Bat Removal Reading PA

Prudential Pest Solutions provides a full range of bat services and bat removal Reading PA. Bats are very beneficial to have around your house, just not IN the house! We do not kill bats, but humanely and effectively remove and evict bats from structures. If you live in or near Reading PA and have a bat issue, give the professional bat specialists at Prudential Pest Solutions a call!

Bat Removal Process

Our bat removal process is the same whether you have a few bats in your attic or an entire colony of 100+ bats in your house. The first step is to identify and seal up any and ALL current and potential bat entrances around the home. We leave the main bat entrance open so that we can install a bat eviction cone.

Bat Cones are used to allow bats to leave but not re-enter

Once the entire house is sealed up and the main bat entrance is open, we install a bat eviction cone over the main bat entrance. The bat cone is a smooth surfaced, tapered cone that allows bats to exit the structure but not re-enter. For the bat project in Reading PA, we installed the bat cone over a large gap under the gutter where the fascia board had pulled away from the brick wall.

Once the bats are gone, usually 1-2 weeks, we will remove the bat cone and seal up the remaining entrance.

The bats are gone, now what?

Once the bats have been successfully evicted there are 2 very important steps that need to be completed before the bat job is complete. The first step is to treat the area where the bats were living with an insecticide that treats for bat bugs.

bat bug

Bat bugs are the direct cousin of the bed bug, and like their cousin, they are blood feeding insects. Once the bats are gone, the bat bugs begin looking for a new food source. This new food source is often times the homeowners!

Bat Dropping Removal Reading PA

Bat droppings, when located inside of a structure, can cause serious health hazards to the occupants of the home. Bat droppings, or guano, should never be swept up to remove. This is because there is a fungal spore that grows on the bat droppings that causes severe respiratory issues in humans when the spores become airborne. We disinfect the droppings and then safely remove them with a HEPA filtered vacuum to ensure that none of the particles become airborne and turn into inhalation hazards.

Where are the common ways that bats enter a structure?

Bats do not need a large space to enter a home or structure. In this situation, the Reading PA home had the bats entering the home through gaps under the fascia board and where the dormer windows meet the main roof of the house. Here is a video of some common areas around the home where bats can enter:

Bat Professionals in Reading PA

Prudential Pest Solutions is a fully licensed and insured wildlife and pest control company. We have permits through the Pennsylvania Game Commission to humanely, safely, and effectively handle and remove ANY bat issue you have. As a Marine Corps Veteran with a degree in Biology from Penn State, I promise you haven’t met a bat professional like me before!

Contact Reading PA Bat Experts

Give us a call or text us at (484) 401-4361 to speak with a bat expert in Reading PA today!

Stop Birds from Nesting on your House

Birds nesting in or on your home can cause unsightly and unhealthy situations. In this article we are going to discuss how to stop birds from nesting on your home using Bird Optical Gel instead of Bird Spikes. If you have a bird issue and live in Southeastern Pennsylvania, we would love to be your bird control professionals!

Why my house?

Birds need many of the same basic needs that we do: food, water, shelter. Most commonly, it is birds roosting or nesting on the home that is causing the issue. Stopping the birds from nesting is the key to keeping the birds from staying.

Whether you have ledges around your home or simply a 90 degree bend in your gutter’s downspout, that is all it takes for birds to find your home desirable. Don’t take it personally, the birds are simply trying to take over your home!

Why Bird Spikes don’t always work to stop birds

The most common method that homeowners employ to tackle their bird issue is to go to the local hardware store and purchase bird spikes. Bird Spikes are strips of pointed spines that are designed to prevent birds from landing on a surface. If the birds cannot land on the surface, then they can’t build their nests.

Although it makes sense in theory, most bird spikes are not effective and here is why.

Birds spikes are designed for certain sized birds

Bird nest in bird spikes

Birds come in all shapes and sizes and so do bird spikes. The problem is that most homeowners purchase the only spikes that their store stocks. These bird spikes are usually designed for much larger birds than what the species of bird causing the homeowner trouble is.

This results in the bird spikes being ineffective and can actually be BENEFICIAL to the birds.

Bird Spikes are also very unsightly

bird spikes

In addition to bird spikes not being effective, they also are VERY unsightly. The picture to the left shows a homeowner’s attempt at keeping birds off of this ledge.

Not only did the birds still use the ledge, but it made their beautiful outdoor space look like a prison!

Bird Optical Gel

So what is the solution to keeping birds from nesting and roosting on ledges and overhangs? Multi-sensory Bird Optical Gel! Bird optical gel works to safely and humanely deter birds from the area where they are installed.

