Our monthly, quarterly, and annual Boise pest control services can keep those pests at bay all year round.
From billbugs and ticks in the warmer months to rodents making their way indoors in the colder months, our service handles them all. Other pests, like the ones listed below, are also seen in the Boise ID area. Our Barrier Promise ensures top-quality service for any pest and rodent eradication and prevention.
COMMON PESTS FOUND IN THE BOISE AREA
One of the most common pest problems that we see are ants. 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 professional pest control services.
Earwigs feed on decaying plants and wood, so it is no surprise to find them in most backyards. They can easily infest a neglected yard or unclean home. For these unwanted pests, regular treatment from pest control professionals is necessary to control and contain the earwigs.
ELM SEED/BOXELDER BUGS
Elm Seed and Boxelder bugs are fairly new to the Boise area, and were first seen by pest control companies 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 pest services 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, some being very poisonous spiders. For best spider control results, regular treatments are highly recommended from a local experienced pest control company.
Much like all of us, there are rodents who have also 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. If you encounter deer mice, gophers, house mice or voles in or around your home, our Boise rodent control solutions can help eliminate them promptly.
Wasps and hornets can be one of the most annoying pests to have, and unfortunately, they are no stranger to our area. Avoid having any standing water, piles of debris, or old burrows near your home. They are also attracted to fencing, playground equipment and roofing areas. If you have found that you have wasps, yellow-jackets, honey bees, or hornets in or around your home, it is best to leave it to the experts to avoid any injuries.
Bed 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 bed bug problem let our pest control specialists help before it gets any worse.
Most common in the Spring, clover mites tend to invade 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 pest control treatments can help avoid immensely to avoid from having to deal with them at all.
Quality Residential & Commercial Pest Control Solutions in Boise
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.
All of these invasive pests can be alleviated and solved with our residential pest control program that targets the pest issues during the season that they are most active.
It’s important to know that even businesses can be exposed to pests and unwanted rodents. Restaurants can attract cockroaches, mice, rats, and spiders. While offices, warehouses, and hotels can have ants, bed bugs, and other pest infestations!
With the help of our Boise pest control services, we can ensure that your company’s production does not skip a beat when your buildings or offices are being treated.
Taking precautionary pest control measures to ensure your business is safe from pests can help prevent or limit poor online and word-of-mouth reviews, product recall, employee and customer health risks, and more. Regardless of your industry, Barrier Pest Control is here to help with any pest problem. Contact us today for a free estimate and head-start on protecting your business from uninvited little critters.
TranscriptSince 2006, Barrier Pest Control has been a company that has emphasized great customer service above all else. To achieve that goal, Barrier doesn't have gimmicks or clever marketing ploys. We do it by simply taking care of people in simple ways and striving to be the best pest control business in town. These simple ways certainly aren't national news. Being nice to customers, always answering the phone, returning after hour messages promptly, calling the day in advance to schedule and always being on time are just a few examples of how we run our pest management solutions. By consistently delivering on these basic but often neglected items, Barrier's been appreciated over the years by thousands in the Boise ID area, and hopes to do so for many years to come. Barrier uses the best products and methods, and as a result, their services are safe and maximally effective in order to protect your family and business from any of your pest control needs. Because of our expertise, focus on the customer experience, and our safe and effective ways of protecting what you value most, Barrier Pest Control is the right choice for all of your pest problems.
FAQs From Our Boise Customers
- 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!
Clean areas you feel could be home to pests as best you can. These areas could be corners behind large furniture, attics, basements, and closets that can be ideal hideouts for ants, mosquitos, cockroaches, spiders, wasps and bees, and mice and rats. If you can’t reach certain areas in an attic or garage, don’t worry, just bring up those areas with the pest control expert and they’ll make sure they thoroughly inspect the hard-to-reach areas.
Warm, damp, and dark areas are also places to check and clean. Areas behind your fridge, stove, microwave, and other easily moveable kitchen appliances that don’t regularly get moved can become cozy living quarters for pests. Laundry and mud rooms should also be thoroughly cleaned. We recommend cleaning up garbage cans, freezers, and woodpiles regularly as these can attract rodents and pests.
If you suspect pests are in your shed, damaging your lawn, or other areas around your home, clean these areas and mark them as needed. Spotty yards can be a sign of Billbugs. Billbugs can be difficult to find and know if they are indeed beneath the surface of your lawn. An easy four-step inspection can be done to check for these pesky critters in your yard.
If you have already found signs of pests in your home such as feces, nests, or property damage, take pictures of these areas, and be sure you can point them out to your pest control specialist upon their arrival. They will be able to properly examine the area and determine what pests they are working with.
In some cases, feces can be found near dining areas or where you discard food. Your home’s countertops should be free of dishes, food, and any appliances where pests can hide and feces can be found. Cover any open food and store it in a safe place. If you have children, ensure their crib/mattress and toys are protected and stored in a safe place as well. Please keep in mind, children tend to put objects in their mouths, often without the parent(s) knowing. If you suspect that there are pest feces or remnants in your kitchen, clean your dishes, countertops, mop the floors, and if needed, check your fridge and pantry to ensure pests haven’t gotten into your food supply.
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.
Fall & Winter
Many may not know that the same goes for flies! These pests and rodents typically overwinter until the warmer months of April and May come around to head back outside. You’ll start to see burrows, holes, property damage, feces, and other signs of rodents making their way inside searching for warmth. It can be difficult to find where these flies get in so double-check all your doors and windows are closed to keep them from getting in through these openings.
Spring & Summer
Summertime is prime weather for mosquitos, wasps, beetles, and crickets. Mosquitoes breed in standing water & in marshy areas, and can reproduce quickly. This can be a legitimate marsh or it can be pools of water sitting in your yard. Regular perimeter treatments along with installing a good draining system in your yard can help reduce the spread of mosquitos in and around your home.
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.
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.
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.
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This Month's Featured Pest
Cat Faced Spider
The Cat-Face Spider is an Orb Weaver, as their intricate webs suggest. The Cat-Face Spider tends to make its webs near lights and corners along the outside buildings. Full-grown females are large and have a combination of odd projections on the abdomen and dark indentation markings that some say resemble the ears and eyes of a cat. Despite their large size and bizarre appearance, Cat-Face Spiders are not venomous. It has been our experience that homes close to the Snake or Boise River have more issues with these feline-faced spiders.
As with most other spiders, regular pest control treatments and exclusion methods are essential to keeping the Cat-Face Spider off and out of your home.
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Service Area (Southwest Idaho)
Our pest control services are also available in Boise, Garden City, Eagle, Emmett, Meridian, Kuna, Nampa, Melba, Middleton, Star, Marsing, Homedale, Caldwell and Mountain Home.