Cockroach Control Equipment

Roach Treatment in Restaurant

We performed this initial cockroach treatment in a commercial kitchen of a restaurant. Our roach treatments involve identifying the areas where the roaches are living, vacuuming and removing live and dead cockroaches, applying roach bait up high, and spraying down low.

Although this video demonstrates the treatment process in a commercial kitchen, the same process occurs in residential homes as well.

Identifying the type of Roach is very important

The first step is to identify the type of cockroach that we are dealing with. In this case, the restaurant had an issue with German Roaches. German roaches can be challenging to control because they reproduce quickly and like to hide and live in very small cracks and crevices.

German Cockroaches
German Cockroaches

During our initial treatment we only found a few roaches but that does not mean that there weren’t MANY more hiding inside of the equipment. German roaches like to be warm and as such you will often find them in and around machinery and equipment.

In this case, the German Roaches were in the compressor under a cooler in the kitchen of the restaurant. One of the roaches that we flushed out had a Ootheca sack attacked to it. The ootheca is a sack that the female cockroach carries around that houses her roach nymphs (babies). She will carry around the ootheca for a few days or weeks before depositing it and the nymphs emerge.

German Cockroach with Ootheca
German Cockroach with Ootheca

A single German Roach can produce hundreds of thousands of new roaches in a single year!

The ootheca we see in the video was white or tan in color indicating that it was recently new. The longer the female has the ootheca, the darker in color it becomes.

This piece of equipment had a ton of old roach bait in and around it from a previous pest company and their treatments. I always like to create a good baseline during our initial treatment for any pest that we are eradicating.

old roach bait
Old Roach Bait removed during initial treatment for roaches in a commercial kitchen

This means that we remove the old bait and vacuum up the live and dead roaches in and around the equipment. Not only does this leave us with a clean and ready surface to treat, but it also will allow us to see what new activity is there.

After we remove the old roach bait and thoroughly vacuum the area, it is time to treat.

We like to bait high and spray low.

This means that we apply a professional grade roach gel bait higher on the equipment and apply a liquid spray under the equipment. The roaches will feed on the roach bait and die. If the roaches decide to exit the equipment, then they will come across the liquid spray treatment and they will die.

roach bait with sprayer
roach bait with sprayer

German Roach Treatments Require Follow-up Visits

Follow-up services a must when dealing with German Roaches and one-time services will rarely every resolve the issue. In this case, we are starting a bi-weekly service at this restaurant so we will be on site frequently to treat and monitor the roach issue.

Our EFFECTIVE Roach Treatment Process

This German Roach infestation was not severe and it was great that we were able to perform our effective treatment quickly. What makes our roach treatments different is that we actively seek out the roaches to perform a very specific treatment process.

Cockroach Control Equipment
Cockroach Control Equipment

This means we will lay on the floor with a flashlight to investigate and treat. Most pest control and exterminating companies will simply walk around the kitchen and spray.

We like to get up close and really find out where the roaches are living.

This is important in making sure that we are applying our professional roach products to the areas most frequented by the roaches. You would be surprised what you find when you lie on the floor and start looking around with a flashlight.

Using Caulk and Sealant to Treat for Roaches

If this German Roach issue would have been in a cabinet or under a sink or in a crack in the wall, we would have caulked or sealed the cracks to prevent infestations.

wernersville pest control
wernersville pest control

Prudential Pest Solutions is a VETERAN and FAMILY owned and operated pest control and exterminating company. As a Marine Corps Veteran with a degree in Biology from Penn State, I promise you haven’t met a cockroach exterminator like me before!

We service all of South Eastern Pennsylvania including Berks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Lancaster County, Lebanon County, Montgomery County and many more!

If you have a roach issue, call or text the professionals of Prudential Pest Solutions at (484) 401-4361.

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Mouse Treatment West Reading

We were called out to a mouse infestation in a home in West Reading PA. The customer had another pest control company out and all they did was place some glue boards in the kitchen and that was it!

After our inspection, we presented to the homeowner with some treatment options but more importantly, we discovered WHERE the mice were getting in!

Our Rodent Treatment Process

Our rodent treatment process involves determining where the mice are getting in, performing a treatment, and then providing options to keep the mice out. In this situation we decided that using mouse traps in strategic locations in the house combined with sealing up the mouse entrances was the best way to proceed.

