Pestfree365 with Rentokil, formerly Oliver Exterminating

Ants collecting by water in San Juan PR - Rentokil, formerly Oliver ExterminatingThere’s a reason that Rentokil, formerly Oliver Exterminating, has been Puerto Rico’s leader in pest control since 1956. Beyond our commitment to staying ahead of the curve in technology, practice, and environmental sensitivity, we also commit to keeping our patrons pest-free all year long. Our Pestfree365 program is a hit among our most loyal customers. Covering dozens of types of pests around San Juan PR, our technicians have an answer for your infestation. Read on to learn more about our services!

What Kinds of Pests in San Juan Are Covered?

Unfortunately, our climate creates perfect breeding grounds and feeding situations for all sorts of regional pests. With many insects and arachnids’ ability to proliferate quickly and spread their populations wide, it’s crucial to stay on top of DIY pest prevention if you aren’t covered routinely by professional exterminators. If you sign up for Pestfree365, the technicians at Rentokil, formerly Oliver Exterminating, will be able to handle these pests for you:

What Can You Expect from Pestfree365?

We’ve talked to a few members of our Pestfree365 program about their hesitance to sign up for a year-round prevention program. While this is understandable, this perspective often comes from people who haven’t had to pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars repairing damage caused by termites, rodents, and more pests that thrive around San Juan PR. Here are a few of the benefits that you will receive after signing up for Pestfree365:

  1. Limitless service calls: Whenever you’re dealing with a pest problem, no matter how big or small, we will be out to help you. Even if you fear for an upcoming pest season, we can come out to your property to help you prepare your home or business properly!
  2. No contract: You are not paying in advance for a year-long, non-refundable service. We have to continue to earn your business with top-tier work and professionalism with every visit.
  3. Professionalism: Speaking of top-tier, every one of the technicians serving your property will be licensed, certified, and trained to the highest standards of the pest control industry.
  4. Termite and bed bug protection: Some pest control companies avoid dealing with these two pests for the simple fact of how difficult they can be to control. We don’t back down from these destructive insects! You’ll receive an annual termite inspection (WDI report) and any necessary bed bug removal treatments.

Year-Round Pest Control in San Juan

If you’re looking to maintain a pristine property free of pests, your best bet is to work with your local pest experts at Rentokil, formerly Oliver Exterminating. Our Pestfree365 service is the best in the business for prevention, exclusion, and control of almost 40 local pest species. Contact us today for a free quote!

Do Wasps Die After Stinging?

What paper wasps look like in San Juan PR - Rentokil, formerly Oliver ExterminatingThere is no other insect that works quite like the bee does. On top of their intricate patterns of communication and their deep environmental importance, another interesting fact about the bee is that they can only sting once, and they die shortly after. This leads people to wonder: do wasps die after they sting, too?

Wasps can actually sting many times in a row, and certain types of wasps can produce much more painful stings than bees. Keep reading to find out more about how wasp stings work and the differences between bees vs wasps in San Juan PR.

Wasp Stings vs Bee Stings

One lone wasp sting from a paper wasp can feel about the same as a bee sting. However, wasps are considered much more dangerous than bees because they can sting many times as necessary. When a bee stings you, it ejects its barbed stinger into your skin. Then the bee pulls away, ripping the stinger, along with part of its digestive tract, out of its own body. This causes them to die shortly after stinging.

Conversely, wasp stingers remain intact after stinging. This is because their stinger is designed differently—it is shaped like a needle and quickly pokes in and out of the skin, injecting venom. Their venom paralyzes small prey and causes enough pain to ward off large would-be predators.

Why Do Wasps Sting People?

Wasps sting when they feel threatened, and unfortunately, they are more easily provoked than bees. They also emit a pheromone that alerts other wasps in the area that they need help. This is why you’ll hear many reports of people being stung by multiple or even an entire swarm of wasps. Compounding wasp stings can cause:

  • Painful bumps
  • Hives, welts, and rashes
  • Nausea, headache, and fever
  • Swelling and joint pain
  • In extreme cases, death

Professional Wasp Nest Removal in San Juan PR

Wasp nests look like layered formations of gray paper. They are built out of wood that the wasps chew up and built anywhere that they can hang from. If you believe that wasps are building a nest around your home, reach out to your local wasp nest removal experts. Our technicians at Rentokil, formerly Oliver Exterminating, can come out to your property to identify the stinging insect you’re dealing with and remove them quickly and safely. For a free quote, contact us today!

Do Carpenter Bees Sting or Bite You?

Carpenter bees rarely sting people in Puerto Rico - Rentokil formerly Oliver ExterminatingIf you’ve ever been stung or chased by a wasp or bee, it’s easy to understand why you may be wary of all bees. Unlike yellowjackets, carpenter bees are reluctant to sting. In fact, stings only occur when a female carpenter bee is directly threatened or provoked. The biggest concern with carpenter bees is not their sting—it’s their wood-boring abilities! Overall, carpenter bees are not concerned with humans so much as they are mating and protecting their nests.

At Rentokil, formerly Oliver Exterminating, we know that stinging insects of any kind are concerning. Our bee control experts are here to share all you need to know about the dangers of carpenter bees in Puerto Rico.

The Dangers of Carpenter Bees

A common fear with carpenter bees is their wood-boring abilities. Carpenter bees tunnel through wood to lay their eggs. However, carpenter bee damage is minuscule compared to that done by carpenter ants or termites. Only when there are dozens of carpenter bees working away for a long period of time would you begin to see the damage of their activity. This is often seen in window sills, porches, roofs, and railings.

The beneficial qualities of carpenter bees far outweigh any dangers they pose. As pollinators, these bees sustain themselves on nectar and pollinate plants as they go.

Are Carpenter Bees Stinging Insects?

While rare, carpenter bees will sting when provoked or threatened. However, male carpenter bees don’t even possess a stinger, making the chances of a sting even lower. Typically, the females are hard at work excavating chambers for their brood. Male carpenter bees are territorial and tend to appear aggressive and dangerous, but this is just for show. The males spend a lot of time hovering near their nest to protect it. Their sole purpose is to mate and chase off predators, allowing females to safely rear offspring. The only time female carpenter bees will sting is when majorly threatened, handled, stepped on, swatted at, etc. More often than not, these bees are too busy mating and working to attack humans.

Carpenter Bee Control in Puerto Rico

If you are noticing an increase in carpenter bee activity near your property or want more information, the experts at Rentokil, form can help. Our bee control experts will walk you through how to stay safe from stinging insects all year long. Contact us today to get started!