Whether you're facing a rodent problem or flies, each pest requires a different approach to eliminate them from the premises effectively. With our assistance and a robust pest library, you can put yourself in the driver's seat and say goodbye to pest problems for good.
The number one nuisance pest in North America, ants make up the majority of local pest problems. Varying by species, the average colony is made up of anywhere between 300,000 to 500,000 ants. With the capability of surviving more than seven years, it’s no surprise that they are likely to take up residence in your home.
Bed bugs are small, blood-feeding insects that can infiltrate any of our Idaho homes or businesses. These tiny insects have adapted to living indoors because that is where their preferred hosts, people, sleep and spend a lot of time.
Elm seed bugs and boxelder bugs are insects that primarily live outside. They have piercing, sucking mouthparts they use to feed on leaves, shoots, stems, and seeds of seed-producing trees.
More of a nuisance than a threat, house crickets are omnivorous scavengers that feed on almost anything in sight. Known to destroy both vegetable gardens and clothing, all while producing a repetitious chirping sound, crickets cause quite the disturbance! You can typically find more of these creatures in heavily wooded areas.
Appearing as more of a threat in comparison to other pests, earwigs are more of an eyesore than an actual threat. Though they don’t pose much harm to humans, they are still extremely unwelcomed by homeowners. And for good reason. These pests are most widely recognized for their menacing pincers and scorpion-like thorax.
First introduced to the United States in the 1920s, fire ants are characterized by their copper color and painful sting. Although commonly found inhabiting a sandy looking mound in your backyard, fire ants are also drawn into the comfort of your home by sugary and fatty foods. Regardless of whether you see them indoors or out, they are a threat to the safety of your loved ones.
Fleas are insects that feed on the blood of various warm-blooded animals. Some of their favorite hosts are cats, dogs, rodents, raccoons, skunks, and other wild animals. They are tiny and often mistaken for a speck of dirt until they use their powerful back legs to jump out of sight. Fleas have oval-shaped, reddish-brown bodies that are flattened from side to side; their body shape helps them move easily through the fur of their animal hosts.
Adapted for aerial movement, and streamlined for speed, flies are some of the most difficult pests to catch. In addition, they feed on rotting food and animal feces, making them highly resistant to many insecticides but also undesirable to have around your home. Sometimes it takes a professional pest control company to eliminate these 6-legged critters.
Grasshoppers are found on every continent but Antarctica. Here in the United States, grasshoppers typically inhabit dry open areas with grass and other low plants. They can typically be found in fields, meadows, and backyards. Grasshoppers seek out dry areas, so they do find their way inside houses from time to time.
We all know what mosquitoes are; they are those small flies we hear buzzing around our heads right before they land on our skin to deliver their itchy bites. Mosquitoes are most commonly associated with the spring and summer when the weather is hot and humid, providing them with the perfect breeding conditions.
The best words to describe the cockroaches are adaptable, opportunistic, scavengers, and unsanitary. Cockroaches have flat, oval-shaped bodies. Their bodies are dark in color and usually have a shiny or greasy appearance. The cockroach's six legs are generally their primary mode of transportation, though some will use their wings to fly short distances.
Rodents are mammals identified by their front incisors, which continuously grow throughout their lives. Their sharp front teeth and the destruction they cause with their teeth are one of the many reasons we don’t want rodents sharing our spaces.
Due to their high reproduction rate and elusive nature, silverfish are some of the most difficult pests to eliminate once they have invaded your home. For this reason, preventative pest control is extremely important. With their appearance matching their name, silverfish probably aren’t something you want to find lurking around your home!
Spiders are predatory creatures that play an essential role in the ecosystem by helping to control garden pests and many other populations of insects. Like other arachnids, spiders lack wings and antennae. Physical traits of spiders include two body segments, eight legs, fang-like mouthparts, and the ability to produce silk.
As a group, stinging insects are best described as insects that have a stinger emerging from their hind end. The stinger for predatory stinging insects like yellow jackets, wasps, and hornets is used to help them paralyze prey so they can bring it back to the nest. Their predatory feeding habits mean that these pests help control nuisance insect populations.
Causing more than $5 billion in damage to homes across the United States each year, termites are most common in the southern part of the nation. Since most homeowners’ insurance won't cover termite damage, professional help and prevention methods are often recommended.
Ticks are ectoparasites and feed on their host’s blood outside their bodies. The blood of warm-blooded animals is the sole source of nutrition for ticks. These pests prefer an animal host, but they will bite us and feed on our blood if given the opportunity. Ticks are outdoor pests and are difficult to control because they are regularly introduced into our yards and other outdoor spaces by wild animals.
Voles are a type of rodent similar to the mouse, famously known for damaging the roots of your lawn, trees, and shrubs. There are 124 species of voles in the Northern Hemisphere, with 23 species commonly found throughout the United States, including the prairie vole, meadow vole, pine vole, and Oregon vole. With other names, like meadow mice, field mice, meadow moles, and ground moles, they are easily confused with mice, hamsters, shrews, moles, and other types of rodents.