Eliminate access to the kitchen

The first step we perform is to eliminate the rodent access to the livable areas of the home. This often includes pulling out the oven and sealing behind it. Ovens are usually operated by one of two methods: gas or electric. When they run the gas line or larger electrical line to the oven, there is often a gap left where mice love to use to get into the kitchen. For this treatment, we pulled out the oven and noticed a large gap where the wall meets the floor.

We remove the mouse droppings

Mice were using this area to get from the basement below into the kitchen. This was evidenced by the homeowner seeing mice in the kitchen and by us seeing rodent droppings behind the oven. Using a HEPA filtered vacuum, we safely remove the rodent droppings behind the oven and other accessible areas like under the sink.

Why remove the droppings?

Removing the rodent droppings serves 2 very important purposes.

1) we are removing rodent excrement which can harbor disease so we are making the home cleaner and safer.

2) we are giving ourselves a baseline for future monitoring of rodent activity. We don’t know initially whether the rodent droppings are from a day ago, a week ago, or years ago. When we remove the droppings, we and the homeowner know that any new droppings that appear are from after the initial treatment.

Seal the mouse out!

After we remove the rodent droppings, we apply a sealant to close off the openings from the basement to the kitchen. This will allow the bulk of our treatment to take place in areas other than the livable part of the home. Homeowners are already stressed when they have rodents, but that doesn’t mean they have to constantly see rodents.

By eliminating the access to the kitchen, we are forcing the mice and rodents to remain in the basement and our treatment process can take place out of sight of the homeowner. After the accesses in the kitchen have been sealed, we placed some mouse traps behind the oven and under the sink. These traps will capture any mice that are already in the livable space and hopefully prevent the homeowner from seeing any more mice.

Bring the mouse fight to the basement!

The basement showed the greatest amount of rodent activity with a large amount of dropping found throughout the basement. We set traps along the most common rodent paths we could find. When we inspected where the basement door exits to the outside, we found a inch wide gap along the bottom of the door. This is where the mice were getting into the basement and then into the kitchen.

Seal the outside entry points

After we set the traps in the basement, we went outside to seal up the rodent entrances. The first area we sealed was around the pipe for the gas line coming into the house. Then, we headed to the back of the home and sealed up the gap under the basement bilco door. We also found a seam where the exterior wall meets the siding and we sealed that as well.

Total Mouse Elimination!

This treatment was a success because we found the rodent entrances, implemented a plan of attack using mouse traps, sealed up the inside of the kitchen so the homeowner wouldn’t see any more mice, and because we made the customer feel comfortable in their own home again!

reading exterminators
reading exterminators

Prudential Pest Solutions is a full service pest control and rodent control company. We are VETERAN and FAMILY owned and operated.

As a Marine Corps Veteran with a degree in biology from Penn State University, I promise you haven’t met a rodent exterminator like me before!

reading pest control experts
reading pest control experts

We service West Reading PA and the surrounding areas including: Reading, Berks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Lancaster County, Lebanon County, Montgomery County, and many more!

If you have a rodent issue, call or text the professionals at (484) 401-4361

termite damage to wood paneling

Termite Bora Care Treatment Reading PA

Inactive termite damage was discovered when a contractor was gutting a basement. The home had been previously treated years ago and when the contractors were removing the old walls and ceiling in the basement, they discovered termite damage.

The termite damage was on some of the floor joists above and on a wooden panel. Before the contractors opened up and exposed these areas, there was a ceiling and wall covering the termite damage.

When I performed my initial inspection, I did not find any evidence of live termites or an active termite infestation. The previous termite treatment was effective. Since the contractors had the area exposed, we all agreed that a localized spot treatment to the damaged areas and the exposed wood was a good course of action.

termite damage in wall

Typically, for an active termite infestation, we would apply Termidor to the exterior foundation of the home. In this case, since the contractors were going to install walls and ceiling, and because the infestation was not active, we decided to apply a product called Bora Care.

Bora Care is a borate based salt solution that penetrates deep into the wood. This is a great product to use for a localized spot treatment for termites and other wood destroying insects.

Termite Damage Reading PA

We also like to use Bora Care on the interior of homes because it is more eco-friendly since its active ingredient is a borate as opposed to a strong chemical. Bora Care is added to water and must be mixed thoroughly before applying. This is because Bora Care is a very thick, viscous solution when it is poured directly from the concentrate container it comes in.

