Insect & Rodent Information

Ants

Ants

What are ants?

Ants are social insects. They live in colonies, usually underground and are very successful because of their ability to work together towards the common goal of caring for the queen. Ant colonies are comprised of at least one queen and her workers. The workers take care of foraging for food to feed the young and the protection of the queen.

Why do I have them?

Most ants prefer to establish their colonies outside, but will forage and nest indoors depending on the species and the availability of food, water and harborage. Whether nesting indoors or outdoors, the ants you see moving about in your home are foragers looking for food. Call us at Omaha Pest Control for a free inspection and estimate to exterminate these unwanted pests.

Are they dangerous?

Most ants are considered nuisance pests. Carpenter ants, on the other hand may cause severe structural damage.

What are Carpenter Ants?

Carpenter ants are ants that use their strong mandibles to hollow out galleries in wood for nesting purposes. One of the signs of a carpenter ant infestation is the piles of saw dust found near their nests, commonly referred to as frass. They are usually black, red, brown, or combinations of red and black. The workers in a carpenter ant colony vary in size from 1/8 to ½ inch in length and the queen can be as large as ¾ inches in length.

Why do I have them?

Carpenter ants prefer to establish nests in moist decaying wood and then move to more sound wood. In most cases a nest located within your home is a satellite colony which has been started by a larger colony located outdoors. The ants you see indoors are looking for food and actually are living your walls.

Can I do it myself?

Trying to get rid of ants yourself can actually make things worse! Most homeowners don’t realize that over-the-counter sprays and repellents can cause a situation called “budding” in which ants separate from their main nest and start a new colony or several colonies. Carpenter ants are extremely difficult to control. That’s why our recommended suggestion is to have follow-up services to insure proper ant control and extermination. Call a professional at Omaha Pest Control at (402) 250-0425 and leave the control issue with us.

Is the pest control treatment safe?

Omaha Pest Control uses registered EPA pesticides, and uses the least material possible to resolve the problem. Licensed, bonded, and insured pest control technicians will inform you of any safety measures that need to be taken.

How much does it cost, and when can you get here?

Omaha Pest Control will do everything possible to get to your home ASAP. In most instances, we can arrive the same day. Standard pricing for our pest control services are categorized depending on the pest being exterminated. Sign up for a FREE estimate today and see how much you will save with Omaha Pest Control services.

Asian Lady Beetles

Asian Lady Beetles

What Are Asian Lady Beetles?

Omaha Pest Control has many years of experience controlling these pests. Asian Lady Beetles are a very common pest in and around Omaha, Nebraska.

Asian lady beetles (Harmonia axyridis) are frequent invaders during the fall or winter and are easily identified by the spotted pattern and the large, black ‘W’ on the thorax behind the head. They often appear in shades of yellow, orange and red and have varying numbers of spots except for the male of the species, which are often without any spots.

Asian lady beetles are generally a problem for homeowners once the weather starts to cool and they start seeking shelter in large numbers, for overwintering. Sites that attract this species include: houses, barns and other outbuildings that provide suitable protection.

Are Asian Lady Beetles Dangerous?

Asian lady beetles are completely harmless. They are not poisonous or venomous.

How Do You Get Rid Of Asian Lady Beetles?

Asian lady beetles can be difficult to control and that’s why our Omaha Asian lady beetle control services include the necessary products and follow up visits for complete success. Due to the hazards and complexity of the pesticides involved, most people want to hire a professional to eliminate the problem. Our Omaha Pest Control treatment methods consist of the following:

  • Initial Service – Omaha Pest Control provides a thorough inspection of the interior and exterior of your home, then a treatment of all areas where activity is present.
  • Follow Up – Quarterly interior/exterior or exterior-only services will be scheduled as part of our annual pest management program. If pests return in between visits, Omaha Pest Control returns for free.

Is The Treatment Safe and How Soon Can You get Here?

Omaha Pest Control uses the least amount of material possible while still resolving the problem. All products are found to be effective and registered by the EPA. Our technicians will inform you of precautions needed to be taken. We are committed to helping you as soon as possible; many times we can arrive the same day.

How Much Does It Cost?

Omaha Pest Control has standard pricing for our exterminator services, based on the size of the home and materials used. Free estimates are provided. Call Omaha Pest Control at (402) 250-0425 or visit our Contact Us page to contact us by Email.

Bed Bugs

Are bed bugs keeping you awake at night?

Bed Bugs

If you are reading this then it’s likely you are either under attack or are concerned about the increasing infestations of bed bugs in the world. “ Don’t let the bed bugs bite” used to be a good night gesture, but not anymore. Bed bugs have been common in U.S. history.

Although bed bug populations dropped dramatically during the mid-20th century, the United States is one of many countries now experiencing an alarming resurgence in the population of bed bugs. Omaha, Nebraska is not immune, it ranks 16th in the country of cities being affected. Omaha Pest Control offers free inspections and consultations for bed bug control and extermination.

Bed Bug Biology

Bed bugs are small, flat insects that feed on the blood of people and animals. They are reddish brown in color, wingless, and range from 1 to 7 millimeters in length. They can live several months without a blood meal.