This is how they work:

Bird Optical Gel
  • All natural Bird Deterrent
  • Sticky surface prohibits birds from landing
  • Has a natural odor which birds hate!
  • Visually the bird sees the discs as fire or smoke which means DANGER!
  • Remain active for up to 5 years

Optical Gel works better and looks better!

Here is that same house pictured above with the bird spikes removed and the multi-sensory bird optical gel installed.

Bird gel installed

The bird optical gel discs are spaced apart approximately every 6 inches. This provides excellent coverage to prevent birds from landing and nesting on this ledge!

Looks great and will keep the birds away for up to 5 years!

This picture is taken from above, from the ground, the discs are invisible to the eye. No more prison style bird spikes!

Your Local Bird Professionals

Prudential Pest Solutions is a VETERAN and FAMILY owned and operated bird control company. We are fully licensed, insured, and experienced to handle and resolve ANY bird issue you have. We are constantly training on the newest and latest products and techniques in the bird control industry.

Where do we service?

How to contact your bird control experts!

Give us a call or text us at (484) 401-4361 to speak with a bird control specialist today!

Bed Bug Infestation Reading PA

This SEVERE bed bug infestation in Reading PA was one of the worst bed bug treatments we have seen. The homeowner had let the situation get out of control and it was up to Prudential Pest Solutions to make the home livable again!

Our bed bug treatments are Affordable, Professional, and Effective!

Reading Bed Bug Exterminators

We are the EXPERTS at treating and resolving bed bug infestations. Our treatment process involves vacuuming and removing live and dead bed bugs and their eggs. We then apply a variety of bed bug treatment methods to treat the home and furniture. While most pest control companies simply spray the area and hope it works, our bed bug treatments actually RESOLVE the issue!

Having bed bugs in your home is a very stressful situation to be in. Your home and bedroom are supposed to be the safest place in your world. Bed Bugs feeding on you at night can cause clients to endure tremendous stress and mental health issues.

From your initial consultation to the final treatment, we will guide you through the bed bug process and help to bring the peace back into your home!

bed bugs reading pa
bed bugs reading pa

Bed Bug Treatments in Reading PA

Bed bugs are blood feeding insects that cause stress and discomfort to the occupants of the home. Having bed bugs may seem like an embarrassing problem to have but we can assure you that you are not alone! We have treated for bed bugs in multimillion-dollar homes, hotels, doctor’s offices, and many more places.

The key to treating bed bugs successfully is identifying the problem early before the bed bug infestation becomes severe. In this case, the bed bugs had been left un-treated for YEARS. This led to the home being completely infested and the homeowner literally being eaten alive every night.

We enjoy bed bug treatments because we see the relief in our client’s faces when their home is successfully bed bug-free!

Reading PA Bed Bugs
Reading PA Bed Bugs

Reading PA Pest Control

If you have a bed bug infestation Reading PA, it’s time to call the professionals at Prudential Pest Solutions! We are fully licensed, insured, and experienced to handle and resolve ANY bed bug issue you have.

Prudential Pest Solutions is a VETERAN and FAMILY-OWNED bed bug exterminating company servicing Reading Pa, Berks County, Chester County, and ALL of South Eastern Pennsylvania

Give us a call or text us at (484) 401-4361 to speak with a bed bug expert today!

Ground Yellow Jacket Treatment

Our client in New Holland PA had a yellow jacket nest under a bush at their front walkway. This ground yellow jacket treatment is our specialty! We are the area’s EXPERTS at treating, removing, and preventing yellow jacket infestations!

New Holland Yellow Jacket Treatments

Our yellow jacket nest treatments involve treating AND removing the nest. The removal of the nest is important to ensure that the entire nest has been treated and that the yellow jackets can’t return. Since this yellow jacket nest was located alongside the front walkway, it was important to ensure that the nest was removed.

We begin our yellow jacket treatments by donning our protective gear. This protective gear allows us to get up close and personal to the yellow jackets and their nest. While most pest control companies simply spray the area and leave, we directly treat the nest and completely remove it. This process ensures a successful treatment!

Yellow Jacket Expert in New Holland PA

yellow jacket nest new holland
yellow jacket nest new holland

If you have a yellow jacket issue, it’s time to call the pros at Prudential Pest Solutions! We are fully licensed, insured, and experienced to handle ANY yellow jacket issue you have. 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!

About New Holland Pest Control

Prudential Pest Solutions is a VETERAN and FAMILY-OWNED pest control and exterminating company that services New Holland PA and the surrounding areas. We service Lancaster County, Berks County, Chester County, and ALL of South Eastern Pennsylvania.

