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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 few 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 gone inside a home, people often try to eliminate the problem independently. At first, this seems relatively straightforward. There are many different products on the market that claim to help homeowners with their pest problems. However, These products are rarely effective and sometimes unsafe to use, particularly when not properly handled. An Eagle pest control expert can help you eliminate whatever pests you are dealing with.




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 to the brain and feed and live off of it. Neither of these myths are true. Although any insect could conceivably penetrate someone’s ear, it is extremely rare. This is no more likely to happen with an earwig than with any other creature. Like other insects, if an earwig were to enter someone’s ear mistakenly, it would likely find its way back out quickly.

Earwigs also have pincers that protrude from their abdomen, which can look very menacing, adding to people’s fear. Those pincers are only used to kill prey, and earwigs will not likely use them to sting a human. Although earwigs are 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. Keeping these areas clean and dry will remove their hiding places and prevent an infestation.

Stinging Insects

Stinging insects are also pests that strike fear in the hearts of many. This fear is well-founded for some, as anyone allergic to wasps or hornets can suffer serious harm if stung. Stinging insects can inflict pain on others, but it is nothing more than a nuisance. Still, no one wants large populations of these pests around their home, so it is important to eliminate the problem immediately.

A quick search online will provide many proposed solutions for getting rid of a wasp or hornet nest. This is a hazardous 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 highly aggressive. Wasps often attack anything threatening 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 victim of this attack could suffer actual 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 vital function in the world. Still, they are pervasive and usually enter homes searching for food, water, and shelter. Ants are mostly drawn to sugary foods but will eat anything they encounter. 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 path 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 service will eliminate all signs of ants so that you can take your home back again.

Flying Insects

Of all the flying insects, mosquitoes are some of the most annoying. They can prevent you from enjoying a backyard barbecue, 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 house fly. These 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 dealing with house flies. Unfortunately, a large population of house flies can quickly become a problem, 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 eliminate infestations so you can take your home back once and for all, and we want to get started today.

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Because of who we are, our history, our commitment to the future, our guarantee, and the specific standards that we hold ourselves to, we are confident that you will want to do business with us. Give us a call at (208) 463-4533 to request a quote! We are open Monday through Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM.

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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.