Infestations of these insects usually occur around or near the areas people sleep or spend a significant period of time. Bed bugs are experts at hiding. They hide during the day in places such as seams of mattresses, box springs, bed frames, headboards, cracks or crevices, and objects or clutter around a bed. Their small flat bodies allow them to fit into the smallest of spaces and they can remain in place for long periods of time, even without a blood meal. Bed bugs can travel over 100 feet bin one night, but they tend to live 8 feet of where people sleep. Call Omaha Pest Control at (402) 250-0425. We have experienced and dependable exterminators that will give free inspections to find the best treatment and solution for your bed bug problem.

Bed bugs are usually transported from place to place as people travel. Bed bugs travel in the seams and folds of luggage, overnight bags, folded clothes, bedding, furniture, and etc. Most people do not realize they can transport stow-away bed bugs as they travel potentially infesting new areas, including their homes, as they relocate.

When bed bugs bite, they inject an anesthetic and an anticoagulant that prevents a person from feeling the bite. Because bites usually occur while people are sleeping, most people do not realize they have been bitten until marks appear. The bite marks are similar to that of a mosquito or a flea – a slightly swollen and red area that may itch and be irritating. Everyone is at risk for bed bugs bites when visiting an infested area.

Omaha Pest Control’s comprehensive IPM program to control bed bugs may include:

  • using monitoring devices,
  • removing clutter where bed bugs can hide,
  • vacuuming,
  • sealing cracks and crevices to remove hiding places,
  • laundering clothing in hot dryer,
  • judicious use of effective chemical pesticides
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Beetles

What Are Beetles?

Omaha Pest Control has years of experience controlling these pests. Beetles are a very common pest in Omaha, Nebraska and its neighboring cities.

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Beetles are the most common type of insect. Beetles are everywhere. But beetles can be confused with other kinds of insects, especially some true bugs. So how do you recognize a beetle?

First look for the wings and the wing covers. Most insects have wings, and those that do have two pairs. Beetles differ from all other winged insects by having the first pair of wings hardened and thickened. These hard forewings serve as a protective shield for the fragile flying wings, which are folded underneath.

Are They Dangerous?

In general, beetles are not dangerous, they are many times beneficial as they eat many other insects. It is when they congregate together and appear indoors that they begin causing problems. Call Omaha Pest Control to inspect and eliminate them.

How Do You Get Rid Of Beetles?

Beetles can be difficult to control and that’s why our beetle control service includes the necessary products and follow up visits for complete success. Due to the hazards and complexity of the pesticides involved, most people want to hire a professional to eliminate the problem. Our Omaha Pest Control treatment methods consist of the following:

Initial Service – Omaha Pest Control provides a thorough inspection of the interior and exterior of your home, then a treatment of all areas where activity is present.

Follow Up – Quarterly interior/exterior or exterior-only services will be scheduled as part of our annual pest management program. If pests return in between visits, Omaha Pest Control returns for free.

Is The Treatment Safe And How Soon Can You Get Here?

Omaha Pest Control uses the least amount of material possible while still resolving the problem. All products are found to be effective and registered by the EPA. Our technicians will inform you of all precautions needed to be taken. We are committed to helping you ASAP, many times we can arrive the same day.

How Much Does It Cost?

Omaha Pest Control has standard pricing for all our pest control services, based on the size of the home and materials used. Free Estimates are provided. Call Omaha Pest Control at (402) 250-0425.

Boxelder Bugs

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Omaha Pest Control has years of experience controlling these pests. Boxelder bugs are a very common pest in Omaha, Nebraska and its neighboring cities.

What Are Boxelder Bugs?

The boxelder bug is very common pest in Omaha, Nebraska, Iowa, and the Midwest. As adults, these pests are typically ½ inch in length. They are black with red trimmed wings.

The box elder tree is their primary food source, which is where the name originates, but they can also be found feeding on ash trees, maple trees, and a variety of other seed-bearing plants. Although boxelder bugs rarely cause damage, they become a nuisance pest when they winter in your homes, buildings and other structures.

Are They Dangerous?

In general, the boxelder bug is not dangerous, although they have been known to bite. Using the small mouth they have for extracting fluids from trees and plants when they feed, the bite should not cause more than a minor skin irritation. It is when they congregate together to hibernate or nest that they begin causing problems in homes and businesses. Call Omaha Pest Control to inspect and exterminate them.

How Do You Get Rid Of Boxelder Bugs?

Boxelder bugs can be difficult to control and that’s why our boxelder bug control services includes the necessary products and follow up visits for complete success. Due to the hazards and complexity of the pesticides involved, most people want to hire a professional to eliminate the problem. Our Omaha Pest Control treatment methods consist of the following:

Initial Service – Omaha Pest Control provides a thorough inspection of the interior and exterior of your home, then a treatment of all areas where activity is present.

Follow Up – Quarterly interior/exterior or exterior-only services will be scheduled as part of our annual pest management program. If pests return in between visits, Omaha Pest Control returns for free.

Is The Treatment Safe And How Soon Can You Get Here?

We use the least amount of material possible while still resolving the problem. All products are found to be effective and registered by the EPA. Our technicians will inform you of precautions needed to be taken. We are committed to helping you ASAP, many times we can arrive the same day.

How Much Does It Cost?

Omaha Pest Control has standard pricing for all our pest control services, based on the size of the home and materials used. Free Estimates are provided. Call OPC at (402) 250-0425.

Cockroaches

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What Are Cockroaches?