If you have a ground yellow jacket nest, it’s time to contact the professionals at Prudential Pest Solutions! Give us a call or text us at (484) 401-4361 to speak with a yellow jacket expert today!

ground yellow jacket nest new holland pa
ground yellow jacket nest new holland pa
yellow jacket nest hot tub

Yellow Jacket Nest under Hot Tub

Our client in Morgantown PA was seeing yellow jackets next to the steps of their hot tub. They suspected they had a yellow jacket nest under the hot tub and called the professionals at Prudential Pest Solutions! A hot tub is supposed to be a relaxing and tranquil space. The yellow jackets, and their aggressive nature, was preventing our clients from relaxing. Time to treat and remove this yellow jacket nest!

Morgantown PA Yellow Jacket Treatments

When we arrived at the client’s home, we discovered that there were many yellow jackets coming and going from under the front right corner of the hot tub. This area was obstructed by bushes making it difficult to visually see where the yellow jackets were going. The client was concerned because all of the yellow jacket activity was next to the steps getting into the hot tub.

Our first step was to remove a side panel of the hot tub to see the inside of the hot tub cabinet. We were initially convinced that the yellow jacket nest was going to be in the hot tub cabinet itself. What we discovered upon removing the panel was that the yellow jackets had actually made their nest UNDER the hot tub.

yellow jacket nest under hot tub
yellow jacket nest under hot tub

Yellow Jacket Exterminators Morgantown PA

Prudential Pest Solutions are the EXPERTS at treating, removing, and preventing yellow jacket nests. Our treatments are professional, affordable, and effective!

If you live in or near Morgantown PA and have a yellow jacket issue, it’s time to call the pros at Prudential Pest!

We are fully licensed, insured, and experienced to handle ANY yellow jacket issue you have. Most pest control companies will spray the area and call the job complete. Not us! We get up close and personal to the yellow jackets to find their nest and eradicate it. Many times, we are able to remove the nest completely during our treatment so that the homeowner can get back to enjoying their hot tub!

Morgantown PA Pest Control

yellow jacket nest hot tub
yellow jacket nest hot tub

Prudential Pest Solutions services Morgantown PA and the surrounding areas including Berks County, Chester County, and ALL of South Eastern Pennsylvania. 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, wasp, or bee issue, it’s time to call the professionals at Prudential Pest Solutions. Give us a call or text us at (484) 401-4361 to speak with a yellow jacket expert today!

Hornet Nest Treated and Removed Reading PA

This basketball sized bald faced hornet nest was treated and removed from a property in Reading PA. The nest was located directly above the client’s deck and was causing them great fear while they were outside. They called the Hornet EXPERTS at Prudential Pest Solutions to reclaim their backyard again!

Reading PA Hornet Experts

This bald-faced hornet nest was located approximately 8 feet above the client’s back deck. We are the EXPERTS at treating, removing, and preventing hornet infestations. The clients knew that they had called the best to resolve their hornet nest issue.

Our client’s love our hornet treatments because when we are finished, the nest is dead and removed during the service. We do all of the work from identifying, locating, treating, and removing ALL of the hornet nests and the hornets found around the area.

hornet nest reading pa
Hornet Nest Reading PA

Hornet Nest Removal in Reading PA

Many Pest Control companies will simply spray the outside of the nest and hope that the nest is completely treated. They may not even remove the nest afterwards! We ALWAYS completely treat the hornet nest and completely remove it during EVERY service. Whether your hornet nest is in a bush, high in a tree, or mounted on your home, we will remove it!

About Reading Hornet Exterminators

Prudential Pest Solutions are the EXPERTS at treating, removing, and preventing hornets as well as other stinging insects. We are fully licensed, insured, and experienced to handle and resolve ANY hornet issue you have.

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

hornet nest treatment reading pa
Hornet Nest Treatment Reading PA

Where do we service?

Prudential Pest Solutions services Reading PA as well as the surrounding areas. We service ALL of Berks County, Chester County, and South Eastern Pennsylvania.

Contact Reading’s BEST Hornet Exterminators

Give us a call or text us at (484) 401-4361 to speak with a hornet expert today!

Carpenter Ant Nest in Foam Insulation

Carpenter ants, like termites, can eat the wood framing of your home causing substantial damage. This carpenter ant nest was located inside of the foam insulation in a client’s basement. If you are seeing large ants in the house, it could be carpenter ants. Time to call the professionals at Prudential Pest Solutions!

