Elm Springs, Arkansas, is a lovely community in the beautiful Ozark Mountains. Residents enjoy all four distinct seasons of the year with a bitterly cold winter, a hot and humid summer, a rainy spring and a cool and colorful fall. There’s something wonderful about every season, but these changing weather conditions also bring about a problem with several nuisance creatures throughout the year. Here at Action Pest & Turf, these are just a few of the many pests that we are regularly called upon to eradicate from homes in Elm Springs.


There are many spiders that call this area of Arkansas home, but most stay outside during warm weather to spin webs and catch troublesome insects. That makes them beneficial, but there are three spiders found in Elm Springs that become a problem when they move into your home. These spiders come inside during cold weather and often end up staying all year long. The common house spider is simply a nuisance because it creates webs throughout your home, and it will bite if provoked. Fortunately, its bite is nothing to worry about, but that’s not true of the other two spiders found in area homes. Both the brown recluse and the black widow are capable of delivering a bite that is full of a potent venom that is extremely dangerous to humans, and death may occur without immediate medical treatment.


Though residents of Elm Springs take pride in their homes, cockroaches still invade even the most spotless abodes. This area is home to the American cockroach, the German cockroach, and the brown cockroach. These nasty insects breed rapidly all year long, and they’ll enter homes in hot weather to search for water and in cold weather to seek out warmth and a food source. A cockroach infestation is more than just a nuisance because these insects are known to spread several serious infections to humans. These include typhoid, cholera, and Giardia.


Both the common house mouse and the Norway rat present a big problem in Elm Springs. They are attracted to your home’s comforts during every season, and it’s easy for them to gain entrance because they can either squeeze through small openings or gnaw their way inside. These rodents are extremely destructive because they have been known to cause fires by chewing through electrical wires, and they also carry several diseases that include rat-bite fever and leptospirosis.

Local Help is Available

Here at Action Pest & Turf, we utilize the very best products along with the most effective methods to solve these and any other pest-control issue. Give us a call at 479-715-0749, and we’ll gladly offer you a free estimate.