Common Pests In Boise

Written by Spencer

On November 14, 2019
Ants crawling on a howeowner's baseboards

Whether it be spring, summer, fall or winter, if you are living in Boise, pests are something you have to deal with.

Despite Boise, ID is one of the best places to live in this country because of the beautiful valley home, fertile farmland and various other outdoor recreational activities that you can enjoy with your friends and family, the residents of this city are still faced with pest problems. Being a Boise pest control company, we have some answers to common questions you might have.

What Are The Most Common Pests That Infest The Residential & Commercial Areas In Boise?

Pests are usually a result of weather change and some other indoor conditions that invite them. Most of the pests are only out during certain types of weather, also called seasonal pests. Some pests are a problem in the summer season, while others come out during colder temperatures.

When these pests infest your home, not only do they find a good place as shelter, their access to food and water also becomes easer. You go to sleep at night, and these pests could be in your kitchen feasting on your food and potentially contaminating it with diseases and bacteria.

While your first priority should be to contact Averse Pest Control, we think it’s a good idea to be aware of common pests in Boise.

1. Clover Mites

These pests are common in the spring and they invade the homes in Boise in large numbers. Clover mites are mostly harmless as they do not bite, sting, or carry any infections or bacteria, still they are a nuisance as they grow in number and they also leave red stains behind if smashed. These tiny pests feed on vegetation outdoors. If you have any vegetation in your backyard, these pests can damage them. It is always a good step to control them before they multiply.

2. Ants

In Boise, there are several different species of ants, including sugar ants, carpenter ants, pavement ants, and harvester ants. If ants make their way into your home, they multiply very fast and it becomes extremely difficult to get rid of them without any professional help.

3. Spiders

Spiders are found almost everywhere in the world and in Boise, they are a common problem in households. They also have several different species like the Hobos, jumping spiders, wolf spiders, and black widows. If spiders have invaded your house, a regular treatment is highly recommended.

4. Rodents

Rats and mice are very common during the fall and winter in Boise area. These little guys invade your home, looking for shelter, food, and water. They can gnaw and leave their droppings that spread different kinds of diseases and infections. Much worse, rodents also contaminate your food and general household items with diseases and bacteria. They can also bring other pests like fleas and ticks when they enter your house.

5. Stinging Insects

Stinging insects include the wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, and bees. Unfortunately, these stinging insects are a common problem in Boise during summer season and they often come uninvited into your home looking for food or to feed on the flower nectar in your backyard. Moreover, if there is standing water, piles of debris or old burrows near your home or in the backyard, they’ll definitely be attracted. If you suspect wasps, yellow jackets, and hornets in or around your home, better contact the expert to help you exterminate and remove them from your house.

6. Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are microscopic, very hard to view with the naked eye and they hide in tiny cracks and crevices along with folds, tufts, and seams in the mattresses and box springs. During night time, they come out of these holes, crawl on your skin and feed on your blood. You may not feel anything during night, but upon waking up, you will notice small red bumps on your skin followed by itching that can last up to three days. Bed bugs are attracted to warmth and carbon dioxide.

7. Cockroaches

Roaches are creepy and disgusting. They can multiply quickly and lay up to 300 eggs in their short lifespan. If ignored, they can spread all over your property and will keep on multiplying unless they are treated. Roaches will feed on almost anything they find. From food to grease and spillovers and glue, you will find them feasting on everything you can think of.

What Should You Do In Case Of Pest Infestation?

If you think your home or business place in Boise is infested by pests, you should contact a reliable and trustworthy pest control company that can help you get rid of these pesky pests.

Averse Pest Control is your local pest control company in Boise and we have a full dedicated team of experts and technicians who have years of experience in the pest control industry. We know how much of a nuisance these pests create wherever they go and how badly you want to get the peace of your home back.

All of our pest control treatments are safe for the pets and children and our services include treating some of the most common pest problems in Boise.

No matter what time of the year it is, we know how to deal with all types of pests. We promise and guarantee our results and also offer a free of cost inspection and estimate for your pest control service.

We hope this article was helpful and gave you an insight on common pest problem in Boise. If you suspect any pests at your home in Boise, give us a call today and discuss your problem.

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