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Common Pests in McKinney, TX

Jan 4, 2020 | Uncategorized

McKinney, Texas has been among the nation’s fastest growing cities off and on for the last 20 years. With each new home displacing insects from their natural habitat, have you ever wondered what kind of pests you will encounter if you live here?

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 McKinney. Even though spiders are predators to other bugs, they are mostly inactive, meaning that they only need a single fly 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 alone. 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 common throughout Texas, 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 unique characteristics, 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 McKinney, 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 McKinney 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 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 pest control company.

A rat eating on wooden board.

 

There are many different types of pests native to Texas, and McKinney specifically. At the end of the day, reaching out to a professional like EcoArmor Pest Defense for a free inspection is a no-brainer. What have you got to lose?

“Jordan is a consummate professional. We had gone to Florida for an extended weekend and had some ant setup residency while we were gone. Jordan was out the following Thursday morning and by the time I had gotten home from work, the ants had been evicted. Extremely satisfied with my results! Ask for Jordan.”

Weldon H.