When Should You Use a Fumigation Tent for Pest Control?
A fumigation tent is used by pest control services to fumigate homes and commercial buildings as a means of destroying extreme pest infestations. It’s an aggressive approach designed to eradicate termites, roaches, bed bugs, beetles, rodents, and various other pests. Tenting is used when a pest control expert determines that the infestation is too unlikely to be managed thoroughly by DIY efforts and that even regular professional methods may fall short. Tenting for pest extermination involves sealing the premises entirely and pumping in poisonous gas to eliminate the pests.Continue reading
Prevent Christmas Tree Insect Pests
A live Christmas tree brings excitement to any home. But what if one also brings insects that run loose among your ornaments and gifts? That’s not the kind of holiday excitement anyone wants. Many insect species feed on or settle in evergreen trees for the winter. The good news is that the insects occasionally found in Christmas trees are not typical household pests like cockroaches that can thrive indoors in winter. Christmas tree pests can’t survive in the warm and dry indoor air, so they won’t infest or damage your house. But, crawly critters in your Christmas tree are not a festive feature.Continue reading
Small Business Saturday: Support Local Utah Pest Control Company
We here at Legacy Pest Control want to thank our customers throughout the Ogden and Salt Lake City metroplex for trusting us with your pest control needs over the past 20 years.
As a family-owned small business in Utah, we work with a heightened awareness of the importance of and gratitude for the support of our community. We strive daily to provide our customers with the highest possible quality at a fair price. We’re also deeply committed to giving our customers a level of personal service that you can only get from a small company. When you choose Legacy Pest Control and other small businesses, you’re building up the community around you. You’re also benefiting from a lot of advantages that big national and global businesses just don’t deliver.Continue reading
It’s Grasshopper Season in Utah!
During the lovely season of the year when your lawn and trees are the most beautiful lush green, and your garden is fully flourishing, damaging insects of many species come out to wreak havoc. That includes grasshoppers. Some years, they’re just a nuisance. Other years, like this year, they may be a more serious problem for many homeowners!
A grasshopper infestation of hundreds of insects can be very destructive. They lay eggs in the last weeks of summer, placing them under the surface of the soil, ensuring that you will face the same problem again next year. Grasshoppers are highly mobile. That can make it very difficult to eliminate a large population of these insects without professional pest control for grasshoppers.
What Kind of Damage Do Grasshoppers Cause?
There are around 400 species of grasshoppers in North America, and the majority can thrive in Utah. Only a relatively few species cause severe damage to fields and lawns. They tear and chew foliage and other plant matter, including stems, flowers, fruits, and all other parts of plants above ground level. Grasshoppers prefer the new growth of green plants and some flowers. But, in a dense infestation, virtually any kind of plant material can be ravaged, even trees and shrubs and, of course, turfgrass.
Homeowners overwhelmed with the high-jumping insects are unlikely to be successful with grasshopper pest control programs to eliminate a widespread infestation without a professional strategy for sufficient coverage.
Grasshopper Life Cycle and Habitat
Grasshoppers can multiply into a large population in an area over a period of several years. Most species of grasshoppers here in Utah bear just one new generation of offspring per year. They lay their eggs in the soil during the summer and fall, then those normally hatch the next spring. The eggs are clustered together in a pod by a sticky secreted substance that binds the pods to the soil. Nymphs (not yet fully developed youths) cannot fly, but most adult grasshoppers can fly over very long distances.
Ideal Conditions for Grasshopper Infestations
Grasshopper populations vary from year to year, like many other insect species, depending on environmental conditions and other factors. Females leave egg pods in areas with as little human or animal activity as possible. The species and its eggs do well in dry, warm conditions, promoting egg production for the next year. Snow cover protects the freeze-resistant eggs.
Extreme infestations often occur after several dry years in succession. The most severe grasshoppers damage typically occurs in regions with between 10 and 30 inches of total annual precipitation.
Contact a professional exterminator if you are dealing with a large grasshopper infestation. Legacy Pest Control uses only child-safe and pet-safe treatments to eliminate grasshoppers.
Grasshopper Pest Control in Utah
It may be too difficult to eliminate a grasshopper infestation from a lawn without help from a professional pest control service. Legacy Pest Control recovery specialists can identify specific issues in your particular lawn and provide the treatment needed to preserve your grass and plants while eradicating the destructive grasshopper infestation.
If your lawn is overrun with grasshoppers, call Legacy Pest Control at (801) 779-3131 for a child-safe, pet-safe, effective, and affordable solution.
Do’s and Don’ts for Winter Pest Control
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- Do’s for Winter Season Pest Control
- Don’ts for Winter Season Pest Control
- Call For a Pest-Free Winter
As colder weather sets in, a new population of wintertime house and lawn pests begin their move into your heated home. Meanwhile, some damaging lawn pests go underground and wait to reemerge and ravenously eat your grass in spring, killing off large swaths of your lawn. The best winter pest control tips to stop yard pests like lawn grubs and prevent spiders, roaches, mice, mosquitoes, bedbugs, and other highly resilient house pests from infesting your home this winter include these key dos and don’ts:
Check Holiday Décor for the Presence of Pests
Pests can hide in the most unusual places in your home. The issue with them is that they can pose a health threat and even make a bad impression on your guests. They are not easy to spot because pests such as rodents are nocturnal. These can cause havoc and bring diseases to your home.
Among essential aspects to check for pests, this coming festive season would be the holiday décor. Why? It’s because most of these décor types sit for several months before being used again. If you need residential pest control Utah, we have many useful solutions available in the store.
Everything You Need To Know About Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are small, brown insects that look like ovals. They live by feeding on the blood of animals or humans. Bed bugs size is usually about the size of an apple or lemon seed. After bed bugs have a blood meal, their bodies can swell dramatically and they turn from brown to red.
While bed bugs do not fly, they can move quickly. They are small and hard to spot, so they move quickly throughout floors, walls, and ceilings. Females can lay hundreds of bed bugs eggs at a time. Because they are the size of a speck of dust, they are even harder to spot. For those wondering, “where do bed bugs come from,” the answer is that they come from other infested areas, entering the home on furniture, backpacks, purses, or luggage. This mode of transmission is the main answer to, “what causes bed bugs.” If you are wondering how to check for bed bugs, there are a few signs that you should spot.
The #1 Choice in Cache County Extermination Services
When pests invade your home or business, you want them gone and gone now. That’s why you should call on an exterminator you can trust. In Utah, Legacy Pest Control has the experts that are available 24/7 to deal with unwanted insects, spiders, and rodents.
Dealing with pests in your Cache County home? Let us get that problem under control and keep it that way.
How to Prevent Winter Pests from Moving in
Freezing temperatures force rodents and other winter pests into a hyperactive “survival” mode. Their sole activity during the winter is to find warm shelter and, hopefully, enough food to live on until spring. Guess what the first place they head to in search of a winter hideaway? Your home, of course. Fortunately, there are ways you can try to protect your home from the triple threat of rodents and insects–they spread disease, they destroy property, and they contaminate food.
3 Most Harmful Pests in Your Utah Home
Pest damage costs Utah homeowners more every year than wind damage and fire damage combined. Three types of pests cause the most calls to Utah pest control experts. These are termites, rodents, and carpenter ants.