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Although Bridgeport is Connecticut’s largest city, it includes several natural features such as forests, lakes, ponds, and streams. Sites like the Pequannock River and White Rock Creek, along with Elton Rogers Woodland Park, are just a few of the forests and water features that contribute to the city’s beauty. However, they also bring unique pest problems. Some of the most prominent problems to plague residents and businesses include wasps, rats, and mice.
The most dangerous pest problem in Connecticut is wasps. They build their nests almost anywhere, such as inside of eaves or soffits, under wooden decks, inside metal fence posts, and even in the ground. Unlike bees, all wasp species can sting multiple times if they feel threatened. Yellow jackets, bald-faced hornets, and paper wasps are a few examples of common wasps to avoid. A single sting might seem like no big deal — and it usually isn’t. However, some unlucky people experience serious side effects like anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction that wasp stings can cause in certain individuals and can obstruct their breathing, cause irregular heartbeat and rhythm, and cause unusual swelling.
Rats and mice are some of the most common pests residents encounter during the winter months. As the weather cools, these rodents wiggle through small gaps in homes and businesses. They find hiding spots near water and food sources, like in kitchens, basements, attics, or even inside the walls. Because their front teeth never stop growing, mice and rats cut their teeth by gnawing on walls, chewing through food containers, nibbling on wires, or even chomping on metal or hard plastic. They use materials such as bits of paper, wall insulation, or fabric to make their nests. But that’s not the worst of it. Mice and rats can spread leptospirosis, babesiosis, rat-bite fever, various hemorrhagic fevers, hantavirus, and even the plague. To be safe, if you suspect that wasps or rodents are nesting on your property, call Fox Pest Control immediately.
Fox Pest Control takes pride in the communities we service. Bridgeport is filled with hard working people, giving neighbors, and friendly businesses. Fox sponsors the Bridgeport Downtown Special Services District (DSSD), a special taxing district created to promote and preserve the downtown business district. Because of the DSSD’s efforts, businesses in this area are able to flourish in an attractive and pleasant environment. When not working, our Fox technicians enjoy taking the family to Connecticut’s Beardley Zoo, the only zoo in the state, located right in Bridgeport.
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