Kuna is a small city but one of the fastest-growing in Idaho. As part of the Boise Metropolitan Statistical Area, it was once known as the hidden gem of the Valley. Today, the uniqueness of this area, which has a small-town feel with the conveniences of the big city, has brought more and more people to it from within the state and from all over the country.
Unfortunately, as more and more people discover the beauty of Kuna, so too do many different pests. Ants, bed bugs, termites, stinging insects, and spiders are some of the most common pests that call Kuna home. They are all incredibly annoying and make a home no longer a safe space. If you are dealing with any pest, our Kuna pest control professionals can eliminate the problem so your home can be the castle you once knew it to be.
6 Most Common Pests In KUNA?
Anyone who has walked through one of Kuna’s beautiful parks or even just tried to enjoy a backyard barbecue has probably encountered a pest or two along the way. Any pest can quickly become an annoyance; some can even harm a person’s health and cause property damage. Although any pest can become a problem, some are more common than others in Kuna. These are as follows:
- Ants: Ants are not the harmless creatures people think they are. Kuna is home to many types of ants, including carpenter, pavement, and harvester ants. Ants keep their colony alive in several interesting ways, but you typically have to kill the queen before getting rid of the problem. This is much more difficult than most people think, so a Kuna pest control professional is usually necessary to eradicate the problem.
- Earwigs: Contrary to the number of myths about earwigs over the years, these insects are entirely harmless to humans. Still, no one wants large pest populations around their home. Earwigs are generally drawn to regularly wet areas and contain decaying plants and wood that are difficult to remove. While there are dry and cold months in Kuna, much of the year will be hospitable. Regular treatments are usually necessary to eliminate the problem and keep them from returning.
- Spiders: Even though many people have a genuine fear of spiders, the majority of them in Kuna do not pose a threat to humans. Still, some, such as the black widow spider, can negatively affect a person’s health. Black widow spiders will not bite and inject their venom into a human unless they feel threatened. Trying to handle them is enough for them to feel as though they are under attack. If you see a black widow spider or have a large population of another species, leave it to a professional Kuna pest control company to remove it.
- Bed bugs: Bed bugs are most active at night, so it can be challenging to identify when you have a problem. Bed bugs hide in the nooks and crannies of mattresses and box springs. They are attracted to carbon dioxide and warmth, so they come out at night to feed. The first sign is usually red, itchy bumps found in the morning and typically present as three bites in a row. If you have seen bed bugs or suspect you are getting bitten at night, a Kuna pest control professional can identify the problem for you and eliminate it.
- Stinging insects: Hornets and wasps are not only annoying, but they deliver a sting that is so painful that many people genuinely fear them. Stinging insects are generally drawn to piles of debris, standing water, and old burrows near home, so making sure these things are not around your home is a good prevention tactic. Still, these prevention tips are not always enough; when that is the case, it usually requires a Kuna pest control company to remove them.
- Rodents: Having mice or rats in your home is not always a sign of an unclean home, but there are times when it is. Clearing clutter will eliminate any hiding spaces rodents use to hide and create their nests, and sealing any cracks and gaps in the home’s foundation, windows, and doors can also prevent them from coming in.
How to Prepare for Pest Control
Many people wonder how to properly prepare for a Kuna pest control treatment, as they want to make the most out of it. That is entirely natural. The biggest thing homeowners can do when preparing for pest control treatment is to clean the areas that will be treated. When these areas are clean, the solution used for treatment can often adhere to it better. Additionally, cleaning these areas afterward can wipe away any of the solutions used, so they are no longer effective.
When cleaning, it is sometimes easy to remember the main areas, such as countertops, floors, and other surfaces. Other areas, though, could be more obvious. For example, areas behind appliances such as ovens and refrigerators are great places for pests to live and hide. Because these areas are only sometimes visible to people, they need to think about cleaning them. Laundry rooms, wood piles, and garbage cans are attractive to pests, so these areas should be cleaned thoroughly.
We Provide Effective Pest Control Solutions for Residents of Kuna
Regardless of the type of pest you are dealing with, our Kuna pest control professionals at Barrier Pest Control can help you eliminate it once and for all. We will identify the pest you are dealing with and how they get in, so once your home receives treatment, they will stay away. Feel free to call us today at 208-463-4533, or you can contact us online to learn more about how we can help.
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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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