Omaha Pest Control has many years of experience controlling these pests. Cockroaches are a very common pest in Omaha, Nebraska and its neighboring cities.

Cockroaches have been known to be around since the time of dinosaurs and before. They, unlike the other prehistoric pests, are still here.

The 3 types of cockroaches most commonly seen are:

  1. German cockroach
  2. Oriental cockroach
  3. American cockroach

What Do German Cockroaches Look Like?

German Cockroaches are approximately 1/2 to 5/8 of an inch long and are light brown to tan, usually with two almost parallel dark strips on their shield. The female is darker than the male, with a broader abdomen.

Oriental Cockroaches tend to be about an inch long and the females are about 1 ¼ inch long. They are usually shiny black, but sometimes they vary and can be dark reddish brown.

American Cockroaches often referred to as “waterbugs” or “palmetto bugs”, American cockroaches are oval in shape, with long and threadlike antennae. Approximately 2 inches in length, they are normally reddish brown in color, except for a pale brown figure eight on the back of the head.

What Kind Of Threat Do Cockroaches Pose?

Cockroaches are known to spread many kinds of pathogens that are dangerous to humans, as well as different types of bacteria and parasitic worms. There are recent medical studies that have indicated that cockroach allergens can cause allergic reactions as well as cause asthma in children.

How Do I Control Cockroaches?

Cockroach control is not an easy task, but the professionals at Omaha Pest Control have all the tools and knowledge necessary to help you get rid of a cockroach problem in your home or business. Our technicians know how and where to look for cockroaches and they have the knowledge to determine the species of cockroach that is bothering you. Contact us today at (402) 250-0425 to find out how Omaha Pest Control services can help you eliminate cockroaches in a 45 mile radius of Omaha, Nebraska.

Is The Pest Control Treatment Safe?

Omaha Pest Control uses the least amount of pest control material possible while still taking care of the problem. All products are found to be effective and registered by the EPA. Call OPC for a Free Estimate!

How Much Does It Cost and When Can You Get Here?

Omaha Pest Control has standard prices for all of our pest control services, based on the size of the home, and the amount of materials used. We at Omaha Pest Control are 100% committed to helping you ASAP. In most instances, we can respond the same or very next day.

Crickets

Crickets

What Are Crickets?

Omaha Pest Control has many years of experience exterminating crickets. Crickets are a very common pest in and around Omaha, Nebraska.

Size and appearance vary according to species, but most crickets have long thin antennae and large jumping hind legs.

House crickets measure 16 to 22 mm in length. They are light yellowish-brown in color with three dark bands atop their heads. Field crickets are black or brown in color and can grow to more than 2.5 cm in length. Ground crickets are brown and much smaller than other crickets.

Most crickets prefer damp moist conditions. Many are active at night, and some are attracted to lights. Crickets will eat both plant and animal based materials.

Crickets often dwell beneath rocks and logs and are nocturnal in nature. When attracting a mate, male crickets create sound by rubbing their forewings together. Their songs can identify cricket species. These sounds can prove annoying at night, when they often are loud enough to interrupt sleep.

Are Crickets Dangerous?

Crickets have a destructive presence in agricultural communities, as they feed on crops and seedlings.

How Do You Get Rid Of Crickets?

Crickets can be difficult to control and that’s why Omaha Pest Control’s cricket control services include the necessary products and follow up visits for complete success. Due to the hazards and complexity of the pesticides involved, most people want to hire a professional to eliminate the problem. Our Omaha Pest Control treatment methods consist of the following:

  • Initial Service – Omaha Pest Control provides a thorough inspection of the interior and exterior of your home, then a treatment of all areas where activity is present.
  • Follow Up – Quarterly interior/exterior or exterior-only services will be scheduled as part of our annual pest management program. If pests return in between visits, Omaha Pest Control returns for free.

Is The Treatment Safe and How Soon Can You Get Here?

Omaha Pest Control uses the least amount of material possible while still resolving the problem. All products are found to be effective and registered by the EPA. Our technicians will inform you of precautions needed to be taken. We are committed to helping you as soon as possible; many times we can arrive the same day.

How Much Does It Cost?

Omaha Pest Control has standard pricing for our pest exterminator services, based on the size of the home and materials used. Free estimates are provided. Call Omaha Pest Control at (402) 250-0425 or visit our Contact Us page to contact us by Email.

Earwigs

Earwigs

What Are Earwigs?

Omaha Pest Control has many years of experience controlling these pests. Earwigs are a very common pest in and around Omaha, Nebraska.

Earwigs, also known as “pincer bugs” are dark brown to reddish brown in color and can either be winged or wingless. They are typically about 5/8 of an inch in length, but have been known to grow larger. They are nocturnal insects that feed on decaying plant material as well as other insects including fleas and mites. Earwigs are active at night. During the day they hide in cracks in damp areas. They live under rocks and logs and in the mulch of flower beds. Earwigs eat plants and insects.

Earwigs move into homes to find food or because of change in weather. Homeowners often find them in areas where there is water – kitchens, bathrooms, and laundries. Earwigs can also find their way into other rooms such as bedrooms and family rooms.

Are Earwigs Dangerous?

The earwig may appear to be a dangerous bug due to the intimidating pincers or forceps. They are not dangerous and do not bite. Earwigs use these pincers for defense and for sparing with rival earwigs.

