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Pest Control Solutions

Learn all about common household pests, the importance of pest control, and different types of pest control solutions.

What is Pest Control?

Pest control is the management of a species defined as a pest. Many unwelcome pests make their way into homes and residential buildings. Pest control can be done in response to pests already present or preventatively, to avoid their presence.

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Why Do You Need Pest Control?

Pest control is necessary because pests, like rodents and insects, carry diseases that can cause humans and pets to become ill. Not only is their presence a health risk, but they can also contaminate your food supply if they get into your kitchen pantry. Pests—like termites or wood boring beetles—can also cause significant and costly damage to the wood structure of homes and residential buildings.

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Who Needs Pest Control?

Even the tidiest, most well-kept house can have pests. There are several reasons a pest could be attracted to a home and it does not always have to do with cleanliness. In the winter months, pests seek warmth and shelter from the cold temperatures. In the summer months, basements can be a high humid environment which pests love. A reliable source of food and water also makes the inside of homes very enticing to pests. Conducive conditions that increase the likelihood of pest activity in or around your home include clogged gutters, overgrown landscaping, or tree limbs resting or overhanging on home. This is why routine maintenance and preventative pest control is necessary year round.

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Types of Pest Control

There are several different types of pest control. The method of pest control used is based on the type of pest present and being treated for. There are exterior and interior means of pest treatment which include traps, dusts, liquids, and baits. There are more than 5,000 pest control companies in the southeast, ranging from one guy and a truck to companies with hundreds of technicians.

Some people prefer trying do-it-yourself methods of pest control. At first, these treatments appear to be effective. However, home remedies and store-bought treatments typically only treat what you can see yourself. While this is important, it should be noted that most of the time pest infestations are not easily seen and are hidden away behind walls, ceilings, and the exterior of the structure. Pest control professionals can effectively treat seen and unseen pests which ultimately saves you time, money, and worry. While Cingo offers individual pest control services—based on the type of pest—we recommend our one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive preventative plans. All pest control treatments come with a 30-day warranty, with the exception of mosquitos, so what do you have to lose in outsourcing pests to the pros?

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Types of Pests

Common household pests include bed bugs, cockroaches, ants, termites, rodents—i.e. mice, rats, squirrels—fleas, flies, and mosquitoes. There are other occasional invaders such as bats, spiders, wasps, and beetles.


Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are a small, flat, parasitic insect from the genus Cimex. Bed bugs feed on human and animal blood as they sleep. Their bites have several health impacts including skin rashes, psychological effects, and allergic symptoms. Bed bug infestations continue to be on the rise in areas with a high population density. Once established, these pests can be troublesome to get rid of.



Cockroaches are insects of the order Blattodea, which also includes termites. American Roaches, also known as Palmetto bugs, are large and brown in color. They often come from outside areas into the home. German cockroaches are smaller, thumb-nail sized roaches. These are usually brought in rather than finding their own way and are generally found in kitchens and bathrooms. Left untreated, German roaches can quickly become an infestation and create a serious health hazard.



Ants are eusocial insects of the family Formicidae. Ants are the most common household pest in the United States. Little black ants can frequently be found in kitchens and bathrooms. They are attracted to any suitable food source and are enticed by any place they can build colonies. Fire ants are typically found in yards..They are known for their ability to inflict painful bites and stings.



Fleas are small flightless insects that survive as external parasites of mammals and birds. Fleas survive by consuming the blood of their hosts. Fleas often enter the home by hitching a ride on pets like dogs and cats. They can transmit disease to humans and cause life-threatening problems for your pet, such as tapeworms.



Houseflies are non-biting pests that are not only a nuisance, but also carry a number of diseases. Flies are attracted to all types of food and can transfer more than 100 pathogens through their saliva including malaria, salmonella, and tuberculosis. Fruit flies are small gnats attracted to ripened fruits and vegetables. They breed in places that can be found in almost every home like drains, garbage disposals, empty bottles and cans, and trash containers.



Wildlife includes rats, mice, squirrels, bats, raccoons, opossums and more. These animals can do major damage and are nearly impossible to prevent. Additionally, wildlife may carry diseases that pose serious health risks to humans and pets. Wildlife are known hosts for fleas only furthering the possibility of bringing diseases into the home. These pests also create easy entryways for other pests to make their way inside.



Mosquitoes are midge-like flies in the family Culicidae. Female mosquitoes feed on blood and can act as a vector for a number of diseases, like malaria. Pools and other still bodies of water attract these pests as they serve as a place of reproduction.



Termites are small, wood-eating insects. They are known as "silent destroyers" because of their ability to chew through wood, flooring, and even wallpaper undetected. Termites cause extensive property damage totaling nearly $5 billion each year. Termites swarm during the Spring months.

What type of termite protection does my home need?

While all of these pests are unwanted, termites are among the most elusive and frightening to any homeowner protective of their investment.

Termite prevention techniques and warranties can vary greatly from company to company. Understanding the protection and coverage available to you is important.

Cingo installs the most effective termite protection on the market, Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System with Always Active bait. Sentricon is the #1 brand of termite protection because it's scientifically designed to eliminate the entire subterranean termite colony. Pest professionals monitor termite activity by inspecting the stations around your home annually, to ensure they are working properly and replenish the bait as needed. These Recruit HD bait stations are safe to use, posing no hazard to groundwater, wells, or cisterns.

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