We use a paint mixer attached to our cordless drill to ensure proper mixing a thorough solution. You could apply the mixed Bora Care solution with a hand sprayer or commercial sprayer. We like to use an electric paint gun to apply the Bora Care. The paint gun is designed to apply a thicker product (paint) and uses air to push the Bora Care onto the surface we are treating.

termite damage in wooden wall

If we were to put the Bora Care into our commercial hand sprayers, we run the risk of clogging the piping and the applicator tips resulting in more clean-up time and possible equipment damage. Using the paint gun, we apply the Bora Care solution to the damaged wood and the exposed wood in the nearby area.

The Bora Care penetrates into the wood and will provide years and years of protection against Termites, Carpenter Ants, and Wood Beetles such as Powder Post Beetles. After the treatment was completed, the contractors were able to confidently install the ceiling and walls knowing that the previous damage was treated and the area was protected against future infestations.

Reading Termite Professionals
Reading PA Termite Professionals

Prudential Pest Solutions are the EXPERTS at identifying, treating, and preventing termite infestations. We are a VETERAN and FAMILY owned and operated pest control and termite exterminating company.

Reading Termite Services
Reading Termite Services

As a Marine Corps Veteran with a degree in Biology from Penn State, I promise you haven’t met a termite professional like me before!

This treatment took place in Reading PA which is in Berks County Pennsylvania. We service ALL of South Easter Pennsylvania including:

Termite Control Services

We provide a full range of termite control solutions for your home. Some of the many termite options we offer include:

If you have a termite issue, call or text the professionals at (484) 401-4361!

Installing Dig Defence under shed in Sinking Spring PA

Dig Defence Installation Sinking Spring PA

Our client in Sinking Spring PA was having groundhogs and skunks burrowing under their shed. The homeowners tried to keep them out using 1/2 hardware cloth but they didn’t install it deep enough into the soil. This allowed the groundhogs and skunks to simply dig under the hardware cloth and get back under the shed.

We use a product called Dig Defence to keep animals such as groundhogs and skunks from getting under sheds, porches, and decks.

Dig Defence is a commercial grade, steel fencing material that is installed into the ground surrounding a structure. It is 15″ tall which means that we are able to install it DEEP into the ground preventing ALL wildlife and animals from digging under it.

Since it is made from thick gauge steel, animals are unable to move or bend it. In fact, we need to use bolt cutters and grinders to cut the Dig Defence to the lengths that we need for install. How’s that for commercial grade!

groundhog entrance under the shed in Sinking Spring PA

This project in Sinking Spring really highlights the difference between using a DIY Homeowner method and a commercial grade product for keeping animals out from under structures. The 1/2″ hardware cloth would have been much more effective had it been installed to a depth of at least 12″ and had a bend outward to it.

To install hardware cloth in this manner, a trench must be dug to at least a foot in depth and about 6-8″ wide. This allows the hardware cloth to be installed deep enough and facilitate the bend outward which is necessary.

Installing Dig Defence under shed in Sinking Spring PA
Installing Dig Defence under shed in Sinking Spring PA

By using Dig Defence, we do not need to dig a trench. We simply place the piece of Dig Defence where it needs to go and tap it with a hammer to get it started. Then, using the Dig Defence installation tool and a pole driver, we install each piece to depth.

Dig Defence works great to keep animals such as groundhogs, skunks, cats, raccoons, and opossum from starting a home under your shed, porch, or deck. Since it is installed flush with the structure, it is sturdy, secure, and is barely noticeable.

Sinking Spring Wildlife Control
Sinking Spring Wildlife Control

We are the EXPERTS at getting animals out from under structures and KEEPING them out! Prudential Pest Solutions is a VETERAN and FAMILY owned and operated pest control and wildlife control company. We are licensed by the Pennsylvania Game Commission to humanely and safely handle and remove ANY wildlife issue you have.

As a Marine Corps Veteran with a degree in biology from Penn State University, I promise you haven’t met a wildlife control specialist like me before!

If animals are constantly getting under your structures and you are tired of trapping and removing them, it’s time to permanenately shut them out!

Dig Defence is the BEST product for keeping those nuisance wildlife out from under your sheds, porches, and decks.

Sinking Spring Pest Control
Sinking Spring Pest Control Exterminators

Prudential Pest Solutions services Sinking Spring PA and the surrounding areas including Berks County, Chester County, Lancaster County, Montgomery County, Delaware County, Lebanon County, and ALL of South Eastern Pennsylvania.

