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In the spring, summer, and early fall, Derry yards can be alive with activity. Perhaps you've noticed—squirrels climbing trees, birds sitting on branches, ants on your driveway, bugs crawling on the ground, wasps in your landscaping, and more. All of the critters that live in your yard and explore the exterior of your home have the potential to get inside.

Some of the pests in your yard can get into your home and stay permanently. This can present many problems. These problems are even greater for business owners. They can severely impact the financial health of a business. Let's take a look at how residential and commercial pest control in Rockingham County can give you proactive protection from pest problems and guard against property damage and pest-borne diseases.

Home Pest Control In Derry, NH

There is a philosophy that has developed regarding pest control. It was once considered appropriate to exterminate pests when problems arose. But over the last century, there has been a move toward pest maintenance. Homeowners have found great benefits from having ongoing pest control. Here are a few benefits to consider:

  • It is far better to find termites early. If they're allowed to secretly damage your property over the course of years, it can be costly to repair this damage. Proactive termite control stops termites and protects your property investment.

  • There are many pests that spread diseases. Some diseases have the potential to be serious. If you live in Derry, you know about Lyme disease. It is far better to be proactive about eliminating ticks in your yard before they bite you or get into your home and bite you.

  • We have several pests that can damage your stuff. When they get inside, they can sometimes be a nightmare to control. Ongoing pest control keeps carpet beetles, silverfish, clothing moths, and other destructive pests out.

A high-quality residential pest control program gives your property and perimeter ongoing protection. This reduces pest activity, prevents bites and stings in your yard, and keeps outdoor pests from becoming indoor pests.


Commercial Pest Control In Derry, NH

The philosophy of pest maintenance used for residential pest control is also true of commercial pest control. While the pests may be different, business owners count on Rockingham County pest control to guard their business against the harmful impacts pests can have. Here are a few you might want to consider:

  • Termites are a threat to any property owner. At Big Blue Bug Solutions, we know all about termites. We're the home of the big blue bug. You wouldn't think that termites would be a problem in New England, but they are. These insects establish their nests underground and, in most cases, below the frost line. In spring, they come up from their tunnels to continue to feed on wood and other materials composed of cellulose. Termite control prevents termites from silently damaging your business for years.

  • Some pests can contaminate food. This can damage the reputation of a business, force a product recall, and in some cases lead businesses to close their doors. Proactive commercial pest control keeps these pests out in many clever and scientific ways, such as with the installation of Insect Light Traps (ILTs). These are placed strategically near doors and other key areas to take down dirty house flies.

  • Some pests damage stored items. If you own a storage facility, the last thing you want is a carpet beetle, silverfish, or rodent infestation. It is one thing when pests damage the things you own, but quite another when they damage your customers' belongings.

At Big Blue Bug Solutions, we help Derry businesses get a plan in place to proactively address the threats that are unique in their industries. We've been doing this for over 80 years. We have the experience to help you find the right services for your Derry business.


What Everyone Ought To Know About Derry Ticks & Lyme Disease

The disease known as Lyme is spread primarily by deer ticks (also known as black-legged ticks). These ticks don't live inside homes and are not able to complete their life cycle indoors, but they can still be indoor pests. They're brought inside by dogs, cats, and rodents. But, whether they become an indoor pest problem or you keep getting them on you while you're out in your yard, ticks present a problem that should definitely be taken care of by a professional.

Here are a few ways a tick control professional can help:

  • Ticks come into your yard on wildlife. Steps can be taken to manage wildlife.

  • Ticks develop in landscape vegetation and in shaded spaces. Appropriate treatments in these key areas can prevent tick development.

  • If you have ticks in your home, a professional can perform a detailed inspection and apply appropriate measures to target and address the problem.

Lyme disease can have acute and chronic symptoms. We strongly recommend that you visit the CDC on the web and learn about the risks associated with Lyme disease so that you are better able to protect yourself and your family.


A Quick Guide To Effective Ant Control For Your Derry Home

Ants are the most common pests we deal with. While they're not dangerous, like ticks, they can make you sick when they get into your home. While they're not destructive like termites, certain ants can do a significant amount of damage if they're not caught early. Use these tips to get rid of ants and keep them out of your home:

  • Keep trash in covered receptacles. Make sure to get the trash to the curb weekly. Clean receptacles if they start to have an odor.

  • Remove leaves and other organic debris routinely during the fall months so that there is no accumulation of debris.