Carpenter Ant Treatment Reading PA

This client had been seeing what they thought was saw dust all along the edges of the basement floor. Their basement was unfinished which allowed easy access to inspect the exposed framing. What we discovered during the inspection was that the saw dust that the client saw was actually frass. Frass is what a carpenter ant produces while they are creating and living in their nest. It is a combination of the nest’s excavated material as well as insect parts from the deceased members of the colony.

In this situation, the frass was not just wood shavings, but also had foam insulation shavings as well. The client did not notice any ants prior to our appointment which was surprising to the client when we told them they had carpenter ants and a nest in the home!

carpenter ant nest foam insulation
Carpenter ant nest in foam insulation

Our Carpenter Ant Treatment

After we identify that the pest issue is carpenter ants, we can begin our treatment process. With so much frass present in the basement, we were certain that the carpenter ant nest had to be in or near the foam insulation along the top of the basement walls.

The treatment for carpenter ants is pretty straightforward once the nest is found. We began by probing through the foam insulation with an aerosolized insecticide. The foam insulation was soon discovered to be hollow due to the carpenter ants excavating the inside of the insulation to form their galleries and tunnels.

We were certain we were in the heart of the nest because of the amount of ants that came out during our treatment and the fact that many ants had wings. There winged ants are the reproductive members of the colony and they are found exclusively inside of a carpenter ant nest.

carpenter ant frass
Carpenter Ant Frass

Reading PA Carpenter Ant Experts

Carpenter Ants are native to Reading PA and ALL of Pennsylvania. They provide a much-needed service in the wild by helping to decompose wood. When they get into your home, however, they can cause tremendous damage!

Prudential Pest Solutions are the EXPERTS at identifying, treating, and preventing carpenter ant infestations. We are fully licensed, insured, and experienced to handle and resolve ANY carpenter ant issue you have.

carpenter ant nest reading pa
Carpenter Ant Nest Reading PA

About Reading Carpenter Ant Exterminators

Prudential Pest Solutions is Reading PA’s Carpenter Ant Exterminators! As a Marine Corps Veteran with a degree in Biology from Penn State, I promise you haven’t met an ant exterminator like me before!

We service Reading PA and ALL of Berks County, Chester County, and South Eastern Pennsylvania.

Give us a call or text us at (484) 401-4361 to speak with a carpenter ant expert today!

Berks County Pest Control

Roach Treatment Reading PA

Whether you have a small roach issue, or have a HUGE infestation, Prudential Pest Solutions can help! We are Reading PA BEST cockroach and roach exterminators. Our roach services are affordable, professional, and effective. If you need a roach treatment in Reading PA, Prudential Pest Solutions are the exterminators for you!

The following video shows a very severe roach infestation that we treated in Reading PA. This homeowner, due to medical reasons, was not able to maintain the cleanliness of the home. What started out as a small roach issue, over the years, turned into a HUGE infestation. This video was created to demonstrate what a severe cockroach infestation looks like and how we perform our treatments.

Our Roach Treatment Process

Whether the cockroach issue our clients have is small or large, our roach treatments can eradicate these pests. What does our roach treatment consist of:

roach bait with sprayer
roach bait with sprayer
  • Thorough inspection to determine species of cockroach, entry points and places of harborage, and severity of infestation
  • All of our technicians have HEPA filtered vacuums on their service vehicles. These vacuums are to remove as many live and dead cockroaches, roach fecal pellets, and egg sacks. This process also allows for a cleaner service for our treatment process.
  • We employ many different methods of treatment depending on the home, business, and species of cockroach.
  • A common roach treatment for a residential home would involve the use of roach baits and roach liquid insecticides on surfaces and harborage points. We also apply roach insecticidal powder into wall voids and other harborage points.
  • In severe roach infestations, we can utilize an aerosol insecticide application (aka fogging).
  • A follow-up service is typically scheduled for 14 days after the initial treatment. This follow-up service allows for us to monitor the success of the initial service and to apply a different set of insecticides to treat any roaches that are resistant to the initial treatment.
  • After the follow-up service the initial process is completed. We then evaluate your specific situation to determine any future action. In some instances we may recommend monthly follow-up services for period of time until the infestation is eradicated.

Reading PA Roach Exterminators

reading pest control experts
reading pest control experts

Prudential Pest Solutions is a VETERAN and FAMILY owned and operated pest control and exterminating company. We are fully licensed, insured, and experienced to handle ANY pest issue you have.

We provide cockroach and roach treatments in Reading PA and the surrounding areas including ALL of BERKS county and Chester County.

