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Barrier Pest Control Boise, IdahoBoise 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.





ant pest controlANTS

Several kinds of ants are located in the Boise area, the most common types being pavement ants, carpenter ants, and harvester ants. Once these guys have made a home somewhere, it can be difficult to get rid of them without the help of a professional.



Earwigs feed on decaying plants and wood, so it is no surprise to find them in most backyards here in the Boise area. They can easily infest a neglected yard or unclean home. Regular treatment from an experienced pest control company is necessary to control and contain earwigs.


elm seed bug pest controlELM SEED/BOX ELDER BUGS

These bugs are fairly new to the Boise area, being that they were first seen in 2012. Though they don’t bite, sting, or cause damage to a home, they can still be a nuisance. They create an unpleasant odor when they are found in large numbers and when you crush them in your home. We offer quarterly treatment to keep these bugs out of your house.


hobo spiders pest controlSPIDERS

Much like anywhere in the world, there are many different kinds of spiders found in Boise. Although we can’t list them all, Hobos, Jumping Spiders, Wolf Spiders, and Black Widows are the ones we have encountered the most. For best results when it comes to keeping spiders out of your home, regular treatments are highly recommended.


rodent pest controlRODENTS

Much like all of us, there are rodents that have made a home in the Boise area. The best way to prevent these little guys from invading your space is to keep your home clean by not leaving food crumbs on the floors, sealing any cracks or holes in the floors or walls, and keeping the house free of any clutter.



Wasps and hornets can be one of the most annoying pests to have, and unfortunately, they are no stranger to Boise. Avoid having any standing water, piles of debris, or old burrows near your home. They are also attracted to cedar fencing. If you have found that you have a wasp, yellow-jacket, honeybee, or hornet problem in or around your home, it is best to leave it to the experts to avoid any injuries.


Boise Bed BugsBED BUGS

Be bugs are inactive during the day, so they can be difficult to spot. They like to hide in cracks and crevices; especially the folds, tufts, and seams in mattresses and box springs. They are attracted to warmth and carbon dioxide. If you have a be bug problem let us help before it gets any worse.


clover mite pest controlCLOVER MITES

Most common in the Spring, clover mites tend to invade Boise homes in large numbers. Though they don’t bite, sting, or carry any infections, they are a nuisance due to their large numbers and red stains they leave behind when smashed. They feed on vegetation outdoors so it is important to keep vegetation well-groomed and away from the house. Preventative treatments can help immensely as well.





What Are the Most Common Pests in Boise?

Since we started back in 2006, we have just about seen it all. However, the most common pest problems we have serviced in Boise have been the following:

  • Ants
  • Earwigs and Millipedes
  • Elm Seed Bugs (a.k.a. Box Elder Bugs)
  • Rodents (Mice, Voles, Gophers)
  • Spiders (Hobo, Wolf, Jumping, and Black Widows)
  • Stinging Insects (Wasps, Hornets, Yellow Jackets, etc.)

In recent years, we have seen an increase in bed bug cases. If you live in Boise odds are you’ve seen these pests around your home. We have the experience, know-how, and treatments to fend off these unwanted guests. Call us today to learn about our quarterly treatment plan!

Are Barrier Pest Control’s Products Harmful to Kids or Pets?

Our pest control treatment products are labeled for safe use in and outside your home by state and national agencies. We never risk exposing your children or furry friends to anything harmful or dangerous. The only precaution we ask is that you stay off of any treated areas until they are completely dry. You can do your part to keep your kids safe from pesticides by keeping common household pest sprays, powders, etc. out of reach or locked up.

Do We Need to Leave the House During Any Pest Control Treatment?

No, none of our pest control treatments will require you to leave the comfort of your home. We offer services that not only get rid of the pest problem, but also never serve as an inconvenience or discomfort to you and your family.

Is Pest Control Necessary During the Winter Months in Boise?

It may come as a surprise to you, but many pests do not simply die off in the winter. There are some, like ants, spiders, and rodents, who are drawn to the warmth of your home. Overall pest activity may go down during the winter, but it is necessary to maintain treatments to keep the inside of your home pest free, and pest numbers low during the other seasons.

Why Should I Hire Barrier Pest Control?

We have a promise to always answer the phone when you call, to return every message we receive, to never surprise you at home, to always show up on time, to do things safely and by the book, and to be clean and tidy in our work.

And as always, If you have any problems around or inside your house between regular service visits, just call us and we will fix the pest problem for free! If you have a pest problem in Boise, don’t hesitate any longer and contact us today.





Although it is near impossible to get rid of an existing pest infestation without professional help, there are some things you can do to minimize/prevent the presence of any unwanted guests in your home. Here are some steps you can take to keep pests out of your house:


  • Keep a well-groomed yard. Regular trimming, pruning, and cutting of any lawn, trees, or shrubbery will minimize any real estate bugs will have close to the house.
  • Minimize clutter. Any piles of wood, construction materials, or other debris should be distanced from the home or better yet cleaned up. As for indoors, keep rooms free of piles of clothing or garbage, and sweeping and vacuuming daily is a must.
  • Avoid any standing water. Pests love a good pool of standing water. By eliminating or decreasing any spots inside or outside your home that create puddles of standing water can greatly decrease the amount of pests you have.
  • Decrease the amount of outside house lights on at night. As you may be aware, bright lights attract insects at night. Another way to minimize attracting insects is to install yellow-hued lights. Avoid any bright-white lights as they will attract more insects.
  • Seal any cracks/gaps in your home. Do a thorough inspection inside and outside of your home and fill/seal any cracks or gaps you may find. Doing so will ensure pests won’t enter your home easily.
  • Hire an experienced pest control specialistNot only can we eradicate an existing infestation, but we also offer pest preventative services. We can come to your home routinely and ensure pests don’t invade your space.



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 page from the U.S. National Library of Medicine that reviews 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!