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With Star Riverside Park, Sol Invictus Vineyard, River Birch Golf Course, and more, Star, Idaho has a vast and diverse ecosystem. It is this ecosystem that draws nature lovers to the area to live and work, and there is much here for them to enjoy. While that ecosystem is home to beautiful and amazing wildlife, there are many pests here that residents would like to keep at arm’s length.

Star is home to many different types of pests that can be anything from annoying, to quite dangerous, both for a person’s health and their home. If you have seen pests in your home, your first natural inclination is likely to try and get rid of them as soon as possible, by any means. The only real way to get rid of these creatures once and for all, though, is to speak to a professional Star pest control company. Below, our pest experts outline the most common pests we can help you deal with when you see them around your home.



Just because a pest is considered common does not mean they do not pose a risk. In Star, there are some pests that are more common than others. If you are dealing with any of the below pests, it is important to speak to a professional that can get rid of them so your home can become the safe place it should be.

  • Ants: People do not usually have a fear of ants, but perhaps they should. Certain species of ants can cause a great deal of damage to your home. Carpenter ants, for example, are very common in Star. These pests chew into wood to make their nests, which is very damaging to the structural integrity of a home. Like other pests, ants are also very filthy creatures and they can contaminate just about anything in a home, including your food supply. Some ants, such as fire ants, will also become very aggressive when they feel threatened and their stings are immensely painful.
  • Termites: Termites cause approximately $5 billion worth of damage every year to homes throughout the country, and many of them live right here in Star. Contrary to what many people think, termites do not eat wood but instead, they chew through it searching for the cellulose inside, which they do eat. Still, termites are extremely destructive. They will not only chew through the wood in your home, but also cardboard, fire wood, and anything they can find that may contain glucose.
  • Bed bugs: Despite the fun saying that you should not “let the bedbugs bite,” it becomes extremely problematic when they do. Bed bugs can come from anywhere, as they are notoriously known as hitchhikers. You may bring them home after you have traveled and stayed in a hotel, or that secondhand furniture or clothing you purchased may be carrying them. Either way, just as it is widely known how bed bugs can travel from place to place, it is just as well-known how difficult they are to get rid of. Eliminating the problem requires the help of a professional Star pest control company.
  • Cockroaches: Cockroaches are one type of pest homeowners fear most. They are very dirty, carry many diseases, and are often a sign of unsanitary conditions. Once they have made their way into a home, they are very hard to eradicate. This is because these pests are extremely hardy. In fact, it has been said that they survived the ice age. It is also believed that cockroaches can even survive without their head, and that they will live until their body simply starves to death. A Star pest control company will not only eliminate the problem, but also determine how they are making their way inside so other cockroaches cannot enter your home.
  • Fleas: If you have been noticing itchy bumps on your arms, legs, and other areas of the body, you may at first wonder where they are coming from. If you have a pet and have noticed that they have been scratching a lot more lately, there is a good chance you have fleas. The first step in flea control is to take your pet to the vet for treatment. Your next step should be to contact a professional pest control company that can apply the necessary treatment that will get the fleas out so you and your pet can be happy and healthy once again.
  • Stinging insects: Stinging insects such as wasps and hornets will deliver a sting that is very painful and may even make a person feel nauseous, tired, and generally unwell afterward. The nests of stinging insects should never be removed on your own. A professional pest control company will know how to remove the nest, and the stinging insects that once lived inside.
  • Spiders: The majority of spider species in Star are not harmful, but it is home to the black widow spider. No one should ever handle a black widow spider without the help of a professional who will know how to get rid of it safely.

Rodent Control

Rodent Control
There are many different species of rodents in the world but the two that cause the most trouble for homeowners are mice and rats. Both types of rodents carry many different diseases, and can cause major property damage. They will pull up siding, gnaw through wires, and even pull apart insulation and other parts of a home when building their nests.

If you have seen one mouse or rat around your home, you probably already have an infestation. A Star pest control professional can identify how the rodents are making their way into your home and get rid of the ones that have already made their way inside.

Residential & Commercial Pest Control in Star, ID

No matter the problem you are dealing with, our Star pest control professionals at Barrier Pest Control are here to help. Call us today at 208-463-4533 or contact us online.

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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.

Service Area (Southwest Idaho)

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.

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