Residents of Cave Springs, AR, may be used to the subtropical climate, with its hot and humid summers, but there’s no getting used to the pests that dwell in the area. It’s well known that many pests love to dwell in moist places, and that often means invading homes to get them. Thankfully, Action Pest & Turf is here to eliminate them. Our owner, Guy Lockridge, has more than 20 years of experience in the pest control industry, so you can feel confident hiring us. The following are just a few of the most common pests we treat.
You’ll find a slew of different ants here in Arkansas, including Pharaoh ants and fire ants. In particular, you’ll want to watch out for odorous house ants. These are black or dark brown ants that emit a sweet smell when they’re crushed. Ants forage for food, especially meat and sweets, in the spring and summer, so you’ll often find them near the trashcans and in the garden. If you have vegetation that’s brushing up against your property, this can encourage ants to migrate inside. The chances of this happening are greater in the winter. Repelling ants with vinegar and killing them with borax can only work for so long. The important thing is to trace them back to their nest; this is something that requires a professional. Let us do so and provide thorough extermination.
Subterranean termites are a big problem here in the southern states because these kinds thrive on moisture. From their underground colonies, they can burrow up to your exterior or your slab foundation and feed on any wood structure that’s in direct contact with the soil. They spread quickly, moving to wood that’s above ground level through distinct tunnels called mud tubes. They develop winged termites for reproduction, and these can shed their wings all over your floors. If you spot either of these two signs, you know you have an infestation. We offer plenty of treatments for termites. As a pre-treatment, we can pour Bora-Care onto untreated wood, which will repel and kill the pests if they target that structure. We can spray the perimeter of your home with Termidor®, a low-toxicity insecticide that creates a virtual barrier against termites. Our team can perform an annual check-up and retreat any possible entry points.
In the summer, it can be impossible to host a barbecue or a pool party without being bothered by mosquitoes. They’re not just a nuisance, though; they carry various diseases from malaria to the West Nile virus, which they can transmit through their bites. Even pets aren’t immune to them. If there are more mosquitoes in your backyard than usual, you might have unwittingly provided them with a breeding ground. These insects lay their eggs in standing water. Have our exterminators come over for an inspection. We’ll identify those breeding grounds and look in your trees and shrubs for any habitations. Using mist blowers and an insecticide recommended by the World Health Organization, we’ll eliminate the mosquitoes at all stages of their growth from eggs to larvae to adults.
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Action Pest & Turf is a member of the National Pest Management Association, so we uphold high standards for pest control. Contact us if you find any of the above-mentioned pests on your property in Cave Springs. You’ll receive a free cost estimate!