Pest Control & Exterminator Services Princeton, NJ 08540

antsResidents of Princeton, New Jersey, enjoy the benefits of small-town living within easy commuting distance of the big city. Hot and muggy summers can provide favorable conditions for pests to gain a foothold in our area. Our cold winters can also motivate rodents to move indoors, causing serious issues for homeowners in Princeton and the surrounding areas. The experts at AMCO Pest Services offer a full line of commercial and residential treatments that can provide you with solid protection against these unwanted intruders. Here are three of the most common pests our technicians see in commercial and residential properties in our area.

Ants

Ants are classified as social insects and are small black insects with large heads and abdomens. These insects live in large colonies divided into three basic castes:

  • Workers are the most numerous type of ant and are sterile and wingless. Worker ants are usually responsible for forays into kitchens and other areas of your home in search of food.
  • Drones are male ants. Their sole purpose is to fertilize the eggs of the queen to ensure the next generation of ants; once they have accomplished this task, they usually die within a few days.
  • The queen is responsible for the reproductive activities of the ant colony. The number of eggs laid during the lifespan of the queen varies depending on the species. Leafcutter queens can produce up to 150 million eggs over their 14 years of life, making them one of the most prolific ants on the planet.

Treatments that address only the worker ants without taking out the queen can provide short-term relief from ant infestations. In most cases, however, it is necessary to destroy the colony at its source to prevent ants from becoming a problem for your home or business.

Rodents

Especially during the winter months, mice and rats can enter buildings looking for food and shelter. The streamlined body shape of these furry animals can allow them to enter through small cracks in walls and foundations. Once inside, these unwanted guests can create an unhealthy environment in your home or business and can destroy food and other valuable property. Quick action is needed to eliminate these pests and prevent them from returning to your home or office premises. Working with a professional pest control company is the most effective way to eliminate rodents and keep them out for good.

Bed Bugs

Tiny and brown, bed bugs can be hard to spot in bedding and furniture. These biting insects live on the blood of humans and other animals and typically find their way into homes and businesses by hitching a ride on clothing, bags, luggage and other items. Attempting to deal with these infestations by yourself can result in further spread of these annoying insects. Consulting with a pest control company can ensure the most effective treatment for bed bugs and can prevent them from returning to your business or home.

At AMCO Pest Services, we specialize in providing comprehensive protection for your Princeton business and home. Our skilled technicians can identify the source of your problems quickly and provide you with the most effective solutions for all your extermination needs. Give us a call today at 888-593-4948 to discuss your situation with one of our professional technicians. We are ready to resolve your pest problems today.