Eagle is one of the most beautiful and fastest growing suburbs nestled in the Boise foothills. Here, residents enjoy vast green spaces, golf courses, and some of the best spas in the country. Residents know this, but not many know that while people love these spaces, so do many different pests. Surprisingly, many kinds of pests in the world serve a purpose, but that does not mean you want them in your home.
Once pests have made their way inside a home, people often try to eliminate the problem on their own. At first, this seems relatively straightforward. There are many different products on the market that claim to help homeowners with their pest problems. These products, though, are rarely effective and they are also sometimes unsafe to use, particularly when they are not properly handled. An Eagle pest control expert can help you get rid of whatever pests you are dealing with once and for all.
COMMON PESTS IN EAGLE
Earwigs are insects that many people fear, due to their appearance and the myth that has abounded about these pests over the years.
Many people believe the misconception that earwigs got their name because they crawl into a person’s ear, usually while someone is sleeping, and lay eggs in their ear canal. Some even believe that once an earwig penetrates the ear canal, it will continue on to the brain and feed and live off of it. Neither of these myths are true. Although any insect could conceivably make its way into someone’s ear, it is extremely rare. Additionally, this is no more likely to happen with an earwig than with any other creature. Like other insects, if an earwig were to mistakenly enter someone’s ear, it would likely find its way back out very quickly.
Earwigs also have pincers that protrude from their abdomen, and these can look very menacing, adding to the fear people feel. Those pincers, though, are only used to kill prey, and earwigs will not likely use them to sting a human being. Although earwigs are perfectly harmless, it does not mean you want large populations around your home or yard. These insects are attracted to dark and damp areas, meaning disheveled homes and unkempt yards are particularly susceptible to them. Simply making sure these areas are kept clean and dry will remove their hiding places and prevent an infestation.
Stinging insects are also pests that strike fear in the heart of many. For some, this fear is well-founded, as anyone with an allergy to wasps or hornets can suffer serious harm if they are stung. For others, stinging insects can inflict pain, but it is really nothing more than a nuisance. Still, no one wants large populations of these pests around their home and so, it is important to eliminate the problem as soon as possible.
A quick search online will provide many proposed solutions for getting rid of a wasp or hornet nest on your own. This is a very dangerous practice and should never be done. Even if you can knock the nest down somehow, the wasps will emerge and when they do, they will become extremely aggressive. Wasps will often attack anything that threatens them and their home in a swarm, meaning hundreds of wasps could attack at once. Unlike honeybees, wasps and hornets can also sting repeatedly. A person that is the victim of this type of attack could suffer real harm, even if they are not allergic to these pests. Always call an Eagle pest control service that can remove any nest safely and effectively.
Ants are extremely interesting creatures. They can carry up to 50 times their body weight and many different species serve a very important function in the world. Still, they are very pervasive and usually enter homes in search of food, water, and shelter. Ants are mostly drawn to sugary foods, but they will eat anything they come across. Carpenter ants, harvester ants, and pavement ants are the most common species of ant found in Eagle.
After even just one ant has made their way into your home, you will soon have a problem. Ants leave a trail of pheromones behind them as they search for food, while other worker ants find the same trail to the food source. Do-it-yourself baits and traps will not eliminate the problem because while they may catch a few straggling ants, they will not eliminate the trail ants have left behind. A professional Eagle pest control will get rid of all signs of ants, so you can take your home back once again.
Of all the flying insects, mosquitoes are some of the most annoying. They can prevent you from enjoying a backyard barbecue, and they can also carry serious illnesses and transmit them to humans. The Zika virus is just one of the most dangerous viruses that mosquitoes can transmit to humans, and it is particularly harmful to pregnant women.
The other most common flying insect homeowners have problems with is the common house fly. These, too, seem like nothing more than an annoyance, and generally look quite harmless. Unfortunately, they are not. House flies carry many different diseases too, including typhoid, diarrhea, and cholera. Many people do not even consider calling an Eagle pest control service when they are dealing with house flies. Unfortunately, a large population of house flies can quickly become a problem and so, a professional can quickly eliminate it for you.
Why Call Barrier Pest Control?
The above pests are just a few of the most common types of critters our Eagle pest control professionals at Barrier Pest Control can help you get rid of when you have a problem. Whether you are dealing with insects, spiders, or rodents, call us now at 208-463-4533 or contact us online. We know how to get rid of infestations so you can take your home back once and for all, and we want to get started today.
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