How Do You Get Rid Of Earwigs?

Earwigs can be difficult to control and that’s why our Omaha earwig control service includes the necessary product and follow up visits for complete success. Due to the hazards and complexity of the pesticides involved, most people want to hire a professional to eliminate the problem. Our Omaha Pest Control treatment methods consist of the following:

  • Initial Service – Omaha Pest Control provides a thorough inspection of the interior and exterior of your home, then a treatment of all areas where activity is present.
  • Follow Up – Quarterly interior/exterior or exterior-only services will be scheduled as part of our annual pest management program. If pests return in between visits, Omaha Pest Control returns for free.

Is The Treatment Safe and How Soon Can You get Here?

Omaha Pest Control uses the least amount of material possible while still resolving the problem. All products are found to be effective and registered by the EPA. Our technicians will inform you of precautions needed to be taken. We are committed to helping you as soon as possible; many times we can arrive the same day.

How Much Does It Cost?

Omaha Pest Control has standard pricing for our exterminator services, based on the size of the home and materials used. Free estimates are provided. Call Omaha Pest Control at (402) 250-0425 or visit our Contact Us page to contact us by Email

Filth Flies

Filth Flies

What Are Filth Flies?

Omaha Pest Control has many years of experience controlling these pests. Filth flies are a very common pest in and around Omaha, Nebraska.

Filth flies cause annoyance and discomfort and can spread disease.

The average life span for a filth fly is less than one month. Filth flies pass through the egg, larval and pupal stages in approximately 10 days, after which adult flies emerge. Filth flies can be a real nuisance when they are flying around. But they can transmit diseases, so it is important to get rid of them.

Filth flies mostly bread in outside structures. They are scavengers and feed mainly on decomposing animal and vegetable matter before contaminating human foods and food preparation surfaces by landing on them. They may also contaminate food and surfaces by defecating on them.

Are Filth Flies Dangerous?

Flies are major carriers of disease. They are known to transfer over 100 pathogens resulting in ailments, including typhoid, tuberculosis, cholera and dysentery.

How Do You Get Rid Of Flies?

Flies can be difficult to control and that’s why our Omaha fly control service includes the necessary product and follow up visits for complete success. Due to the hazards and complexity of the pesticides involved, most people want to hire a professional to eliminate the problem. Our Omaha Pest Control treatment methods consist of the following:

  • Initial Service – Omaha Pest Control provides a thorough inspection of the interior and exterior of your home, then a treatment of all areas where activity is present.
  • Follow Up – Quarterly interior/exterior or exterior-only services will be scheduled as part of our annual pest management program. If pests return in between visits, Omaha Pest Control returns for free.

Is The Treatment Safe And How Soon Can You Get Here?

Omaha Pest Control uses the least amount of material possible while still resolving the problem. All products are found to be effective and registered by the EPA. Our technicians will inform you of precautions needed to be taken. We are committed to helping you as soon as possible; many times we can arrive the same day.

How Much Does It Cost?

Omaha Pest Control has standard pricing for our exterminator services, based on the size of the home and materials used. Free estimates are provided. Call Omaha Pest Control at (402) 250-0425 or visit our Contact Us page to contact us by Email.

Fleas and Ticks

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What Are Fleas And Ticks?

Omaha Pest Control has many years of experience controlling these pests. Fleas and ticks are very common pests in Omaha, Nebraska and its neighboring cities.

Fleas and Ticks… Ticks and Fleas… They go together like birds and bees… but they’re very different. To protect your dogs, pets, and children from both of these parasites it’s very important that you understand the differences between them. Here are a few of the differences that separate these parasites:

Fleas:

  1. The flea is an insect. Wingless, it has 6 legs and can jump very far.
  2. Adult fleas can live for more than 100 days.
  3. Fleas lay 20 to 40 eggs per day for several weeks.
  4. Fleas prefer warm temperatures. They don’t want to leave your house.
  5. Fleas have fewer hosts than ticks. (Dogs, cats, opossums, coyotes, raccoons, and foxes)

Ticks:

  1. Ticks are arachnids. They are closely related to spiders and have 8 legs.
  2. Ticks live from a few weeks to up to 3 years.
  3. Ticks lay thousands of eggs one time, but after that, it dies.
  4. Ticks can survive near-freezing temperatures. They are hardier than fleas and tougher to kill.
  5. Ticks feed on more hosts than fleas. (Humans, deer, squirrels, snakes, and flea-type hosts)

Are They Dangerous?

  • Fleas: Fleas can transmit bartonellosis and tapeworm.
  • Ticks: Ticks can transmit Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

How Do You Get Rid Of Fleas And Ticks?

Fleas and Ticks can be difficult to control and that’s why our flea and tick control service includes the necessary products and follow up visits for complete success. Due to the hazards and complexity of the pesticides involved, most people want to hire a professional to eliminate the problem. Our Omaha Pest Control treatment methods consist of the following:

Initial Service - Omaha Pest Control provides a thorough inspection of the interior and exterior of your home, then a treatment of all areas where activity is present.

Follow Up – Quarterly interior/exterior or exterior-only services will be scheduled as part of our annual pest management program. If pests return in between visits, Omaha Pest Control returns for free.

How Much Does It Cost?

Omaha Pest Control has standard pricing for all our pest control services, based on the size of the home and materials used. Free Estimates are provided. Call Omaha Pest Control at (402) 250-0425.

