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PEST CONTROL LEADERS

Spectrum Pest Control addresses all sorts of insect infestations all year round. Our exterminators work with the specifics of your own situation, schedule and home.

PEST CONTROL AREAS OF EXPERTISE

STINGING INSECTS

Bees, Hornets and yellow jackets

BUGS

Ants, spiders, cockroaches

RODENTS

Rats, Mice and other small rodents

WE SPECIALIZE IN ALL YOUR RESIDENTIAL PEST CONTROL NEEDS

Spectrum's Ultimate Care Program is the most comprehensive home pest control in the business. We offer you unsurpassed protection against all of your general insects and give you our Pest Free Promise. If the bugs return, so do we free of charge! Spectrum Pest Control also offers a Money Back Guarantee on all of our services.

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By concentrating our efforts outside the home, we reduce the need for applications inside. That "perimeter of protection" provides an invisible "barrier"; helping seal out pests from entering your home. Specifically, we thoroughly inspect your home's exterior. The concentrate on potential areas where insects or mice can enter.

For comprehensive residential pest control all year long, we provide an Exclusive 4 Step Annual Pest Control Program. Spectrum ensures your home and family are protected year-round from a wide variety of new pests that appear with each new season. Spectrum also provides single services to solve specific pest issues on a one-time basis.

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"I was dealing with true professionals"

I have seen the most thorough inspection of my property, both inside and out by Spectrum Pest Control. They’ve identified the areas where our ant and termite problem originated from and where other pest problems may exist! It was a sigh of relief for me knowing I was dealing with true professionals. Thank you, Spectrum.

-Vera Curtis

OUR 3 STEP PEST CONTROL PROGRAM

For just pennies per day

The Spectrum Protection Plan is the best option for making sure that pests don't enter the areas where you and your family live, sleep, and prepare food. We make sure that we prepare and inspect for all potential pests and problems you may encounter at your home, and we are ready with industry-leading residential pest control treatments to solve those problems.

INSPECTION

Our trained inspectors will perform the most thorough inspection of your property possible, both inside and out, to identify all residential areas where a pest problem exists or where one might exist. Rather than looking for just one pest that you may or may not have noticed, our Inspectors go the extra mile to make sure that a problem that could occur tomorrow is identified and prepared for today.

TREATMENT

Prepared with industry leading training, solutions, and technology, our technicians will perform a complete treatment in order to keep the active pests of each season from entering your home. Whether it’s ants in the summer, spiders in the winter, or anything in between, Spectrum exterminator technicians are prepared for all types of pest problems with a thorough treatment to quickly remove the problem.

CONTINUED COMMITMENT

At each service, our exterminators will make sure that not only are your previous pest problems under control, but that common problem areas are checked to make sure that any new problems are prevented before they have a chance to get started.

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"I feel safe and confident!"

Compared to other pest control companies, I can say that Spectrum Pest Control trains their employees very well. Their technicians have extensive knowledge and passion for their jobs, I feel very safe and confident that the job will be done well. Thank you.

-Alvin Fisher

SOMETHING BUGGING YOU?

Spectrum Pest Control addresses all sorts of insect infestations all year round. Our exterminators work with the specifics of your situation, schedule, and home.

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Pest Control Murrysville PA

Hours. Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM, Sat-Sun 9AM-12PM

Address. 3207 Sardis Rd, Murrysville, PA 15668

Tel. (724) 560-1176

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What are velvet ants?

Velvet ants look like large hairy ants, but they are actually wasps. Among the velvet ants, the red velvet ant is the largest in size being 3 to 4 inch in length. The males have wings while the females don’t, but the females are the one that you need to be most careful about, because they sting. These are the ones that are also called ‘cow killer’ because their sting is so hard and painful that it could kill a cow. This is a very good looking and attractive insect which makes kids trying to catch them, but they are dangerous because of their deadly sting. They are a solitary insect and usually only found singularly.

How do they get into the house?

They are not generally found within the home, if you find them in your house they are likely to have wandered in. These wasps are usually found in the lawns and gardens. They dig into the soil and stay there; the female cow killer lays eggs on the cocoon of other wasps and feeds on nectar and water. So, if you have a garden or lawn, or an open garage, watch out for the velvet ants there.
Where are they are likely to be located if they are around my home?
The Females prefer barren or sandy areas during the warmer summer months but have been known occasionally to venture into structures for their insect prey. The males almost always prefer flowers and can most likely be found there although some species are nocturnal.

Are they harmful for you?

These wasps are not chemically harmful, neither is their sting lethal. However, they have not acquired the name ‘cow killer’ for nothing. The female velvet ant’s sting is extremely painful, if stung the pain will remain for at least an hour. In case of children the pain might get unbearable and there could be a requirement of pain killers. If you or your kids are allergic to bee sting then it could get dangerous for you. Take all the medical measures that you would in case of a bee sting, if you are stung by a velvet ant.
The good thing about them is that unlike bees they are loners and move around alone. This reduces their power to harm humans.

How can you get rid of velvet ants?

The velvet ants occupy the nests and cocoons of other wasps and bees, so the first thing that you need to do is remove any bee hive or wasp nest from around your property. Warn the children in the house that these wasps should never be touched by bare hand and feet.
Even if you think that there is no bee hive or cocoon near your house call a pest control professional like Spectrum Pest Control Murrysville Pennsylvania to safely remove any killer cow ants from your property and to do a inspection for nests/cocoons that may be present. This will avoid you coming into contact with their painful stingers and they can make sure the issue is completely eliminated.

Remember: The next time you see a cute looking hairy ant do not ignore it or try to pick it up, remember that they are proud title holder of ‘cow killer’.

Thanks for considering Spectrum Pest Control for all your pest control needs.