Cumming Pest Control

Unwelcome wildlife and insects can damage your home or your health. Unless you stop them, termites destroy the cellulose in wood, and the process usually attracts no attention. Mice may enter your home as well, and they create a health hazard for your family. At Skyline, we respect the rights of all creatures to live in their world, but we use humane methods to prevent them from invading yours.

Understanding the Habits of Termites

Subterranean termites live in underground colonies until reproductive members leave to swarm and form a new settlement. At less than half an inch long, the creatures never stop eating soft wood when they find a source.

Finding Mud Tunnels

A search around the perimeter of your home as temperatures increase may reveal some mud tubes about the size of your little finger. Crossing the foundation, the tunnels give termites a protective cover as they enter your home. A colony often contains hundreds or thousands of termites, and you may not notice them until it is too late.

Looking for Tiny Wings

Reproducing members that leave a parent colony can fly a short distance to a light source in your home. Their pale gray wings break off easily, and you may find a collection of them on a window sill.

Detecting Mice

Mice enjoy the same kinds of creature comforts that make your life pleasant, and they find ways to share them in your home. An open door allows them to walk inside, but they can enter through holes in foundations, floors or walls as well as gaps in windows. With extraordinary flexibility, they can pass through holes that seem too small for their bodies. 

Detecting them may present more challenges than you imagine. Unless you have a full blown infestation, you may see no sign of them. Believing that you saw a small creature scurry down a hallway may provide an alert. The danger of having mice in your home stems from the presence of salmonella bacteria or Hantavirus in their saliva, feces and urine.

Professional extermination provides the best way to rid your home of mice. Avoiding misconceptions about the effectiveness of baits can prevent some unpleasant experiences. Contrary to some beliefs, mice do not leave to find water after they eat poison. They usually choose a place to die between your walls and create an unbearable stench.

Taking Action to Remove Wildlife

Wildlife that visits your property can react with aggression when humans create a threat. Without harming them, we can remove armadillos, foxes, skunks, snakes, raccoons and other creatures that pose any danger. Our environmentally friendly methods respect all living creatures.

Call Skyline to get a free quote for our pest control services.