Home Pest Control
As a locally-owned and operated pest control company in Eastern and Coastal North Carolina, we have spent more than 40 years providing effective pest treatments to homeowners and business owners. Our team is proud to provide residential pest control services from our seven conveniently-located offices in Eastern North Carolina. Count on us for the following services:
Groups of winged insects or discarded wings in your home, mud tubes on exterior walls, hollow-sounding wood, or wood with cracked or distorted paint are just a few of the tell-tale signs of a termite infestation.
Our Rid-A-Pest exterminators are trained and equipped to provide you with the safest, most effective mosquito treatments available on the market today. We will perform routine treatments to address breeding areas in order to ensure that current mosquito populations are reduced and future populations are kept at bay.
Because fleas are so tiny, they can be extremely hard to locate and eradicate without help from a professional pest control company. Pet owners are often the most susceptible to flea infestations, and certain changes in your pet’s behavior or physical appearance can be the first and most obvious sign of a flea problem in your home. Signs include excessive scratching, reddened skin, loss of fur, black or red droppings on the skin, or visible insects on the fur. Other signs include finding fleas on your own skin or on carpets, rugs and other textile surfaces. Fleas are only around 2.5 mm in length, and their bodies are black and flat without wings.
Bed Bug Control
Even the newest and cleanest homes can be susceptible to this tiny pest, as they are easily transferred from place to place on infested luggage, purses, shoes, clothing, furniture and more. Although bed bugs are often hard to detect, they are visible to the naked eye and can also be identified by red, itchy bites on the skin; molted bed bug skins along the mattress, behind headboards, along baseboards, etc.; fecal spots on bedding, mattresses, and carpeting; and live and hatched bed bug eggs. Rid-A-Pest is one of the few exterminators offering bed bug heat treatments in Eastern North Carolina. We use large electric heaters and generators specifically designed for the purpose of 100% bed bug elimination. With the addition of Huck and Chris, our canine assisted bed bug inspection team, you can rest assured that all bed bugs – both living and their eggs – will be found and eradicated. Rid-A-Pest is one of the only pest control companies in eastern North Carolina that offers canine detection services ensuring the highest level of bed bug detection that can be offered.
Not only are roaches incredibly resilient, but they also carry a multitude of germs and diseases that can be harmful to you and your family. Other unfortunate side effects of a cockroach infestation include allergies, asthma, and food contamination.
Although ants typically nest outside, they will still come inside your home to scavenge if they’ve discovered an opening — and if there is food or water to be found. Ant colonies can grow to several tens of thousands of ants, although the worker ants are typically the only ones you’ll find in your home.
Rat and Mice Control
Rodents spread disease, breed rapidly, and destroy homes. At Rid-A-Pest, we utilize only humane rodent control methods to safely and effectively remove these pests from your living spaces. Once we’re done, we’ll close up any pest entry points in and around your home to keep rodents from returning.
We specialize in removing and preventing infestations of house mice, Norway Rats and Roof Rats. Each type of rodent has unique tell-tale signs of infestation, and must be controlled in a specific way. Knowing which is infesting the home is important to providing effective treatment. We charge extra for Roof Rats because they require more work to control due to daily visits to homes to check traps. Roof Rats are more common in Morehead City, Pine Knoll Shores, Emerald Isle, Atlantic Beach, Harker’s Island, Swansboro and Jacksonville.
Bee, Wasp, and Hornet Control
Stinging insects will rarely sting unless provoked, but a wasp, bee or hornet infestation at your home can still be disconcerting. Our Rid-A-Pest team is experienced in eliminating bumble bees, carpenter bees, honey bees, hornets, mud daubers, wasps, and yellow jackets.
Although most spiders Rid-A-Pest deals with are perfectly harmless, not all of them are. In fact, North Carolina is home to two of the world’s deadliest spiders — the black widow and the brown recluse. Non-venomous spiders we treat for brown house spiders, red house spiders, black house spiders, giant house spiders, southern house spiders, common house spiders, and domestic house spiders. In addition, Rid A Pest offers TAP insulation installation and moisture control solutions (including crawl space encapsulation). These services help get rid of pests and provide other benefits to you and your family, including improved air quality, lower energy bills and much more. If you’re interested in a free commercial extermination services estimate from Rid-A-Pest, give us a call at 800-737-8266 to speak to one of our customer service representatives.