Sinking Spring Pest Control
Sinking Spring Pest Control Exterminators

If you need to keep wildlife out from under your structures, call or text the professionals at (484) 401-4361!

Reading Bed Bug Exterminators

Bed Bug Treatment Reading PA

We performed a bed bug treatment on this SEVERELY infested home in Reading PA. The bed bugs were found not only in the bedrooms but also in the living room and other rooms of the home. This is because bed bugs are not just found in beds, they are found wherever humans are.

In this video we show the many areas where the bed bugs were found and what bed bugs and their excrement look like.

If you suspect bed bugs, you need to first confirm that you have bed bugs. Other insects, such as fleas, ticks, and spiders can all cause skin reactions that could look like bed bug bites. We never positively confirm a bed bug infestation based on the skin reaction of the client.

Bed Bugs are small, apple seed shaped insects that can live and thrive in the smallest of cracks and crevices in a home. Since bed bugs are flat, they are able to easily squeeze into very small areas in furniture and walls. Our treatment process involves using an insect vacuum to remove as many bed bugs and eggs as possible.

Reading Bed Bug Exterminators
Reading Bed Bug Exterminators

The eggs look like tiny grains of white rice. After we vacuum, we apply a combination bed bug insecticide treatment. This involves applying a powder insecticide into the nooks and crannies of the walls, outlets, and baseboards.

We also utilize the best liquid products on the market to thoroughly and completely treat the entire home. In this infestation, we found bed bugs throughout the entire home.

Reading Bed Bug Experts
Reading Bed Bug Experts

Many homeowners will simply spray the bedrooms thinking they can resolve the issue themselves. There are many pest issues that a homeowner can DIY but bed bugs are NOT one of them. In fact, using the wrong type of chemicals can result in the bed bugs moving deeper into the walls or to other areas of the home.

After we have applied our chemicals, we again vacuum the area to remove any bed bugs that have emerged during the treatment process. This home in Reading PA was pretty heavily infested and 1 treatment would not resolve their bed bug issue.

Affordable Bed Bug Treatments
Reading PA Affordable Bed Bug Treatments

After our initial treatment, we schedule a follow-up treatment for 7-14 days later. During this follow-up treatment, we utilize different chemicals to ensure that we do not run into any chemical resistance issues with the bed bugs. Using the same chemicals during all treatments would result in some of the bed bugs becoming resistant to the chemicals and the infestation would quickly return.

Some of the more unusual aspects of this treatment was the vast amount of bed bug excrement on the walls and furniture of the home. Based on the level of infestation, it was clear that the occupants had been dealing with bed bugs for at LEAST a couple of months.

Reading Bed Bug Treatments
Reading Bed Bug Treatments

The couch in the living room for example, showed no evidence of bed bugs on the sitting area and cushions. It wasn’t until we flipped the couches over and inspected the underside of the couches did we discover a huge den of bed bugs and bed bug eggs.

It is very important to thoroughly inspect and treat everywhere the bed bugs are or could be. For that reason alone, a certified bed bug professional is necessary to successfully resolve a bed bug infestation.

reading pest control experts
reading pest control experts

Prudential Pest Solutions is Reading’s Best Bed Bug Exterminators. We are experts at identifying and eliminating bed bug infestations from homes and apartments in Reading PA and the surrounding areas.

As a VETERAN and FAMILY owned and operated bed bug exterminating company, you can trust that we will get the job done.
As a Marine Corps Veteran with a degree in Biology from Penn State, I promise you haven’t met a bed bug exterminator like me before!

reading exterminators
reading exterminators

Prudential Pest Solutions services Reading, Berks County, Chester County, Lancaster County, and ALL of South Eastern Pennsylvania.

If you have a bed bug issue, call or text the bed bug professionals at (484) 401-4361. We will help you get your home back!

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How to get squirrels out of your house

Squirrels, whether they are gray squirrels or flying squirrels LOVE to get into attics to make their home.  Squirrels when inside of homes, can cause substantial damage. 

Like other rodents, squirrels need to constantly chew to maintain their incisor teeth length.  What they chew on is what is of great concern. 

Squirrels in attics can and do cause damage to rafters, roofing material, fascia boards, and most importantly, WIRES.  There are all kinds of statistics that attribute home fires to rodents and rodent damage to wiring.  Your attic is the primary location for running electrical wires, which is why it is very important to keep squirrels out of the attic. 