Garden Insects

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What Are Garden Insects?

Omaha Pest Control has years of experience controlling these pests.

Garden insects are a very common pest in Omaha, Nebraska and its neighboring cities.

You can expect some type of insect to attack plants in your garden. That’s nature. Not every insect in the garden is the enemy, until it gets into your home. The first step in controlling these unwanted garden pests is to call a professional and have the pest identified. Free Inspections are provided.

Are Garden Insects Dangerous?

In general, the garden pest is most often harmless to humans, however many of them may feed on the leaves of plants and vegetables outside of the home. Some have been known to enter the home and infest food items, bags of bird seed, etc. Call and one of our technicians will inspect and exterminate them.

How Do You Get Rid Of Garden Insects?

Garden pests can be difficult to control and that’s why our garden insect control services include the necessary products and follow up visits for complete success. Due to the hazards and complexity of the pesticides involved, most people want to hire a professional for a treatment to eliminate the problem. Our Omaha Pest Control treatment methods consist of the following:

Initial Service – Omaha Pest Control provides a thorough inspection of the interior and exterior of your home, then a treatment of all areas where activity is present.

Follow Up – Quarterly interior/exterior or exterior-only services will be scheduled as part of our annual pest management program. If pests return in between visits, Omaha Pest Control returns for free.

Is The Treatment Safe and How Fast Can You Get Here?

We use the least amount of material possible while still resolving the problem. All products are found to be effective and registered by the EPA. Our technicians will inform you of precautions needed to be taken. We are committed to helping you ASAP, many times we can arrive the same day.

How Much Does It Cost?

Omaha Pest Control has standard pricing for all our pest control services, based on the size of the home and materials used. Free Estimates are provided. Call Omaha Pest Control at (402) 250-0425.

House Centipedes

Centipedes

What Are Centipedes?

Omaha Pest Control has many years of experience controlling these pests. Centipedes are a very common pest in and around Omaha, Nebraska.

Easily recognized by their many legs, these creatures are commonly found throughout the Midwest United States.

House centipedes are yellowish to dark brown and may have darker stripes or markings. Although the word centipede means “100 legs”, most of these pests have between 15-177 legs. Centipedes are actually not insects, they are instead an arthropod relative. They feed on silverfish, carpet beetle larvae, firebrats, cockroaches, bed bugs, spiders, and other small arthropods. House centipedes live in damp spaces such as rotting logs, under stones, in mulch or yard clippings and in trash. They are nocturnal creatures and primarily stay outdoors. But when conditions are right, they may come inside.

Are Centipedes Dangerous?

A Centipedes first pair of legs forms claw-like poison fangs. Although their bite can be painful, there are no long-lasting effects.

How Do You Get Rid Of Centipedes?

Centipedes can be difficult to control and that’s why our Omaha centipede control service includes the necessary product and follow up visits for complete success. Due to the hazards and complexity of the pesticides involved, most people want to hire a professional to eliminate the problem. Our Omaha Pest Control treatment methods consist of the following:

  • Initial Service – Omaha Pest Control provides a thorough inspection of the interior and exterior of your home, then a treatment of all areas where activity is present.
  • Follow Up – Quarterly interior/exterior or exterior-only services will be scheduled as part of our annual pest management program. If pests return in between visits, Omaha Pest Control returns for free.

Is The Treatment Safe and How Soon Can You get Here?

Omaha Pest Control uses the least amount of material possible while still resolving the problem. All products are found to be effective and registered by the EPA. Our technicians will inform you of precautions needed to be taken. We are committed to helping you as soon as possible; many times we can arrive the same day

How Much Does It Cost?

Omaha Pest Control has standard pricing for our exterminator services, based on the size of the home and materials used. Free estimates are provided. Call Omaha Pest Control at (402) 250-0425 or visit our Contact Us page to contact us by Email.

Mites

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What Are Mites?

Omaha Pest Control has many years of experience controlling these pests. Mites are a very common pest in Omaha, Nebraska and its neighboring cities.

Mites are not insects; they are more closely related to ticks and spiders. Mites are among the most diverse and successful of all of the invertebrate groups. They have exploited an incredible array of habitats, and because of their small size (most are microscopic) go largely unnoticed. Many live freely in the soil or water, but there are also a large number of species that live as parasites on plants, animals, and some feed on mold. It is estimated that 48,200 species of mites have been described.

Most mites are visible to the unaided eye and usually measure 1/8” or less in length. Their life cycle has four basic stages: egg, larva, nymph, and adult. The egg hatches into a larval stage, which molts to the nymphal stage. After 1-2 times, the nymph matures into an adult. Mites, like ticks, have three pairs of legs as larvae and four pairs of legs as nymphs and adults.

Are They Dangerous?

On a world-wide basis, mites are important nuisance pests and some are capable of transmitting disease agents. Fortunately, the mites that we commonly encounter in the Midwest do not transmit disease agents that affect people. Most of these are external parasites, but some species inhabit the ear canals, lungs, intestine and bladder of vertebrates, particularly domestic animals. Their biting and bloodsucking behavior causes considerable discomfort to and a few species also cause serious allergic reactions, such as asthma, in people.

How Do You Get Rid Of Mites?

