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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Spring is here and our phones are ringing!  So far, the calls we've been receiving have been mostly for:

Bed Bugs


Box Elder Bugs

Carpenter Ants

Clover Mites

Odorous House Ants

Pavement Ants

Spiders and even Ticks


We're here to help you with your Pest Issues. We will do all we can to solve you pest problem in an efficient, quick and successful manner.

Please call or write if you need our service.


Thanks and here's to a long spring!






Posted by philc at 4/8/2014 6:23:00 PM
Saturday, March 8, 2014

In my last post I mentioned a product we were experimenting with to eliminate Beg Bug infestations. Unfortunately, after monitoring this product for eight weeks, we have come to the conclusion that it doesn’t provide the successful control we were looking for.

Back to square one.

Posted by philc at 3/8/2014 3:35:00 PM
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Up to this point - Custom Care Pest Services hasn’t jumped into the Bed Bug world as much as we would’ve liked. There have been many potential customers that have called our office looking to have their Bed Bug problem solved. We have in most cases referred them to other companies that were treating with Heat or other methods. The reason we haven’t fully entered into treating for Bed Bugs is:

When we take a payment from any customer, we want to make sure that when we’ve left their home or business, we are confident that we’ve completely taken care of their pest problem. Unfortunately, we have not had that confidence using any of the products that have been on the market up to this time for Bed Bugs. That has also included Heat Treatments. We have seen many failed heat fumigations from companies the render this service.

There is hope out there (we hope) though. We are currently experimenting with an organic product called Cimi-shield. If this product delivers like the manufacturer claims, and we see the same results as other Pest Control Companies that have shared their success stories through their reviews, we may very well have the solution we’ve been looking for.

If you have or believe you have an issue with Bed Bugs, we are actively seeking customers to try this product on. Please call our office at 208-362-9098 and ask for Phil. We’ll see if this product can deliver the success that we’re hoping for at your home.

Posted by philc at 2/4/2014 6:18:00 PM
Sunday, December 29, 2013

Since winter is a quiet time for Pest Control companies here in the Treasure Valley, I thought I would take this opportunity to make a list of the pests we treat for as well as the cities we service.

Main Treasure Valley (Ada, Canyon & Gem Counties):

Boise, Id

Caldwell, Id

Eagle, Id 

Emmett, Id 

Kuna, Id 

Melba, Id 

Meridian, Id

Middleton, Id

Nampa, Id

Star, Id

Pests we treat for in the main Treasure Valley (Ada, Canyon & Gem Counties):

Spiders (All)

Ants (All)



Meadow Voles



Clover Mites




Bat Bugs

Bed Bugs

Bees (go to first to see if a beekeeper will remove colony)

Elm Seed Bugs

Box Elder Bugs

Sage Bugs




Yellow Jackets 

Birds & Bats:

 Bats - All

 Birds - Pigeons, Starlings & Sparrows

Pests we will travel out of our area to treat: 

Birds & Bats:

 Bats - All

 Birds - Pigeons, Starlings & Sparrows

Posted by philc at 12/29/2013 8:57:00 PM
 Tags: Pest Spiders Ants Earwigs Boise id
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Now is the time for a Pest Barrier



As our evening temperatures start to approach freezing, the natural instinct of insects will be to find a place to survive the upcoming winter. They will seek out the smallest of openings on our homes to move into the crawl space, exterior cracks and crevices, inside the exterior walls, the attic and garage. 


Without a preventative Spider / Pest Barrier applied to your home, these insects could emerge into your home all winter long or at the least in the spring time.


The main pests that are trying to move in are:


Box Elder Bugs

Clover Mites 

Cluster Flies

Elm Seed Bugs 

Sage Bugs


Wasp, Hornets and Yellow Jackets


Wether you plan to do it yourself or hire a professional, now is the time.


If you plan on do it yourself, understand that you need to put out plenty of product (several gallons) onto and around the perimeter of your house.

Posted by philc at 10/9/2013 7:28:00 PM
 Tags: Spider Pest Barrier
Tuesday, August 6, 2013

 August is here and that means Hobo Spider mating season is around the corner.!


Here are a few helpfull hints to help prevent these and other foraging Spiders from gaining entry into your building.

1st) Don't panic, not all large brown colored Spiders are Hobo Spiders. Grass and Wolf Spiders are also active right now.  

2nd) Keep the perimeter of your building free from trash, wood piles and overgrown weeds.

3rd) Have regular Pest Control treatments (Spider Barriers) applied to the exterior of your building.

4th) Check for open gaps at your exterior doors. Add Door sweeps or weather stripping to help keep insects out.

5th) Put out glue traps (espeially in your garage) to catch any spiders that do make their way into your home

Posted by philc at 8/6/2013 8:47:00 PM
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