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Common Pests Handled By Quality Care Pest Control
Have eight legs and two body segments. Tens of thousands of spider species have been identified throughout the world. There are several types of spiders found in Utah, only three are considered dangerous to humans. Quality Care Pest Control will identify and eliminate any spider in Park City and Summit County Utah. Call today for a free inspection.
Black and Brown Widows (Latrodectus mactans)
Belong to a group of spiders commonly called cobweb spiders. This species of spider is known for the females’ unique appearance and venomous bite. Black widows have a shiny black body with red hourglass markings. Brown widows have striped brown legs and an orange shaped hourglass, and their venom is reported to be 15 times stronger than a rattlesnake’s. These spiders build irregular, funnel-like webs of sticky silk. Female cobweb spiders are larger than males. Black widow spiders are very common in Park City and Summit County Utah. Call Quality Care Pest Control for a free inspection of your home and eliminate all pests inside and out.
The Hobo Spider (Tegenaria agrestis)
Member of the Funnel web weavers, and characterized by their ability to move rapidly, and by their layered, flat web, which has a funnel-like lair at the rear in which the spider resides and waits for prey. The web is not sticky like that of many spiders, but rather is a trip web, which traps insect prey that is unable to navigate on the surface. These spiders have a venomous bite. The most common reported symptom is a severe headache, other symptoms can include nausea, weakness, fatigue, temporary memory loss, and vision impairment. Commonly found around the foundations of houses, and beneath rocks, wood, and ornaments in yards. Adult hobo spiders are moderately large (12-18 mm body length) brown spider, with long, unmarked legs (legs included, a typical specimen would fit nicely on a silver dollar). The dorsal abdomen exhibits a “herringbone” or multiple chevron patterns. The Hobo spider is spreading fast throughout the northwestern part of America including Park City and Summit County Utah. Call Quality Care Pest Control for a free inspection of your home and eliminate all household pests inside and out.
Brown Recluses (Loxosceles)
Are well known for their violin marking, and get their name from its color and habits. They often hide in dark, secluded places like under porches or deep in closets, and thrive in man-made areas. They also may be found under trash cans, tires, or any dark areas where prey is common to enter. They are primarily nocturnal, lay their eggs from May to July, and have a venomous bite. Reactions to a brown recluse bite vary depending on the amount of venom injected and the individual’s sensitivity levels. Some people may experience a delayed reaction, others an immediate reaction, and others no reaction at all. The Brown Recluse is not very common in Utah, but on occasions can be found in and around foundations of homes. The Brown Recluse is not common to Park City and Summit County Utah but has been found on occasion. Contact Quality Care Pest Control for a free inspection of both the inside and outside of your home.
are large ants ranging in size from about 1/4 to 1 inch, Carpenter Ants can damage wood by chewing it, although they do not actually eat it. Carpenter ants can leave sawdust-like material behind that can provide clues to a nesting location. They can be black or reddish brown in color and they prefer to build nests in dead, damp wood. The most likely species to be infesting a house in Utah is the Black Carpenter ant. Carpenter Ants make a humming noise when active, which is a sign of a severe infestation. Contact Quality Care Pest Control for a free inspection of your home in Park City and Summit County Utah.
are dark brown to blackish in color and about 1/8th of an inch long. Their name comes from the fact that they usually travel through the seams and cracks in the pavement. Pavement ants can contaminate food and should be avoided. Pavement ants will feed on a wide variety of foods, including meats, grease, live and dead insects, seeds and honeydew from aphids. Contact Quality Care Pest Control for a free inspection of your home in Park City and Summit County Utah.
