proof. Pest Control in Mapleton, UT
Common Pest Issues We Treat in Mapleton
Common types of pests we treat in Mapleton include:
Spiders: Black widows, Hobo spiders
For assistance with these and other common pests, you can count on the experts at proof. Call today for a free, custom quote to take care of all your Mapleton pests!
Mapleton Ant Control
Ants are one of the most common pests around. They are social insects, which means that they live and travel with their colonies. Ants are known by homeowners everywhere for invading countless kitchens and putting quite a damper on summer BBQs! After hibernating underground all winter, ants are ready to escape their nests and eat come springtime. Leaving trails of scent, ants guide hundreds or even thousands of soldiers from their colonies to their chosen source of food.
To prevent an ant invasion in your home, you need to:
- Avoid leaving cat or dog food outside
- Keep all food in airtight containers
- Avoid leaving leftover food sitting on the counter for too long
- Clean up and food or drink spills right away
- Keep floors swept and mopped
Pocket Gopher Removal in Mapleton, UT
Known for building complex underground tunnels, gophers damage lawns, destroy gardens, and kill trees in yards. These rodents can grow to be up to 10 inches long and prefer to live alone. They are easily identified by their brown fur, small ears, long teeth, small eyes, and short tails. As vegetarians, these pests survive off of shrubs, plants, roots, trees, and grass, making them a gardener’s worst nightmare.
To prevent these pests from making their way onto your property and destroying your yard, you can:
- Bury mesh wire fencing underground
- Lay down a barrier of gravel around the perimeter of your yard
- Plant your shrubs, veggies, and other plants in raised garden boxes
Cockroaches make their homes in houses throughout the Mapleton area, coming inside to seek warmth, food and shelter from the cold. These unsightly little critters can carry bacteria with them, which can potentially pose a health risk to your family.
Fortunately, the cockroach control experts here at proof. can help you get rid of these troublesome pests. When you see one, there are likely many more nearby, so don’t hesitate to call us right away! Our 2-treatment Roach Control service does a great job of eliminating any current roach infestations you may have.
Spider Control in Mapleton, UT
Numerous spider species live in the Mapleton area, including wolf spiders, black widows and common house spiders. Although many of them aren’t particularly dangerous, with the exception of black widows, that doesn’t mean that you want them taking up residence in and around your home, especially if you have small children.
Spiders are drawn to houses that can provide:
- Shelter: Spiders escape extreme weather conditions by hiding away in dark corners, basements, crawlspaces, and attics.
- Mates: During mating season, males will enter your home in search of mates.
- Food: Other pests are spiders’ main source of food, so they will come into a home if they know there are plenty of other pests there.
Spider infestations are more common if you live on the outskirts of town, like near Mapleton Canyon or Big Slide Canyon. We cover all spider species on our popular, year-round Pest Free Guarantee™ service. This service also covers more than 30 other common Utah pests, including wasps, mice, ants and more!
Easily recognizable by the red hourglass shape on their bellies, black widows are a feared spider among many. While their bites don’t often cause death, their venom is 15 times stronger than that of a rattlesnake, making them quite dangerous. Symptoms of a black widow bite include nausea, paralysis of the diaphragm, and muscle aches.
Black widows survive off other pests and insects such as:
Black widows prefer to hide away in dark, dry, man-made structures such as barns, decks, outhouses, sheds, woodpiles, and more. Inside a home, they are commonly found in dimly lit crawl spaces, garages, and basements.
The Hobo spider hitched rides with humans along Pacific Northwest highways to distribute itself in 6 American states. Hobo spiders are aggressive house spiders that are quite difficult to identify due to the similarities they share with other spiders. They love to hide in dark, moist spaces—such as basements and crawl spaces—and are often found in holes, cracks, and crevices. Hobo spiders are not great at climbing, so you will almost always find them underground.
In order to prevent hobo spiders in your home:
- Seal common entry points such as cracks along the foundation
- Replace all window screens that have holes
- Clear away clutter from basement or garage
- Avoid storing shoes on the floor
- Keep basement dry
Wasp Removal in Mapleton
During late summer and early fall, wasps come out in full force as they search for food to sustain themselves through winter. While they typically do not sting unless they are provoked, having a wasp colony near your home can be incredibly unsafe for you and your family, particularly for those who are allergic to wasps. Unlike bees, wasps can sting over and over again thanks to their smooth stingers.
To keep wasps away, you should:
- Avoid leaving meat or sweet drinks sitting outside
- Keep your trashcans sealed up
- Keep your doors and windows shut
- Don’t leave trash lying around
- Cover or fill any holes in the ground
If you discover a wasp nest on your property, it is best to reach out to a professional pest control team right away.
Mapleton Termite Control
Costing billions of dollars’ worth of damage each year, termites are every homeowner’s worst nightmare. Since they are often hidden away within the structure of a home, they can be there for years before a homeowner finally discovers them. The three types of termites are subterranean, drywood, and dampwood. All in search of wood, termites have the potential to cause extensive, irreversible damage to your home.
Things that attract termites include:
- Excess foliage
- Piles of wood
- Dead or decaying trees
- Cellulose material
- Clogged gutters
- Warm, dark places
- Moist soil
If you notice winged ants, mud tubes, wings that have been shed, or structural damage to your home, you might be facing a termite infestation.