There are many different types of mites. Below are a few examples:

  1. Scabies Mites
  2. Chigger (Red Bug)
  3. Straw Itch Mites
  4. Bird Mites
  5. House Dust Mites
  6. Clover Mites
* Proper treatment of mites many times requires a consultation with a physician.

Mites can be difficult to controland that’s why our mite control services includes the necessary products and follow up visits for complete success. Due to the hazards and complexity of the pesticides involved, most people want to hire a professional to eliminate the problem. Our Omaha Pest Control treatment methods consist of the following:

Initial Service – Omaha Pest Control provides a thorough inspection of the interior and exterior of your home, then a treatment of all areas where activity is present.

Follow Up – Quarterly interior/exterior or exterior-only services will be scheduled as part of our annual pest management program. If pests return in between visits, Omaha Pest Control returns for free.

Is The Treatment Safe and How Soon Can You Get Here?

Omaha Pest Control uses the least amount of material possible while still resolving the problem. All products are found to be effective and registered by the EPA. Our technicians will inform you of precautions needed to be taken. We are committed to helping you ASAP, many times we can arrive the same day.

How Much Does It Cost?

Omaha Pest Control has standard pricing for all our pest control services, based on the size of the home and materials used. Free Estimates are provided. Call Omaha Pest Control at (402) 250-0425.

Moles

What are moles?

Moles are small cylindrical mammals adapted to a subterranean lifestyle. They have velvety fur; tiny or invisible ears and eyes; reduced hindlimbs; and short, powerful forelimbs with large paws for digging.

In fact, moles have the ability to tunnel up to 100 feet each day and do so by lying on their side and pushing up to make a raised surface tunnel.We at Omaha Pest Control have exterminated hundreds of moles and thousands of unwanted termites and other pests.

Moles have been found to tolerate higher levels of carbon dioxide than other mammals, because their blood cells have special and unique hemoglobin protein. Moles are able to reuse the oxygen inhaled when aboveground, and as a result, are able to survive in low-oxygen environments such as underground burrows.

Moles burrow lawns, raising molehills, and killing the lawn, for which they are sometimes considered pests. They can undermine plant roots, indirectly causing damage or death. However, contrary to popular belief, moles do not eat plant roots.

Why do I have them?

A mole’s primary diet consists of earthworms, grubs, and other invertebrates found in the soil. Our yards are full of the food sources they are looking for.

How do I get rid of them?

Moles are a difficult pest to deter and that is why Omaha Pest Control’s mole solutions program includes a thorough inspection and highly effective control methods, as well as active monitoring.

Can I do it myself?

Moles are generally not a pest many people have success eradicating on their own. Pesticides can be harmful to people and pets if they are misused or mixed improperly and if you treat too much you may kill earthworms and other beneficial creatures. Give us a call for a free estimate at (402) 250-0425.

How much does it cost and How soon can you get here?

Pricing for our mole control program depends on the square footage of the area being treated as well as the severity of the mole infestation. Sign up for a Free quote today and see how much you can save with Omaha Pest Control.

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Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes

What Are Mosquitoes?

Omaha Pest Control has many years of experience controlling these pests. Mosquitoes are a very common pest in and around Omaha, Nebraska.

The house mosquito is really a type of fly with a thin body, thin wings and long legs.

Only the female mosquito will feed on human and animal blood. While annoying, our blood provides necessity nutrition for the development of their eggs. The male mosquito does not have mouth parts that can pierce human skin, so instead it feeds on nectar.

Mosquitoes can be a problem if you have standing water on your property. This is where they prefer to breed and lay their eggs and only a small amount of water is required.

Are Mosquitoes Dangerous?

Mosquitoes are pesky pests and can spread disease such as West Nile Virus, dengue and malaria. More commonly, though, mosquitoes threaten family events more than health. Even the family dog can become infected with canine heartworm through a mosquito bite.

How Dou You Get Rid Of Mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes can be difficult to control and that’s why our Omaha mosquito control service includes the necessary product and follow up visits for complete success. Due to the hazards and complexity of the pesticides involved, most people want to hire a professional to eliminate the problem. Our Omaha Pest Control treatment methods consist of the following:

  • Initial Service – Omaha Pest Control provides a thorough inspection of the interior and exterior of your home, then a treatment of all areas where activity is present.
  • Follow Up – Quarterly interior/exterior or exterior-only services will be scheduled as part of our annual pest management program. If pests return in between visits, Omaha Pest Control returns for free.

Is The Treatment Safe And How Soon Can You Get Here?

Omaha Pest Control uses the least amount of material possible while still resolving the problem. All products are found to be effective and registered by the EPA. Our technicians will inform you of precautions needed to be taken. We are committed to helping you as soon as possible; many times we can arrive the same day.

How Much Does It Cost?

Omaha Pest Control has standard pricing for our exterminator services, based on the size of the home and materials used. Free estimates are provided. Call Omaha Pest Control at (402) 250-0425 or visit our Contact Us page to contact us by Email.

Pantry Pests

What is a pantry pest?

Discovering “bugs” in your breakfast cereal may be disgusting, but it isn’t unusual, because many insects like to eat what we do. Stored foods commonly infested include flour, cereals, cracked grains, baking mixes and processed food, crackers, macaroni, and numerous other food types.

Insects that feed on these products may also infest other grain-based items such as pet foods, bird seed, and ornamental corn.

