Sioux Falls, South Dakota - 57106
Pest Control Sioux Falls SD
Since 1915, Plunkett’s Pest Control has been providing quality pest control services to businesses and homeowners in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and throughout the Midwest. With the use of the Integrated Pest Management approach, our expert exterminators are regularly trained on the most up-to-date technologies and techniques getting rid of 100% of the problem pest while remaining sensitive to the environment. If you are in need of pest control services for your Sioux Falls home or business, contact Plunkett’s Pest Control today and let us be your trusted South Dakota exterminator.
What Pests Will I See This Fall?
As the temperatures start to cool and leaves fall from trees you may have noticed pests vacating areas around the exterior of your home. While it may seem like a positive sign of their departure, often these insects and rodent pests have just relocated to prepare for the harsh winter months. Mice, lady bugs, box elder bugs, rats, stink bugs and many other pests are in search of shelter, food and water to survive the winter and our homes tend to be the ideal environment.
Lady Bugs and Box Elder Bugs
Both lady bugs and box elder bugs are harmless insects, as they do not bite or cause damage to your home or health risks to your family. But once they are inside your home they can quickly become a nuisance pest due to their large numbers. Because they congregate in great numbers, their presence becomes known quickly and can be quite alarming to homeowners. Having dozens of lady bugs on your kitchen ceiling or numerous stink bugs on your window screens can be very stressful for a homeowner, especially when you have many other more pressing things to worry about! To keep you sane and stress free, Plunkett's would like to offer you a few easy pest prevention tips that can be followed to keep these insect invaders from enter your home this fall:
Repair or replace window and door screens with holes or tears
Keep food in tightly sealed containers
Apply or replace old weather stripping around windows and exterior doors
Use caulking to seal any holes or cracks around pipes, floorboards, windows, and doors
By following these simple pest prevention tips you will reduce or even eliminate the possibility of lady bugs, box elder bugs and other common fall pest invaders from entering your home.
Unlike common fall insect pests, mice, squirrels, rats and other rodents can cause serious damage to homes as well as put your family and pets at risk for serious diseases when they enter your home for the winter. When rodents make their nests in attics, basements, within walls and other storage areas they cause a great deal of destruction by chewing on wiring, gnawing on walls and storage containers and damaging installation. They also can easily contaminate food and water supplies with their feces and urine, spreading salmonella and the sometimes fatal Hantavirus. At Plunkett’s, we offer some rodent prevention tips to keep these harmful pests from gaining entry to your home:
De-clutter basements, attics, closets and pantries; these areas are ideal areas for nesting
Keep trees and shrubs trimmed back away from the exterior of your house
Repair and seal any holes or cracks in eaves, soffits, pipes, windows and doors
Keep seasonal items stored in rubber totes with tight fitting lids
Once these pest prevention steps have been taken it will hopefully limit the number of pests found within your home. If you are still noticing signs of mice, rats, or other rodents in your home, contact Plunkett’s Pest Control and schedule an appointment today!
Home Pest Control To Keep Fall Pests Away
Sometimes no matter how well you apply pest prevention measures to your home, unwanted pests still find a way inside. At Plunkett’s Pest Control, we have designed a home pest control program that will not only get rid of problem pests, but will keep them from returning. Our residential pest program includes:
An initial inspection of the interior and exterior
Regular and seasonal treatments
An additional check-up during the winter
Additional service visits at no extra charge
Not only do we offer year-round residential pest control services, we also provide just one-time services. For all your home pest control needs, contact Plunkett’s Pest Control in Sioux Falls.
Complete Pest Control Services From Plunkett’s
Along with our home pest control program, we offer a variety of other pest control services to get rid of any problem pest from your home or business. Our other services include:
For more information on our residential pest control or any of our other services, contact Plunkett’s Pest Control today!
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