Scarsdale, NY, is a northern suburb of New York City that attracts a variety of pest species due to easy access to food, shelter, and water. Pests such as cockroaches, ants, and rodents find their way into the city’s mix of historic buildings and modern-day businesses through gaps in foundations and the eaves of roofs. These filth pests are carriers of diseases and can cause costly structural damage to Scarsdale buildings.
The city’s close proximity to wooded areas leads to an increased possibility for mammalian pests as well. Bats, raccoons, and skunks can all become casual invaders and require professional removal. Furthermore, such mammalian pests often carry additional vectors like fleas and ticks. Pets, too, can bring home fleas and ticks after playing in tall grasses during the summer months in Scarsdale. The parasites can inflict dogs, cats, and humans with illnesses such as Lyme disease. In addition to fleas and ticks, the hot, humid summers bring scores of mosquitoes known to nest in standing water that accumulates in gutters, old tires, wading pools, and bird baths. Mosquitoes can carry various infectious ailments, including the dangerous West Nile virus.
Surrounded by forests, White Plains, NY, is an attractive place for beetles capable of devastating tree populations. In fact, it is illegal to take untreated firewood into the State of New York at the risk of introducing emerald ash borer beetles and other wood-boring insects, like sirex woodwasps, into the area. Particularly fond of pine trees, sirex woodwasps are black with see-through, brown-tinted wings and orange legs. Residents who spot either insect should report the sighting to local government wildlife officials immediately.
Rats also live in the White Plains area. Contact with rats increases when the winter weather forces the rodents to seek shelter in homes. Local residents and visitors to the area should be aware of potential bed bug problems, as well. Pet owners should consistently check their animal companions for ticks and fleas after visiting public places. Pets and their owners should also be checked for ticks during and after outdoor excursions in nature to prevent the spread of Lyme disease. 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.