Insect pests often encountered are:

  • Indian meal moths
  • dermestid beetles
  • sawtoothed grain beetles
  • cigarette and drugstore beetles
  • flour beetles
  • granary, rice and maize weevils
  • bean weevils
  • spider beetles

Seeing the presence of small insects, moths or worms in cupboards or on counters is an early indication of an infestation. Upon closer inspection, insects may also be found in opened packages or containers of food and in the cracks and crevices of cupboards. Insects can be brought into the home along with infested food products.

Once an infestation is suspected, call Omaha Pest Control to identify the pest and try to locate the source. Occasionally, the source of an infestation can be very hard to find. It may be in an unopened package from the store. Consider the possibility that food may have been spilled next to or behind hard-to-move appliances.

Are they dangerous?

Pantry pests eat and can contaminate the food or product it infests.

Is the treatment safe?

Omaha Pest Control use the least amount of product required while still resolving the problem. All products are found to be effective and registered by the EPA.

How much does it cost and when can you get here?

Omaha Pest Control uses standard pricing for our pest control services. The cost is based on the size of the structure and the quantity of materials used. OPC is 100% committed to helping you ASAP. In most cases we can respond the same or very next day.

Rodents

Omaha Pest Control has years of experience controlling these pests that are a very common problem in Omaha, Nebraska and its neighboring cities.

We all agree, commensal rodents are good for nothing. In fact the word “ commensal “ means these rodents live off humans without returning anything of worth. The Norway rat and house mouse are the prevailing rodents in Omaha, Nebraska.

The rat’s tail is shorter than the head and body. The ears are close to the body and do not cover the eyes when bent forward. The eyes are small and the nose and muzzle are blunt. Rats usually live in underground burrows, but will inhabit wall voids. They feed on garbage, meat scraps, cereal grains, vegetables, and cat and dog food. Rats will dig undigested food out of cat and dog feces and eat it.

Mice tail size equals the length of the body, which averages about 4 inches. The ears are big and nose is pointed. Mice live for about a year. Mice fear rats, so you may have one or the other: but not both. Rats will eat mice. Call Omaha Pest Control to inspect, exterminate, and control future rodent infestations.

Are they dangerous?

Both rats and mice are potentially dangerous. The deer mouse may transmit the Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome through contact with mouse carcasses. Micro droplets of mouse urine can cause allergies in children. Mice can also bring in fleas, mites, ticks, and lice into your home. Rats are known to carry diseases and they also damage and destroy food or property.

How do you get rid of rats and mice?

Getting rid of rats and mice can be a tricky task as they are very elusive and nocturnal creatures. That’s why our Omaha Pest Control services provide the necessary products, and follow up visits. We recommend the following:

Initial Service – Omaha Pest Control will service a detailed inspection of the interior and exterior of your home is provide and followed with a targeted treatment of all areas where activity is present.

Follow Up – Quarterly interior/exterior or exterior-only services will be scheduled as part of your Omaha Pest Control maintenance program. If pests return, so do we, free.

How Much Does It Cost and How Soon Can You Get Here?

Omaha Pest Control has standard prices for all of our pest control services, based on the size of the home, and the amount of products used. We at OPC are 100% committed to helping you ASAP. In most instances, we can respond the same or very next day. Call us at (402) 250-0425.

Is The Pest Control Treatment Safe?

Omaha Pest Control uses the least amount of pest control material possible while still taking care of the problem. All products are found to be effective and registered by the EPA. Call OPC for a Free Estimate!

Silverfish

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What Are Silverfish?

Omaha Pest Control has many years of experience controlling these pests. Siverfish are a very common pest in Omaha, Nebraska and its neighboring cities.

Silverfish get their common name from the three bristle like appendages on the rear of their body. Their teardrop shaped body is covered with silver scales and measures ½ to ¾ inch in length. They prefer to feed on paper or wallpaper with their chewing mouthparts and they may live up to a year without food, but require humidity to survive.

Are They Dangerous?

Silverfish are medically harmless, but are a nuisance pest inside structures and may contaminate food, damage paper goods and stain clothing.

How Do You Get Rid Of Silverfish?

Silverfish may be difficult to control and that’s why our Omaha Pest Control Service Plan includes the necessary products and follow-up visits for success. Our treatment methods consist of the following:

Initial Service – Omaha Pest Control provides a thorough inspection of the interior and exterior of your home, then a treatment of all areas where activity is present.

Follow Up – Quarterly interior/exterior or exterior-only services will be scheduled as part of our annual pest management program. If pests return in between visits, Omaha Pest Control returns for free.

Is The Treatment Safe and How Soon Can You Get Here?

Omaha Pest Control uses the least amount of material possible while still resolving the problem. All products are found to be effective and registered by the EPA. Our technicians will inform you of precautions needed to be taken. We are committed to helping you ASAP, many times we can arrive the same day.

How Much Does It Cost?

Omaha Pest Control has standard pricing for all our pest control services, based on the size of the home and materials used. Free Estimates are provided.
Call OPC at (402) 250-0425.

Spiders

Spiders

What are spiders?

Although sometimes thought to be insects, spiders are arachnids. There are somewhere in the area of 3,000 species of spiders in the United States. The spiders of most interest in the area of Omaha, Nebraska include common house spider as well as the brown recluse spiders and black widow spiders.

