• Saint George Pest Control

    April 3, 2014 // No Comments »

    Pest Control

    St. George, UT is very beautiful. It is home to Dixie State University, and it is also surrounded by great landscaping. The weather is also amazing year round. The weather will draw hundreds of visitors every year. It will also allow pests to live through out the whole year.

    What pests live in St. George?

    With the weather never really dropping down past a freezing point for months at a time, most pests will thrive in St. George. Some pests that are seen in St. George are: crickets, cockroaches, spiders, ants, earwigs, and scorpions.

    animal insect bug

    Where do pests live? 

    Most of these pests will live on the outside but of the home but if not treated will start moving their way into the home. On the outside, most of the pests will live by the plants. The plants will offer the pest a good food source, and also a supple amount of water. When the pests start to overpopulate, they will then move toward the home. Around the whole home is small area where there are holes so the home can breathe. The pest will find these holes and make their way in to walls of the home. Inside the walls is where they can live and be protected year around; and if not treated will only get worse.

    How can pests be controlled?

    If pests are not controlled they will infest your whole home. To truly control them, a pest control company will have to treat your home. A pest control company will be able to treat the pests at the source and move the pests off your property.

    What will a pest control company do? 

    In order to control the pests, a company will need to do a three part treatment. The first part will need to be done on the inside of the home. Since most of the pests live inside the walls of the home, that area will need to be treated. To treat this area, an in wall treatment will be done. To do this the face plates will need to be taken off and a product will be placed in to the walls of the home. This product will exterminate any pests infested inside the walls. The 2nd and 3rd part of the treatment will take place on the outside. One will be done by treating the foundation of the home using a power sprayer. The power sprayer will have the ability to treat into the soil, and get under any rocks. The other will be to kill the pests at the source of the problem; and that is the plants. To treat this area, granules are used. The granules are activated by water. This will allow the product to seep down to the base of the plants and roots, where the pests live, and exterminate them. Doing this kind of treatment will ensure a pest free home.

    How can I know if a company does this kind of treatment? 

    The best way to see if a pest control company does this kind of treatment is to look at the reviews. Reviews can be found online at Yelp, Google, and Angie’s list.

    Pest Control St. George

    Bulwark Exterminating
    56 North 500 East
    St. George, UT 84770
    (435) 627-8840
    bulwarkpestcontrol.com

    Truly Nolen Pest Control
    630 North 3050 East
    St. George, UT 84790
    (435) 688-1092
    trulynolen.com

    Terminix
    3568 West 900 South
    Salt Lake City, UT 84104
    (801) 618-2410
    terminix.com

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    Insects That Look Worse Than They Are

    March 14, 2013 // No Comments »

    In the world of insects, sometimes looking intimidating is enough to deter a predator. The shape and colors of insects say a lot about it’s adaptability and presence in the wild. In nature, bright colors are often a warning to stay away because of venom or poison, but this is not always the case since sometimes these merely act as decoys. Size and shape also serve to protect from and deter predators, but don’t mean that the insect is fearsome and aggressive.

    To us humans, insects inspire responses ranging from revulsion to apprehension to total fear. Much of this comes from a natural dislike of bugs that crawl and buzz and fly. Since there are about 1.5 billion insects for every one of us, getting somewhat comfortable with this class of invertebrate may be important. Here are some insects whose creepy reputation outweighs their actual ability to do you harm.

    Cockroaches

    Cockroaches

    Cockroaches (Photo credit: Destinys Agent)

    These probably make the top of most lists of insects nearly everyone either actively hates, is generally revolted by, or would categorically avoid if nearby. While cockroaches are ugly and creepy looking, they don’t bite. Their only harm is the spread of bacteria, but this can be avoided in clean areas. One reason for their reputation as fearsome insects is that they are often found in large numbers and thus have the ability to truly disgust as a group.

    Dragonflies

    Dragonfly

    Dragonfly (Photo credit: Shoops2011)

    Something about large, fast moving, flying, multi-colored insects inspires a nervous fear that we can’t overcome. Dragonflies are large and creepy looking, but totally harmless to humans. In fact, dragonflies do a lot of good by eating mosquitoes and other small destructive insects that pester you a lot more and are actually much more harmful.

    Praying Mantis

    English: A South African praying mantis (Mioma...

    These are pretty well known to be harmless to humans, but many people are afraid of contact with the garden insects. The praying mantis is quite hideous and has a fearsome disposition for smaller insects, but the worst you will get is a slight pinch by picking one up. Many a kid has even made a pet out of the praying mantis, so despite the loathsome appearance, these insects are quite docile.

    Scarab Beetles

    English: Malham Tarn: Cockchafer beetle Chafer...

    English: Malham Tarn:  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    These are large, stout beetles that look more intimidating than they actually are. They often have bright, metallic colored bodies and are scavengers for dung and decaying plant matter. The size and color of these beetles make them seem harmful, but they are harmless and will usually do everything they can to avoid you.

    Spiders

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    Spider 028 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    These arthropod insects can be both harmless and very deadly. For this reason, most people avoid contact with spiders. The assumption is that any spider you come across could bite you and potentially be venomous. Realistically, most spiders don’t have lethal venom and will not bite. Exercising caution is always a good idea around spiders, but the general rule is that by leaving them alone, they will leave you alone. Most spider bites result from carelessness or unintentionally getting too near a web.

     

    Ben Vaughn writes on pest extermination in Utah and understanding insects and home infestation.

     

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    Happy Holidays From Pest Control Saint George

    December 11, 2012 // No Comments »

     

    Christmas in the post-War United States

    St. George Christmas Preparations 

    It’s hard to believe that Christmas will be here in just a matter of days. There is still so much left to do! We’ve got the tree trimmed, the lights on the house, and the Christmas cards sent, but still have to find a few more last minute gifts. With all of this hustle and bustle all around us, is easy to forget one vital Christmas preparation… The pest control! Unwanted house bugs can ruin an otherwise joyful Christmas.

    A Pest Free St. George Christmas 

    Pest control professionals in St. George, UT will help with any unwanted pest invaders this holiday season. With St. George’s cooler winter months finally here; pests look for ways to get inside your home to warm up and even overwinter. Wolf spiders, Hobo spiders, field crickets, and oriental roaches are especially widespread in St. George this time of year.

    If you are living in St. George, UT or surrounding areas, and are seeing spiders, crickets, cockroaches, or pantry pests inside your home; get help. A St. George exterminator can offer both spider control and roach control. Both of these treatment plans not only get rid of existing spiders or roaches, but will keep them from ever returning to your home. Treatments are guaranteed.

    Merry Christmas 

    Pest Control St. George would like to take this opportunity to wish everybody a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year. May your holidays be filled with love, good times, good food; and may they be pest free.

    St. George Utah Pest Control 

    Bulwark Exterminating
    56 North 500 East
    St. George, UT 84770
    (435) 627-8840
    bulwarkpestcontrol.com

    Truly Nolen Pest Control
    630 North 3050 East
    St. George, UT 84790
    (435) 688-1092
    trulynolen.com

    Terminix
    3568 West 900 South
    Salt Lake City, UT 84104
    (801) 618-2410
    terminix.com

     

    Posted in St. George Pest Control

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