  • Move woodpiles away from your home and consider putting wood on an elevated platform.

  • Replace weatherstripping, door sweeps, and screens that are damaged or old.

  • Replace rotting wood.

  • Use a caulking gun to fill in holes and gaps in your exterior.

  • Get year-round pest control from a licensed professional.

If you live in Derry, contact Big Blue Bug Solutions for residential pest control that keeps ants and other pests out of your home all year long. Life is so much better without ants in your home.


Easy-To-Spot Signs Of A Bed Bug Infestation In Your Home

Bed bugs climb on personal belongings to travel long distances, so residents can collect these insects while traveling or from objects left outside. Many people don't realize these creatures have infested their houses until they start biting. By that point, they might have spread around the home.

Fortunately, there are ways to tell if bed bugs are in your house before they spread. Some early signs of bed bugs in your Derry home include:

  • Bed bug bites appear as clusters or lines of small, red welts on your skin.

  • Crushed bed bugs produce rusty or reddish-brown stains on sheets and mattresses.

  • Bed bug feces bleed on fabrics and appear as dark spots.

  • Nymphs shed tiny, pale yellow eggs and egg shells as they grow.

  • Bed bugs release a musty odor when disturbed.

These intruders are small enough to hide in spaces your vacuum can't reach. For this reason, you should call professionals when you see these pests in your house. Our pest control professionals at Big Blue Bug Solutions will inspect your house to find these pests and use the best techniques to eliminate the infestation. Call us today if you notice signs of bed bugs in your home.


Why It Is Considered Dangerous To Have Roaches In Your House

Roaches are a common concern for Derry homeowners. These pests travel in groups, so the appearance of a single roach means several more are likely nearby. They can fit through small entry points in your house and hide in hard-to-reach places, usually inside walls or behind appliances. These animals can be annoying, but what makes them dangerous?

The biggest problem with roaches is that they live in unsanitary environments. They pick up various bacteria and other pathogens on their bodies and spread them on surfaces as they crawl around your house. People who come into contact with these surfaces can get sick. Some common illnesses roaches spread in Derry homes include:

  • Gastroenteritis

  • Dysentery

  • Listeriosis

  • Typhoid fever

  • Salmonellosis

  • Giardia

  • E. coli infection

The droppings, urine, and saliva of these pests can also cause allergies and asthma attacks in some people. There are ways to prevent these insects from invading your home, but you'll need professional assistance once they're inside. At Big Blue Bug Solutions, we'll find these pests and use the best methods to get rid of cockroaches. Contact us when you see roaches in your Derry house.


How To Remove Factors That Attract Mosquitoes To Your Yard

Mosquitoes are common nuisances when the temperature rises. These insects are typically around during dawn and dusk, biting people outside. But when you open doors or windows, they can enter your house and continue biting.

Most mosquitoes are no more than an annoyance. Their bites are relatively harmless, only causing you to swat them away. However, some mosquitoes can spread various illnesses when they bite. It's hard to tell which are on your property, so you should be wary of them all.

The best way to keep mosquitoes away from your yard is to remove factors that attract them. These pests are drawn to properties by moisture and shade, so water and tall grass are the most common attractants. Some tips to remove mosquitoes attractants include:

  • Remove objects that hold water from your yard when not in use.

  • Clear debris from gutters and downspouts.

  • Cut your grass and vegetation regularly to avoid overgrowth.

  • Wear long sleeves and pants when outside around dawn and dusk.

Once these pests invade your property, they can be hard to eliminate. At Big Blue Bug Solutions, we'll identify popular harboring spots, reduce breeding sites, and treat those areas to reduce the number of mosquitoes in your yard. Let us know when mosquitoes are biting on your Derry property so we can help.


How Do I Get Rid Of Mice in My House?

Mice can cause significant problems when they get into Derry houses. These pests can spread diseases to residents, trigger asthma and allergies, and cause damage by chewing on wires. But how do you get rid of mice in your Derry house?

The best way to avoid these problems is to keep mice from getting into your home in the first place. Unfortunately, they can sneak through small gaps in the exterior and hide in hard-to-reach areas. Setting mouse traps is a common way to eliminate an infestation, but it might only remove some intruders. Mouse control professionals can eradicate mice in your house and ensure they don't return.

When you call Big Blue Bug Solutions, our pest control professionals will locate all mice in your house and remove them. We'll discover any damage they've caused and close potential entry points to keep others from getting inside. Call us when you see signs of mice in our Derry home so we can get them out.

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