Total Protection Plan

A Total Protection Plan from Best Pest is the best way to protect your home or business from a wide array of pests. Imagine having year round coverage with as many service calls as you need for one affordable price.

Below are just some of the many pests available for coverage in our plans.

Probably the pest viewed with most disdain, in addition to carrying bacteria like salmonella, cockroaches increase the risk of asthmas, especially in children. The most common cockroaches are the German, the Brown Banded, and the Oriental cockroaches.

The brownish - yellow German roach, has 2 dark stripes behind its head and prefers warm dark humid places. The German roach leaves a odor and causes stains. While the Brown- Banded roach is recognized by its light and dark bands on its back, and prefers a dry habitat. The black Oriental roach is also known as the sewer roach or water bug. This roach inhabits cool, damp places likes drains, sewers, and crawl spaces. They also emit a pungent odor.

Also known as meadow or field mice, voles feed on plants and shrubs and can cause considerable damage to home landscapes. A system of the one lane paths is usually the first clue to their presence. Turf areas and ivy beds are especially vulnerable. These animals can also cause harmful girdling of shrubs and fruit trees.

Most spiders are not highly poisonous and like warm, dark places. They are active at night, searching for insects to eat. The black widow and brown recluse spiders are poisonous. Jet black and hairless, the widow has a distinctive red hourglass marking on its stomach, while the recluse has a violin mark on its head. Bites can sometimes cause death.


These wingless, flat bodied parasites vary from brown to black and have hind legs for jumping. They consume blood and move between warm blooded animals. Fleas can host tapeworms and their bites cause itching. The females lay hundreds of eggs in chairs, and carpeting. The immature fleas live in baseboards or in cracks and crevices.

Wasps, yellow jackets, and hornets have 2 sets of wings and a narrow waist. Colonies may be found in trees, in houses, or in the ground. They will sting if provoked, leaving symptoms ranging from painful swelling to life-threatening allergic shock. Stinging insects are attracted to nectar, fruits, juices, and certain foods.

Carpenter bees are large, robust insects that look like bumblebees, but won’t normally sting. They bore holes into wood to create galleries in which to raise young; the female can excavate one inch of wood in six days. They often attack sills, wooden siding, eaves, railing, outdoor furniture, and fences. Signs of infestation include sawdust and clean, round holes. Paint and varnish offer some protection. Infested wood must be replaced.

These reddish - brown insects have an offensive odor and curved rear pinchers. They’re found in the lawn and occasionally inside. They eat flowers, vegetables, and fruit. Earwigs hibernate under boards, bark or stones. They look dangerous but can’t hurt humans.

The wingless, fast, slender silverfish have long antennae, shiny scales, and 3 tail-like cerci. Their color varies from steel gray to black. Silverfish prefer warm, damp, undisturbed areas and may go undetected for years. They eat starchy materials like cereals, flour, sweet foods, paper, curtains, wallpaper, fabrics, and damaged books.

Brown, leathery dog ticks can live indoors, where engorged females can lay up to 5,000 eggs. These parasites feed on blood from dogs and large mammals. After feeding, they hide in cracks and crevices and can live months without feeding. With service, we recommend veterinary treatment for your family pets.

The clover mite is bright red and migrates onto and into homes in the spring. They prefer homes with lush, well fertilized lawns and shrubs. While harmless, their numbers can grow quite large, and they leave red stains on walls and furnishings if crushed.

This parasite attacks domestic and wild birds and is frequently found in nests. Bird mites will attack people, causing tremendous itching. The departure of the host bird from the nest often causes a surge of mites indoors, where they infest items like bedding.

Carpenter ants are large and black in color. They can cause serious structural damage, yet long avoid detection. They start nest in moist wood and spread by chewing tunnels throughout. Unlike termites, carpenter ants do not eat wood. They may enter homes while foraging for food.

The pavement ant nests outdoors under stones, sidewalks, and concrete. Swarms of citronella ants arrive in late winter and spring, and are often mistaken for termites. Unlike termites, they are merely a nuisance, occasionally bringing soil into the home. They produce a cintronella odor when crushed.

Ground beetles feed on decaying organic matter and are often confused with the Oriental roach. At times, ground beetles invade buildings in large numbers, creating stress and discomfort for the homeowner, but they are not destructive.

Centipedes are long, flat, many segmented animals. They like moist places like basements, closets, and bathrooms. Their bite is seldom more painful than a bee sting.

The term “clothes moth” describes many insects, including the common webbing and casemaking clothes moths and the more unusual tapestry or carpet moth. These small moths are rarely seen. They occasionally fly but usually remain inconspicuous. The larvae will eat holes in fabrics.

These pests are relatives of shellfish and feed upon decaying vegetation. They live and breed beneath objects on damp ground, and infest basements, crawl spaces, and potted plants.

The reddish-brown saw toothed grain beetle is one of the most common grain pests. It breeds in stored grain, cereal, flour, nuts, rice, beans, spices, chocolate, dog food, bird seed, and similar foods. Other grain insects include Indian meal moths, cigarette beetles, and the grain moth. Infested products must be eliminated prior to service.

Millipedes spend most of their early lives underground. Millipedes are usually brown or black in color. Without control, they emerge in large numbers to feed on vegetation. They can be abundant in rainy seasons, covering walks and drives and infesting homes.

Bed bugs are believed to have been around since the time of the caveman. An increase in domestic and international travel is the likely cause of their resurgence over the last 10 years. Other factors contributing to increased activity include the use of second-hand goods, and the movement of furniture and linens, changes in pest control procedures, and a generational lack of knowledge.

Stink bugs are slow moving insects that basically look like flat beetles. Some are brown, some are green and some are rusty reddish. No matter what color they are or where you live, all stink bugs have two things in common: they eat everything and they stink.

also covered in Total Protection Plan but NOT pictured above:
Mice, Rats, and House Crickets