• Apr 6, 2017

For over 30 years, The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has celebrated April as National Pest Management Month to raise awareness of the issues that pests create in our homes. Not only do they chew through wiring, which causes a fire hazard, and chew holes in your walls, but their waste is a health hazard. Some pests may spread Lyme disease and West Nile virus, among other illnesses.

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  • Apr 5, 2016

Pests and insects are, unfortunately, a common household complaint, especially in warmer climates. Professional pest control services can reduce and eliminate these pests and help you maintain a healthy and safe home.

Here are 7 common pests that we can help you get rid of:

  1. Mosquitos: These pests are not only annoying, but can be a serious problem. They can interfere with outdoor work, leisure activities, and are capable of transmitting many diseases.
  1. Fleas: They bite and cause soreness and itching in humans and their pets, and their bites can remain inflamed for up to several weeks. In animals, fleas can lead to hair loss, and in extreme cases, anemia. And like mosquitos, fleas can be carriers for disease.
  1. Cockroaches: Roaches are hardy and resilient pests. They can survive in almost any climate and on almost any diet. In homes, they can leave an offensive odor, transport harmful microbes and pathogens and are linked with allergies and asthma in humans.
  1. Bed Bugs: You can pick up bed bugs almost anywhere, and once indoors, they are hard to get rid of without the help of expert pest control services. Bed bugs feed exclusively on blood, and you can have a variety of responses to bed bug bites.
  1. Ants: These tiny creatures are probably the most common insect pest that invades our homes and can become an extreme nuisance. Fire ants are even more worrisome, as they are extremely active and aggressive and have a painful, burning sting.
  1. Termites: These pests are a constant threat to your home and can ruin the wood framing on your house.
  1. Rodents: Mice and rats can leave droppings, gnaw on furniture, emit musky odors, consume food, and transmit diseases.

These common pests can damage your home and threaten your family, so give yourself the peace of mind a pest-free home brings and contact us today at Clint Miller Exterminating for more information on our pest control services.

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  • Dec 5, 2015

There’s plenty to learn from pest removal professionals – from how to handle issues that you already have, to things you can do to prevent future infestations.

Read on to find out 3 things your extermination company wants you to know:

  1. A Tidy Kitchen Isn’t Enough: While many pests are attracted to dirty dishes, food and open bags of chips on the counter, these aren’t the only things that make your home a magnet. Moisture also plays a big part in attracting and sustaining pests. Therefore, keep your gutters unclogged, and make sure that the downspouts direct water away from the foundation. Drain baths and decorative pools regularly.

  2. There’s Nothing You Can Do to Keep Certain Bugs Away: You might think that good hygiene will prevent you from getting bedbugs. Your extermination company will tell you that this is not true. Bedbugs could care less about moisture or food – they want your blood. Since they hitchhike on furniture, clothing or luggage, be sure to examine items before they come into your home.

  3. A Bug Exterminator Can Do a Lot, But He/She Can’t Do Everything: Your extermination technician will make every effort to successfully eradicate your pest issues, but if you don’t do your bit, don’t expect a victorious outcome. Follow his/her advice about fixing those screen windows, keeping the garage door closed, etc.

Since 1978, our team at Clint Miller Exterminating has been providing pest control services in Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Rowan, Stanly and Cabarrus Counties, utilizing the most advanced equipment and materials.

“Your Calls Don’t Bug Us!”

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  • Apr 9, 2015

Depending on the type of pest control services needed, time for the service will vary.  Home size may greatly influence the amount of time needed to properly take care of your problem.

However, there are some general ideas of how long your service may take.  These indications do not include pre-service communications or inspections, and they are not a guarantee.

  • Insects & Spiders – An insect and/or spider treatment will likely take 1 to 3 hours.  Your technician will arrive with the necessary equipment.  He or she will spray the exterior barrier of your home, around window and door frames, and near any other suspect areas, which may include the interior.  This treatment is usually repeated quarterly.
  • Rodents – There is no accurate timeframe for rodent control services because you will likely require follow-up treatments to be sure the pests are gone.  If traps or bait will solve your rodent problems, they can be set up quickly.  If you have moles or voles, we may recommend a fumigation service.  This is much more complicated and may take longer.
  • Mosquitos – Mosquito treatments can be done fairly quickly.  We use attack and prevention measures to eradicate the problem.

These are general expectations for pest control services.

For more information on treatment options, what to expect from a service, and how you can take your own preventative measures, give us a call today!  We have over 30 years of experience in Mt. Pleasant, Concord, Albemarle, Salisbury, Charlotte and surrounding areas, and we will treat your problem as quickly and effectively as possible.

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  • Mar 24, 2015

Here in Mt. Pleasant, Concord, Albemarle, Salisbury, Charlotte and surrounding areas, we are all too familiar with termite problems.  There are many reasons termites may have chosen your property, but the important thing is to be able to recognize the warning signs of a termite infestation before the problem gets out of control.  

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  • Oct 6, 2014

Did you know that fleas have been living on our planet for over 100 million years? Or that termite fathers play an important role in raising their young? And are you aware that cockroaches are so fast they can cover 80 centimeters per second? You may not be interested in the freaky little facts about these creepy little bugs, but you should understand some of their behaviors so you know how to recognize when you have a problem.

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