Household Insects in Birmingham, AL

The best home pest defense in Central Alabama starts with Vulcan Termite and Pest Control Inc.

No one wants to share their home with cockroaches, ants and other insects. Unfortunately, bugs are continuously trying to get inside where it’s climate controlled and food is in abundance.

If you’re experiencing a roach, ant or other insect infestation give Vulcan Termite and Pest Control Inc. a call. As one of the largest family owned and operated pest control companies in Alabama we take great care in providing safe, effective ant and cockroach control. We use the latest techniques and products that protect your home and your health.



One-time, quarterly, bi-monthly, and monthly treatment plans are available. 

Call today to learn how our custom home pest control service can help you keep insects outside where they belong!


How to control roaches?

Roach treatment is one of the most commonly requested services. Cockroach pest control is important because these bugs can spread disease, cause allergies and affect the air quality inside a home.

Controlling roaches is a matter of eliminating their access by sealing up cracks, crevices and holes. It’s also important to keep food in sealed containers, keep trash sealed up, not leave dishes in the sink, clean off kitchen counters and pick up pet food that isn’t eaten.

Once roaches are inside they’ll reproduce at a very fast rate and quickly cause an infestation. The problem for homeowners is many over the counter insecticides don’t kill roach eggs. A professional pest control company like Vulcan Termite and Pest Control Inc. can use higher-grade treatments that eliminate both the adult cockroaches and their eggs.

How to prevent ant infestation?

Ant control is mostly dependent on eliminating food and water sources. Ants typically only come inside to forage, not to make a permanent home. However, ants have been known to establish colonies within walls. Carpenter ants are the biggest threat because they can do structural damage over time.

Because ants are social, they will follow each other indoors and an infestation can happen quickly. Knowing how to prevent and treat an infestation starts by identifying the ant species. Preventing an indoor infestation also requires treating ant colonies outside.

Regular indoor and outdoor pest control treatments are the most effective way to prevent an ant infestation. Our technicians can identify the ant species, locate the nests and create a custom treatment plan that will suppress the ant population at your property.

How to prepare your home for pest control?

Technicians have to follow proper protocol and regulations, which may effect how a product is applied. Before your pest control treatment you may need to take a few steps to prepare your home. Be sure to ask your pest control company for specific preparation instructions as this varies depending on the problem being addressed. Before pest control treatments you may need to:

  • Clear items off the kitchen and bathroom countertops
  • Empty everything out of kitchen and bathroom cabinets
  • Pick up loose items off the floor
  • Turn off the pumps on fish tanks and cover them with a towel
  • Move furniture and items away from the walls
  • Clear off windowsills

People and pets will also need to be out of the home for approximately 2-4 hours after the treatment.

What types of bugs can be found in your home?

Virtually any type of bug can be found in a home. It largely depends on where you live, but the most common house pests include:

  • Cockroaches
  • Spiders
  • Ants
  • Flies
  • Beetles

At Vulcan Termite and Pest Control Inc. our certified technicians are equipped to handle all types of pests, including ant and cockroach removal.

Is home pest control safe for kids and pests?

Our home insect control services are completely safe for both children and pets. We only use products that have been approved for residential use by the EPA.

How frequently should I get a home pest inspection?

For the most complete home pest defense monthly treatments are recommended. You can also choose to get bi-monthly or quarterly pest control treatments. If you suspect there’s an infestation you should schedule a home pest inspection immediately. A certified pest control technician can evaluate the situation, identify the insect and suggest the best course of action for eliminating the problem.