Hufford's Pest Control, LLC
General Pest Control Services
Roaches: Cockroaches are one of the most common household pests in the world and are highly despised by homeowners. They enter homes in search of food, water and shelter. Once they have infested an area, they can multiply quickly, posing a threat to your comfort and health. Roaches carry bacteria and disease. A regular pest control regimen will keep your home free from these unwelcome pests. Give us a call!
Spiders: Spider control can be a major concern for us since we live in west Texas where black widow spiders and brown recluse spiders dwell. General pest control services are usually enough for regular household spiders. For those more dangerous spiders, we may need to provide extra services to reach areas where those spiders may be hiding. Why take a chance? Call us today!
Ants: Ant infestation seems to happen very rapidly and successful pest control requires skillful knowledge of ant species and behaviors. The sooner we identify the type of ant problem you have, the easier it will be to get control of the infestation problem. Call us at the first ant sighting!
Scorpions: Scorpions usually hide during the day and are most active at night. During periods of hot weather, scorpions may enter homes through wall voids and take shelter in cool, moist areas like crawl spaces and attics. They can drop down through vents or light fixtures from the attic. We can either fog or dust your attic to rid your home of these stinging creatures!
Silverfish: This insect gets its name from its silvery, metallic appearance and fish-like shape and movements. They tend to hide their presence from humans which means any damage they have caused could go unnoticed as well. They are usually found in attics. Fogging or dusting attics is usually required to get rid of them.
These are just a few of the more common pests for our area.
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Centipedes: They are typically found in areas of high moisture, such as in rotting logs, under stones, in trash or piles of leaves/grass. When they invade homes, centipedes are most commonly found in damp basements, crawlspaces, bathrooms, or potted plants. If handled roughly, some larger species can inflict a painful bite that can break human skin and causes pain and swelling, similar to a bee sting.
Earwigs: Earwigs can be found under piles of lawn debris, mulch or in tree holes. Contrary to folklore, earwigs do not crawl into ears and eat peoples' brains at night. They are usually seeking water and are found in bathrooms or kitchen areas.
Millipedes: They are typically found in areas of high moisture and decaying vegetation, such as under trash, in piles of grass clippings, flower-bed mulches or piles of leaves. Some millipede species give off an ill-smelling fluid through openings along the sides of the body. Underscoring the importance of millipede control, this fluid can be toxic to small animals and pets, and can cause small blisters on humans. To prevent millipedes, reduce moisture around your home.
Pillbugs: Sometimes referred to as "rolly-polly", the pillbug does not spread diseases or invade food products. However, the pillbug is often considered a pest when it gains entry into a home.
Boxelder Bug: The boxelder bug population lives and thrives on maple and seed-bearing boxelder trees during the warmer months where they lay their eggs and feed on leaves, flowers and seeds. Occasionally, they will feed on the fruits of plum and apple trees.Boxelder bugs are not known to bite, but their piercing-sucking mouthparts can occasionally puncture skin, causing a slight irritation and producing a red spot similar to a mosquito bite. When crushed or handled roughly, boxelder bugs may leave a reddish orange stain from their fecal material that can result in discoloration of curtains, drapes, clothing, etc.