Little Black Ants
are extremely small and shiny black in color. Workers are about 1/16th inch in length and the queens are about 1/8th inch in length. Indoors, they are usually first seen in the kitchen, bathroom or laundry room but can spread to other areas very rapidly. Little black ants will form multiple colonies with multiple queens. Eggs laid by a queen can take just 10 days to hatch. This can make little black ants more difficult to get rid of than other species. Contact Quality Care Pest Control for a free inspection of your home in Park City and Summit County Utah.
will set up quarters on the ground, in cracks in concrete walls, in spaces between boards and timbers, even among belongings in human dwellings. The worker ants are about 1/10 inch long and can easily squeeze through the tiniest cracks and holes. Queens are two to four times the length of workers. In natural areas, they generally nest shallowly in loose leaf litter or beneath small stones, due to their poor ability to dig deeper nests. However, if a deeper nesting ant species abandons their nest, Argentine ant colonies will readily take over space. Contact Quality Care Pest Control for a free inspection of your home in Park City and Summit County Utah.
take advantage of artificial heating in buildings to survive the winter. Infestations commonly occur in food service areas. They will nest in well-protected and hidden areas throughout a structure, but they can also nest outdoors in lawns or gardens in warm climates. Pharaoh ants eat food of all types, including other insects, but especially love sweets; and are very difficult to treat. If treated wrong they are common for moving or separating colonies. Contact Quality Care Pest Control for a free inspection of your home in Park City and Summit County Utah.
Rats feed on anything, including plant material, fruits, animal material, and garbage. There are several types, but rats most common to Utah are the Wood Rat and the Norway Rat. Mating occurs year-round, and female Rats can produce up to twelve litters of two to fourteen young each year. Rats are primarily nocturnal. Size varies with age up to a foot and a half. Wood Rats have furry tails while Norway Rats are larger and have shaved tails. There are several diseases transmitted from rats. Rat droppings, rat urine, rat bites and rat scratches all carry diseases such as Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome, Lassa Fever, Leptospirosis, Plague, Rat-Bite Fever, Salmonellosis, South American Arenaviruses, Tularemia. Do not let rats and rodent diseases around your children or home. Rats are very common in Park City and Summit County Utah. Contact Quality Care Pest Control for a free inspection of your home. First, we trap, then exclude entry points, and can set up bait stations around the foundation of the home to keep rats and mice from entering.
Mice are remarkably well adapted for living year round in homes. Homeowners are especially likely to notice mice during winter, following their fall migration indoors in search of warmth, food, and shelter. Once mice become established inside a home, they can be extremely difficult to control. Mice are prolific breeders, producing 6-10 litters continuously throughout the year. Common mice to Utah are The House Mouse and The Deer Mouse. Their droppings, urine, bite and scratch can carry several transmitted diseases such as Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome, Leptospirosis, Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis (LCM), Rat-Bite Fever, Salmonellosis. Mice can enter your home several ways, contact Quality Care Pest Control for a free inspection in Park City and Summit County Utah.
Voles are herbivores, they feed on the roots of vegetation mainly grass. They do extensive damage to lawns and yards, Voles make “runways” or “highways” by feeding and running over the same area shaping the grass into a tunnel to defend themselves from predators. They burrow multiple entry points to their dens and in winter make small nests out of dead grass underneath the snow. Voles do not hibernate and do most of their damage in the winter when the voles are protected from predators by the snow. Voles pregnancy stage last 24 days, with litters from 4 to 11 and can start breeding at the 10 days old. You can see how a small infestation can turn into an epidemic over a short period of time. Baits are the only way to control a vole population from starting or stopping an infestation. I use an anticoagulant bait, it is still poison but there is a vaccine that can be administered at any veterinarian or hospital to reverse the effects if any non-target animal or person manages to get to the bait. The bait is placed in tamper-proof stations designed only for rodents to access the bait inside. The bait is secured inside the bait station so it will not fall out and staked down to the ground with a ten-inch stake. Voles look very similar to Mice but have completely different characteristics, Voles have a very small tail and a blunt face with small claws for digging. Contact Quality Care Pest Control For A free inspection of your home in Park City or Summit County Utah.
