Pest Risk/Harborage Areas

Pest Risk/Harborage Areas 2017-11-08T21:53:57+00:00

With more than 94,000 species of pests living in the United States, there’s a very good chance some of them will find their way into your home. Some of these pests are simply annoying. Others can be dangerous and actually cause significant damage to your home and possessions. From aggravating allergies and spreading disease, to chewing through wiring, insulation and even the very structure of a home – seemingly simple pests cause billions of dollars in health costs and home repairs each year.

How do pests find their way into your home? Unfortunately, very easily. For example, small stress cracks and improperly sealed windows or door frames are very common points of entry. So too are improperly sealed attic vents, crawl spaces or gaps where plumbing is routed through the walls of your home.

Once pests find a way into your home (and they will!), it’s important to deny them “harborage,” the space they need to live and breed. Pests such as cockroaches and rodents live in dark, hollow spaces, as well as larger cracks and crevices where they are not disturbed. Other common harborage, or hiding places include:

  • Wall voids
  • Gaps under sinks
  • Space behind kitchen and HVAC equipment
  • Spaces behind cabinets and shelving
  • Inside and under decaying organic matter or papers/cardboard products
  • Unsealed food goods
  • General clutter

When blocking paths of entry into your house and treating harborage areas becomes necessary, it’s important that this process is done correctly. After all, many “common” pest control techniques do nothing more than compound the problem, by re-routing pest activity, for example. The application of pesticides in the wrong areas often cause the formation of new nests because the pest simply travel around the treated area until they find new harborage.

Also, misuse of insecticides and baits (a common problem especially with do-it-yourselfers) is potentially hazardous to any nearby children and pets.

A+ Termite & Pest Control proudly offer Mooresville, Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville, Denver, Sherrills Ford & Statesville pest control services and excellent customer service.