The first step in getting squirrels out of the attic is to make sure that you are in fact dealing with squirrels. Many of our clients are convinced that they have squirrels when in fact they actually have mice. 

one-way door installed over squirrel entrance
one-way door installed over squirrel entrance

Squirrels are larger than mice and will sound like you have an elephant above their ceiling.  When you hear the noise in the attic is also helpful in determining whether a homeowner has squirrels or mice. 

Squirrels tend to be active during the early morning hours and closer to dusk.  This is because squirrels will exit the home during the day in the morning and return at dusk. 

If you are hearing sounds in the middle of the night only, then it is most likely mice. 

Once it is confirmed that the home has squirrels, it is time to find out how they are getting into the attic.  Squirrels like to enter the attic directly so looking up high onto the house is necessary. 

squirrel one-way door over gable vent
squirrel one-way door over gable vent

Common squirrel entrances include gable vents, fascia boards, behind gutters, soffits,ridge vents, and where dormer roofs meet the main roof.  Looking for trees and branches overhanging the roof is also helpful in determining how the squirrels are getting onto the roof. 

Squirrels will use trees and branches as ladders to access the roof.  Once they are on the roof, they will find or create an opening into the attic.  After the squirrels have been evicted, it is always a good idea to trim any trees and branches off and away from the roof.  If possible, trim the branches back from the house at least 10 feet. 

After we have determined how the squirrels are getting into the attic, we have 2 options.  Option 1 is where we set traps and install a one-way excluder door over the opening.  Option 2 is where we set traps and once all of the squirrels have been caught, we close up the opening.  The problem with Option 2 is that you can never be absolutely certain that all of the squirrels are gone before you close the opening. 

squirrel on roof
squirrel on roof

The one-way excluder door in Option 1 is our favorite method.  The one-way door is spring loaded and allows the squirrels to exit the attic but NOT re-enter.  When we incorporate trapping on the outside of the house, we can be certain that all of the squirrels have been successfully evicted. 

It is very important to ensure that all other potential squirrel entrances are also sealed up or screened off. 

Think of the one-way door like someone changing the locks on your house when you leave for work.  When you return from work and your old keys no longer open the door, you wouldn’t just abandon your home, you would try to find another way back in. 

Squirrels will do the same thing which is why we must ensure that all openings and potential openings are secured.  The one-way door should remain in place for at least 1 week to make sure all of the squirrels have been evicted.  We like to have the client go at least 5 days without hearing any activity before we remove the one-way door. 

squirrel damage to the flashing by the roof
squirrel damage to the flashing by the roof

Once we remove the one-way door, we seal up the original opening.  After the squirrels have been removed from the attic, a thorough inspection of the attic space should take place to identify any damage and perform any clean-up needed. 

Squirrels can make a very big mess in an attic.  They will go through boxes and scatter insulation all around.  Squirrel droppings look similar to mouse droppings but are larger.  If you would like to clean up the droppings yourself, please wear personal protective gear and a respirator. 

squirrel damage to soffit
squirrel damage to soffit

Rodent droppings are known to harbor dangerous diseases that can cause severe respiratory issues to humans.  Consult a wildlife clean-up company if you are unsure of the safety of the clean-up process.  Squirrels can be quite motivated to re-enter the attic after you have evicted them. For this reason, we like to incorporate a trapping program with our eviction process to remove these stubborn squirrels from the area. 

Care should be taken to the time of year when squirrels have babies. 

You do not want to evict a momma squirrel only to find a bunch of dead baby squirrels in the attic space.  Gray squirrels will have young typically from February-March and from June-August.

Prudential Pest Solutions is Licensed by the Pennsylvania Game Commission to HUMANELY and SAFELY handle and remove any squirrel issue you have. 

We are a VETARAN and FAMILY owned and operated wildlife and pest control company.  As a Marine Corps Veteran with a degree in Biology from Penn State, I promise you haven’t met a wildlife control specialist like me before!  We are the EXPERTS at trapping and evicting squirrels from attics, homes, and properties.

squirrel experts
squirrel experts

Prudential Pest Solutions services ALL of South Eastern and South Central Pennsylvania including Berks County, Chester County, Lancaster County, Montgomery County, Lebanon County, Delaware County, and many more!