Bed Bugs (Cimex lectularius)
are small, oval, brownish insects that feed on the blood of animals or humans. Adult bedbugs have flat bodies about the size of an apple seed. After feeding, however, their bodies swell and are a reddish color. They move quickly over floors, walls, and ceilings. Female bedbugs may lay hundreds of eggs, each of which is about the size of a speck of dust, over a lifetime. Immature bedbugs, called nymphs, shed their skins five times before reaching maturity and require a meal of blood before each shedding. Under favorable conditions, the bugs can develop fully in as little as a month and produce three or more generations per year. Bedbugs may enter your home undetected through luggage, clothing, used beds and couches, and other items. Their flattened bodies make it possible for them to fit into tiny spaces, about the width of a credit card. Bedbugs do not have nests like ants or bees but tend to live in groups in hiding places. Their hiding places include mattresses, box springs, bed frames, and headboards where they have easy access to people to feed. Bed Bugs can not be treated by anyone and are considered the most difficult pest to control and eliminate. Contact Quality Care Pest Control to get the job done right the first time. Inspecting homes in Park City and Summit County Utah.
Perhaps the most disgusting pest of all and have many negative consequences for human health. They are known to spread 33 kinds of bacteria, including E. coli and Salmonella species, 6 parasitic worms and more than 7 other types of human pathogens. Certain proteins found in cockroach feces, saliva, and body parts can cause allergic reactions or trigger asthma symptoms, especially in children. Cockroaches are usually scavengers and can eat a wide variety of items, often almost anything organic, including decaying matter. Once infected it is almost impossible to rid these pests without professional help. Contact Quality Care Pest Control for a free inspection of any home in Park City and Summit County Utah.
German Cockroaches (Blattella germanica)
are a small species of cockroach, usually about 1/4 inch – 3/4 inch long, tan to light brown in color. The adults are winged but do not fly. German cockroaches carry organisms that cause disease, bacteria, protozoans, and viruses that cause gut symptoms, food poisoning, dysentery, and diarrhea. They also produce malodorous secretions that taint the flavor of food, and their cast skins are allergens. Their flat bodies allow them to live in cracks and crevices of human habitations, often in large numbers. Mostly nocturnal, these insects are very hardy and resilient and are difficult to exterminate. Females protect their young by holding their eggs in an ootheca until they hatch. Contact Quality Care Pest Control for a free inspection of your home in Park City and Summit County Utah.
Brown-banded Cockroaches (Supella longipalpa)
are a small species of cockroach, measuring about 5/8 inch long. They are tan to light brown in color and have two light-colored bands across the wings and abdomen. The male has wings that cover the abdomen, while the female has wings that do not cover the abdomen completely. They can often be found in homes and apartments, but are less common in restaurants. They tend not to be found in the daytime since they avoid light, and they eat a wide variety of items. Contact Quality Care Pest Control for a free inspection of your home in Park City and Summit County Utah.
Oriental Cockroaches (Blatta orientalis)
are a shiny black or dark brown cockroach ranging from 3/4 inch – 1 1/4 inches, and are found both indoors and outdoors. Although winged, these insects generally do not fly, however, males can fly up to a yard or two. They are also known as the “water bug” because of its preference for cool, damp environments. These cockroaches are omnivorous and will eat and drink anything available, preferring especially garbage or decaying matter and sugary and starchy foods. Human foods that are left out in homes can be contaminated by germs causing food poisoning, dysentery, diarrhea and other illness that these pests transport from garbage containers and other unsanitary environments. Contact Quality Care Pest Control for a free inspection of your home in Park City and Summit County Utah.
American Cockroaches (Periplaneta americana)
also known as the palmetto bug or waterbug, grow to an average length of around 1 1/2 inches and about 1/4 inch tall. They are reddish brown and have a yellowish margin on the body region behind the head. Immature cockroaches resemble adults except they are wingless. Particularly in the southern United States is the largest common species of pest cockroach. Often found in bakeries, warehouses, hotels, zoos, greenhouses, mines, sewers and ships, they scavenge for food but can survive long periods of starvation. Adults live for between 4 to 21 months and the eggs hatch in 4-12 weeks. Contact Quality Care Pest Control for a free inspection of your home in Park City and Summit County Utah.
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