Excellent customer service from Jason. He works with my schedule and makes communication easy. His prices are competitive and billing/payment are seamless. I definitely recommend his service!
Renee Giddens
14:16 10 May 18
A+ does a professional job, won't overcharge for things, and is very reliable. We use them both for our own home and for our business
Michael Colvard
14:43 09 May 18
A+ was awesome. We live out of town and needed some help. Jason set up a time/date and did the work as scheduled. We really appreciate a company like this and we will use them going forward! John
John Towle
16:02 02 May 18
Jason came to the house within a day. He was just knowledgeable, professional. One of the best I've seen!
Paul Corrigan
13:13 25 Apr 18
Jason came to treat an invasion of ants within 24 hours when other companies were telling me I'd have to wait a week -- for an invasion of ants??? He was not only prompt and courteous but informative and set expectations about what I might observe and that it may need a second treatment. Couldn't have asked for more!
Cyndi Gave
12:41 18 Apr 18
I highly recommend A+ Termite and pest control ! I am so grateful I called with an emergency wasp problem. A+ was there so promptly to rectify the situation, they made me feel so much better. I know I have found a company that I am going to do business with for a long time ! Thank you!!!!
Carol Paver
22:14 17 Apr 18
Best service at an affordable price. Excellent staff and efficient, easy scheduling. So glad we found this locally owned business.
danaleaworley
16:48 28 Feb 18
I have worked as a REALTOR with Jason for years now. He is my go to Termite company. I trust his integrity and his pricing is always fair. I highly recommend him and the team.
Kathy Byrnes
15:51 13 Feb 18
Jason is polite and respectable. He answers all questions I may have. He holds my termite bond and services my home. I am pleased with the work he does treating my home.
elizabeth acree
16:33 15 Jan 18
We have been using A+ termite prevention services for over four years now. We have been very pleased with their service's and reasonable pricing. We highly recommend using their services to protect your home.
Larry Schlise
15:35 18 Dec 17
A+ Termite & Pest Control is awesome! We had spiders everywhere, A+ came in and took care of it. I don't have to call and schedule, they always show up on time and take care of everything. I highly recommend them. I have referred them to my friends and family and they are very satisfied as well.
Alan Schmidt
18:36 21 Nov 17
I have been using A+ Termite & Pest Control for over 3 years now. I chose them because they had the best price of all the companies I called. While I try to stay away from the cheapest option, I thought I would give them a shot and honestly I am glad I did. I have been very happy with the service they provide. Staff is very friendly, professional and personable. They go out of their way to make sure I am completely satisfied. I receive quarterly treatments but they will respond if I have any issues between. I could not be happier with A+ and highly recommend them.
Steve Davis
13:35 27 Oct 17
Jason is trustworthy, reliable, and honest. As a Realtor, my clients expect me to make sound recommendations. Home Buyers want to be assured their new home is free of Termites and other Wood Destroying Insects. I have put my trust in Jason and A+ Termite & Pest Control; and for over 10 years, that trust has been validated. His experience in this business alone is a solid reason to choose his service but truly it is his honesty that sets him apart.
Wayne Kemp
15:31 24 Oct 17
Jason and his team are thoughtful and thorough! I had a colony of ants appear through an outlet in the kitchen and needed action quickly. Not only are the ants gone, but in their review if the whole exterior revealed two large wasp nest which were treated and removed as well. Thank you!
Heidi Seidehamel
12:57 23 Oct 17
We have been using A+ Termite & Pest Control for our personal home for many years! As the owner of Wilson Builders we have used this company for foundation treatment as well. Jason and his team are effective, efficient and reliable. I would highly recommend their services. Len & Sue Wilson / Wilson Builders
Sue M. Wilson
19:41 20 Oct 17
Very happy with service and price. Always contacts me before coming to my home to make sure no schedule conflicts and to see if have any pest problems that they might need to bring extra or other supplies. Always checks to see where my pet is at time of application around my home to insure my pet's safety. Responds quickly if have needs outside the quarterly visit. Recommend A+ Termite & Pest Control to anyone looking for superior service for a very reasonable price.
Vicki Larsen
18:00 20 Oct 17
Excellent customer service from Jason. He works with my schedule and makes communication easy. His prices are competitive and billing/payment are seamless. I definitely recommend his service!
Renee Giddens
14:16 10 May 18
A+ does a professional job, won't overcharge for things, and is very reliable. We use them both for our own home and for our business
Michael Colvard
14:43 09 May 18
A+ was awesome. We live out of town and needed some help. Jason set up a time/date and did the work as scheduled. We really appreciate a company like this and we will use them going forward! John
John Towle
16:02 02 May 18
Jason came to the house within a day. He was just knowledgeable, professional. One of the best I've seen!
Paul Corrigan
13:13 25 Apr 18
Jason came to treat an invasion of ants within 24 hours when other companies were telling me I'd have to wait a week -- for an invasion of ants??? He was not only prompt and courteous but informative and set expectations about what I might observe and that it may need a second treatment. Couldn't have asked for more!
Cyndi Gave
12:41 18 Apr 18
I highly recommend A+ Termite and pest control ! I am so grateful I called with an emergency wasp problem. A+ was there so promptly to rectify the situation, they made me feel so much better. I know I have found a company that I am going to do business with for a long time ! Thank you!!!!
Carol Paver
22:14 17 Apr 18
Best service at an affordable price. Excellent staff and efficient, easy scheduling. So glad we found this locally owned business.
danaleaworley
16:48 28 Feb 18
I have worked as a REALTOR with Jason for years now. He is my go to Termite company. I trust his integrity and his pricing is always fair. I highly recommend him and the team.
Kathy Byrnes
15:51 13 Feb 18
Jason is polite and respectable. He answers all questions I may have. He holds my termite bond and services my home. I am pleased with the work he does treating my home.
elizabeth acree
16:33 15 Jan 18
We have been using A+ termite prevention services for over four years now. We have been very pleased with their service's and reasonable pricing. We highly recommend using their services to protect your home.
Larry Schlise
15:35 18 Dec 17
A+ Termite & Pest Control is awesome! We had spiders everywhere, A+ came in and took care of it. I don't have to call and schedule, they always show up on time and take care of everything. I highly recommend them. I have referred them to my friends and family and they are very satisfied as well.
Alan Schmidt
18:36 21 Nov 17
I have been using A+ Termite & Pest Control for over 3 years now. I chose them because they had the best price of all the companies I called. While I try to stay away from the cheapest option, I thought I would give them a shot and honestly I am glad I did. I have been very happy with the service they provide. Staff is very friendly, professional and personable. They go out of their way to make sure I am completely satisfied. I receive quarterly treatments but they will respond if I have any issues between. I could not be happier with A+ and highly recommend them.
Steve Davis
13:35 27 Oct 17
Jason is trustworthy, reliable, and honest. As a Realtor, my clients expect me to make sound recommendations. Home Buyers want to be assured their new home is free of Termites and other Wood Destroying Insects. I have put my trust in Jason and A+ Termite & Pest Control; and for over 10 years, that trust has been validated. His experience in this business alone is a solid reason to choose his service but truly it is his honesty that sets him apart.
Wayne Kemp
15:31 24 Oct 17
Jason and his team are thoughtful and thorough! I had a colony of ants appear through an outlet in the kitchen and needed action quickly. Not only are the ants gone, but in their review if the whole exterior revealed two large wasp nest which were treated and removed as well. Thank you!
Heidi Seidehamel
12:57 23 Oct 17
We have been using A+ Termite & Pest Control for our personal home for many years! As the owner of Wilson Builders we have used this company for foundation treatment as well. Jason and his team are effective, efficient and reliable. I would highly recommend their services. Len & Sue Wilson / Wilson Builders
Sue M. Wilson
19:41 20 Oct 17
Very happy with service and price. Always contacts me before coming to my home to make sure no schedule conflicts and to see if have any pest problems that they might need to bring extra or other supplies. Always checks to see where my pet is at time of application around my home to insure my pet's safety. Responds quickly if have needs outside the quarterly visit. Recommend A+ Termite & Pest Control to anyone looking for superior service for a very reasonable price.
Vicki Larsen
18:00 20 Oct 17