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Yellow Jacket Nest in Ceiling in Lancaster PA

Our client in Lancaster Pennsylvania was finding live and dead yellow jackets in his garage. When I hear that, I immediately think that there is a yellow jacket nest in the structure.

This treatment took place on a Saturday morning because when you are dealing with hundreds or thousands of stinging insects, delaying treatment is not an option.

I found a small opening in the corner of the drywall where the yellow jackets were entering the inside of the garage. Directly above that area was a moisture stain on the ceiling. When I got my ladder out, the drywall in the moisture stain was SUPER soft and I could have put my finger right through it. This confirmed that the yellow jacket nest was directly above the ceiling.

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yellow jacket nest in ceiling of garage in Lancaster PA

This client requested that we use minimal chemical to treat and remove the nest. They were ok with us using our preferred treatment chemical PT PI in the ceiling void. This is because PT PI is a non-residual, very short term chemical. I like PT PI because it permeates the entire ceiling void and kills very quickly.

I suited up and got my chemical and tools in position for the treatment. I began the treatment by applying the PT PI directly into the exit hole in the drywall corner that the yellow jackets had already made. Once I knocked down the yellow jackets in the opening, I created a small hole in the ceiling and injected the PT PI directly into the nest.

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yellow jacket nest in ceiling of garage in Lancaster PA

Once the activity in the ceiling void ceased, I began removing the nest. I soon discovered that there was a nest from a previous year in the same ceiling void. The shear amount of nesting material I removed from the ceiling area was pretty surprising. After the nest had been treated and removed, I taped up the opening to prevent other yellow jackets from entering the garage.

yellow jackets in garage in Lancaster Pa
yellow jackets in garage in Lancaster Pa

Typically we would apply a long term insecticide dust to the void but this client preferred no other chemical be used. The final step in any of our yellow jacket treatments is to clean-up the area. There were a ton of dead yellow jackets and nesting material on the garage floor but we ALWAYS leave a clean and tidy area when we finish.

Prudential Pest Solutions are EXPERTS at treating and removing yellow jacket, hornet, wasp, and bee nests. We service all of South Eastern and South Central Pennsylvania.

lancaster yellow jacket
yellow jacket nest removal from garage in Lancaster Pa
yellow jacket nest birdsboro

Birdsboro Yellow Jacket Nest in Ceiling

This yellow jacket nest was above the ceiling in the master bedroom of a client in Birdsboro Pennsylvania. This particular job was really cool because the client and I went to high school together. We hadn’t seen each other since high school but he saw our other yellow jacket removal videos and decided to give us a call.

The yellow jackets were entering the home through a gap where the soffit meets the exterior of the home. Once inside the ceiling void, they built their nest between the drywall and the batted insulation. This resulted in a small soft area in the ceiling which prompted the homeowner to call us.

After I suited up in my protective bee suit and prepped the floor, I began the treatment process. I used my favorite yellow jacket chemical, PT PI, and injected it into the small hole in the drywall created by the yellow jackets. I then began to open up the drywall ceiling to allow more access to the nest.

yellow jacket nest birdsboro
yellow jacket nest in ceiling in Birdsboro PA

Once the nest is exposed, I continue to inject the nest area with PT PI until I no longer hear any yellow jacket activity. Then it is time to gently remove the nest and nesting material. It’s important to ensure that ALL of the nest is removed to prevent re-infestation. After the nest is completely removed, I apply an insecticidal dust called Tempo Dust into the ceiling void. This will kill off any stragglers that make their way back into the area.

yellow jacket nest ceiling
yellow jacket nest in ceiling in Birdsboro PA

After the nest has been treated and removed, I taped up the opening to prevent any other pests from entering the bedroom. Once all of the fun is completed, the real work begins. Cleaning up the area and ensuring that all of the dead yellow jackets, nest, and drywall is removed is critical to providing a great client experience. When we are completed with a job, the only thing the homeowner has to do is get the drywall patched up.

yellow jacet nest ceiling
yellow jacket nest in ceiling Birdsboro PA 19508

This job was a success both professionally and personally. We were able to help a client make their home pest and yellow jacket free and catch up on old times. It’s always great when we have a personal connection to our clients!

Prudential Pest Solutions is a full service, Veteran and Family owned and operated pest control and exterminating company.

We service ALL of South Eastern and South Central Pennsylvania including Berks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery 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 an exterminator like me before!

We are experts at treating, removing, and preventing yellow jackets, hornets, bee, and wasps nests. Give us a call or text us at (484) 401-4361 to speak with the experts!