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  • Wildlife Control

    • How can I prevent a wildlife problem in the future?

      The best way to prevent a wildlife problem is by taking preventive measures:

      • Trim trees and shrubs regularly to reduce hiding places and food sources.
      • Keep garbage securely stored in containers with tight lids.
      • Seal off any openings or entry points into your home or business.
      • Eliminate any standing water sources on your property that could attract animals. 

      For additional suggestions on how to prevent a wildlife problem in the future, contact us today; we're always here to help.

    • Can I take care of a wildlife issue on my own?

      The wildlife removal process can be complicated and dangerous without the proper expertise. It takes experienced professionals with specialized knowledge and training in humane animal management practices to handle the job correctly. At Quality Pest Control, we have a Certified Wildlife Control Professional (CWCP) on staff to ensure we address any wildlife issues you may encounter at your home or business.. With our comprehensive approach, you know your property is being safely taken care of according to industry standards.

    • What are the dangers of wildlife on my Omaha property?

      Wild animals in Omaha can damage structures, destroy gardens, and spread diseases that create health hazards. Animals such as raccoons and squirrels can cause structural fires if they start nesting in attics or chimneys. There is also the risk of wild animal bites, which may require medical treatment. Wildlife may be fun to observe in their natural habitat, but it's important to implement proper wildlife pest control practices to keep them away from your property. 

  • Wasp Control

    • How can I prevent wasps from returning?

      You can make your property less inviting to wasps by removing their nesting sites. To do this, seal up any cracks or holes in your home and trim back any trees or bushes that are close to your house. You should also avoid leaving food out as this can attract wasps. If you take these precautions, you can help prevent wasps from returning to your property.

    • How can I get rid of wasps on my property?

      If you find a wasp nest on your property, the best course of action is to call a professional for professional home pest control. Trying to remove a wasp nest on your own can be very dangerous and is not recommended. Quality Pest Control has provided wasp nest removal services in Omaha for over 20 years. We're here to help you get rid of any unwanted pests, including wasps. Contact us today to learn more.

    • What is the difference between bees and wasps?

      Both these insects belong to the order Hymenoptera and have similar characteristics, but there are some key differences. Bees are typically hairier than wasps and have more robust bodies. They also tend to be more docile and only sting when they feel threatened. Wasps, on the other hand, are more aggressive and will sting if they feel threatened or provoked. Additionally, bees die after they sting someone, whereas wasps can live to sting again. These factors make wasps more dangerous to have on your property.

  • Termite Control

    • Can the Sentricon® System prevent future infestations?

      Yes, the Sentricon® System can help prevent future infestations by continuing to work 24/7, year-round. With a minimum of yearly service visits by our qualified service specialists, you can rest assured that your home has protection from these destructive pests.

    • What attracts subterranean termites to my home?

      Several factors can attract subterranean termites to your house, like moisture, wood-to-soil contact, and cracks in your foundation. In order to prevent an infestation, it's important to keep your home free of these attractants. Store firewood away from your home, fix any leaks, and seal any cracks in your foundation.

    • How do I know if I have a termite problem?

      Common signs of termites in your home include mud tubes on the exterior of your house, wings near doors and windows, or wood that sounds hollow when tapped. If you see any of these signs, it's important to call a pest control company specializing in termite control right away.

  • Tick Control

    • What do I do if there is a tick on me, my pet, or someone else?

      If you find a tick on someone or a pet, use a fine-tip pair of tweezers, grasp the tick as close to the skin as possible, and pull it straight up. Don't twist or jerk as you pull; you could risk leaving parts of the tick behind. After you have removed the tick, wash the affected area with warm water and soap. Keep an eye out for symptoms and seek medical attention if you are concerned.

      To dispose of a tick, seal it in a plastic bag or flush it; never crush it with bare hands.

    • Should I be worried about any diseases caused by ticks?

      Not all ticks carry diseases, but it's impossible to tell which do, so you should always take precautions. The diseases spread by ticksvary depending on the species. Lonestar ticks can spread ehrlichiosis, tularemia, Heartland virus, Bourbon virus, and southern tick-associated rash illness (STARI). Dog ticks can spread Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Boutonneuse fever. Rocky Mountain spotted wood ticks can spread Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Colorado tick fever, tularemia, and tick paralysis. Deer ticks can spread Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, B. miyamotoi disease, ehrlichiosis, babesiosis, and Powassan virus.

      However, a tick must be attached for thirty-six hours to transmit diseases. Still, they may go unnoted due to the anesthetic this pest injects when they bite.

    • How do ticks make their way into my yard in the first place?

      While ticks can get into your yard on their own, there is a good chance they got there on another host. Common hosts of ticks are birds, rodents, and wildlife such as raccoons and squirrels. To keep these animals from bringing ticks into your yard, you should install or repair damaged fencing to discourage them. It will also help if you remove food and water sources, as well as harborage areas and entry points into your home.

