Experts In The Pest Control Industry
New Hampshire's Pest Control Experts
As a family-owned and operated business with years of experience, our pest control technicians have the knowledge and expertise to find solutions to all types of pest problems.
As a veteran-owned business, we strive to bring the same level of passion and attention to detail to our work as the military does daily. We leverage continued improvements in the industry with our experience to bring you the best value in pest control.
We offer residential and commercial plans specific to your needs and objectives. If it is just an inspection for peace of mind or a regular proactive maintenance plan, we can meet your needs. If you have an existing pest problem, we will review it and offer a free estimate to resolve the issue.
A Little More About Us
- Family owned and operated
- Veteran owned
- Use EPA registered materials
- Provide environmentally safe and effective treatments
- State certified and licensed technicians
- Offer single or extended service plans
- Known for prompt response time
- Offer WDI inspections for FHA and VA loans
- Members of National Pest Management Association
- Have a LONG standing list of customers that continue to use and refer our service.
Please let us know how we may be of service to you, your family, or your business. We are here to help you and remove an unpleasant problem. That’s our job, and we take great pride in doing it well.
As we have built a new Garfield Pest Control website to help our visitors navigate with ease, we invite you to browse and learn more about our services. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about pests that may be lurking on your property or to set up a maintenance plan to keep they away.
FAQ's - General Preventative Measures
To help prevent insect damage or infestations, we recommend these simple measures.
Trim all bushes, trees, shrubs and plants away from your house so that they are not touching. If you can walk between your home and any bushes, trees or shrubs, that’s the perfect distance. This prevents ants and other insects from crawling up the vegetation and into your home.
If we spray your foundation and you have a lot of vegetation touching your home, they will crawl over and around our chemical.
Another reason is that it allows the sun to get between the house and vegetation to dry up any moisture collected. Many insects rely on moisture to survive. By allowing water to collect in or around your home, you’re inviting the critters.
We recommend installing gutters to prevent the moisture from collecting at the base of your foundation. Try directing the moisture away from your home by using extensions at the base of the gutters
A three to four foot band of pea stone gravel (or 3\8″ New Hampshire greystone) around the base of your foundation is great, because it acts as a natural barrier. Ants have a waxy film called the epicutiele that surrounds their bodies and holds in all their moisture that they need to survive. As they walk across the rock it scrapes away their waxy layer which causes them to loose all their moisture.
We recommend not putting any bark mulch up against the foundation of your home. It’s a wood substance that collects moisture, and ants and termites are highly attracted to it. This is another reason we recommend this stone.
Instead of using landscape timbers or railroad ties in your landscaping, we suggest using a stone block type.
The landscape ties get infested very quickly with ants. It doesn’t matter how much the timbers are soaked in creosote because the ants don’t eat the wood they nest in it. The creosote wears out after a short time, so the ants don’t mind nesting in these timbers.
When the timbers start to rot, they get moist and collect the moisture more quickly than when they were new. With water come ants. Ants then will slowly make their way from the timbers to your home.
You want to prevent or eliminate any wood to ground contact. This means keeping your wood siding ( if you have wood siding ) or any other type of siding from going directly into or touching the ground. Not only will it collect moisture and rot quickly, but termites can easily invade the wood, and you may never know until it’s too late.
Keep all woodpiles away from your house. They attract not only ants and termites, but mice and other unwanted critters will nest in them.
When re-stacking wood away from your house, stack it up on a pallet that has been raised off the ground with blocks and always cover with a tarp. This will allow the wood to air dry and help in preventing termite and carpenter ant infestation.