Idaho's landscape is very rugged, dominated by mountains and forests. This unique landscape is part of the appeal of this state, but it is also the reason why pests can be a major problem for homeowners. In addition to the common pests expected in most homes such as cockroaches, spiders and rodents, there are also a variety of other household pests in this state. In Idaho, the terrain leads to many, very diverse species of beetles. Additionally, mites and boxelder bugs also have a very strong presence in Idaho homes. Knowing what kind of pests to expect and what causes them helps homeowners prevent infestations from occurring.
Idaho is home to many species of beetles, many of which make their home in your pantry. Saw toothed grain beetles, red flour beetles, and flat grain beetles are all likely intruders in your home. As suggested by their name, these beetles prefer grain types of food such as cereals. The carpet beetle and the hide beetle are also very common. With these species the problem is primarily with the larvae and not the adult beetles. These insects will make themselves at home in your house feeding on all types of natural products from clothes to food. Clothes and fabrics that are particularly attractive to the larvae include such things as fur, wool and feathers. Carpet beetle larvae infestations can also be found in many grain foods.
Mites can be another problem for Idaho households. A large variety of mites may be found in your home, but they often go undetected, allowing them to build up to infestations. The grain mite is very prevalent, and like many of the beetles mentioned above, will take up residence in your pantry. These tiny critters will feed off of a wide variety of food products and can even cause some health problems when ingested. Though they are usually harmless, these pests are still an unwanted annoyance in your home and Terminix pest control experts can help you treat and prevent them.
The boxelder bug is another very well known pest in Idaho. There are two species of Boxelder bugs in Idaho, and per their namesake, these bugs primarily feed on the seeds of the boxelder tree. However, they can also be found on many other types of plants. Though these bugs start out as an outdoor problem, in the fall and winter, they often move inside to escape the cold temperatures. Boxelder bugs also feed on other insects, and a noticeable presence of them in your home could indicate other household insect problems. It's no secret that any bugs inside your home are considered a nuisance, but the boxelder bug is harmless. Many argue that the most effective way to prevent problems from these pests is to remove their source of food from around your home; boxelder trees and other plants preferred by these pests. However, this isn't necessarily the most desirable course of action, which is way Terminix offers treatment plans to help you avoid any problems resulting from these pests.
These are just a few of the pests you may encounter in your Idaho home, but no matter what critters you find, Terminix will be there to help. Safe, effective treatments will help prevent and eliminate your pest problems.
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