Caldwell is a bustling city that has much to offer its residents. The region is known for the great wine it produces, and the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge is an excellent spot for nature lovers. Unfortunately, while many people love the area, so do many pests. Once cockroaches, bed bugs, rodents, or other pests find their way into a home, they are challenging for people to get rid of on their own. A Caldwell pest control company can help eliminate these problems quickly and easily, so you can take your home back once again.
Barrier Pest Control proudly serves the entire Treasure Valley area, including residents in Caldwell. Do you have a question? Do you need help identifying a pest on your property? Please give us a call to find out how we can help you.
COMMON PESTS IN CALDWELL
Caldwell is home to many different types of pests. The most common of these are:
- Termites: Termites can cause immense damage to a home, and it is not always easy to detect when an infestation has set in. Identifying an infestation as soon as possible is essential, though, so these critters do not cause extensive damage.
- Bed bugs: Even though they are parasites, they are generally not dangerous to a human’s health. Still, bed bugs can make it extremely difficult for people to get a good night’s sleep, which can adversely affect their health.
- Spiders: The only spider that is dangerous to humans in Caldwell is the black widow spider. hazardous spiders should never be handled by a non-professional. Even when the population of harmless spiders grows out of control, it usually takes a professional to get rid of them.
- Stinging insects: Wasps and hornets deliver painful stings and sometimes, multiple times. Homeowners should never try to get rid of a nest on their own, as this will only cause wasps to become highly aggressive and attack the perceived threat.
- Flying insects: Mosquitoes, house flies, fruit flies, and crane flies are all very annoying, and many carry diseases. These insects also breed very quickly, so populations can grow out of control very quickly.
- Cockroaches: Cockroaches are some of the most resilient creatures on earth. They are known scavengers and will contaminate any area they infest, which is usually the kitchen.
- Rodents: Mice and rats can enter a home easier than many people think. Once they do, they will cause an immense amount of damage and contaminate everything in their path.
How to Detect a Pest Problem
Due to the fact that pests are annoying and pose a risk to human health, it is crucial to know how to spot a developing infestation. Below, our Caldwell pest control expert explains the main ways to spot a pest problem so you can eliminate it quickly.
A buildup of dirt: Most people do not want pests in their homes not only because they cause property damage, but also because they are incredibly dirty creatures. If you think pests have made their way into your home, inspect the areas of your home, paying particular attention to the corners, lower walls, and window sills. Seeing dirt or grease buildup in these areas indicates that you likely have a pest problem. Pests often use these areas to guide them to other parts of a home. As they rub up against them, they leave dirt and grease behind.
Unpleasant odors: Since pests produce many different unpleasant odors. Pests themselves may smell, but so too do their urine and feces, which they will leave in their wake. Unpleasant odors may also emit from food packages that have been torn open, causing the food inside to rot. Many pests will crawl into walls or other out-of-reach areas in a home when they die. As their bodies decay, they will also produce an unpleasant odor.
Droppings: Of course, because pests leave feces wherever they go, seeing droppings always means you have a pest problem. Although no one wants to find the droppings of pests in their home, they can help identify the type of pest you are dealing with. Larger droppings usually indicate the presence of rats, while smaller droppings may mean you have a mice or insect infestation. It is crucial to speak to a Caldwell pest control company about how to dispose of these droppings. Some, such as those left by rats, carry many diseases, including the hantavirus.
Spider webs: Seeing multiple spider webs in a home is always cause for concern. Not only could this mean that an infestation has developed, but it could also indicate that the spiders have set up their home there because it is close to a food source, such as an insect infestation.
Property damage: Rats and mice will tear up insulation to build their nests, destroying food packaging to get the food inside. Holes in the wall and hollow areas can also indicate the presence of termites. Even tiny insects can cause damage to the furnishings within a home. Look for holes in clothing, drapes, and furniture if you suspect you have a pest problem.
Why Call Barrier Pest Control?
Some people are reluctant to call a Caldwell pest control company because they think it will be too costly and take too much time. Unfortunately, using the baits and traps on the market today is usually ineffective. You will likely try different solutions repeatedly, only to find that nothing works. In the long run, you may find that trying these methods is not only a waste of time but also a waste of money. Barrier Pest Control will have the tools and resources necessary to fully eliminate your problem quickly. A pest control professional will take care of everything, so you do not have to deal with the headache of it, and so you can save time and money. Leaving a pest control problem to the professionals is always the better option.
If pests have taken up residence in your home, do not try to deal with the problem on your own. At Barrier Pest Control, our Caldwell pest control experts can get rid of the issue quickly so you can take back your home. Call us today at 208-463-4533 or contact us online.
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