Identifying and Eradicating Pests In Your Eagle, ID Home
There are lots of beautiful green spaces in and around Eagle ID. While these green spaces are perfect for you and your family to relax in, they are also the natural habitat for pests such as ants and wasps. These bugs, along with other critters, do not differentiate between public spaces and your home. The chances are, at some point, some of these pests will find their way into your house.
Common Pests in Eagle, ID
Rats and Mice
Pests like rats and mice gravitate toward shelter and water; two things your home can supply. This is particularly true during the colder months when the temperatures in Eagle and surrounding cities such as Boise can drop down to 15 degrees F.
You probably know that both rats and mice carry all sorts of diseases such as Hantavirus and Leptospirosis. But rodents do far more than spread disease. They chew through electrical wiring which can lead to a fatal house fire.
It all begins with prevention. Since rats and mice only require a gap as little as a quarter of an inch to enter your home, Croach® services begin with a thorough inspection of your property. When we spot an entry points, we immediately seal them up. This helps to prevent further rodent invasions. Croach® can then begin the process of eliminating the rodents from your property.
Wasps, Bees, Ants, and Spiders
As a resident of Eagle ID, you've undoubtedly spent time with your family at the beautiful Eagle Island State Park. Chances are, you and your family have gone to Eagle Island State Park to enjoy a picnic or BBQ. During your time there, you may have encountered either bees, wasps, and hornets, or ants and spiders.
Just as we like to get out into the sunshine after winter, these pests also begin to forage when the weather warms up. We all know the importance of covering our soda cans to prevent wasps from getting in. These stinging insects are highly aggressive and can sting multiple times. If you inadvertently start a picnic or BBQ near one of their nests, the danger is increased. Bees are far less aggressive but will attack if they feel their hive is under threat.
Those old cartoons showing ants carrying off food aren't so far from the truth. Ant scouts go out looking for food, leaving a chemical trail for the other ants to follow. If your food is in their path, then it won't be long before your outdoor meal is ruined. Grass, which grows readily in Eagle, ID makes it extremely difficult to spot their nests.
Spiders can inhabit both the grass and nearby trees. Many people have experienced spider bites without knowing where they came from. These same pests that make their home in foliage will also happily build webs in or around your home.
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How Croach® Removes Pests from Your Property
We can't stress this strongly enough - never try to remove a bee or wasps nest by yourself. As we've previously mentioned, wasps can sting multiple times while bees can release a chemical that encourages other bees to sting you. During the warmer weather, a young queen will search for a suitable place to start a new colony. This could be under your eaves or in a tree on your property.
Food is the main reason ants invade your home. Most commercial ant control treatments only scatter the ants, leaving many to create new nests. Not all ant species are the same, which is why you need Croach® to come in and determine which species of ants have invaded your home. From there, we can plan and implement an eradication strategy.
Spiders may be unsightly but for the most part they are harmless. Of course, there are exceptions. The longer a spider lives in your home, the bigger it will become. This can lead to predators such as birds seeking them out. Croach® is the expert at eradicating spiders from homes. We've been doing spider control for years.
The Croach® Approach to Eagle, ID Pest Control
At Croach®, we believe the best form of pest control is prevention. We thoroughly inspect your house to ensure that any entry points are sealed to prevent further invasions. Removing the current infestation isn’t enough. Pest will return if given a chance. Croach® technicians apply effective, regular pest treatments to eliminate pests and keep them away.
What does this look like?
Initial service – We conduct a thorough inspection of your home. During the inspection, we encourage you to ask questions, raise concerns, and point out any troubled areas.
Personalized treatment plans – We offer tips like those above, describe the service options, and explain how our service and our guarantee work. Then we treat your home, inside and out, to flush pests from the property. It is normal to see activity increase as pests are disrupted, and then begin to taper off.
First Regular Service – One month after the initial service we return for your first regular service. Most of the pests should have left your home. This treatment should eliminate the rest, break the egg cycle, and create a protective barrier around your home to prevent future infestations.
Regular Service – Our services are conducted every two months to keep the barrier active and treat any potential new problems. It is critical to maintain this two-month cycle as the pesticide, and the barrier, begins to break down after sixty days and runs the risk of re-infestation.
In the unlikely event you have a pest problem between regular services, contact us for a free re-treat.
Croach® has been eliminating and controlling pests for residents of Eagle, Boise, Meridian, Emmett, and other nearby towns for quite some time. We are incredibly proud to be a part of these communities. Croach® pest services have lots of satisfied clients in Eagle and the surrounding area.
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