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Although it’s a very small borough, Jonestown still carries with it a few features that affect pest pressures in the area. Swatara Creek and Little Swatara Creek, the fields and forests around the creeks and between houses, and the fact that the residents are relatively close together all contribute to the area’s pest pressure. Mosquitoes and wasps are two of the most common pest pressures that the people of Jonestown will encounter.
Mosquitoes like to live in places with plenty of water. They usually lay their eggs in standing or still water. That includes places along both the Swatara Creek and Little Swatara Creek where tree branches dip into the water and slow it down. Only female mosquitoes suck blood, and they can travel far to find someone to bite. Most of the time, a mosquito bite raises a small welt on the skin. However, mosquitoes can also carry diseases, including Zika virus, various kinds of encephalitis, yellow fever, Chikungunya virus, West Nile virus, dengue fever, and malaria. However, mosquitoes aren’t the only troublesome flying pests in Jonestown.
Wasps are some of the most dangerous pests Fox helps homeowners eradicate. They can nest anywhere, from underneath siding to the corner of the eaves, in a tree, or even underground. While wasps aren’t deliberately trying to attack people, they are very aggressive and territorial. If they believe their space is being invaded, they will fight back.. Even though most people have a fairly mild reaction to a wasp sting, others can experience bad reactions like anaphylaxis. Because of this, it’s important to contact Fox Pest Control immediately if you suspect an infestation.
In Jonestown, some members of the Fox team enjoy going to the Veg Out farmers market. It’s a place for them to get fresh produce such as corn, peppers, tomatoes, carrots, and more. It gives team members an opportunity to purchase from a local business and help farmers. Lion’s Lake Park is also a great place members of the team visit. As a smaller park, it offers a place to picnic, kayak, walk, and fish. Fox team members enjoy going there with their families or friends for a day in the sun. Like our team, Fox Pest Control is proud to be involved with the communities we serve. This is why we are a member of the PA Chamber of Business and Industry, doing what we can to continue improving beautiful Lebanon County.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Responsible companies like Fox Pest Control use products that are proven to get rid of pests while also being environmentally responsible.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All our products are formulated and proven by the EPA to be the environmentally responsible choice for effective pest control.
Fox offers organic exterminator treatment products upon customer request. Please speak with our customer service representatives for further details.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Think you have a pest problem? Call Fox Pest Control at (717) 366-9627 for a free Harrisburg Area pest control quote.
Your technician will conduct a thorough pest control inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized pest treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.
You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain pest free.
We come back regularly throughout the year to ensure the pests don't come back. If you see any pest activity between your regularly scheduled service, simply give us a call. We’ll come back for free!
*Call us today before 2 p.m. & we'll be to your home promptly for a zero-obligation inspection and estimate or to provide Jonestown pest control & extermination service.