Beeline Pest Control is well known in Salt Lake City, and the surrounding area as the preferred pest control provider. You get the best of both worlds with Beeline Pest Control, the customer service of a small family business, and the expertise of a large experienced company. ]Many people hire us for immediate pest control problems, but most of our clients see the value in quarterly pest control in Salt Lake City, Utah. This ensures proper extermination and prevents future re-infestation.
Your home is your castle, your haven from the world around you. You should be able to entertain guests, relax and enjoy your family without worrying if your home is safe from unwanted guests. We are referring to the non-human guests, known in our world as pests. As a pest control company, your safety is our biggest concern. At Beeline Pest Control, getting rid of pests is our specialty. Eliminating them tends to be a tough job without the help of a skilled pest control service, so you may want to enlist our help. Here are a few common intruders to this area:
These insects take first place on the list of local nuisances because of their sheer numbers as well as their potential for destruction. Since the termites we have in the Salt Lake area are subterranean, they can easily make their way into your home and cause thousands of dollars in damage long before their obvious signs are present. Authorities report at least 20 percent of homes in our state built before the turn of the millennium are inhabited by these insects. The single easiest sign of termites is the mud tunnels they build on foundations between the ground and a home’s wood components. However, there is a significant reason to consider contacting Beeline Pest Control for an evaluation of your property before visible signs are detected. Because so many Utah homes are likely to experience termite infestations, it pays to be proactive in controlling their populations. As the local industry leader in termite pest control, we’re here to keep them from literally eating you out of the house and home. We guarantee the effectiveness of our services for 15 years; if termites happen to return during this time, we’ll provide further treatments at no cost to you.
One out of five Americans has had a bedbug infestation in their home or knows someone who has encountered bed bug at home or in a hotel. Bed bugs are usually active at night but are not exclusively nocturnal. They usually feed on their host’s blood undetected, which includes animals or humans. Bed bugs can be picked up and brought home quite easily and even though their reproduction rate is much slower than a housefly, the female is able to produce 1 egg per day and within a couple of weeks, you will have a bed bug problem on your hands. Our technicians will educate you on how they will treat the infestation and your problem will soon be gone. If you think you may have bed bugs, here are a few things you should look for:
Signs You Have Bed Bugs
- Adult bed bugs: which are light to reddish-brown, flat and oval in shape, and do not have hind wings
- Bed bug bites: these will occur where there is exposed skin. They prefer the face, neck, and arms of a sleeping person. The bites will usually produce swelling and itchy, reddish spots may appear after the swelling subsides.
- Blood smears: you will find these on your pillows or sheets caused by bed bugs being crushed
- Dark spots: tiny spots of excrement, which look like dried specks of blood, will be found in dark corners and crevices
- Eggs and eggshells: these are about 1mm and yellow skin that nymphs shed
In 2013, the National Pest Management Association reported that ants remain the number one pest in the country. The two species commonly seen in Utah are the pavement ant and the carpenter ant. Although most tend to live outdoors in nests, they enter homes when in need of food and shelter. Pavement ants may be nothing more than a nuisance to the homeowner, or they may bite or sting the home’s inhabitants. When they do so, pain, irritation, or swelling may occur. This doesn’t take into account the damage the pests can do to the home. Carpenter ants are capable of causing just as much damage as termites if given the chance. They simply chew up your home and spit it out to create their own dwellings. They may also invade other structures, such as restaurants and office buildings. Home and business owners need to be aware of these creatures and the harm they can do if left untreated. When it comes to ants, effective pest control involves eliminating all members of the invading colony.
A single encounter with another animal or a trek through the back yard is all it takes for a dog or cat to bring fleas into your home. One flea can lay as many as 1,200 eggs in a month, each hatch and grow into adulthood to continue the cycle in a matter of a few weeks. Over-the-counter pesticides may kill all the adults coming in contact with it, but larvae nestling safely inside their cocoons intuitively remain hidden until conditions are once again safe. Our pest control services cover treating your home for adult fleas as well as those in other stages of life.
It’s safe to say not a single home is completely free of an eight-legged stowaway. Even if you haven’t seen one cowering in the corner of a cabinet or clinging to the ceiling of your garage, you can be assured they’re hiding somewhere. Seeing your cat scurrying across the dining room in pursuit of a single common house spider isn’t reason enough to book our Utah pest control services, but if this becomes a routine event, you may want to enlist our help. While most of the varieties of spiders found in our state are harmless aside from eliciting revulsion, some can make your home a dangerous place to live. There are two types of spiders in your area to watch out for:
Brown Recluse: Also known as the violin spider, is a small-sized arachnid of approximately 7-12mm (1/4″ – 1/2′) long. The color of the brown recluse spider is generally brown. Its body shows a peculiar cephalothorax with a dark brown violin-shaped spot; the legs are light brown and the oval-shaped abdomen is dark brown, yellow, or greenish-yellow. The most important characteristic is the presence of 3 pairs of eyes in the cephalothorax. Normally, all spiders have 4 pairs (8 altogether). It has a rather shy and nonaggressive behavior and hides in the darkest and smallest locations of your home. Occasionally the Brown Recluse Spider will bite when they feel threatened. Their bites cause skin deterioration and you will need to see a doctor immediately.
