Pest Control in Mountain Brook, AL

Pest Authority in Mountain Brook

We provide preventative pest control services to neighborhoods throughout Mountain Brook area.

  • Crestline
  • Crestline Heights
  • Abington Green
  • Redmont Park

Common Pests in Mountain Brook, AL

With hot, muggy summers and cold, wet winters, Mountain Brook area homes are the perfect place for unwanted pests to take shelter from the weather.

Pest Authority of Birmingham is here to help you take back your home. Our Barrier 360 exterior treatment creates a pest-proof barrier around the perimeter of your property, effectively keeping bugs out. With our treatment, your home will be protected from 13 of the most common pests in the area.

Ants

As highly social bugs, ant infestations can go from one to 100 in the span of minutes. Leave a crumb out, and your entire house will be flooded by a horde of ants using their finely-honed system to find food and bring it back to the colony.

Ants are one of the most common pests found in Mountain Brook area homes – especially in the spring and summer months. Our Pest Authority Barrier 360 will protect your home against most ant colonies by creating an ant-proof barrier around your home. We also have additional customized treatments for fire ants and carpenter ants.

Carpet Beetles

Common carpet beetles in the Mountain Brook area come in a variety of colors – black, brown, or white – and can have spots or stripes. Usually, they are covered in brown barbed hairs. They can enter your home through an open door or window and are hard to detect until a large infestation has already occurred. While carpet beetles aren’t dangerous, they can eat at your rugs and carpets, causing damage.

Cockroaches

Cockroaches are incredibly resilient bugs and can survive off of very little food and water. These oval-like, brown insects stay hidden, usually scuttling around at night. While they prefer dark places, they can inhabit virtually any part of your home – bathroom, kitchen, cupboards, cabinets, even in your floors and baseboards. It could take months before you realize you have an infestation.

Beyond being an inconvenience, cockroaches are also bad for your health. They can trigger allergic reactions and spread diseases. Worst of all,, they leave droppings everywhere. Our treatments will have your home cockroach-free in no time.

FLEAS

Fleas can enter your home in several ways, but most commonly, your beloved pet will bring them in from outside. Fleas have incredible jumping abilities, and if your pet isn’t protected, they can leap on and cling to their fur. If you have wild animals like mice or raccoons unknowingly living in your crawlspaces, they can also carry them.

A flea infestation can be a nightmare to handle. Since they are so small, it’s hard to get rid of them. They can make nests in your furniture and leave itchy, red flea bites all over your body. Leave it to the Pest Authority professionals to handle your flea infestation and eliminate them.

pill bugs

Also known as “roly-polies,” these pests are actually crustaceans that roll up into a tight ball when threatened or disturbed. These bugs prefer moist areas and can be found in basements, crawlspaces, the ground floor, and in the soil of houseplants.

While completely harmless, pill bugs can be a nuisance to have in your home. Our Barrier 360 treatment can prevent infestations from ever occurring.

Mice, Rats, & Other Rodents

Rodent infestations can be dangerous to your health and well-being. Unlike mice, these pests are much larger and much more threatening. They can chew through wires and drywall and damage personal belongings. Even worse, they can contaminate your food, cause allergic reactions, and spread deadly diseases.

These pests are incredibly resilient and stick to dark, hidden parts of your home. Since they breed fast, it’s important to call a professional as soon as you encounter a rat. One or two rodents can easily turn into a full-blown infestation.

Spiders

Although most spiders aren’t dangerous, they’re one of the most unwanted pests homeowners find in their home. A full-blown infestation can be terrifying. You can find spiders in dark, dry spaces like attics, crawlspaces, and sheds.

Keep a lookout for brown recluses, hobo spiders, and black widows – these are the most common dangerous spiders in the Mountain Brook area with deadly venom. Our barrier 360 treatment can handle all types of spiders, so your family can stay protected.

Termites

A termite infestation can cause great damage to your home. Every year, termites cost billions of dollars in damage to property and personal belongings. They are known to eat wood and cardboard products. While termites are mostly active in the spring and summer months, Mountain Brook’s wet winters can create excess moisture in your crawl spaces, attracting termites to burrow in. By the time warm weather comes around, you could have a full-blown infestation.

Whether you have subterranean, drywood, or dampwood termites, Pest Authority has a treatment plan that works.

Wasps & Hornets

There are several different common types of wasps and hornets you may find in the Mountain Brook area: yellow jackets, paper wasps, bald-faced hornets, and more. These insects will make nests on the shaded side of your home, behind shutters, or in any dry wooden surface.

Wasps and hornets look a lot like bees, but don’t mistake them! These pests can be a real danger when they infest your home. When threatened, wasps and hornets will swarm and attack to protect their nests, and they can sting you multiple times. If you have a full-blown infestation, leave it to the professionals to get rid of them.

Wildlife Control

It can be a homeowner’s nightmare to find a furry creature in your crawl space or attic. Having unwelcomed wildlife invading your home can be a dangerous and unpleasant experience. When cornered or threatened, wild animals can become defensive and aggressive. They can attack and you can get injured trying to remove them from your property. Not to mention, wild animals can be rabid or carry deadly diseases.

Pest Authority handles raccoons, bats, squirrels, opossums, and more. We’ll protect your family and keep wildlife out.

DIY Tips for Pest Prevention

While there are many different pests in the Mountain Brook area, homeowners can prevent most infestations by doing these everyday things:

  • Clean up crumbs or spills right away.
  • Throw out unused cardboard or paper material.
  • Store all food and dried goods in tightly sealed containers.
  • Wash your clothes, sheets, and all other fabric materials regularly.
  • Seal cracks in your windows and doors.
  • Make sure your garbage cans have tight-fitting lids.
  • Keep your home clean and sanitary.
  • Replace or get rid of dry rotting or dead wood.
  • Cut down on excess moisture in your home. If a pipe starts leaking or bursts, fix it immediately.

By taking these precautionary measures, pests will be less attracted to your home and less likely to enter, preventing full-blown infestations from occurring.

Developed in 1929, Mountain Brook is a suburb in the city of Birmingham, Alabama. With a population of over 20,000 people, Mountain Brook is home to many families, as well as businessmen and professional leaders. The climate of Mountain Brook is muggy during the summer and wet during the winter, making it susceptible to pest infestations. No worries! Pest Authority of Birmingham takes pride in helping Mountain Brook homeowners protect their homes.

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