Modesto, CA Pest Control
Situated on the Tuolumne River, the City of Modesto boasts mild winters and hot summers. The lush San Joaquin Valley community provides the ideal ecosystem for a variety of insects that invariably make their way indoors as they search for food, water and shelter. Whether they are invading your kitchen, ruining outdoor activities or destroying landscaping, you need fast, effective pest control for your home or business.
While the most likely species to plunder your pantry is the brownish-black odorous ant, many others also inhabit the area. These tiny home invaders build nests in your walls and crawl spaces. Measuring approximately an inch long, black carpenter ants destroy your property’s wooden support structure as the colony expands inside your walls. The stinging bite of the infamous copper-colored fire ants can interfere with your enjoyment of outdoor living spaces. These pests and black Argentine ants can mar the appearance of your landscaping and reduce the presence of beneficial insects.
Although cockroaches are hardy pests that can survive for extended periods without food or water, they will invade your home in search of nourishment and shelter. Several species of roaches inhabit the Modesto area. These include the widespread German cockroach as well as the brown-banded, American and Oriental varieties. Once a hospitable location is discovered, roaches lay a scent trail for others to follow. These pests are prolific breeders and can create an infestation within a month.
Over two dozen spiders live in the San Joaquin Valley. While some remain outdoors, others prefer living inside the warm, safe confines of buildings. The majority of spiders are harmless, but venomous tarantulas, brown recluses and black widow spiders inhabit the area. While all of these animals have eight legs and generally round bodies, arachnids can have a wide range of shapes, sizes and colors. Once inside your home, they can build their nests in a number of locations, including behind and underneath furniture as well as the upper corners of rooms. They also reside in crawl spaces and attics. Because spiders eat insects, a sudden increase of the spider population in your home or business could indicate that your property is also infested with other pests.
Ants, roaches and spiders enter indoor spaces through small openings in walls, screens and underneath doors as well as cracks where utility lines enter the building. If they find food and moisture, these pests will set up their nests. It is essential that you keep your home and business clean. Keep food in sealed containers. Fix noticeable water leaks. Each type of pest requires a specific targeted control technique for maximum effectiveness. You must kill the eggs and larvae along with the adults or the problem will persist. In addition to having the knowledge to identify various pests, our trained technicians have the skill to locate the main colony and develop the best course of action for eliminating the problem. We can also provide information on how to seal your home or business to prevent further access.
If ants, roaches, spiders or any other pest is affecting your home or business, give us a call to schedule an appointment. Our certified pest management experts will provide additional information on how our integrated pest-control measures can protect your property and family.