  • Spider Control

    • Why should I trust Quality Pest Control for spider control services?
      Quality Pest Control is Omaha's most trusted locally owned and operated pest control provider. We have over 26 years of experience providing spider control services to Omaha home and business owners, and we would be honored to do the same for you as well. Our service specialists are highly trained and certified in effective spider treatments and offer a longstanding warranty that can protect your property from unwanted creepy crawlies. Additionally, we rely on an Integrated Pest Management approach to improve results for adults, pets, and children and protect the future of Mother Earth one visit at a time. Submit an online contact form to discuss your spider control options today.
    • Are there deadly spider species in Omaha?

      There is one species of spider in Omaha that is medically significant to humans; the brown recluse spider. These arachnids are typically secretive in nature and rarely choose to venture outside their comfort zones. However, you can find them inside and outside our properties, which could put your loved ones in harm's way. You can get in touch with Quality Pest Control today to get a deadly spider consultation.

    • How much does spider control cost?

      Spider control is an individualized process that we customize to the home, business, or spider species in question. At Quality Pest Control, we provide thorough consultations and personalized estimates that help you make an informed decision about your pest control options. You can call us today to chat more about what that looks like.

  • Rodent Control

    • What are the differences between rats and mice?

      Rats and mice look very similar, are related, and can be easy to tell apart if you know what to look for. The main difference is that rats are quite a bit larger than mice, and their long, skinny tails are usually hairless and scaly.

      Most would consider rats a worse problem than mice if they end up infesting their home or business. The reason for this is that rats are much more aggressive than mice and, when cornered, may even attack. Thankfully, a rat infestation will be less serious than a mouse infestation, as they don't reproduce at the same rate. Ongoing rodent control is the best way to prevent them from returning. You can get a rat situation under control quite quickly and return to a pest-free state in no time. Give us a call to get started!

    • What are the signs that I have rodents?

      There are four signs that may indicate a rodent problem in your home:

      • Rodent Droppings – Droppings are usually found around food packages, drawers, and even under sinks. If you notice droppings throughout your home that are dried or look gray, you can safely assume that they've been there for a while. Contact our expert Omaha rodent control service specialists to come out and inspect your home.
      • Gnaw Marks – Gnaw marks typically accompany droppings during a rodent infestation. Keep in mind that the darker they get, the longer they've been there. Plus, the size may help you identify the species of your infestation. Smaller gnaw marks indicate mice, and larger gnaw marks indicate rats.
      • Bad Smells – Are your dogs or cats becoming more active in certain parts of your home? It may be because they smell rodents nearby. The odor that rodents emit is often stale or even rancid in nature. If your pet starts pawing at areas they don't normally show interest in, it may be due to them smelling rodents.
      • Nests – Rodents will use anything to create their nest, including paper, fabric, and even dried-out plants. If you stumble upon a nest with droppings or gnaw marks, contact our professional Omaharodent control services for help in removing these pesky rodents.

      For additional information, please schedule a rodent consultation.

    • Why do I need rat and mouse control for my Omaha property?

      Mice and rats carry and transmit numerous diseases and cause damage to our buildings, electronics, and utilities through their gnawing and burrowing activities. By chewing through electrical wiring, mice and rat infestations can cause electrical fires. Businesses that don't proactively invest in mouse and rat control often cost themselves far more money because of contamination and destruction left by the pests. You can call Quality Pest Control today to get a consultation right away.

  • Mosquito Control

    • Are mosquitoes in Omaha dangerous?
      Although mosquitoes in the United States rarely transmit diseases like malaria, they can still carry dangerous pathogens that affect the ones you love. In fact, mosquitoes can transmit West Nile virus, encephalitis, dengue fever, and several other infectious agents and cause allergic reactions in vulnerable people. To protect yourself from the threat of mosquito-borne illness, contact Quality Pest Control and schedule a mosquito control consultation.
    • Why do I need professional mosquito control?
      There are several reasons why professional mosquito control trumps home remedies or DIY. First, over-the-counter mosquito control products can be ineffective and often don't target the root of the problem. In contrast, our service specialists know how to identify the origins of your mosquito problem and target habits with scrupulous precision. Professional mosquito control won't just get rid of mosquitoes that are present right now — they'll create a long-lasting barrier that partners well with Integrated Pest Management methodologies.
    • How much does mosquito control cost?
      The cost of mosquito control services depends on the size and complexity of your property. While this may not be that satisfying an answer, trained professionals need to observe your entire property before offering a quote or set price. With this in mind, feel free to contact Quality Pest Control today to schedule a consultation. We would be happy to quote you on a customized plan to eliminate mosquitoes from your Omaha property.
  • Fly Control

    • What is the danger of having flies in my Omaha home or business?

      Flies can pose a serious health risk as they can transmit pathogens and bacteria that will make you sick. Some of these include food poisoning, dysentery, and tuberculosis. Some of these include food poisoning, dysentery, and tuberculosis.

      These insects spread these diseases by:

      • Landing on and transferring bacteria to food causing foodborne illness.
      • Landing on people or animals and then transferring the bacteria to them.
      • Breeding in unsanitary areas and then depositing their eggs in food or drinks.

      In addition to the health risks, flies can also be a plain nuisance; nothing makes a home feel dirtier than flies buzzing around.

