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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Treasure Valley has plenty of Spiders.  This pest can be broken into two  groups---hunting spiders and web-building spiders. These two categories depict how spiders catch their food. The hunters hunt and the web builders build webs, then wait for their prey to show up in their webs.

Here is a short list of spiders in the Treasure Valley for each group:


     Black Widow





     Yellow Sack

Most times, it’s the Hunting Spiders that people spot, since they are moving around, foraging for food. But late summer is mating season for spiders so Web-Builders are also out and being seen. The only difference is that Web--building spiders aren't hunting prey.  They are hunting a mate. 

Here are some ways to decrease the number of spiders around your home or building:

1) Reduce yard waste around the perimeter of your structure

2) Place glue traps in the house and garage to help catch foraging males

3) An exterior residual application of spider control barrier

4) Let us help you with your spider problems


I hope your summer is going well as we move forward!



Posted by philc at 9/10/2014 9:50:00 PM
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
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
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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