Pest Control Specialists in Northern West Virginia
Plunkett’s Pest Control provides reliable residential and commercial pest solutions to the northern half of West Virginia. Our service area extends from Huntington up to Morgantown and covers all the area in-between. Call us to see if you’re in our service area!
Plunkett’s specializes in Integrated Pest Management (IPM). IPM is an approach to pest control that utilizes expert understanding and best practices, instead of just pesticides. When you use Plunkett’s, we don’t just wipe out the pests you have right now. Our technicians also make sure those pests can’t get in again by removing attractants, sealing entry points, and more. When it comes to pest control that lasts, West Virginia can count on Plunkett’s.
Common Pests in West Virginia
The “Mountain State” is one of the cloudiest and foggiest regions in the country. The Alleghenies mountain range dams moisture over the state, leading to frequent clouds, fog, and–of course–high humidity. Humidity is a constant draw for many pests that rely on ambient moisture to stay hydrated and active. The fog and frequent precipitation of West Virginia help pests grow, reproduce, and spread especially quickly. Some of the pests we encounter most frequently in West Virginia include:
Termites: The Eastern Subterranean termite loves moisture and hardwood–both of which West Virginia has in abundance.
Bed bugs: Bed bugs travel and spread by hitching rides with unsuspecting travelers. They hide in luggage, bags, transported linens, and even clothing.
Stink bugs: The Brown Marmorated stink bug was discovered in West Virginia in 2004. Every year, the foul-smelling bugs attempt to enter homes to overwinter.
Mosquitoes: The hotter and more humid it is, the faster mosquitoes develop and reproduce. West Virginia’s hot, humid summers are perfect for rapid development.
When you work with Plunkett’s, you never get a “one size fits all” pest solution. Instead, our professional technicians get to know your unique situation, problems, and considerations. We design an action plan customized to your specific pest problem, so it will be as effective as possible. Some of the services we perform in West Virginia most frequently are:
Termite control: Plunkett’s technicians are authorized operators of the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System, the most effective termite control available today.
Bed bug heat treatment: Thermal Remediation heat treatment is the most effective way to eliminate bed bug infestations. Plunkett’s has one of the largest heat treatment fleets in the industry.
Mosquito control: Plunkett’s identifies and removes breeding and treats harborage sites to ensure mosquitoes don’t come back after we remove them.
Commercial pest control: Plunkett’s treats a wide variety of commercial facilities in West Virginia, including restaurants, hotels, warehouses, and more.
West Virginia Pest Resources
West Virginia University Extension Pest Management page: Pest identification guide, tips on IPM and residential pest exclusion, pest fact sheets, and more
Invasive Insects of West Virginia: Searchable list of invasive species, news, and resources for prevention, from the National Invasive Species Information Center
West Virginia local pesticide resources: Information and resources on pesticide use and safety in West Virginia, from the National Pesticide Information Center
Insect identification resources: Info on identifying different kinds of common West Virginia insects, arachnids, and arthropods, from the Master Naturalists of West Virginia