If you have or think you have a squirrel issue, call or text the squirrel experts at (484) 401-4361.  

GIANT Yellow Jacket Nest in the Attic in Wernersville PA

Yellow Jacket Nest Attic Wernersville

A new client in Wernersville PA was noticing yellow jackets in their upstairs bedroom. The yellow jackets were alive and dead at the only window in the room. They suspected they had a yellow jacket nest so they called the experts at Prudential Pest Solutions!

During our initial inspection, we opened up the access door to the attic space which was in the same room as the yellow jackets they were seeing. Immediately I could see the yellow jacket nest spanning the bay between two ceiling joists at the lower corner of the attic.

The homeowner and I left the attic and closed the door so that I could don my bee suit and get to work. This yellow jacket nest was pretty big and exposed. That made it relatively easy to locate and treat the nest.

GIANT Yellow Jacket Nest in the Attic in Wernersville PA
GIANT Yellow Jacket Nest in the Attic in Wernersville PA

We began by removing some of the stored objects in the attic so that we had as much room as possible to work. When you are treating a yellow jacket nest in the lower section of the attic, you MUST have the correct protective gear on.

In addition to my sting protection gear, I also wore my half-face respirator. This is because we use an aerosol insecticide to treat the nest and you do NOT want to breathe in the chemicals. The chemical product I really like for treating yellow jacket nests is PT PI made by BASF. Not only does this product permeate the nest completely, but it also works to kill the yellow jackets VERY quickly.

Yellow Jacket Nest in Attic in Wernersville PA
Yellow Jacket Nest in Attic in Wernersville PA

This fast acting action is required when you are working up close and personal with hundreds of stinging insects! I begin the treatment by injecting the PT PI into different sections of the nest. This is because the nest will have many layers under the paper shell and we want to treat as much of the nest as we can.

You will know when you have successfully reached the bulk of the nest because the nest will “come alive” with noise. It sounds like a very loud, synchronized buzzing noise that lets you know you have applied the chemical where it needs to go. Once the noise starts to quiet down, indicating that the many yellow jackets are now dead, we begin to remove the nest.

Yellow Jacket Nest removed from attic Wernersville
Yellow Jacket Nest removed from the attic in Wernersville PA

As we expose more of the nest during the removal, we will continue to apply the PT PI to ensure that every nook and cranny of the nest has been treated. This nest was quite large and we were able to remove it in pretty good sized chunks.

After the nest has been removed, we apply a long term residual insecticidal dust or powder to the area where the nest was located. This dust will treat and prevent any new yellow jackets from setting up shop where this nest was.

After the dust has been applied, I use a battery powered backpack vacuum to suck up any remaining live and dead yellow jackets, and nesting material from the area. Our clients NEVER have to do any clean-up when we are finished with a job.

This job took place in November which is the very tail end of the yellow jacket season. Had this nest been located outside and not causing any issues, we probably would have let it die off on its own. Yellow jackets all die off in the winter, except for fertilized queens which survive to the next year.

yellow jacket expert in Wernersville PA
yellow jacket expert in Wernersville PA

Since this nest was inside and the attic and homeowner was having live and dead yellow jackets in the house, the nest had to be treated and removed.

We are the yellow jacket EXPERTS! Prudential Pest Solutions is a VETERAN and FAMILY Owned and Operated pest control and exterminating company.

We service Wernersville, Berks County, and the surrounding areas including Chester County, Lancaster County, and Many More!

As a Marine Corps Veteran with a degree in Biology from Penn State, I promise you haven’t met a yellow jacket exterminator like me before!

If you have a yellow jacket, hornet, bee, or wasp issue, its time to call in the professionals at Prudential Pest Solutions!

Give us a call or text us (484) 401-4361 to speak with a yellow jacket expert.

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Yellow Jacket Nest Attic Reading PA

This homeowner in Reading PA, which is in Berks County, was hearing scratching noises about the ceiling in their second story bedroom. They were also finding live yellow jackets in the second floor of the home.

Suspecting they had a yellow jacket nest, they called the yellow jacket experts at Prudential Pest Solutions!

When we arrived to the home, we immediately suspected there was a yellow jacket nest above the ceiling in the attic. I donned my bee suit so that I could get a closer look in the attic without risk of being stung.

When I approached the area above the bedroom where they were hearing activity in the attic, I noticed there was an air conditioner line that protruded through the wall. I could see daylight around the line and also saw yellow jacket nesting material that extended from the HVAC line into the insulation. This is where the yellow jacket nest is going to be found.

