Protect Your Home from the Ground Up

Puerto Rico is easily one of the most beautiful places on the entire planet. With amazing year-round weather, beautiful white-sand beaches like Flamenco beach, and a huge amount of biodiversity, there’s a lot to love.

Without adequate protec…

Puerto Rico is easily one of the most beautiful places on the entire planet. With amazing year-round weather, beautiful white-sand beaches like Flamenco beach, and a huge amount of biodiversity, there’s a lot to love.

Without adequate protection, though, some of that biodiversity might not be all that welcome. While exotic birds and gorgeously colored marine wildlife are everywhere, Puerto Rico residents know that pest control is absolutely essential to protecting their homes.

The most common pests in Puerto Rico are mosquitoes, flying roaches, ants, bed bugs, and rodents. Scorpions can also be an issue and, although their stings are non-poisonous and on par with bee stings, scorpions are definitely more intimidating and they like to hide in dark places like crawlspaces.

How to Protect Your Home From the Ground Up

A pest control company that handles a full range of pest control services and has a variety of pest control products to choose from is essential to enjoying all that Puerto Rico has to offer.

Oliver Exterminating Services has been offering pest control services and pest control products to residential and commercial clients on the main island, Mona, Vieques, and Culebra. Both rodent and wildlife control are part of the picture.

In terms of wildlife control, Oliver Exterminating Services does it from the ground up in that you’ll receive wildlife control services that remove and prevent pests from corroding the foundation of your home or place of business.

Pest Control Products

Whether you currently have a pest control issue on your hands or you’re looking to prevent one from happening, there’s a full range of pest control equipment to consider.

When you contact an Oliver Exterminating Services pest control specialist, make sure to ask about electrocuting insect light traps or different baits that can help with pest control.

Since moths and mosquitoes and flying roaches can be big problems for Puerto Rico residents, Oliver Exterminating Services offers glue insect light traps as well as electrocuting insect light traps to eliminate flying pests.

Depending on your location, business, and individual preferences, a pest control specialist from Oliver Exterminating might recommend an electrocuting insect light trap over a glue trap.

A technician can come to your home or place of business and fully install whatever you need.

If your business, for instance, is having an issue with rodents like mice and rats, then an Oliver Exterminating pest control specialist can install traps, baiting stations, and other pest control products around entry points or places where these pests might be looking for food.

Protecting Your Property Inside and Out

The pest control specialists at Oliver Exterminating protect your home inside and out by isolating entry points (e.g., and caulking around those potential entry points, where necessary) and installing traps inside your property if you’re currently dealing with a pest problem.

Some pests can literally threaten the stability of your home or workplace. Dry wood termites can chisel away at the foundation of your home and cause significant property damage—even damaging your furniture.

Only a pest control specialist can tell you the extent of your termite problem and the right steps to take to combat it. Many times a tent fumigation is called for to solve the problem for good.

Oliver Exterminating Services also provides lawn care services for the exterior of your home. Complimentary fertilization throughout the year is an extra perk you can expect at Oliver Exterminating—protecting your home or workplace inside and out.

Bed Bugs in the Office: Get Rid of Them and Keep Them Out

Bed bug infestations are normally thought of as only occurring at home or in hotel rooms, but in reality, they can happen anywhere — including in your work office.

Remember that these tiny but pestilent little creatures are capable of hiding in upholstered chairs and couches and in cracks in wood furniture and desks, not only in mattresses. Plus, it is not at all uncommon for offices to include small beds for workers to use when commuting long distances or forced to stay overnight due to extreme weather.

Here are some key facts to be aware of in regards to recognizing a bed bug problem, realizing the dangers of bed bug bites, and implementing effective bed bug removal and prevention measures.

Diagnosing the Problem: Does My Office Have Bed Bugs?

There are four main ways you are likely to become aware you have a bed bug problem. Here they are:

  1. Seeing a bed bug. Bed bugs typically remain hidden, their presence being detected by their work rather than by actually seeing them. And this “stealth factor” also explains why many would not recognize a bed bug even if they saw one. This is what they look like: up to 5 mm long; pancake-flat, oval to round bodies; small heads with long antennas; no wings; brownish-red in color (blood red after a meal).
  2. By their shed skins. If you begin finding discarded skins that are the size and shape of a bed bug body (as described above), be sure the bug that left those casings behind is not far away.
  3. Finding their feces. As bed bugs normally defecate in the hidden crevices in which they live, you may not see their feces without a diligent search. But, should you spot it, it will be a blackish-brown spot or mound.
  4. By being bitten. Bed bugs species survive on only one thing — human blood. They leave bloody welts that can be quite large and cover large sections of the back, arms, or legs. This is the least desirable way to realize your office has bed bugs, but unfortunately, it is probably the most common.

Taking Heed: The Dangers That Bed Bugs Pose

Symptoms of being bitten by bed bugs can appear immediately or within a few days. We have mentioned the bloody blisters they leave, but these bite marks also itch furiously and can become inflamed or infected.

In general, bed bugs do not carry harmful disease or transmit the blood of one host to the next. However, there is no absolute guarantee of that. And recent studies show that they can spread Chagas disease. Plus, bed bugs can explode after gorging themselves to the full on human blood or after being rolled on or touched by a human hand. At that point, contaminated blood they have recently eaten can potentially get on you and infect you.

Taking Action: Effective Bed Bug Removal

Some pests can be dealt with effectively without professional help, but bed bugs are not in that category. The truth is, mattresses may need to be heated with special machinery, nesting sites and eggs must be located, and special chemicals need to be applied.

Specialized tools are needed to probe into hard to reach spaces, and it can take days or weeks of periodic monitoring to ensure lasting results.

By laundering all your linens and keeping your office clean, you can reduce the odds of an infestation, but bed bug removal truly requires an experienced professional.

For bed bug removal services in Puerto Rico, do not hesitate to contact Oliver Exterminating at 787-764-2000 or by filling out their online contact form.