The Greenway: Managing Pests in Cold Weather

Colder temperatures make everyone want to come inside—including some of the creepy-crawling variety. Daniel Owusuh from Greenway Pest Control shares his insights about dealing with pests during the fall and winter months.

What are the most common issues you see this time of year in the Delaware Valley?

Most of the time in the winter you see some spider activity in the houses because of the cold weather, along with mice and voles, as well as sometimes beetles, silverfish and stink bugs. December through April you will also see termites foraging. That is the prime time to see that kind of activity, so we are always checking the basement and the rafters, as well as exterior foundation perimeters.

What areas do you serve?

We service large parts of PA, since there aren’t many companies that do what we do. We are new to Montgomery County, but we’ve been servicing clients in Berks, Carbon, Lehigh and Bucks counties for several years now.

How is Greenway Pest unique from other pest management companies?

We use the least-toxic method available. There are a few issues, like termites, where we don’t have a completely organic approach, depending on the level of infestation, but in those cases, we use the least toxic chemicals available to still achieve desirable positive results.

Our standard treatment is a mixture of different botanical extracts and essential oils, mixed with some basic soaps. It’s very effective, without being harmful to humans, plants or pets.

Our concern is, if you are going to eat organic food, why would you spray your homes, offices and other habitats with toxic chemicals? You want your homes to be as healthy as possible, as well as your food sources: healthy soil breeds healthy plants, leading to healthy humans.

For more information, call 610-395-4941 or visit TheGreenwayPestControl.com. December 2017

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