What Makes Our Pest Control Management Different
The identification of insects and other pests can be tricky, but more importantly, these pests can become a hazard to your home and health. Determining what insects, rodents, or other pests are invading your living space can aid in determining the recommended course of action to keep your family safe and healthy.
A well-defined prevention and management program are the key to protecting your home and keeping out the presence of pests later. You can trust our experienced pest control professionals to create a personalized plan for your home or business.
Our pest control services are the perfect front line defense from common household pests such as spiders, rodents, roaches, ants, silverfish, pantry pests, earwigs, and flies. We also specialize in the elimination of brown recluse spiders, fire ants, fleas, and ticks. We will identify your pests during our free inspection, offer you options, and then recommend the best solution. We apply proven methods and products to rid your home of these intruders and will service your home around your schedule.
We offer both Residential and Commercial services, and packages can be structured on a monthly, bi-monthly, and quarterly basis.
To get that free evaluation, contact Bohannon Services (256) 980-0688 to schedule a free inspection.
Active Pests in The Shoals Area
Although there are over 700 ant species known in the U.S., only about 25 species infest homes. Ants are social insects that typically live in underground colonies, and they will eat practically any type of food. Identifying an ant is relatively easy due to their three distinct body regions: head, thorax and abdomen, and antennae.
Red imported fire ants are especially common in the southern region, and they get their name by their ability to inflict painful bites and stings. These reddish-brown ants are a more invasive and aggressive species.
Carpenter Ants get their name from their nest building skills. These insects do not eat wood; they only tunnel and chew through wood to create nests. One colony alone can contain around 10-20,000 workers, with larger colonies having as much as 50,000 individuals. Carpenter ants typically appear from May until August in this region.
The house mouse is the most common of rodent in our region. They are not only a nuisance, but they can pose significant health and property threats. House mice breed rapidly and can adapt quickly to changing conditions.
A female house mouse can give birth to a half dozen babies. Mice are afraid of new objects in their environment, making them difficult to trap.
Cockroaches love to dwell in tight hiding spaces and are known to cause allergic reactions and trigger asthma attacks, especially in children. They also spread nearly 33 kinds of bacteria, which is why they are one of the most despised pests to homeowners.
The German cockroach is the most common species in our region, and they prefer to live in warm, humid places close to food and moisture sources. Identification can be evidenced by small, dark, “pepper-like” droppings left on countertops or in drawers.
Fleas are parasites that feed on the blood of any warm-blooded body. They use their powerful legs to jump on a passing host, and their bites can result in painful, itchy red bumps.
The female flea can lay 2,000 eggs in her lifetime, which is why exterminating fleas altogether will eliminate an infestation.
Houseflies are disease-containing pests capable of contaminating food and transferring more than 100 pathogens, including malaria, salmonella, and tuberculosis.
Flies have short lifespans, but can quickly reproduce in large numbers, leading to large populations if not identified and effectively controlled.
Ticks are often mistaken for insects, but they are arachnids. Hard ticks feed on humans, pets and wildlife. The lone star tick attacks humans more than any of tick species, and their bites can result in a circular rash.
Nearly all ticks can transmit disease, which is why prevention and treatment are essential.
There are about 3,000 species of spiders throughout North American, but the good news is that only 2, the black widow and the brown recluse spider, can cause serious harm when accidentally disturbed.
Wolf spiders, often mistaken for the brown recluse, are harmless and more of a nuisance pest, although their size and hairy exterior can look alarming.