Montgomery County, PA Pest Control

Located a short drive northwest of Philadelphia, Montgomery County is known as a great place to live. In fact, Forbes magazine ranked it the 9th Best Place to Raise a Family in the United States in 2008. And part of raising a happy family involves maintaining a healthy home. At Jones Termite & Pest Control, we take pride in helping homeowners.

With that said, here are three pests to watch for to ensure your happy and healthy home stays that way.

Ant Control

Ants are social pests that live in colonies, which you'll usually find underground. Thousands of ants can live in a single colony, and since they work jointly to support the queen, they can survive the severest of conditions. The three most common ants found in Montgomery County include the carpenter ant, the odorous house ant, and the pavement ant.

Warning Signs of an Ant Infestation

  • You find damage to wood surfaces* caused by burrowing carpenter ants.
  • You notice ants crawling in food containers or areas that contain them.
  • You hear rustling noises coming from inside the walls or woodwork.

*Unlike termites, carpenter ants don't consume the wood that they damage. They remove it to make room for nests.

Rodent Control

Among all the pests that can infest your home in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, rodents pose the biggest danger to your health. That's because, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, common rodents like mice and rats can carry diseases.

Warning Signs of a Rodent Infestation

  • You find rodent droppings - similar to the size of rice - near food packages, in cupboards, and under the sink.
  • You notice nesting materials, like shredded paper and dried plant matter, in various areas of your home.
  • You spot small holes in walls and floors that serve as entry points into your home.

Termite Control

According to the most recent findings, termites damage about 600,000 homes in the United States every year. What's more, homeowners who suffer a termite infestation collectively spend a total of $5 billion annually to repair the damage. Since a queen can produce 30,000 eggs per day, every minute counts when trying to take back control of your home.

Warning Signs of a Termite Infestation

  • You find termite droppings - small pellets known as frass - near entry points.
  • You notice shelter tubes that arrange into a fan-like pattern along foundation walls.
  • You spot sagging floors or hear the sound of hollow wood when you tap it.

If you suspect you have an ant, rodent or termite infestation in your home in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, contact Jones Termite & Pest Control immediately at (610) 572-2841 for a rapid response to your pest problem.

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