Common Residential Pests in the Dallas / Ft. Worth Texas Metroplex
Ants are by far the most common request we get at our office. Considering there are over 34,000 species in the world it’s understandable. In the Dallas Texas area over 90% of ant calls we receive cover about six types of ants. Fire Ants, Carpenter Ants, Argentine Ants,, Pharaoh(sugar)Ants and Acrobat Ants and They can be some of our most challenging work to. They have an exceptional since of smell and can avoid most pesticide product. They simply go around it or just wait for it to go away then continue what they do best which is to multiply.
There are five different type of roaches in the Dallas Texas area. Only two of those are common pests in our area. The American Roach
or water bug comes from the outside and prefers moist dark areas to live. These are most common in pier and beam homes or homes that have sprinkler systems next to the house or any other moisture source. These are very easy for us to control with quarterly outside services. The other roach is called a German Roach
. These roaches do not come from the outside but are usually brought into the house through storage items, kids coming home from college or some variation of that. These are the roaches that are usually found in the kitchen. They can be very hard to control. They have the ability to produce at a phenomenal rate. Two German roaches under ideal conditions can produce up to 100,000 roaches in 12 months. German roaches can require extensive treatment depending on the severity of the infestation.
There are two types of spiders. Orb weaving (Those that makes webs) Or Hunters (They go find their food). Spiders eat only one thing – other bugs. The best way to control spiders is to control their food source. Quarterly pest control service is a very effective way to do this. There are two types of poisonous spiders in Dallas Texas. The Black Widow
which is found mostly outside and the brown recluse which is found mostly inside. Brown Recluse Spiders
are very common but seldom seen. They are hunters and come out at night to go find there food. Black Widows will always be near a web and generally do not move once they find a home. The best way to determine if you have Brown recluse spiders is to put out glue traps in the closets around the house.
There are many types of other invaders but we are going to focus on the most common mice and rats. The most common type of mouse you might find in your home is a House Mouse
. They move in your home for food and shelter. As long as they have food and shelter they will never leave the 10 ft. circle that they are inhabiting. The most common type of rat you might find in your home is a Roof Rat
. They are either black or brown and are excellent climbers. They are also extremely agile and can squeeze through openings the size of a quarter. They are known to be the main cause for many attic fires because they like to gnaw on electrical wires.
Does termite damage worry you? If so, you are not alone. Every year termites cause billions of dollars in structural damage, and property owners spend over two billion dollars to treat them. This fact sheet focuses on how you, as a consumer, can identify and help protect your property from termites through effective prevention measures and appropriate use of termite treatments. Dallas / Ft. Worth Texas has some of the highest termite pressure in the state of Texas.
There are many types of stinging pests but we are going to focus on the most common Bees
. All of these are common in the Dallas / Ft. Worth Metroplex. Having these pest invade your home can cause very serious concerns for your safety and health and well being. Stinging Pest can bite or sting causing harm. The pest way to prevent these pest is by having regular pest control visits.
Many of Texas’s Wildlife have learned to adapt and even thrive in our homes. For example some wildlife have found that attics make great places to live. Other animals find refuge under homes or porches. Invariably, these animals cause damage. See Our Pest Library For Details
There are many types of other invaders but we are going to focus on the most common Earwigs
, Pill Bugs
, Sow Bugs
, Stored Pantry Pests, Beetles
wood, grain and ground . Preventing these other invaders is truly important and can be accomplished by having regular scheduled pest control services. Markle Termite & Pest Control offers an initial Pest Audit and also a yearly pest audit to prevent other invaders from entering your home.