I began removing some of the fiberglass batt insulation to expose the nest. We use an aerosol insecticide called PT PI to treat all of our yellow jacket and hornet nests. PT PI is a very fast acting, quick killing product that is great for treating yellow jacket nests.

reading wasp yellow jacket hornet bee treatments
reading wasp yellow jacket hornet bee treatments

I inserted the applicator into the nest and began the treatment. The PT PI permeates the entire nest area and quickly kills the yellow jackets in the nest. This quick killing is VERY important since we are working in close quarters to hundreds of stinging insects!

Once we start removing more of the nest from the attic void, we continue to apply the PT PI to ensure that the entire nest is treated and dead. Once the nest has been treated and removed, I apply a long lasting dust insecticide to the void where the nest was located. This product will provide long term treatment to any remaining yellow jackets that try and return to the area where the nest was located.

Usually we will seal up the gap where the HVAC line comes into the attic from the outside of the house. In this case, the line entered the attic three stories above the ground and was not accessible to us from the outside.

reading exterminators
reading exterminators

Instead, I sealed up around the HVAC from the inside of the attic space. The sealant we use is a low expansion, hard forming foam that is black in color. It is similar to the yellow or orange expansion foam found in many hardware stores.

Since the foam we use is attached to a foam gun, we have better control of the foam and thus can make the sealant look cleaner and nicer while still sealing up the gaps.

Once the HVAC was sealed up, I inspected the rest of the attic space to ensure that there was no other entry ways for the outside yellow jackets to enter the attic.

There are always yellow jackets on the outside of the nest that were gathering resources for the colony. These yellow jackets are returning and finding out that their front door is sealed up and their home is gone!

For these remaining yellow jackets on the outside of the home we sprayed a liquid insecticide to kill them off and any new yellow jackets that try to enter the area.

reading pest control experts
reading pest control experts

Prudential Pest Solutions are the EXPERTS at treating and removing yellow jacket and hornet nests. We service Reading and Berks County, Chester County, Lancaster County, and ALL of South Eastern and South Central Pennsylvania.

As a VETERAN and FAMILY owned and operated pest control company, you can trust that we will resolve your yellow jacket issue. I am a Marine Corps Veteran with a degree in Biology from Penn State and I promise you haven’t met an exterminator like me before!

If you have a bee, hornet, wasp, or yellow jacket issue, call or text us at (484) 401-4361.

reading hornet removal
reading hornet removal
Sinking Spring Pest Exterminators

Yellow Jacket Nest in Wall Sinking Spring

This homeowner in Sinking Spring PA, which is in Berks County PA, had yellow jackets coming into the upstairs bedroom. They could see that the yellow jackets were coming into the house from a gap below the window in the bedroom.

The EXPERTS at Prudential Pest Solutions was called because we are the BEST at treating and removing yellow jacket nests!

When we first inspected the home, we could see where the yellow jackets were coming and going from in a gap below the bedroom window. There was also a section of the wall on the inside of the bedroom that was very soft.

This evidence strongly suggested that a yellow jacket nest was located inside of the wall of the bedroom. I put on my bee suit and started prepping the area for treatment. To minimize the amount of yellow jackets coming into the bedroom and the house, we shut the bedroom door and turned off the lights in the bedroom.

This confines any yellow jackets in the bedroom to the bedroom itself and allows them to congregate at the only light source remaining, the window.

Sinking Spring Pest Exterminators
Sinking Spring Pest Exterminators

When yellow jackets enter the living space of the home they immediately search for a way out. This is why you will often find them around lights and windows because the yellow jackets think that the light source is a way out.

I laid a tarp on the floor directly under the soft section of wall in the bedroom where we suspected the nest to be located. The wall was soft because the yellow jackets tend to chew at the wall from the inside. In this home instead of drywall, the wall was constructed with plaster and lath.

This style of construction involves running very thin wooden boards between the wall framing and then applying plaster over it. It is not very common to find soft spots in a wall of this type. Using my drywall saw I poked at the soft section of the wall to outline the area I would remove.

We only need about 6 inches of space to successfully treat and remove a yellow jacket nest. Once I began to remove some of the plaster wall, some yellow jackets immediately came out of the wall. This is why we always shut the door of the room we are working in so that we can confine the yellow jackets to one area.