Black Widow: The bite of the female black widow spider can cause severe symptoms. Its venom is rarely dangerous for adults, though it can be fatal for little children and senior adults. It can be easily identified due to its crisp blackness, big spherical abdomen and, of course, the red sort of hourglass symbol located on their abdomen.
Yellow Jackets are often mistakenly called “bees” but they are actually Wasps. They pose a serious threat to many homeowners, especially in Utah. Having wasps circling around your head can be quite a nuisance and dealing with a wasp sting can be very painful. The situation becomes dangerous when someone is allergic. If someone in your home is allergic to wasps, even one sting can result in serious infection or a visit to the emergency room. Though wasps usually stay out of the way and rarely cause problems, they can attack suddenly if they feel threatened. Yellow Jackets are notorious for moving into eaves, crawlspaces and even behind vinyl siding. In some cases, the only pest control services necessary are pesticides; other times, the entire hive needs to be removed. If you find a nest larger than your fist, it is time to call in the professionals.
The summer months usually produce a high population of earwigs in Salt Lake City. A wet Spring contributes to very good reproductive conditions for this occasional home invader. Once temperatures begin to break 80 degrees and continue to climb, earwigs will become more apparent and noticeable in and around the home.
Earwig infestations will normally be found in areas around the foundation of a structure where stones, debris, pots or other materials make contact with the soil. Removing these items from the environment should assist in reducing habits for earwigs. If it is not possible or practical to reduce harborage areas then insecticides may be used to reduce populations.
Utah Pest Control
If damage to garden plants is apparent or many earwigs enter the home, control measures should be considered. Garden plants commonly injured by earwigs in Utah include annual flowers (especially marigolds, dahlias and zinnias), herbs, roses, raspberries, strawberries, apricots, peaches, sweet corn tassels, and silks. Because earwigs are beneficial due to their predaceous and decomposer feeding habits, they should only be controlled when causing harm.
Chemical applications should focus on the previously mentioned habitat areas as well as structural entry/exit points and ground cover leading up to the structure itself. Once earwigs have penetrated the interior of the building, the only way to rid yourself of those pests is to treat the inside of your home or business. Not only is their name creepy, but their looks are very alarming as well. If you feel like you are overwhelmed with the number of earwigs in and around your home, Beeline can easily take care of your infestation.
Box Elder Bugs
There is no immediate cause for concern if you find box elder bugs invading your home. They will not bring diseases into your home and they will not bite. They are generally one of the less destructive agricultural pests. These insects generally do not swarm in and devour trees, shrubs, flowers, and crops even though they tend to move like locusts. Although with some larger infestations, box elder bugs have been known to kill trees and other vegetation surrounding your home. Here are a few tips that may be helpful in determining if you have a Box Elder Bug problem:
The Box Elder is a small, oval-shaped bug with wings. They are usually black in color and they are identifiable by the red stripes on their bodies and wings.
During the warmer spring and summer months, box elders will invade maple, box elder, and ash trees. During the winter months, they will nest in homes and offices and hibernate unless the rooms are heated.
Signs of Infestation:
- Plantlife, such as flowers and leaves are boxelder bugs’ staple food source. These pests also destroy the trees that they live in by drinking the nutrients the tree provides.
- A Boxelder bug will lay its rust-colored eggs in its host tree or on the leaves of the tree. They hatch in a couple of days and develop completely in a few, short months.
- Plant life will begin to die and dissipate and the trees in your yard will slowly fade. When box elders enter your home you will notice them next to the warm structures within your home. Their droppings are also noticeable and will leave stains on furniture and clothing.
If you have a rodent in your home, it’s probably a typical house mouse, which is light brown to dark gray or black in color. They typically are about 7-8 inches in size. All these little contortionists need is about a quarter-inch of leeway to gain access to everything you own. These little creatures may be cute but they can be a big nuisance. They eat holes in your walls, wires, and anything from cereal and fresh fruit to cookies and pet food. Any rations they leave behind are likely to be contaminated since mice are known carriers of diseases, bacteria, and the previously-mentioned fleas. Within two months, two mice can become 200. If you have noticed any rodent activity, call Beeline Pest Control to help reclaim your home.
How We Help
Our job is to make your home uninviting and inaccessible to invaders while keeping it safe for your family. We only use odorless treatments guaranteed safe for use around people and pets. We are dedicated to serving our purpose to the fullest extent. Our Utah pest control products are the most effective on the market, and our services include proactive measures to reduce the likelihood of an invasion, extermination of current intruders, and prevention of future infestations. Our expert team is also well aware not all needs are exactly the same when it comes to pest control. Because of this, we offer three different categories of services:
Quarterly Maintenance Program
Termite Control: Since termites are among the most common and destructive forces at work in the communities we serve, we offer pest control services in Utah geared specifically toward this issue.
Visitors to your home should only be allowed inside at your discretion, but some choose to forgo common courtesy. At Beeline Pest Control, we’re licensed and insured in the field of pest control in Salt Lake City. Our company brings you the benefit of our highly trained technicians and experience. To learn more about our services, visit our Contact Us page and fill out the form or call us at (801) 544-9200.