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Missoula, MT Pest Statistics
Around 12 pest control companies service Missoula residents with an average customer service rating of 4.5 out of 5.
Anopheles mosquitoes are common in the Missoula area with mosquito season lasting from May to September.
Roach density in Missoula is light with German cockroaches being present.
Deer mice, and Norway rats can be found in Missoula.
The Brown dog tick and common flea are active from April to November.
Missoula is home to many stinging insects including Forest yellowjackets, Blackjackets, Bald-faced hornets, and Aerial yellowjackets.
Roughly 109 ant species have been found in Montana with the Lasius pallitarsis specie being the most popular.
Bed bug density is light in Missoula, Montana.
Frequently Asked Questions for Missoula
Based on market research, basic monthly pest control services in Missoula can range from $35 to $50 a month. Three month billing cycles are common and could result in a discount over monthly billing cycles. Plans may require an additional startup fee and contract. Usually basic pest control plans will protect from most common household pests but will not cover the more difficult pests, such as termites. Termite protection can typically be added on to a basic plan for an additional fee, but could be included in the higher tier plans.
Monthly pest control is a great option for continuing to prevent pests from invading your Missoula, MT home, but some residents prefer to call when a pest has been spotted for a one time extermination. One time pest control visits usually range from $200 to $500 depending on the current pest, and situation. In general, one time visits are more expensive but can sometimes be necessary.
With bed bugs and termite activity light in Missoula, wasp infestations are usually the most common and expensive service, averaging $500 - $1500.
Common Pests In Missoula, Montana
Anopheles mosquitoes, having a brownish-yellow hue and measuring up to 5 millimeters in body length, display nocturnal activity patterns, and lack specificity in choosing host feeding locations. The successful completion of their lifecycle requires access to water sources, particularly for the purpose of egg-laying. Anopheles mosquitoes are infamous for their ability to transmit malaria.
The German cockroach is a small, winged cockroach that is native to Asia but has become a common household pest throughout Montana. It is a light brown or tan color and can grow to be about a half inch long. The German cockroach is a nocturnal insect, hiding in dark, warm places during the day and coming out at night to feed on organic matter. It is particularly attracted to sources of food and moisture, such as kitchen and bathroom areas. The German cockroach is a major pest in homes, restaurants, and other buildings, as it can reproduce quickly and can be difficult to control once an infestation has occurred.
Lasius pallitarsis is an ant that has an orangish-brown colored body that only grows to about 3 millimeters in size. They live in decaying logs, and underneath rocks with a diet that consists of smaller insects and plants.
Deer mice, commonly recognized by their typical round and brown appearance, possess cream-colored underbellies and elongated tails, reaching sizes ranging from 5 to 8 inches in length. During colder seasons, they seek refuge indoors, nesting among cluttered storage areas or small, cave-like spaces in Missoula households. Omnivorous in nature, they feed on both plants and insects.
Hobo spiders are not distinct looking, making them difficult to identify. They have a brown body color and gray and yellow markings on their abdomens. They have particularly long legs and can grow to be about 1/2 an inch in size. Hobo spiders construct funnel-shaped webs which they use to trap prey such as flies, cockroaches, mosquitoes and other small insects. Due to the fact that they are poor climbers, they typically reside underground and are commonly found in cracks and crevices, and in basements and window wells.
Bald-faced Hornets, scientifically known as Dolichovespula maculata, exhibit a striking black and white coloration pattern with white faces. They reach a body length of nearly 5/8th of an inch. These hornets construct conspicuous, globular paper nests, usually high up in trees, shrubs, or on buildings. They are active predators and hunt a variety of insects, including caterpillars, aphids, and crickets. Interestingly, bald-faced hornets have a well-developed facial recognition system and can remember individual human faces for a certain period of time, attacking those who have previously disturbed their nest.
Brown Dog Ticks
Brown Dog Ticks are a warm reddish-brown color when male and more of a steel color when female. Prior to feeding they are about 1/8th of an inch in size. After latching onto a host and sucking blood, they expand up to 1/2 of an inch in length. Unlike most ticks, they thrive indoors. This particular species of hard tick latches onto dogs and people to gain entrance into your Missoula, MT home and then will remain indoors for the remainder of its life. Try using eucalyptus oil or diatomaceous earth to get rid of them.