A unique township located in Lancaster County, the Borough of Lititz, PA, takes up a total area of less than three square miles. In addition to the roughly 9,300 residents that occupy the municipality, Lititz receives a fair amount of tourism due to the town-wide traditional celebration of Independence Day, the annual summer art show, the Wilbur Chocolate museum, and the Lititz Springs Park, among other attractions. Tourism brings prosperity to the little borough, but it also heightens pest activity. The influx of travelers makes Lititz susceptible to bed bugs. Furthermore, ants, flies, stink bugs, and squirrels are cited as common pests in the township.
Lititz claims to be “Americas Coolest Small Town” and that claim seems hard to disagree with. Lititz has a vibrant downtown section of retail shops, many historic buildings and the beautiful Lititz Springs Park. In addition, Lititz is the home of many small independent businesses as well as well-known larger businesses such as Atomic Design, Clair Global, Johnson & Johnson, Wilbur Chocolate and Woodstream.
The climate of Lititz has a direct effect on the pest activity in the district. While winters are milder in the area compared to many Mid-Atlantic towns, the freezing weather from November to March still drives some pests inside the home. As the region starts to warm in April and May, overwintering pests start reproducing in homes, apartment complexes, and other manmade buildings. Infestations of flies and other pests may contribute to the spread of disease and the contamination of food products. Moreover, the higher than average rainfall in the summer makes Lititz a prime breeding ground for disease-spreading nuisances like mosquitoes. Town officials and local pest control companies help keep citizens safe from these potentially harmful creatures.
Lititz Rodent Pest Pressure
Lititz experiences no more serious rodent pest populations that other, similar Eastern Pennsylvania small towns. However, domestic rodents such as rats and mice do create their share of pest pressures since many neighborhoods in Lititz are located close to open fields and forested areas that are good sites that support rodent populations.
Rodents are often considered to cause seasonal problems since they are often more likely to enter homes and outside buildings in the cooler months of the year. While that is generally true, rats and mice can cause problems year round for Lititz homeowners and thus require homeowners to contact a professional pest management company near you such as Western Pest Services for help.
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.
The specialist at Western are trained and experienced to recognize how and why rodents are causing problems. When Western is called, they will provide an inspection and identify what rodent species are involved, how they are gaining access into the home and provide recommendations to minimize the availability of rodent foods by suggesting cleanliness and removal of waste foods both inside and outside the home. Also, they will stress the importance of sealing access points that rodents may use to enter a home and recommend the removal of inside clutter and outside places such as debris piles, firewood piles and other sites where rodents can hide and build their burrow systems in the ground.