Pest Control & Exterminator Services in Durham, NH
Serving Strafford County since 1984
The town of Durham is home to about 15,000 permanent residents. But every fall, more than 10,000 more transient residents flood this beautiful hamlet thanks to the University of New Hampshire’s location at the center of town.
And with those 10,000 students come 20,000 parents, 100,000 boxes, 10,000 cars, and hundreds of pets. With all of this comes an influx of insects and critters the likes of which many college freshmen have never experienced.
Students and residents alike can learn a thing or two about insect management from the professionals at Colonial Pest Control, no matter what semester is in session. Our technicians have been learning on the job since 1984, and we can’t wait to take your pests to school.
Here are some of the most popular services our experts provide to permanent and temporary residents of Durham:
Bed Bug Removal
Bed bugs can happen to anybody. You can prepare all summer long by keeping your living quarters clean, repelling all feral animals and making visitors take off their shoes before entering, but bed bugs can still find their way into your home. And once these itchy, scratchy, annoying insects get in, they’re very difficult to get out.
Colonial Pest Control uses a comprehensive method of removing these tiny pests. In addition to traditional pesticides that kill the adult bugs, we also seek out their nesting areas and kill the eggs and younger generations ourselves. This thorough approach ensures that those bed bugs in the egg stage won’t mature and attack you all over again.
We’ll even come back for a second visit two weeks later to ensure that all generations are terminated. Our experience has taught us that this method gives customers complete eradication of even the worst bed bug infestation.
In towns like Durham, cockroaches can become a huge problem, especially in the summer months. As the weather becomes more damp and humid, cockroaches live in the most humid places: heating vents, near pipes, and worst of all, sewers.
There are three main types of cockroaches that can invade Durham homes. The American, German, and Oriental varieties all have slightly different appearances and characteristics, but there is no mistaking a cockroach for anything else. Some can climb walls, some can fly, and all can leave behind harmful pathogens that can make you and your family sick (after all, they come from the sewers).
Colonial Pest Control uses comprehensive techniques to cut a hole in the generational fabric of cockroach nests. By killing the eggs, nymphs, and adults like we do with bed bugs, you’ll be able to maintain a clean, healthy home.
Because of Durham’s proximity to many sources of water, there are many insects like mosquitoes and gnats that seek the delicious skin of the town’s unsuspecting residents. Enter: bats.
Bats are a protected species due to their extraordinary role in reducing insect populations naturally. However, their existence in your home or on your property can result in harmful illnesses to your family because of the bats’ feces or inadvertent bites. Their droppings are host to toxic pathogens that could cause sickness in humans, so call Colonial Pest Control as soon as you notice bats in your attic, in the eaves of your roof or elsewhere around your property.
We only use natural, humane methods of removal. First, we identify the main place the bats use to enter your attic. Then we install a special door that prevents the bats from entering but allows them to leave. Once we seal the other areas of your home that could potentially be used as entry points, the bats are naturally encouraged to move to a more suitable location.
If you believe your property has an infestation of any kind, call our experts today for a thorough inspection. In addition to our decades of experience, we use the extensive knowledge of two on-staff entomologists to create a pest management plan that meets your specific needs. Even if you aren’t perfectly sure what kind of pest control you need, our experts can surely figure it out quickly and accurately.
We not only want you to feel safe and pest-free in your home, but we want you to feel like you were taken care of by your own neighbors—because that’s exactly what we are. Call us today at 1-800-525-8084.