Truly Nolen's Four Seasons Pest Control is designed based on changes in pest behavior and activity from season to season. Our service targets your pest problem and includes individualized service steps, utilizing different equipment and the highest quality materials possible to get the best results for you and your family. With more than 80 years of experience and the highest quality training for our pest professionals, we can proudly offer general pest control services and specialized treatments for more than 100 types of pests.
Truly Nolen of Columbus & Mansfield lives where you do and we are very familiar with local pest trends in your specific community. When pest activity increases, generally more than one homeowner will report the same or a similar pest issue to their Truly Nolen service team. Truly Nolen’s Four Seasons Pest Control service keeps you ahead of the game by preventing pest problems before they happen.
It's important to call Truly Nolen at the first sign of a pest problem. We'll perform a thorough inspection of the property, determine the extent and type of infestation, and design a custom treatment program to fit your needs. Your technician will treat the areas where pest activity is seen, as well as other key areas for maximum impact. Many pest infestations can be challenging and truly are a cooperative effort between you and the service technician. Your technician will discuss ways you can help eliminate potential food sources and hiding/breeding spots.
Some pest, such as cockroaches, bees, and rodents, are challenging and infestations can grow quickly. As such, pests like these do require an inspection first, just to ensure that we give you accurate pricing for the infestation you’re experiencing.
Let's take a look at some common pests affecting the Columbus and Mansfield area.
While there are more than 10,000 ant species worldwide, only about 25 species commonly infest homes. Ants will eat any type of food, but are particularly attracted to sweets.
Ants can range in size from 1/12 to 1 inch (2 to 25 mm), depending on the species. A close relative of bees and wasps, ants can by identified by their three distinct body regions: head, thorax and abdomen, as well as antennae. Ants have a narrow "waist" between the abdomen and thorax, large heads, elbowed antennae, and powerful jaws. Ants can live from several weeks to several years. Winged forms of ants, which leave the nest in large numbers during warmer weather to mate and establish new colonies, are often confused with winged termites, which also leave their nests to mate. However, shortly after their flights, both ants and termites lose their wings.
Ants are social insects, which mean they typically live in large groups or colonies. These colonies can consist of millions of members, depending on the species of ant, and can be located underground, in ground-level mounds, or in trees. There are three kinds of ants in a colony: the queen (or queens), the female workers, and males. Ant communities are headed by a queen, whose function in life is to lay thousands of eggs that will ensure the survival of the colony. Some colonies may have one queen or many queens. Workers (the ants we typically see) are wingless females that never reproduce, but instead forage for food, care for the queen's offspring, work on the nest, protect the community, and perform many other essential duties. Male ants often have only one role—mating with the queen soon after which they may die.
Cockroaches, commonly referred to as "roaches", can be found in multiple environments, including homes, restaurants, apartment buildings, and other facilities. They can enter your environment in a multitude of ways, including in bags, on boxes, and in deliveries. They feed on any food item available and grow in numbers quickly.
With over 70 species of cockroaches in the United States, these extremely resilient pests are found year round and can quickly become problematic if left unattended. The most common species include the American, Brown Banded, German, Oriental, and Smoky Brown cockroaches. Measuring over 2 inches long, they have 6 spiny legs and two long antennae. Some species have wings, but most wing cockroaches are not particularly good flyers. With the ability to contaminate food sources, emit pheromones, and shed the outer layer of their skin, cockroaches can spread disease and illness through a variety of modes.
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