Brown recluse spiders measure ¼ an inch and are tan to dark brown with a fiddle shaped marking on the top of its cephalothorax. They have 6 eyes in three groups of two. They are usually found around rocks, in tool or utility boxes, in woodpiles and many other places outside. They may also be found inside as well.

Black widow spiders (females) measure ½ an inch and are black with a reddish hourglass shape on the abdomen. However, color and marking are not always a reliable means of identification. Identification is best left to a professional. Call us at Omaha Pest Control to identify and control your problem.

Are they dangerous?

Yes, a visit to the emergency room is recommended if bitten by either one of these. How do you get rid of spiders?

Is the treatment safe and how soon can you get here?

Omaha Pest Control uses the least amount of material possible while still resolving the problem. All products are found to be effective and registered by the EPA. Our technicians will inform you of precautions needed to be taken. We are committed to helping you ASAP, many times we can arrive the same day.

How much does it cost?

Omaha Pest Control has standard pricing for all our pest control services, based on the size of the home and materials used. Free estimates are provided.

Stinging Insects

Omaha Pest Control Provides Total Home Pest Protection

What Are Stinging Insects?

Omaha Pest Control has many years of experience controlling these pests. There are many stinging insects that can affect property owners in Omaha, Nebraska and its neighboring cities.

Some of the common ones that Omaha Pest Control controls are:

  • Paper Wasps – They are ¾ of an inch to 1 inch in length. Paper wasps have a distinguishable narrow or “pinched’ waist, their wings fold lengthwise at a 45 degree angle when at rest. They are brown in color with yellow markings on their head, thorax, and abdomen.
  • Yellow Jackets - There are many different species of this insect, but most range in length from 3/8 to 5/8 inch in length with the queens being slightly longer; they are black with yellow markings on their abdomens.
  • Mud Daubers – They are a solitary wasp species that range in length from ¾ to 1 inch in length. Mud daubers have a long narrow waste and range in color from brown to black and have bright yellow to iridescent blue markings.
  • Hornets – Omaha Pest Control controls two primary hornet species, the European hornet and the Baldfaced hornets. They range in size from ¾ to 1 3/8 inch in size and live in trees, walls, and shrubberies.

Are They Dangerous?

Most of the stinging insects in Omaha, Nebraska and surrounding cities are primarily nuisance pests. However several of the species are aggressive and have powerful stings. These stings can cause strong allergic reactions that can lead to death in some. If you notice a stinging insect colony on your property it is best to call professional exterminators such as Omaha Pest Control to handle them.

Is The Treatment Safe And How Soon Can You Get Here?

Omaha Pest Control uses the least amount of material possible while still resolving the problem. All products are found to be effective and registered by the EPA. Our technicians will inform you of precautions needed to be taken. We are committed to helping you ASAP, many times we can arrive the same day.

How Much Does It Cost?

Omaha Pest Control has standard pricing for all our pest control services, based on the size of the home and materials used. Free Estimates are provided.
Call OPC at (402) 250-0425.

Termites

Are Termites attacking your home?

Termites

If you’re reading this then it’s likely you are either under attack or realize that eventually you will be if you don’t take preventative action now! The last thing any of us in Omaha, Nebraska want to hear is that we have termites. Termites have lived on earth for more than 250 million years.

While termites can be helpful in breaking down rotting wood in the environment, these wood-destroying insects also can cause extensive damage to your home or business. Sometimes called “silent destroyers,” termites may leave few signs of activity as they steadily consume wood and sheetrock paper in the walls, ceilings and floors of homes.

Experts estimate that termites damage more than 600,000 homes in the United States annually. In fact, termites cause more damage to U.S. homes than tornadoes, hurricanes, wind and hail storms combined. Unlike weather-related damage, termite damage is not covered by homeowners insurance. Each year, U.S. residents spend an estimated $5 billion to control termites and repair termite damage. Don’t let this happen in your home. Call Omaha Pest Control today for expert termite control services.

Step One: Thorough Inspection

The first step for control is getting a licensed, certified, and insured professional at Omaha Pest Control Inc. to make sure that you really do have a termite problem; sometimes evidence that appears to be termites is that of a similar pest. Our Omaha Pest Control specialists understand termite behavior and even "think like termites" and are ready to provide you with a thorough inspection and control of your home inside and out to identify the extent of your problem. Your home and property are your most valuable possessions and need these inspections to prevent thousands of dollars of structural damage. Omaha Pest Control offers free termite inspections and estimates to provide you with the correct termite treatment.

Step Two: Customized Protection Plan

The second step for complete termite control and prevention is to develop a plan of attack. Homes and businesses are constructed differently and require different needs, that being said, our professional exterminators at Omaha Pest Control will design a termite control plan that will eliminate the termite infestation and provide a safeguard for future protection of termites. Here’s how:

Liquid Treatment

  • Works inside and outside to provide a protective barrier around your home.
  • Omaha Pest Control offers immediate protection as well as protection from future termite Infestations throughout the duration of the warrantied protection plan.
  • Omaha Pest Control records the cumulative application amount of termiticide used after each termite treatment , allowing us to deliver the precise amount needed.

Step Three: Ongoing Protection

The third step provides an annual termite inspection of your house or commercial structure or as requested, and provides an additional termite treatment when required.

Call Omaha Pest Control at (402) 250-0425 for a Free termite estimate today!