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Sinking Spring Pest Control Exterminators

Using my favorite Yellow Jacket treatment chemical, PT PI, I injected the aerosol into the wall void. This product works great because it is fast, deadly to the yellow jackets, and doesn’t leave any residual. When we first apply the PT PI into the nest, the nest “comes alive” with noise and activity. When the noise starts to subside, I begin to open up the area some more so that I can physically remove the nest and nesting material.

After all of the nest has been treated and removed, I apply a long lasting insecticidal dust into the area where the nest used to be located. This will kill off any new yellow jackets that enter the wall void.

Tape is then used to close up the opening in the wall we created to prevent any further yellow jackets from coming into the bedroom. We ALWAYS leave the area cleaned up, so the next step is to vacuum the remaining debris and yellow jackets that were in the bedroom.

Once the area was cleaned up, I opened the window to apply the same insecticidal dust into the gap under the window where the yellow jackets were coming and going from.

For most homeowners, this would have been their first step. They would have noticed yellow jackets under the window and simply sprayed at the gap where the yellow jackets were coming into the house. This would have resulted in killing some yellow jackets but would NEVER have reached the nest inside the wall.

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Sinking Spring Pest Control Exterminators

Our client in Sinking Spring PA was THRILLED that we were able to treat and remove their yellow jacket nest in such a affordable, professional, and effective manner.

Prudential Pest Solutions are the yellow jacket and hornet experts. We service Berks County, Chester County, Lancaster County and ALL of South Eastern and South Central Pennsylvania.

Prudential Pest Solutions is a VETERAN and FAMILY owned and operated pest control and exterminating company. As a Marine Corps Veteran with a degree in Biology from Penn State, I promise you haven’t met a yellow jacket exterminator like me before!

If you have a yellow jacket or hornet issue, call or text the professionals at (484) 401-4361!

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Yellow Jacket Nest Underground in Wernersville

Our client in Wernersville PA was seeing yellow jackets near their front door in the ground. They were concerned that since the yellow jacket nest was so close to the front door that a delivery person would be stung when knocking on their front door.

They called the yellow jacket experts at Prudential Pest Solutions to treat and remove the nest.

When we arrived at the home, I could see yellow jackets coming and going from a plant pot that the client used to hold their garden hose. I put on my bee suit and began the yellow jacket treatment process.

The first step was to determine whether the yellow jacket nest was in the coiled up garden hose in the plant pot or below the plant pot. I disconnected the hose from the wall and moved the plant pot out of the way.

When I moved the pot, I could see the opening of the nest in ground directly under the pot. The nest opening looks like a 1/2″ hole with paper nesting material around it. Even though the nest is underground, yellow jackets will still create a paper shell around the combs of their nests.

I applied my favorite yellow jacket chemical, PT PI, into the main opening of the nest. With underground yellow jacket nests, the more you expose the nest, the more areas you have to treat. This is because when yellow jackets build their nests under the ground, the nest can extend into chambers that may not allow the chemical applied to the main entrance to reach.

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wernersville bee hornet exterminator

As I began to remove the comb of the nest, I continue to apply the PT PI into the nest area to ensure that we are treating the ENTIRE nest. Some companies will just spray the nest opening or apply an insecticidal powder into the main entrance.

We like to treat and REMOVE the nest to ensure that the yellow jacket nest is completely resolved. After all of the nesting material and combs have been removed, I apply a liquid chemical to the where the nest used to be. This will ensure that any yellow jackets that were not in the nest during the treatment will be killed when they return to the area.

If the nest had been located in a wall or in a structure, I would have used a dust insecticide to treat the nest area. Using our professional equipment and chemical, we were able to quickly and professionally treat and remove this rather large underground yellow jacket nest.

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wernersville pest control

We are the EXPERTS at treating and removing yellow jacket, hornet, bee, and wasp nests. This treatment was located in Wernersville PA which is where I live and where our main office is located.

We service ALL of South Eastern and South Central Pennsylvania including Berks County, Chester County, Lancaster County, Montgomery County, Delaware County, and Many More!

Prudential Pest Solutions is a VETERAN and FAMILY owned and operated pest control and exterminating company.

As a Marine Corps Veteran with a degree in Biology from Penn State, I promise you haven’t met a yellow jacket exterminator like me before!

If you have a yellow jacket issue, call or text the professionals at (484) 401-4361.