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Tontitown, AR Pest Statistics
Around 34 pest control companies service Tontitown residents with an average customer service rating of 4.0 out of 5.
Aedes mosquitoes are common in the Tontitown area with mosquito season lasting from early April to September.
Washington County has a moderate concentration of Subterranean termites.
Roach density in Tontitown is heavy with American cockroaches, and Oriental cockroaches being present.
Deer mice, White-footed mice, Norway rats, and Rice rats can be found in Tontitown.
The Brown dog tick, American dog tick, Deer tick, Lone star tick, and common flea are active from February to December.
Tontitown is home to many stinging insects including Bald-faced hornets, Southern yellowjackets, Eastern yellowjackets, and Red wasps.
Roughly 120 ant species have been found in Arkansas with the Forelius pruinosus specie being the most popular.
Bed bug density is light in Tontitown, Arkansas.
Frequently Asked Questions for Tontitown
Based on market research, an average of $35 to $45 a month for basic pest control services can help protect your Tontitown, AR home from the most common household pests. Longer billing cycles could be available to help discount the rate. A startup fee and contract agreement may be required for pest control plans. Pests that are more difficult to exterminate, such as bed bugs, are usually not included in basic pest plans.
Some Washington County residents prefer pest control only when a pest has been spotted. Determined by the severity of the infestation and the pest, one time visits average $200 to $500. Although a one time visit could be necessary, monthly pest control services tend to be cheaper and continue to keep household pests under control.
With bed bugs light in the area, termite infestation extermination in Tontitown, AR is usually the most common and costly service, averaging $2 - $3 per square foot.
Common Pests In Tontitown, Arkansas
Aedes mosquitoes are black in color with white accents predominantly on the legs. Commonly known as “ankle biters”, the females will bite human ankles in order to get the blood needed for reproduction. Aedes mosquitoes also consume plant nectar and do not fly long distances. Living in or around homes can provide the mosquitoes with food, shelter, and the ability to lay eggs. Even the slightest amount of water can be used to lay mosquito eggs. The lifespan of an Aedes mosquito can be around two weeks, with the female laying eggs around three times.
Subterranean termites are a diverse group of insects with specialized body shapes based on their roles in the colony. The swarmers, also known as alates, have wings and are responsible for reproduction. Workers, which are the most numerous caste, have smaller jaws and are responsible for foraging, feeding, and caring for the young. Soldiers, with large heads and long mandibles, are responsible for defending the colony against predators. Subterranean termites are known to build colonies underground and invade Tontitown, AR homes by tunneling through soil. They construct mud tubes to provide a protective and controlled environment for themselves as they access wood for food.
Oriental cockroaches have a shiny black exterior. Males grow to 25 millimeters in length and have short wings. Females reach 32 millimeters and do not have wings. Oriental cockroaches are commonly found in dark and damp areas such as drain pipes, sewers, basements, and crawl spaces. They prefer to feed off of trash and decaying organic matter. While their bites are not dangerous, they can spread many diseases by simply walking around. Take care of any leaks, regularly clean garbage cans, and seal off potential points of entry to prevent them from entering a home.
Forelius pruinosus have very small, bright orange-brown colored bodies, that reach about 1/12 of an inch in length. They nest in the ground and thrive in warm weather. This species is known for forming relationships with caterpillar larvae under the guise that they will protect them. In reality, the ants will instead use this relationship as bait and a distraction from predators. While foraging, they leave chemical trails so they can continue to find the path to their food source over and over again.
Rice rats in Tontitown, AR are smaller in stature only reaching about 5.5 inches in length. Their fur can be primarily brown or gray. The sides of their body are light gray and their bellies are a pure gray color. Rice rats can also be distinguished by their tails, which are brown on top and white on the bottom. They live outdoors and thrive in wet environments with dense vegetation. They’re omnivores and eat insects, fish, and grasses.
Brown recluse are about 3/8ths of an inch in size and are distinguishable by their pale brown color and violin-shaped marking near the base of their head. The name recluse comes from their penchant for spinning webs in dark, remote, and abandoned areas. Their venom is considered harmful to humans and bite sites will gradually turn into a large blister possibly developing into an ulcer. If bitten by a recluse, seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Bald-faced Hornets have black and white patterned bodies with predominantly white heads. They grow to be nearly 5/8ths of an inch in length. They build large nests made out of wood pulp on buildings, in trees, and in large shrubs. They feed off of live prey including: caterpillars, aphids, crickets, and other species of wasps. Bald-faced hornets remember faces for a certain period of time and will attack a person they have previously stung solely on the recognition from the past threat.
Ixodes scapularis, commonly known as Deer Ticks, are a species of tick that exhibit a reddish-brown coloration with a hard, black exoskeleton, and can grow up to 3 millimeters in length. These ticks are notorious for their ability to transmit Lyme disease, a debilitating bacterial infection. Deer Ticks are known to lurk in tall grass and brushy areas of Tontitown, AR, waiting for a suitable host to walk by, at which point they attach themselves and begin feeding until fully engorged.