    • How do I know if I have a fly problem?
      There are a few different signs that you may have a fly problem, such as seeing swarms of them in your home or business, finding fly larvae or pupae, or seeing fly specks (droppings) around your property. While an occasional fly in your home or business is normal, if you're seeing them on a regular basis, you likely have an infestation.
    • What are the most common types of flies in Omaha?
      A few different types of flies are common in Omaha, including house flies, fruit flies, and gnats. Because the method of extermination differs for each type of fly, it's important to know which type you're dealing with, so you can treat the problem accordingly. At Quality Pest Control, our service experts can help you identify the type of fly and recommend the best course of treatment.
  • Cockroach Control

    • What are the health risks of having cockroaches on my property?

      Cockroaches are known to spread illnesses such as dysentery, cholera, and typhoid fever. They can also trigger allergies and asthma attacks in some people. If you have young children or elderly family members living in your home, it's especially important to get rid of cockroaches as they are more susceptible to the diseases cockroaches carry.

      If you suspect you have a cockroach infestation, call Quality Pest Control for a consultation. Our Omaha pest control service specialists will inspect your property and determine the best course of action for getting rid of the pests.

    • How can I prevent cockroaches?
      The best way to prevent cockroaches is to keep your property clean and free of clutter. Store food in airtight containers and regularly sweep and vacuum your floors. Fix any leaks in your plumbing, and seal any cracks or openings around your doors and windows. Since moisture and food sources attract cockroaches, washing dirty dishes and taking out the trash will help deter them.
    • How do I know if I have a cockroach problem?
      If you've seen even just one cockroach, many more are likely hiding in your home. Cockroaches are often most active at night, so you may not see them during the day. But you might see their droppings, which look like small, dark brown or black pellets. Other signs of cockroaches in your home include a musty smell or evidence of egg sacs.
  • Bed Bugs

    • What do I do if I wind up with bed bugs?
      If you do wind up with bed bugs, don't waste your time with ineffective store-bought products. Don't believe articles on the internet that tell you that you can get rid of them with essential oils or baking soda. Don't wait and hope the problem will go away on its own. Do contact your area's best local pest control for bed bugs, Quality Pest Control, right away. We can help you find affordable and effective solutions for your home or business.
    • How can I prevent bed bug infestations?

      The best way to prevent bed bug infestations is to be careful when you travel and visit thrift shops. If possible, it's better not to shop secondhand at all. However, if you just can't kick the habit, you'll need to thoroughly inspect your purchases for the signs of bed bugs we discussed above before bringing them inside. Any fabric purchases should also be machine washed and dried on the highest possible heat setting.

      As far as traveling is concerned, take the following steps for a bed bug-free vacation:

      • Inspect hotel mattresses for signs of bugs before sitting or lying on them.
      • Always wash and dry clothes on the hottest setting after getting home.
      • Never lay your luggage on plush hotel furniture.
      • Avoid tossing clothes or other items on hotel floors.
      • Always inspect luggage before bringing it into your house.

      Following these steps can drastically cut your odds of winding up with bed bugs.

    • Do bed bugs spread disease?

      Bed bugs don't spread diseases – at least not communicable diseases. Unlike other external parasites, like mosquitoes and ticks, they're not known or suspected vectors for any pathogens. However, that doesn't mean bed bugs aren't hazardous to your health.

      Knowing you're sharing your bed with bugs can lead to anxiety that disrupts sleep and even causes insomnia. And long-term sleep deprivation causes a host of chronic illnesses like diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, dementia, heart failure, and more. That's why it's important to protect your sleep by protecting your home from bed bugs.

  • Ant Control

    • Are ants dangerous?

      Ants can definitely be dangerous. Some ant species in the U.S. can be quite aggressive in defense of their nests, swarming and stinging, just like hornets!

      Our most dangerous ant species is the carpenter ant. Carpenter ants live in wood and tunnel through it, just like termites do. They can do a lot of damage to the wooden structure of your home, which can cost thousands of dollars and even make your house dangerous to live in. You should definitely prioritize carpenter ant treatment above all others.

    • Can I prevent ant infestations?

      You can absolutely prevent ant infestations. You just need to follow a few ant prevention tips that make your home less attractive to these foraging insects. Do things like:

      • Keep indoor and outdoor garbage cans covered with tight lids.
      • Store pantry foods in airtight containers to mask smells.
      • Make sure to seal potential entries like cracks and holes in your home's exterior.
      • Repair moisture problems like condensation, leaks, or clogged drainage.
      • Ensure all the wood in your home is hard and dry.
      • Don't leave pet foods or dirty pet bowls sitting out.
      • Clean up after meals right away, and never leave dirty dishes in the sink.

      Following these home pest control practices can help prevent infestations by making your home less attractive to all ant varieties.

    • What do I do if I wind up with ants?

      If your ant prevention measures fail, don't waste time trying to get rid of these social insects yourself. Ant colonies are massive and complex entities that you cannot eliminate with a few granules or some spray. Often, all these store-bought products do is make ants move their nest entrance a few feet – if that.

      If you want to get rid of your ant infestation rather than just temporarily reduce your home's ant load, call us here at Quality Pest Control. We dedicate ourselves to client satisfaction, and our specialists won't rest easy until you can too!

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