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? Would you like some 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 detecting when an infestation has set in is not always easy. Identifying an infestation as soon as possible is essential 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, adversely affecting their health.
- Spiders: The black widow spider is the only spider dangerous to humans in Caldwell. 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 eliminate them.
- Stinging insects: Wasps and hornets deliver painful stings and sometimes multiple times. Homeowners should never try to get rid of a nest alone, 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 annoying, and many carry diseases. These insects also breed quickly, so populations can soon grow out of control.
- Cockroaches: Cockroaches are some of the most resilient creatures on earth. They are known scavengers and will contaminate any area they infest, usually the kitchen.
- Rodents: Mice and rats can enter a home easier than many think. Once they do, they will cause immense damage and contaminate everything in their path.
How to Detect a Pest Problem
Because 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 filthy 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: 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: 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 mouse or insect infestation. It is essential to speak with a Caldwell pest control company about how to take care 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 bait 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, 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 to eliminate your problem quickly. A pest control professional will take care of everything, so you do not have to deal with the headache and 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 alone. At Barrier Pest Control, our Caldwell pest control experts can get rid of the issue quickly so you can take back your home. Feel free to call us today at 208-463-4533 or contact us online.
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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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