Boo’s Bug Stoppers is out to treat your seasonal needs

Many of our customers have asked us for some information on the different types of seasonal insects that we treat.  These range from flies to carpenter bees to ants to termites.  There is no one size fits all treatment for these insects and the information below will link you to the area on our website that speaks to the specific treatment that we use.

ant residential pest control


Ants can become a great nuisance pest around the house for many reasons. The most common reason ants are a problem for people is that they need carbohydrates, proteins, water, and warmth just as humans do. Therefore our homes provide ants several food sources. They can derive nutrition from different types of organic lotions, creams, soaps, pet foods, as well as the foods that we have in our kitchen. Once ant colonies are established in or around the home, ants can remain active in a structure throughout all seasons of the year.


Carpenter bees get their name because of the holes they bore into exposed wood in order to build a home for their young. Because carpenter bees can only bore into wood, they only tend to be a problem for people who have log homes, cedar-sided homes, or any other exposed wood around the house such as decks, sheds, or wood trim. Carpenter bees are not “social bees” meaning that they don’t nest in large colonies, though several bees will tend to nest in the same area. If left untreated carpenter bees can multiply exponentially over time and begin to create serious damage to the home. To make matters worse, woodpeckers can add to this problem, as they will begin to peck out holes in the side of the house hunting for carpenter bees and carpenter bee larva. Luckily for homeowners, carpenter bees are not active year-round. They emerge in the spring and are most active through the months of May and June and typically activity will decrease by July.

bee residential pest control
bee residential pest control


Cicada killers are similar to the carpenter bee in that they are considered solitary and don’t nest in large colonies. Although they don’t share a common nest they usually use the same general area for nesting purposes, so you may see them in large quantities. They typically only emerge in mid to late summer (July and August) when cicadas are at their peak. Cicada killers considered an urban pest as they tend to choose bare grassy areas close to buildings as a nesting site. They’re usually very frightening to the property owner as these wasps are very large in size. Although they’re fairly passive, they dig their nests in the ground, leaving large, troublesome dirt mounds in the yard.


The only type of termite we have in Western Pennsylvania is the Eastern Subterranean termite. Unlike most other pests we have in our area, termites derive nutrition from one food source…cellulose, which is only found in wood or wood products. Because our homes are built mostly of wood, termites can become a very costly nuisance once they’ve invaded a home. The National Pest Management Association estimates that termites cause over $5 billion dollars in damage to American homes every year. To make matters worse for the homeowner, termites live and forage underground (hence the name subterranean), and tend to enter homes through cracks in the foundation, mortar joints of basement walls, cement slab floors, and/or dirt floor crawlspaces.

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