Keeping Pests in Their Place, Not Yours!
Quincy IL, Hannibal MO, and Keokuk IA are each located along about 70 miles of the mighty Mississippi. In fact, Quincy remains one of Illinois’ most important port cities along the river. Hannibal is a center for shipping and freight. Keokuk is an important meeting point of the Mississippi and the Des Moines river, as well as US Routes 61, 138, and 218. Each city along the Mississippi functions as a community hub–for people and, it turns out, pests.
Pests thrive on the rich water, food sources, and harborage the Mississippi provides them. Just because pests thrive nearby doesn’t mean they have to thrive near you, however. Plunkett’s Pest Control has been helping Quincy, Hannibal, Keokuk, or everywhere in-between with pest problems for a long time. If you live along the Mississippi and you need pest control, Plunkett’s is the place to contact.
Pest Problems Along the Mississippi
Water naturally attracts waterborne pests who rely on the moisture, food, and harborage rivers and lakes provide. These pests build nests along the waterline and then venture inland for food or even shelter in the winter time. These problems tend to get worse around population centers like cities as pests breed and spread. Here are some of the most common pest problems in Quincy, Hannibal, Keokuk and their surrounding areas… and how Plunkett’s deal with them:
Spiders: You haven’t seen a spider until you’ve seen the local Fishing Spiders (Pisauridae dolomedes) that are disturbingly plentiful along the Mississippi. Plunkett’s can remove Fishing Spiders and all other species from your structure permanently.
Mosquitoes: Mosquitoes breed in sources of standing water and then fly inland for food and shelter. Plunkett’s offers both one-time and ongoing mosquito treatment programs to remove mosquitoes from your property and make sure they can’t come back.
Termites: Termites build their colonies near water because they need a constant source of moisture to stay hydrated while they chew through wood. Plunkett’s uses the Sentricon System to eliminate termite colonies permanently.
Flies: Flies tend to breed around water and then seek out rotting or fermenting organic material such as garbage or mold. Plunkett’s can locate and remove fly breeding sites and block off access points to keep the flies from coming back again.