotional distress, including mosquitoes, ticks, termites, carpenter ants, cockroaches, and bed bugs.

Most Harrisburg Area pest problems cannot be thoroughly controlled without years of pest control experience. The products available for purchase at your local hardware store just aren’t as effective as our integrated pest management techniques that safely use professional products and also take pest behavior into account.

Are pesticides dangerous for the environment?

Responsible companies like Fox Pest Control use products that are proven to get rid of pests while also being environmentally responsible.

Are pesticides illegal?

Pesticides that are reviewed and approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are not illegal as long as they are used according to the label instructions.

Are Fox’s products safe for family, children, and pets?

Our environmentally friendly products are uniquely designed to get rid of the pests while also allowing you to enjoy the comfort and safety of your home. Our products are designed to be child and pet friendly.

What products does Fox use?

We combine modern Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques with a variety of environmentally responsible products. Since each situation — and each pest — is different, we make adjustments accordingly. Speak to our customer service representatives for a list of products used during your service call.

How long do your products work?

For up to three months after the application, any bugs, insects, or other pests that come across the area will be exterminated. You can rest easy knowing we are controlling the bugs so you can focus on what matters most to you.

Do your technicians need to come inside my house for each application?

During your first service for our standard Home Protection Plan (HPP), we treat the inside of your home to help root out any pests inside. We won’t need to treat the inside of your home again unless you specifically request an inside service. 

Do you offer free treatments between services if pest activity comes back?

Yes. Each Home Protection Plan (HPP) comes with our Fox Money-Back Guarantee. Call our customer service representatives to let us know if pests come back between your regular services, and we will come back to treat the pests again, free of charge.

How often do you come to treat my house?

For the standard Home Protection Plan, we plan to service the outside of your Harrisburg Area home on a seasonal basis (roughly once every three months).

Do I need to be home in order for you to service my house?

As long as our technicians have full access to your front and back yard, no one needs to be at home if we are doing a standard pest control treatment of the home’s exterior. However, if you specifically request a treatment of the interior of your home, an adult must be present before our technician can enter.

When should I start pest control?

Now is the best time to consider hiring Fox Pest Control to exterminate pests, because it’s not a question of IF, but WHEN the pests will invade the wall voids, the space inside soffits or eaves, gutters, cracks in the siding, and eventually make their way to the house.

What is the benefit of a pest control service in Harrisburg Area?

Professional Harrisburg Area pest control services can save both time and money. Since do-it-yourself methods aren’t effective over the long term, a homeowner can spend endless amounts of time using ineffective methods. Pests like termites and carpenter ants can cause hundreds of thousands of dollars in home repair costs that are not covered by insurance.

Why does cleaning help prevent pests?

As long as the home has food, water, and shelter, pests are just as attracted to a clean home as they are to a dirty one. When insects have infested a house, cleaning and thorough sanitation techniques root them out of their hiding places and destroy their eggs. However, cleaning inside doesn’t necessarily stop the bugs on the outside thinking about wanting to come in. That’s where Fox Pest Control can really help.

Which pests can spread diseases?

Rodents, mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas can spread nasty diseases including West Nile virus, babesiosis, rickettsiosis, Ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain Fever, Typhus, the bubonic plague, Tularemia, Malaria, and much more.

Which pests will affect my yard?

Uncontrolled, rodents like gophers and groundhogs will eat all the plants in a single area. These and other pests can spread fleas and ticks around the yard, dig up landscaping, and destroy property.

Which pests are the most dangerous?

Many people in Harrisburg Area are stung by insects like wasps every year. Some people are allergic to these stings. Because their stinger isn’t barbed, wasps, bumblebees, and some carpenter bees are capable of stinging multiple times.

Do pest control treatments harm the environment? 

All our products are formulated and proven by the EPA to be the environmentally responsible choice for effective pest control.

Does Fox Pest Control use organic treatments?

Fox offers organic exterminator treatment products upon customer request. Please speak with our customer service representatives for further details.

Which pest is the hardest to get rid of?

There are several pests that are difficult to exterminate and control without professional help because they hide effectively, reproduce quickly, and are extremely hardy. Cockroaches, bed bugs, fleas, ticks, and termites are among the most difficult pests to eradicate.

Why do pests come back every year? How do insects survive the winter?

Many insects find a warm place to hide, such as the wall voids of your house. They go into a type of hibernation called diapause until spring. 

Other insects lay eggs that survive the winter and hatch when the weather warms.

Why do I need pest treatments from Fox Pest Control during the winter?

Pests survive the winter by finding a hiding place in your house or by laying eggs that withstand the cold. 

At any time during the cold months, the area could suddenly warm up, which will activate the pests. Our winter treatments will catch and exterminate these pests before they can become a problem again in the spring.

What sorts of pests are active during the winter? What problems do they cause?

Mice and rat problems reach their peak during the coldest months of the year, which is another reason to treat your Harrisburg Area home during the winter. Rats and mice can sometimes bring other pests to your home, even during the winter, including ticks and fleas.

How Do I Get Rid Of Pests?

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Think you have a pest problem? Call Fox Pest Control at (717) 366-9627 for a free Harrisburg Area pest control quote.

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Why Choose Fox Pest Control in Harrisburg Area

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When your doorbell rings, you can feel confident your Fox Pest Control Technician is thoroughly screened and trained.
  • We insist on a triple check screening process to ensure the safety of our customers.
  • All Technicians undergo a drug screening and driving record review.
  • Fox Pest Control Technicians also complete extensive training in the classroom and on the job with an experienced mentor before servicing alone.
  • You'll always feel comfortable and safe with Fox Pest Control.
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