Call us at





Boise is consistently voted one of the best places to live in the entire country. Hundreds of thousands of people call this beautiful valley home, including us. The fertile farmland and various (close) outdoor recreational activities make our summers and winters equally fun. Although people have enjoyed this area for decades, insects have always been here. People may have the impression that since it’s cold here in the winters that bugs aren’t an issue. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

Spiders always seem to give homeowners fits in the summer and fall (including Black Widows and Hobo spiders). Ants make an appearance during the spring and sometimes become permanent invaders if they can find food and shelter in your home. Yellowjackets and wasps also find a way under the radar until someone gets too close to the nest and gets stung. Elm Seed bugs and Boxelder bugs can cover entire floors, ceilings and walls during certain times of the year. These common pest issues can be alleviated and solved with a pest control program that targets the crawlers during the season they are most active. Call us today at our Boise office.


Barrier Pest Control

1655 W Fairview Ave #101A
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 960-6232



Here you’ll find a list of comprehensive resources to better understand the common bugs and bites you might experience living here in the Northwest.

Insect Identification: A list of bugs and insects commonly found in Idaho.

Common Idaho Bees & Wasps: Common bees and wasps in the Idaho area as well as a comprehensive guide on first aid for bee stings.

Spiders around your home: A homeowner’s guide to common spiders found in your home and yard. This resource also lists the poisonous spiders found in Idaho as well as common myths about the creatures.

Spider Bites: A literature piece reviewing spiders bites and how to assess and manage which bites are medically important.

Black Widow, Brown Recluse, and Other Common Spiders: This fact sheet reviews some of the better know, more “dangerous” species of spiders although contrary to popular belief are rarely harmful to humans.


Hi, I’m Mike with Barrier Pest Control! After spending several years in the pest-control industry in the south, my brother Kirk and I started Barrier Pest Control in 2006, right here in the Boise area, a place that has always felt like home to us. We are a family-owned pest control company and we serve the entire Treasure Valley. Our pest control programs will keep spiders, insects, and rodents out of your home, guaranteed!  We’ve got a stellar reputation and an A rating with the Better Business Bureau because of a unique approach to customer service that I know you’ll appreciate.  If you’re looking for a pest control company, we want to apply for the job! So check us out online or just call us at 208-960-6232!