Household Pests: Unwanted Insects in Mississippi

An insect infestation can be troublesome, and once found, removing them can be a daunting task. From bees, wasps, and hornets to ants, mosquitoes, fleas, and many more, the pests that call our beautiful Mississippi home can cause damage, spread disease, and cause annoyances in our lives. If you have an infestation, your local expert exterminators at Holifield Pest Management Inc. provide pest control services in Laurel and the surrounding areas.

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Ants

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Bats

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Bed Bugs

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Cockroaches

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Fleas

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Mosquitos

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Rodents

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Spiders

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Stinging Insects

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Bees, Wasps, and Hornet Infestations

If you're experiencing a high number of bees, wasps, or hornets near your home or garden, there is likely to be a nest nearby. In the southern, we experience infestations from these insects, and they can cause severe grief. Distinguishing between a bee, wasp, or hornet can be tricky. However, while their appearances may be similar, their behaviors are not.

No Sting Zone: Bee Remediation

There are many types of bees in the southern area, and they provide many incredible benefits to our local environment. However, a nest near your home can cause property damage, bodily harm, and harm to these key pollinators.

Aggressive Wasps and Hornets

Unlike bees, wasps and hornets are significantly more dangerous because of their aggressive nature when disturbed. Additionally, these pests do not die after stinging.

Treatment and Prevention

The first thing to do if you're stung by any insect is leave the area to seek treatment. If stung by a bee, make sure to apply treatment immediately by removing the stinger and using a cold compress to lessen any pain and ease the swelling. Should your symptoms worsen, then seek emergency medical treatment, as you could be having an allergic reaction. Similar to bee stings, if you are stung by a hornet or wasp, and your symptoms worsen, please seek emergency medical treatment.

Holifield Pest Management Inc. can inspect your home and deliver rapid, effective hornet, bee, and wasp removal and treatment services.

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Ant Control Services

Aside from biting people and potentially causing allergic reactions, ants can damage your property or ruin your lawn. When dealing with ants, our expert ant exterminators employ specialized methods to deal with various types of ants more effectively.

Carpenter Ant Extermination

Active year-round, these large ants can be found inside or outside your home. Generally, carpenter ants will make their nests outdoors, making their homes in dead trees, telephone poles, porches, pillars, and roofs. However, they will come inside when searching for food and water.

Putting Out Fire Ants

Fire ants are small reddish-brown insects that become very aggressive when disturbed and can even damage electrical equipment. They generally prefer sunny areas preferring to make their mounds in these locations. The network of tunnels underneath allows them to forage unseen.

Expert Ant Solutions From Holifield Pest Management Inc.

Holifield Pest Management Inc. combines chemical and non-chemical solutions for exterminating workers, eggs, larvae, and queen of the colony to handle carpenter ant remediation.

 

Due to their aggressive nature, the best way to handle ant colonies on your property is to contact our expert Holifield Pest Management Inc. exterminators to devise an effective treatment plan.

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Mosquito Control Services

While mosquitoes might be among the most annoying pests to encounter and may not seem to be the most severe pest to deal with, they are among the most dangerous. This is due to the number of diseases that mosquitoes can carry malaria, encephalitis, yellow and dengue fevers.

Mosquito Extermination

The best approach to mitigating the mosquito population around your home is by draining any standing water. This provides them with the right environmental conditions to thrive. Examples of areas with standing water mosquitoes can use rain gutters, buckets, birdbaths, and swimming pools, to name a few. Taking proper care of your yard by mowing your lawn and pulling weeds along the fence line also helps. When using mosquito repellent, ensure that what you’re using is EPA approved.

Using these methods can help control the situation for more permanent mosquito service needs contact Holifield Pest Management Inc. to have our exterminators administer treatment.

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Flea Problems in South Mississippi

Creating a lot of havoc for such a small insect, fleas are a nuisance for both humans and pets. They are able to jump high to gain access to food sources. These pests feed on the blood of humans, household pets, and various other animals.  Along with itching, swollen red bumps, skin irritation, and flea allergy dermatitis, fleas can transmit diseases with their piercing bites. Pets, like dogs and cats, can experience hair loss, skin irritation, and contract tapeworms from fleas.

Flea Prevention and Treatment

Prevention is always the first line of defense when dealing with fleas. However, if there is an infestation, there are remedies to get of these insects. First, you'll need to remove adult fleas from any infected people or animals using shampoos and treatments. Second, you'll need to thoroughly deep clean your home, including all bedding and linens, to rid your home of flea eggs and larva. A flea infestation can be challenging to tackle. Holifield Pest Management Inc.’s team can effectively treat and eliminate the issue with our expert flea control methods.

