Concord, New Hampshire
Concord, like many cities in the US, has an ever present pest problem, however, as well as homes being infested by rodents, insects and other unwanted creatures, Concord homes are also invaded by wildlife. The cities problem is caused by a combination of the climate and rivers being so close to residential areas. Pests such as mosquitos and rodents that are attracted by the rivers seek shelter in nearby homes when it is too hot or cold.
New Hampshire is one of the thirteen original states and is based in New England, the capital city of Concord is in the south central part of the state. Concord is the capital city in the State of New Hampshire, it has a population of around 60.000 residents and is the county seat of Merrimack County. New Hampshire is located in the north/east of America and is bordered by Vermont to the west, Quebec (the Canadian province) to the north, the Atlantic Ocean, and Maine to the east and Massachusetts to the south. The city gets on average 16 inches of rain, 37 inches of snowfall and 263 days of sunshine every year. The month of July has the warmest days of the year with temperatures reaching 88 degrees and the month of January has the coldest days of the year with temperatures dropping to 35 degrees. The state of New Hampshire is known for its unpredictable weather, one minute it can be sunny and the next, raining. Because of this, residents experience pest infestations throughout the year. The cities climate is also primarily to blame for its wildlife problem, inconsistent weather means that creatures such as birds enter homes to find shelter and food as they cannot fly south until the winter.
Pest infestations can be very damaging to human’s health if left unresolved. The most common and problematic pests for homeowners in the US are rodents, cockroaches, and ants. These pests breed the fastest, infestations are usually large and they bring many worrying health issues.
Cockroaches carry bacteria such as salmonella and E coli, they contaminate all surfaces they come into contact with. If they get into food products, on to food preparation surfaces and on to utensils, they could contaminate them and if consumed by humans, they could fall seriously ill. Rodents carry diseases on their bodies such as Tularemia and Leptospirosis, they pose more of a threat than cockroaches as they are mammals, not insects and can easily get into food products and onto surfaces, contaminating them and spreading diseases. A Large infestation of rodents increases the possibility of them carrying diseases and could result in residents being seriously ill or in extreme cases, dying. Ants are always in groups if one ant is spotted in a home or building, there is an 80% chance that there are a lot more around. They are dangerous as they can contaminate food easily and could quite easily be eaten by mistake if on food. Ant infestations can bring not only health problems but also structural damages as they spread across homes, under floor boards and walls, breed rapidly and colonize.
Most homeowners in Concord try to deal with pest and wildlife problems themselves as consulting a specialist can be costly. Using a lot of internet research, they try and identify their pest problem and remedies on how to rid their homes of the specific pests. Although DIY tactics can effectively prevent infestations from occurring, they aren’t very useful when infestations are already present. One of the most common methods is repairing broken doors, filling cracks, fixing walls and foundations etc. Repairing property isn’t expensive to do, it can be done using some cement, pieces of wood and grout. This is an effective way of preventing pests from entering homes but ineffective in ridding homes of pests that have already gained entry. Other DIY pests control methods include trimming overhanging bushes to prevent pests from falling onto roofs and entering homes, removing pest habitats such as large rocks in gardens that provide shelter for ants and insects and using essential oils and scents to make pests feel unwelcome and ward them off. Some home owners attempt to remove wildlife such as birds using clothes to catch them, open windows for them to fly out etc. Wildlife creatures such as skunks and raccoons can be dangerous and difficult to get rid of without specialist help.
While DIY tactics may work in some cases such as tiny infestations, they are generally not all that successful and are better preventative methods rather than removal. The best and most effective way of ridding homes of pests and wildlife is hiring a professional and fully licensed pest controller. Pest Services in Concord are a professional pest controlling company that has been in the business since 1925. They provide their services to both residential and commercial properties and provide expert and factual advice. Pest Services conduct extensive searches of properties, identify the pests, the size of the infestation and offer homeowners solutions and options. Colonial Pest Control Inc. is a fully licensed pest control company that provides exterminating and wildlife removal services since 1984. They specialize in safely removing wildlife and releasing them back into nature and dealing with pest infestations. They provide expert advice and professional services. Similar companies include Modern Pest Services, JP Pest Services, and Fedolfi’s Pest-Free Management. All pest control companies are highly qualified professionals who provide effective pest eliminating services.