Learn How to Identify Invading Pests

Do you need to rid your home or office of any unwanted pests? Have you found something crawling on your home and need to know what it is? Perhaps you are concerned about what type of pest is damaging your property? Find out more about the culprit by referring to our pest identification guide!

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are flat, disc-shaped insects that are reddish-brown in color. Because they are quite small (being comparable in size to an apple seed) and are primarily nocturnal, they can be difficult to spot. During the day, bed bugs tend to stay out of sight. Some of their common hiding spots include headboards and bed frames; behind wallpaper and electrical outlets; in the seams of mattresses, box springs, and bedding; or inside cracks & crevices of other furniture. At night, they come out to eat. Because they are parasitic, their diet consists of human blood, and their bites can cause rashes, itching, and other unpleasant symptoms. Bed bugs can reproduce rapidly and can be difficult to remove without the experience & expertise of a seasoned pest control company.

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Black Widow Spider

This spider has a red hourglass on back and spin their webs near ground level. Black widow spiders often build their webs in protected areas, such as in boxes and in firewood. The venom of a black widow spider is a neurotoxin and is used as a defense, and its bite can cause severe pain. Avoid black widow spider bites by wearing heavy gloves when moving items that have been stored for a long period of time. Spiders often hide in shoes, so be sure to check shoes and shake them out prior to wearing them. When spider webs are visible, be sure to use caution before putting your hands or feet in that area.

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Hobo or Aggressive House Spider

The Aggressive House Spider, also known as the Hobo Spider, is commonly found across the United States. This spider is usually larger bodied and may seem aggressive towards people. It is merely showing its defenses.

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House Flies

They tend to stay within 1–2 miles of where they were born, but they have been known to migrate up to 20 miles to find food. These insects have been known to carry over 100 different kinds of disease-causing germs. They can be controlled through vigilant sanitation.

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Subterranean Termites

These cream-colored worker subterranean termites are 1/8 to 3/8’s of an inch in length. They live underground and build tunnels, which are referred to as mud tubes, to reach food sources. Subterranean termites are far from the most destructive species of termite. In order to prevent these termites, avoid water accumulation near your home’s foundation. Divert water away with properly functioning downspouts, gutters, and splash blocks. Never bury wood scraps or waste lumber in your yard. Lastly, be sure to eliminate wood contact with the soil.

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Common Montana Area Pests

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