100 More Trees Planted!

Verdant Pest Control plants one tree with every service completed!

Verdant Pest Control is not just about eliminating pests… it’s also committed to nurturing the environment. With every service completed, we plant a tree, contributing to reforestation efforts and offsetting carbon emissions. Our eco-friendly approach not only ensures a pest-free environment for our clients but also fosters sustainability for future generations. Choose Verdant Pest Control for effective pest management that goes beyond the conventional, making a positive impact on both your property and the planet.

Rats in secret tunnel underground

Rats are living in this tunnel underneath the streets of a major city. We had to create a door that would keep rats from coming out of the tunnels and into the establishment. This is why I love pest control…because of the things you get to see that most will never have the opportunity to observe. These service tunnels keep sewers, steam pipes, electrical and I bet a whole lot of secrets. We don’t build them this intricate anymore!

Rats In Your Trash

Rats infiltrating trash cans can pose a significant threat to both public health and the overall well-being of communities. These resilient rodents are known for their ability to squeeze through small openings and gnaw through various materials to gain access to food sources, often targeting improperly secured trash bins. Once inside, rats can contaminate the surrounding environment with their droppings and urine, spreading diseases such as leptospirosis, salmonellosis, and Hantavirus.

The importance of effective pest control measures becomes evident in preventing the proliferation of rat populations. Communities must prioritize proper waste management and invest in durable, rodent-resistant trash containers to mitigate the risk of infestation. Additionally, regular inspections and prompt removal of potential nesting sites, such as piles of debris or overgrown vegetation, contribute to a proactive approach in curbing rat-related problems. Public awareness campaigns and education on the significance of responsible waste disposal also play a crucial role in fostering a collective effort to keep urban environments free from these disease-carrying pests. By addressing the issue of rats infiltrating trash cans, communities can safeguard public health and create a cleaner, safer living environment for residents.

Stop Termite Damage: Expert Pest Control

Swarming termites

Subterranean termites are destructive pests that can cause significant damage to homes and structures. Here are some reasons why they are detrimental and why homeowners should consider pest control services to combat these pests:

Property Damage: Subterranean termites feed on cellulose material, which includes wood found in the structure of homes. They can chew through wooden beams, flooring, and even furniture, leading to severe structural damage. If left untreated, termite infestations can weaken the integrity of a building, compromising its safety and value.

Costly Repairs: Repairing termite damage can be a costly endeavor. The longer an infestation goes unnoticed or untreated, the more extensive and expensive the repairs become. Pest control services can help detect and eliminate termite colonies early on, preventing costly damage and the need for extensive renovations.

Silent Invaders: Subterranean termites are often referred to as “silent destroyers” because they can go unnoticed for extended periods. They build their nests underground and travel through mud tubes to access above-ground food sources. By the time homeowners become aware of their presence, significant damage may have already occurred. Regular pest control services can include termite inspections, ensuring early detection and prompt treatment.

Long-Term Protection: Pest control services offer long-term protection against subterranean termites. They employ various methods, such as liquid barrier treatments and baiting systems, to create a protective barrier around the home. These preventive measures can deter termites from approaching the structure and provide ongoing monitoring to catch any signs of reinfestation.

Professional Expertise: Pest control professionals have the knowledge, experience, and tools necessary to effectively handle termite infestations. They understand termite behavior, nesting habits, and treatment options. Their expertise ensures a thorough inspection, targeted treatment, and ongoing prevention strategies tailored to the specific needs of the property.

Peace of Mind: Knowing that your home is protected against subterranean termites can provide peace of mind. Pest control services provide regular monitoring, preventive measures, and timely treatment, reducing the risk of termite damage and the associated stress and financial burden.

Insurance and Real Estate Considerations: Some insurance policies do not cover termite damage. However, maintaining a termite protection plan through pest control services can help demonstrate proactive measures, which may be beneficial when dealing with insurance claims or during real estate transactions.

Subterranean termites pose a significant threat to homes and structures, and their presence should not be taken lightly. Engaging professional pest control services ensures comprehensive termite management, early detection, and effective treatment. By investing in regular pest control, homeowners can protect their most valuable asset and enjoy a termite-free living environment.

Raptor vs Jays

Red Shoulder Hawk flying away

Sounds like a sporting event and I guess sorta is.  I’m not a full fledge birder but I believe this is what is happening… These Blue Jays are defending their tree that contains a hollow and their nest inside against this Red-shoulder Hawk.  Blue Jays can imitate the calls of Red-shoulder Hawks to scare away other birds which can be noticed when visiting bird feeders.  

Mouse Exclusion

Mouse Exclusion

When it comes to mouse exclusion I have mixed feelings.  Of course if you can locate the entry points and seal them you will effectively stop rodents from traveling through this space.   The trick is to locate all the ways these fury creatures gain entry into your home or business.  It is not always so easy or obvious.  Commercial spaces are constantly being renovated with additions made, walls torn down and put back up and a plethora of on-the-fly adjustments to get a project finished in time for the grand opening.  In residential settings you often find additions like 4-season porches have been added or the garage was extended.  While its lovely to have more space it also creates vulnerable cracks, gaps and spaces that mice will take advantage of.  Once construction is completed it is difficult to pin point where the access points could be.

Bad-news is not always the case when dealing with rodent entry points.  Sometimes you get what I like to call as the “smoking gun” spot.  It’s obvious when you find it.  It’s the “ah ha” moment when the whole thing makes sense.  These are the magical areas i’m constantly on the lookout for.  The irrefutable entry ways that mice are definitely using.   It may not be the only source of travel for them but you know by sealing up this one you will be making a major blow to their entire operation.  The picture here is one of those moments.  Along the wall is a crack…well more of a space that is allow mice to scurry between the floor.  This space is by design, it’s not a problem with construction but left there to allow the floor to move a little with the changing of temperatures.   However, something needs to be done to stop the pathway from mickey’s clubhouse.  These hairballs have caused too much grief and became too comfortable that intervention is needed.  We can’t have pests around food or customers and measures needed to be taken to stop the flow of mice into the restaurant.

Every Service Plants Trees

Planting Trees

With every service that Verdant Pest Control completes another tree is planted in your honor.   Together we are planting trees and making this world more verdant!  This past year has been great and we can’t wait to start planning bigger and more intricate events centered around giving back to nature.   A big and sincere thank you to all.