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Cockroaches Infestations

Like most bugs, roaches infest a home looking for food, water, and shelter. They will use pipes, drains, and exterior cracks and gaps to gain entry to their new home. Once inside, cockroaches grow their nests until overcrowding forces them out of hiding, and the homeowner realizes the problem.

Roach Prevention and Treatment

Keeping food in sealed containers and eliminating clutter helps prevent and control possible roach infestations. To treat a cockroach problem, our technicians administer rapid and effective treatment methods.

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Bed Bugs

Small, oval, brownish, and huge nuisances, bed bugs aren't your typical pest. With many similarities to other insects, like feeding on animals and humans' blood, bed bugs differ in their infestation. Unlike your common household invader, these pests are not a result of a dirty or unkempt home or office. Often entering undetected through luggage, clothing, used beds and couches, and other items, bed bugs infest your home and make residence. Bed bugs tend to live in groups and are mainly active at night. Because they feed on blood, you may wake up itching or see dark spots on your sheets from their excrement if you have an infestation.

Treatment & Prevention

If you suspect an infestation, remove all bedding and carefully check for signs of their excrement. To treat bed bugs, clean all bedding, linens, curtains in hot water, then dry them on the highest dryer setting. If items cannot be washed in the washing machine, put them in the dryer on the highest setting. However, while these treatments work, getting rid of bed bugs usually requires chemical treatments. These chemicals can be harmful, so it's generally safest and most effective to hire the experienced pest control professionals at Holifield Pest Management Inc.

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Rodent Infestation, Prevention, and Treatment in Mississippi

As one of the southern most destructive pests, rodents damage and destroy property by gnawing through wires, doors, floors, furniture, and much more. These creatures can cause flooding, fires, and other severe damages if they chew through your home's wires and pipes. Additionally, they consume and contaminate food in your home and carry hazardous diseases like Typhus Fever, Trichinosis, Salmonella, and more.

What Are Signs of a Rodent Problem?

Fecal Droppings
Tracks
Gnawing Evidence
Running and/or Squaking Sounds

What Is the Treatment For a Rodent Infestation?

You'll need to mitigate further infestations by sealing off entry points to your home, sanitation, and preventative repellants. However, Holifield Pest Management Inc.’s experts are the quickest and most effective solution for rodent control and removal.

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Managing Bats in the South of Mississippi

While we may see bats as a nuisance, they play an essential role in the environment by eliminating disease-carrying mosquitoes and other insects. However, bats are carriers of rabies and other diseases, which is where we come in with our bat removal services.

What Are Signs of a Bat Infestation?

Bat Droppings
Urine Stains
Oily Stains

What Is Bat Exclusion?

Once contacted, our exterminators can head out to your location to conduct a thorough inspection to determine where the bats are roosting. After locating the bats roosting areas, our exterminators can implement the best means of exclusion to get rid of them.

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Crawling Creatures: Spiders

Weather, ease of access, and other insects can lead to a spider infestation of your home. Like the American house spider and wolf spider, most spiders are harmless; however, venomous spiders can be dangerous. The brown recluse spider's bite causes small blisters and swelling around the bite, and may result in restlessness, fever, difficulty sleeping, and infection. Another venomous spider in and around Mississippi is the black widow. If bitten, their venom is strong enough to compromise a person's nervous system. Symptoms from a bite include stomach cramps, vomiting, difficulty breathing, and fever.

Prevention and Treatment

Medical attention is strongly recommended if either of these spiders bites you. Cutting shrubs and bushes away from your home's exterior, sealing gaps and cracks, and removing excess debris piles from your home are ways to easily prevent a spider infestation. If your spider problem needs professional help, Holifield Pest Management Inc. can provide reliable and comprehensive pest control services to eliminate spiders.

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Protect Your Laurel & Hattiesburg, MS Home From Pests With The Help Of Holifield

As a family owned and operated business, Holifield Pest Management understands how important keeping your home and family safe is to you. And we can help you accomplish that goal by providing you with the services needed to keep your home pest-free all year round! To get started with our residential pest control services, reach out to us today!

Get Started With Holifield Pest Management Today

For professional pest control for your home or business, reach out to Holifield Pest Management!

(601) 426-6986

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    (601) 426-6986
    107 N. 14th Ave
    Laurel, Mississippi, 39440

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