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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.





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.


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.


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. You can also do your part by keeping your house clean and your yard and gardens well-groomed.


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. Also, if you already have a rodent problem, we can help you get them out.


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.


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!