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Common Pests in Spanish Fork, UT

Nestled between the Wasatch Range and Utah Lake, Spanish Fork, UT is a growing city with an increasing number of homes being built. Each new home build displaces insects from their natural habitat. Have you ever wondered what kind of pests are common to Spanish Fork and which pests you should be aware of? Although winters can be cold, there is a significant insect population residing in Spanish Fork. Keep reading to learn about these small Spanish Fork natives.

 

Spiders

Although there are a small number of spider species that are considered a threat to human life, most people agree that it’s best to just keep them out of your home with pest control in Spanish Fork. Even though spiders are predators to other bugs, they are mostly inactive, meaning that they only need a single mosquito or some other small insect every few days to survive. If you want to have insects around to get rid of the “bad insects,” spiders are not going to do the job. That’s why it’s best to call a local spider control expert to get rid of and prevent any kind of spider infestation in your home.

Spider isolated over white

 

Ants

Ants are fairly common throughout Utah and are typically present year-round. By sending out scouts, ants are able to quickly find sources of food. This is why it is so important to keep your home clean and if you drop food on the ground, to sweep it up. Because there are so many different species of ants, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, it is important to consult with a professional to find out exactly what kind of ants you have and what the best treatment method is.

Close up of red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) or simply RIFA

 

Wasps

In Spanish Fork, wasps are typically not found alone, but rather with a colony of other wasps. Wasps usually nest in the eaves of your roof or in other secluded places. Unlike bees, wasps are aggressive and can sting multiple times in a row without letting up. It’s no laughing matter dealing with wasps, especially if you are allergic. Thankfully, there are plenty of pest control companies in Spanish Fork to choose from when it comes to wasps.

The flying stinging bug known as the Yellow Jacket.

 

Mice/Rats

Only needing an entrance a quarter inch wide, mice are the last thing you want to be dealing with in your Spanish Fork home. Carrying all manner of diseases, mice and rats are anything but welcome guests. A key part in keeping rodents out of your home is exclusion. Exclusion is just a fancy word for blocking all possible entry points into your home. Using caulk or small wire mesh, you can search around your home for any holes larger than ¼ inch. Rodents have the ability to breed extremely quickly, so if you think that you are dealing with more than one rodent (which is typical) then you’ll want to call a Spanish Fork pest control company.

A rat eating on wooden board.

 

There are many different types of pests native to Spanish fork and Utah County. At the end of the day, reaching out to a professional like My Guy Pest and Lawn Solutions for a free inspection is a no-brainer. What have you got to lose?