Norwalk Pest Pressure
Generally considered a part of the New York City Metropolitan area, Norwalk, CT, is home to over 85,000 residents and sits in the southwest portion of the state. A coastal town along the Atlantic Ocean, Norwalk enjoys a broad climate, from warm, temperate summers to unpredictable winters each year. With the hotter summer months comes rainy weather, as well. The varying weather patterns, in combination with the coastal location, attracts numerous pest species, including rats, mice, cockroaches, mosquitoes, ticks, and bed bugs. These home invaders may carry disease, cause structural damage to homes, and even affect pets.
The Norwalk Health Department, in conjunction with the Connecticut Department of Public Health, encourages all citizens to be proactive in controlling and eliminating possible pest infestations. Officials urge residents to repair moisture problems, store food in durable containers, clear away all clutter, keep kitchens clean and free of debris, dispose of trash every day in sturdy containers with tight-fitting lids, and seal all pest entryways, such as foundation cracks and gaps around doors and windows. Preventative measures help keep out unwanted insects and rodents. For other pests, such as ticks, mosquitoes, and bed bugs, Norwalk residents should be aware of methods of protecting themselves and their pets. Contact Western Pest for rodent and pest control services near you.
About Western Pest
Western Pest is a longstanding pest control company serving the Eastern United States. We offer residential and commercial pest control services near you, including termite protection, bed bug control, and rodent removal. Our comprehensive service offerings also include our Home Protection Plan, a year-round program designed to keep pests out for the duration. If a pest infestation occurs in your home or business, trust Western Pest to take care of the problem safely and effectively.
Branch Spotlight Norwalk, CT: Don Pisack
To most of us, pests are pests – no matter when they emerge – but Western’s branch managers occupy a unique vantage point by which to assess pest trends in their regions.
Which pests seem to be causing greater problems in CT?
I’ve seen an increase in issues with carpenter bees, carpenter ants, and termites – all of which can be destructive. Often they’re found in the eaves of a structure because there is a gap there. They bore holes in the wood and lay their eggs and then they wax them in, making a perfect hole. The good news is that they generally do not sting (which means they don’t become a customer service problem for businesses.)
What are the rodent control needs like in your region?
Commercial rodent control is an all year issue, although it tends not to be as bad in the summer. We have a lot of woodland in this area, so field mice are much more prevalent. With them, it’s all about exclusion and locating their food source.
What are some of the challenges you face with your commercial accounts?
In restaurants, sanitation is the number-one factor. Sometimes restaurants will cut back on service, or won’t listen to the recommendations their technicians make, and this makes problems worse. Cleaning grease up is a specific problem. But when people cut back on service they end up calling us back.
With warehousing, it’s about keeping the doors shut. We do a lot of exclusion work with our warehousing clients. Without exclusion, all we’re doing is addressing the pests that are active, not the babies, and then it’s a cycle that never ends.