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Pest Control in the Philadelphia Area

Newtown Square, PA
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We provide the Philadelphia area with superior pest control.

Philadelphia, PA is a major metropolitan area — making it a prime target for all types of pests. This city of 1.5 million people is also home to a multitude of historic buildings. If you live in Philly, chances are you've experienced problems with roaches, termites, rodents, or ants and needed a pest exterminator. If you haven't, you will eventually. Termites can be a threat to older buildings in particular, and it's important to protect you home from them proactively. It's also important to keep roaches, rodents, ants, and more out of your home. Thankfully, our team has been providing Philadelphia with top-notch pest control services since 1928. We know the pests in your neighborhood, and we're always here to help because we are the trusted pest control company near you.

Termite Control

Termites can cause big problems in your home. If you have termite troubles in Philly, our team is ready to help.
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Rodent Control

Rats or mice causing trouble in your home or business? Not for long. Our team of seasoned pros has the know-how to get them out.
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Bed Bug Control

With proactive bed bug sniffing dogs that are 95-98% effective at sniffing out just one bed bug, we can save you money in the long run.
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Cockroach Control

Cockroaches in your home or business? Not for long. We're here to help our neighbors in the area with superior roach control services.
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Q: What are the most common pest issues that home and business owners face in the Philadelphia area?

A: Mice followed closely by cockroaches.

Q: How do the seasons affect pest activity around Philadelphia?

A: In the warmer months, we get a lot of calls about flies and bees. In the colder months, we see a lot of rodent activity.

Q: What are some common signs of pest activity around homes and commercial properties?

A: Droppings, nests (such as piles of shredded papers), and holes in walls.

Q: When should property owners call Western Pest Services?

A: Whenever you see pest activity, give us a call.

Q: Anything else to add?

A: A relatively new species to the area, the spotted lanternfly is also a problem around here. They will fly right into your head and can wreak havoc on local trees and plants. We can deal with them at every stage of life so don't wait with this one.


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Allison Cole
Allison Cole
3 months ago
Western Pest is top notch! I have been using them for several years and what I love most is you have a dedicated person who gets to know you and your home. Marc is the best of the best! Cannot recommend him and Western enough!
Therese Poiesz
Therese Poiesz
a month ago
Service was fine, but technician was an hour late: time frame was 8:00 to 10:00 AM; he arrived at 11:00AM. When I called the number provided at 10:30 AM, I never reached anyone. I called multiple times, followed the prompts and each time the call was terminated without speaking to anyone or being able to leave a message regarding the delay. I received a text at about 10 :45 stating he was on his way. Would have been nice to keep me in the loop since I had errands to run; otherwise, I was satisfied with the service.
Leslie Hafter
Leslie Hafter
a week ago
Western has been providing regular maintenance extermination services for us for decades. Always happy with their technicians and work.
Susan Angelo
Susan Angelo
a month ago
Mark is my technician from Western. He is thorough and very knowledgeable. I am very happy with this service.
Karen DiLossi
Karen DiLossi
a month ago
Western Pest makes it easy to keep our home free from city pests of all kinds. We signed up for their quarterly service years ago and are so glad we did!

Residential & Commercial Pest Control Issues in Philadelphia

The largest city in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia is home to over a million citizens, thousands of businesses, and several college and university campuses. Its rich history and convenient location between New York and Washington, D.C make the City of Brotherly Love a popular destination for tourists looking to explore the region.

With so many people visiting, living, and working in Philly's approximately 140 square miles, pests can be a problem for residents and the companies that operate there. Out of town guests may unintentionally bring bed bugs to Lancaster, PA, hotels while the food from hundreds of restaurants can lure rodents and insects out looking for a meal.

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Common Pests in Philly

To prevent problems, if you own a home or business in Philadelphia, be on the lookout for these invaders:

  • Cockroaches - These hardy insects lurk in the dark after sneaking inside through drains, crevices, or by hitchhiking on bags or boxes. They pick up harmful bacteria as they crawl around, which can contaminate food and trigger asthma and allergy symptoms in some people.
  • Termites - Termites get into homes and businesses where wooden materials come into contact with the soil. Decks, fences, support beams, and siding provide ample food sources as well as serving as ideal habitats for infestations around Pennsylvania.
  • Rats - Rats are excellent climbers and swimmers that gain access to structures through drains, small openings near pipes, or foundation cracks. These well-known vectors of disease may also bite if they feel threatened.
  • Mice - This pest is able to squeeze through tiny holes to get indoors. Once inside, they can ruin food and other belongings with their droppings. Additionally, these rodents can cause fire hazards by chewing on electrical wiring and cords.

Philadelphia Pest Control for Businesses

Rodents and insects may create concerns for those who run restaurants in Spring House and other areas near Philly. Strong smells, spills, and scraps often attract pests, which can alarm customers and potentially hurt a business's reputation. Other places in PA like farmers' markets, retail or grocery stores, and warehouses could also have products damaged.

Companies around Philadelphia and Wayne, PA, should keep an eye on these locations that are most susceptible to infestations:

  • Pantries, break rooms, and kitchens - You may find pests in storage areas searching for a meal. Other times they leave behind clues like chewed packages or droppings. You might catch them hiding in corners near refrigerators, stoves, or garbage bins with food inside.
  • Windows and doors - Many flies and some termites will swarm near sources of light. You may notice cast off wings on windowsills or around other entrances.
  • Drains, basements, and bathrooms - Many pests, such as cockroaches, thrive in damp places. Inspect near sewer pipes, sinks, toilets, and other areas that are moist or have standing water. You may also find black flecks of their waste on surrounding surfaces or walls.

Bed Bugs Cause Big Issues

Bed bugs also create problems for Philadelphia residents and companies like retirement communities, hospitals, or hotels. They reproduce quickly and hide on beds and sofas. Each night, they come out to feed on blood. Bites from bed bugs can cause red, itchy welts. These insects also leave behind spots of poop, ruining sheets, mattresses, and upholstery.

Preventing and Solving Pest Problems

The best way to avoid pest issues in Philadelphia or elsewhere is through prevention. Here are some steps you can take to deter rodents and other pests:

  • Seal off any entry points - Check for gaps around pipes, doors, and other openings and fill them in with caulking, mesh, or material that creates a barrier. Replace any window screens that have holes or tears as well.
  • Clean up clutter - Remove hiding places by keeping your home, stockroom, or office neat and organized. You should also avoid piling items on the floor.
  • Eliminate food access - Sweep up any spills or crumbs as soon as you can. Wash dishes and empty trash bins often. It's also a good idea to store pantry staples in glass or plastic containers with tight-fitting lids.
  • Correct moisture concerns - Leaky pipes and pet dishes provide water for invading insects, mice, and rats. Fix plumbing promptly and be sure to pick bowls up each evening.

If you think you may have an infestation, get help right away from a trained professional. Doing so can minimize the risk of illness, injury, or damage to your property. Contact Western Pest Services to set up a thorough inspection by one of our experts. Together you can make a plan to protect your Philadelphia home or business from troubles with pests.