Full-service Pest Control in Western Pennsylvania
Plunkett’s Pest Control provides customized Integrated Pest Management solutions to homes and businesses throughout western and central Pennsylvania. We offer our services all over western Pennsylvania, from Pittsburgh to Altoona and everywhere in-between. Call us to see if you’re in our service area!
Integrated Pest Management is an approach to pest control that combines professional knowledge and technology with common sense best practices and environmentally-conscious planning. IPM practitioners like Plunkett’s don’t stop at controlling a pest infestation in progress. Instead, we identify how pests moved in to begin with, and make sure they can’t move in again. When it comes to effective pest control that really lasts, you can’t do better than IPM. Nobody does IPM better than Plunkett’s.
Common Pests in Pennsylvania
Western Pennsylvania tends to have hot, humid summers and frigid winters. Pests respond to these extremes by proliferating like crazy in the summer… and then trying to hide out in your home over the winter. Consequently, Pennsylvania sees a lot of pest activity in summer and fall. Many of these overwintering pests are primarily nuisances, though some can also inflict property damage. The pests we help with the most in Pennsylvania every year include:
Cockroaches: Roaches tend to be especially active during mating season in May and June. They are attracted to light and often fly into homes through small cracks at night.
Stink bugs: Stink bugs typically enter homes looking for overwintering sites from September to October. They’re also more active during their summer mating season.
Bed bugs: Bed bugs are a major concern in every densely-populated region, and unfortunately Pennsylvania is no exception. In a 2016 report, Pennsylvania was ranked the second-most bed bug infested city in the US.
Pantry moths: Like roaches, moths are attracted to light and may enter homes through cracks. More often, however, people inadvertently transport moths into their homes via infested food.
No matter which service you call on Plunkett’s to perform, we strive for excellence. Our technicians are highly trained, experienced career professionals who care about customer service and listening to your concerns. They get to know your unique problem so they can design a customized solution that will solve it. You won’t be disappointed. A few of the services we perform in Pennsylvania most frequently include:
Indoor pest control and exclusion: We don’t just wipe out the pests that are already inside; we also make sure they can’t get in again.
Bed bug heat treatment: Plunkett’s has one of the largest heat treatment fleets in the industry. We can reliably and completely wipe out bed bug infestations of any size.
Annual residential service programs: Plunkett’s offers Pennsylvania homeowners ongoing, year-round service. Never worry about pest infestations again!
Commercial pest control and exclusion: When we work with a business, we design a program that addresses your unique concerns and considerations. We work with a wide variety of businesses in Pennsylvania, treating restaurants, hotels, and more.
Pennsylvania Pest Resources
Insect Advice from the Penn State Extension: Pest fact sheets, image galleries, and prevention tips from the University of Penn State’s Department of Entomology
Forest insects and diseases in Pennsylvania: Info on forest-infesting insects in Pennsylvania, from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Invasive insects of Pennsylvania: Searchable list of invasive species, news, and resources for prevention, from the National Invasive Species Information Center.
Integrated Pest Management FAQ: Answers to FAQs about Integrated Pest Management, from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.