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.
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.
COMMON PESTS FOUND IN THE BOISE AREA
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- 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!
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.
A list of bugs and insects commonly found in Idaho.
Common bees and wasps in the Idaho area as well as a comprehensive guide on first aid for bee stings.
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.
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.
This fact sheet reviews some of the better know, more “dangerous” species of spiders although contrary to popular belief are rarely harmful to humans.
HOW TO KEEP PESTS OUT OF YOUR HOUSE
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.
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 specialist.
Not 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.
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This Month's Featured Pest
Voles are relatively small rodents that leave very distinctive tunnels just under the layer of grass. They are brown in color, with shorter tails and small eyes, and are rarely found indoors. Voles are often referred to as meadow mice and cause a large amount of damage to yards every year.More Pests
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